Show Boat

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meangreen1
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Re: Show Boat

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Thanks.... I found the same issue with the livewell/icebox. I fill it with a bucket and have a floating bubbler to keep my fish alive. Despite the livewell I have major complaints. I plan on putting a kicker on in the spring as I like knowing I have a backup motor.

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drachma
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Species: Salmon, Lake Trout

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I put a 9 hp Suzuki kicker on mine with an adjustable spring loaded kicker mount. It works great and I have a tie rod on the back of both motors. I am adding a Raymarine Autopilot this month.

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Fishmore603
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My little 18’ key west. Gets the job done. For now...
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JTM203SOUTH
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Location: Western Massachusetts

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Looks pretty well rigged. Should be all you need for Champlain.
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salmontroller16
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Species: Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon
Location: Gardner, MA

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2019 Lund 1800 Tyee with a Mercury 150 Pro XS, I love going out after lake trout and salmon on lake Champlain!!
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meangreen1
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I upgraded my boat yet again... decided to go a little newer and a little bit bigger but not to much. Went with a 2007 Bayliner trophy pro. It’s a foot wider and a foot longer than my old trophy and powered by a Mercury Verado 135 four stoke with smart gauges which will make it go slow enough to troll with. Doing some slight adjustments for adding gear but hope to be done by the end of this coming week so I can start happening the salmon and lake trout and break this boat in.
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Reelax
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Species: Salmon, steelhead, brown trout
Location: Fletcher, Vt

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That Trophy upgrade will keep ya on the lake even when it’s bumpy... and with an outboard... those are kinda hard to find with an outboard setup... Nice find!
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Detritus
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Location: Vergennes

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I really like your canvas. My little trophy 2002 used to have canvas like that back in Clinton's first term as president. I'd like to replace it someday, even though the design of the boat breaks the wind pretty well without it. How do the smart gauges slow your big motor down enough to troll?

Jack
"Country Angler" - '93 Trophy 2002 - Cold water boat
"Strike Three" - '04 Triton SF21 - Warm water boat
"The Dumpster" - '90 Starcraft SF14 - Camping Boat

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meangreen1
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Re: Show Boat

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Hopefully it will turn into an awesome trolling machine.. I loved my 2004 1802 trophy but wanted just a wee bit more space but stay small enough to hit some inland lakes as well. I like the canvas but might see if I can have some zipper windows put in the front as the morning dew makes it hard to see when I head out after sleeping over night on the boat.

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Detritus
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Yeah, I kind of wish mine had wipers. You are looking through the glass on my boat when sitting at least. Maybe I'm hunching down though? I do a lot in life being 6'4"

There's a 2000 Honda 9.9 four stroke on the back of this one, I really like being able to go as slow as I want. My other boat idles about 2 mph no wind, no current. Which is sometimes perfect, sometimes too fast depending on wind and stuff. Tomorrow the last set of overpriced remote controls in the country are supposed to be showing up in the mail for that old Honda.. Right now I'm using the kids "little fAster, no slower, no faster," and so on.

What are you going to run for riggers and other fishing gear?
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Jack
"Country Angler" - '93 Trophy 2002 - Cold water boat
"Strike Three" - '04 Triton SF21 - Warm water boat
"The Dumpster" - '90 Starcraft SF14 - Camping Boat

Jack

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Crazy Yankee Sportfishing.. Rochester NY

1985 refurbished 38 ft Trojan boat. They are Weekend Warriors with a day job during the week. Open Check book he said for this boat.

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Brimstone Troller
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Here is the Brimstone Troller
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striper192001
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Re: Show Boat

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Sweet lookin.........

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