Show Boat

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meangreen1
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Re: Show Boat

Postby meangreen1 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:45 pm

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

Re: Show Boat

Postby drachma » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:01 am

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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Re: Show Boat

Postby Fishmore603 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:18 am

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

Re: Show Boat

Postby JTM203SOUTH » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:07 pm

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: Lunenburg, MA

Re: Show Boat

Postby salmontroller16 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:17 pm

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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Re: Show Boat

Postby meangreen1 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:44 pm

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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Re: Show Boat

Postby Reelax » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:51 am

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

Re: Show Boat

Postby Detritus » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:36 am

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?

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Re: Show Boat

Postby meangreen1 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:48 pm

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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Re: Show Boat

Postby Detritus » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:08 am

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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That's my trophy. It's got a 1993 force 150 on it that acts like it hasn't been started in 10 years every single in the water cold start which I hate, but I love everything else about the boat.

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