Your Boat???

Discussion in 'Boating' started by buckskinhunter, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. buckskinhunter

    buckskinhunter New Member

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    Hey all, Im in search of a new boat, and just wanted some ideas of what you all have and how you rig them. Im just looking for ideas to help me decided what I may want to get, Im in Ohio, so mainly lakes and the Ohio. But thinking I want something to hit the bays on Erie as well. Thank you for your time. J
     
  2. roadkill636

    roadkill636 New Member

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    warrenton misso
    this is a 24' Seaark commercial flat bottom with a stand up center consol . with a modified 200+ Johnson,
    LOTS of room, solid, VERY stable
     

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  3. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    That's a nice rig Jeremy! I have a 17' crestliner 17cx w/50hp mercury. I am installing driftmaster rod holders and will do a couple other things to it to make it more catfish friendly
     

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  4. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    if you stay close to shore i would think a 16ft would be all you would need. the bigger the boat you get the less waters you can fish with it! i have a "jumbo16" lowe with the center seat removed and a plywood floor. i have two motors for it too. a 6hp for the lakes n rivers and a 35hp for bigger waters. i would take it out around shore on Erie, plus i can get way up creeks and into places the big boats cant get when im doing that too. all depends on what you want in/on your boat.
     
  5. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    I've got a Lowe 1652 with a 40 hp tiller on it. Its big enough for the Ohio, and small enough for smaller rivers like the White and Wabash here in Indiana. Many times I wish it were an 18 or 20 footer, then again there are lots of times I'm glad its just a 16 footer. It all depends on where you are at and what you are tryin to get into. :wink:
     
  6. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    nice boat... just dont drink from the livewell:smile2::eek:oooh::smile2:
     
  7. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    I've got a 17' center console, set up with a 24 volt trolling motor, HB 797c si, and a Lowrance LMS337cdf. Driftmaster rod holders all around, with a homemade rod holder across the back. It is great for most of the fishing I do, which includes saltwater inshore & near shore, where the V-hull helps make a smoother ride; also will run in 1-1/2' of water. It has room for 2 to fish comfortably, but I envy those catfishermen who have those big open boats, or the big pontoons with enclosures. :smile2:
     

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  8. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    Alumacraft 1448 Flatbottom Jon here. 25hp Yamaha 2 stroke on the back. I have fished in the chesapeake bay on calm days, but i can also go into the little creeks and ponds. The ride isn't the greatest on choppy days, but its not that bad.

    I got into a situation last year where the waves were tall enough i lost sight of land a couple of times when i went into the trough of a wave. I was uneasy about it, but the boat never missed a beat. I took it slow and made it back to the boat ramp.