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river rocket
12-29-2012, 01:13 AM
Lets see some fishing rides. Here is my current, 21' Liberator, and the Xpress that I sold a few years ago.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk72/river_rocket/FYNBAHR%2010-20-12/IMG_0809.jpg

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Largemouthlou
12-29-2012, 09:21 PM
Here is ours
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/Largemouthlou/StrokerBoatPickUp033-1.jpg

Varmint
12-30-2012, 05:25 AM
Wow, that liberator is too cool!! Here's my ol school junk, '89 shadow vt200,http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k615/cajunmerc/Shadow200VT_zps0b15d1c4.jpg

Varmint
12-30-2012, 05:26 AM
http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k615/cajunmerc/89%20Shadow%20200%20VT/sealion013_zpsd026a36a.jpg

Varmint
12-30-2012, 05:27 AM
http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k615/cajunmerc/89%20Shadow%20200%20VT/sealion009_zpsd81bc3ab.jpg

gregpro50
01-06-2013, 04:49 PM
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj306/gregpro50/The%20non-event/DSCN6949.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj306/gregpro50/The%20non-event/2011-06-09_20-25-23_919.jpg

hometown45
01-07-2013, 07:29 PM
Here is my Ranger:

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy1/Hometown45/Ranger%20370V/ranger%20painted/IMG00087-20101010-1832.jpg

Largemouthlou
01-07-2013, 08:54 PM
Great looking boats for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!:cheers:

Varmint
01-09-2013, 07:10 PM
Lou's Stroker ain't too shabby either ! beautiful boat.:cheers:

Largemouthlou
01-10-2013, 08:43 AM
Lou's Stroker ain't too shabby either ! beautiful boat.:cheers:

Thank you sir... Boat is dying to get on the water, been in the 80's here,, looks like fishing is in 2 weekends from now.

Going to try and do RR in April..

rock
01-10-2013, 09:09 AM
I have had this long enough to have had several different motors on it and one complete remake. XB2002 and 15" 200XS is a wonderfull combination.

Rock

Varmint
01-10-2013, 09:25 AM
Same color ally as my buddy's, he blew the promax and installed a new 150 pro xs, he's happy with that

Ferguson
01-18-2013, 08:22 AM
Hi River Rocket,
Thanks for starting Fishing rides pics threat and well carried by other members. Love your Lberator, do share more pics please.

tlwjkw
01-19-2013, 05:02 AM
My "wolf" in "lamb chops" clothes............Rocket, Does Dave know what ya did to tha Liberator???

river rocket
01-19-2013, 05:28 PM
My "wolf" in "lamb chops" clothes............Rocket, Does Dave know what ya did to tha Liberator???

Great Rides.

I'm keeping it a secret. Its not for everyone but it works for me. I kept the cut out to make a race hatch but never did it. I will be in Dallas at the end of the month and was going to stop into the plant and take a look.

scawd the dog
01-28-2013, 11:22 AM
2009 LCB15" Merc 300x, 36 Volt Minnkota Saltwater series, dual 35 gallon live wells, 43 gallon fuel cell,fishes 3 to four people easy, Enough storage for BPS /Cruises 100+ any day...
be first to the fishing hole:cool:

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Dd24skater
01-28-2013, 11:44 AM
It's a fishing boat, just don't use it for that.

rock
01-29-2013, 04:29 PM
It's a fishing boat, just don't use it for that.


You're not alone. Good friend with an 03 Allison same color and set-up as mine that is a devoted fisherman. Has not drilled his deck for a trolling motor and has had two fish in the boat since new both of them being flying carp that jumped in while cruising.

Rock

gamble1
02-02-2013, 10:17 AM
22ft BayKat with Suzuki 250. We Spearfish 99% of the time. The other 1% is at the sandbar....271829271830271831271831

Liberator*21
02-25-2013, 05:13 AM
Great Rides.

I'm keeping it a secret. Its not for everyone but it works for me. I kept the cut out to make a race hatch but never did it. I will be in Dallas at the end of the month and was going to stop into the plant and take a look.

Did you make it to see Dave at the Liberator Plant ?, Gotta find out where he's getting the new rub rail material that Randy has on his latest build, I switch over to that in a heart beat......

crankn101
03-04-2013, 04:52 PM
96 PII

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z153/crankn101/fishing/100_0922.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z153/crankn101/fishing/Purpleboat-11.jpg

shane23ss
04-16-2013, 07:43 PM
275445275447My '92 20XRD Bullet with 2000 225 Merc (Blacked out):reddevil:

eli
04-20-2013, 08:33 PM
when me and the wife start fishing we are buying a bullet with a 260/280 or 300 on it .

Tom Foley
04-21-2013, 04:55 AM
I've caught one fish in it ...standing on the deck parked on the canal in front of Camp Mac , but it does qualify as a fish boat . Great on fuel as well .
http://i37.tinypic.com/21azfnr.jpg

Corona Mike
04-24-2013, 09:41 PM
I've caught one fish in it ...standing on the deck parked on the canal in front of Camp Mac , but it does qualify as a fish boat . Great on fuel as well .
http://i37.tinypic.com/21azfnr.jpg


I Loaned Him The Spinner Bait.....Just Sayin':D:D:cheers: If I Knew How To Post, I'd Put A Picture Of Mine On Here!:D

timmc6
04-24-2013, 09:50 PM
I Loaned Him The Spinner Bait.....Just Sayin':D:D:cheers: If I Knew How To Post, I'd Put A Picture Of Mine On Here!:D
I can here it here it know Jerk !!!Tom !!!!jerk!!!!!!!!! that spinner bait cost 5 bucks!!!!!!:cheers: Have a great weekend down there Tom wish i could be there but i already had plans for FT. Rucker see at the next one ,tim

WVBassman
05-05-2013, 10:20 AM
1999 Stratos 295 ProElite D/C, 1999 Johnson 200, 24P Croxton Raker, 7 1/2" manual Jackplate.
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shane23ss
05-05-2013, 10:31 PM
1999 Sttratos 295 ProElite D/C, 1999 Johnson 200, 24P Croxton raker, 7 1/2" manual Jackplate.
276273What size is a 295 Pro Elite? Good looking boat!

WVBassman
05-06-2013, 07:37 AM
19'6".. Thanks Shane. It handles the water well with a tourney load and 2 people. I'm still working on getting a few more mph out of it. With 1 person, half tank of gas, and a tourney load I can run 64 mph(gps) consistently. With 2 people, it stays about 61 or 62. But I'd like to get some tips from the guys on here to see if I can squeeze anything else out of the motor. Maybe some new reeds, shave the heads, and 225 carbs..

RB in NM
05-14-2013, 11:04 AM
Here's my "Fishin' Bote".. Out in New Mexico in the SWDBA events, everyone had their boats named, ( red v-drive w/502 & 150 shot nos called Radical),When I went up to enter for the first race of the season, they said that a fishing boat.... yupp. Name stuck well, "Fishin' Bote". Even the announcer had fun when my little boat came up.

I'd come in on the weekend rigged for fishing and sking. Come Sat am qualifying, drop the troller off the nose and troller batteries, bolt on tight heads, little fuel, a tillman 22", dump all the weight and go play with the car motor boys. Even kept the fishing rods in the locker.:p

Had loads of fun. Even took a few fellow racers fishing a time or two , once they overcame the stigma of ridding in a outboard boat.

Adam McKeon
05-14-2013, 03:17 PM
My office/job/life and one of our 4 fishing boats. 3,100hp burns 100 gallons of fuel per hour at 33kts. Tops out at about 40kts.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v499/fastboater23/04C60E78-EE94-4AF9-8AC4-F9DC34CF6DF0-3395-0000017FA70A7529_zpsb7d9a5ea.jpg

lilmule
05-17-2013, 08:40 PM
1985 Stratos 385v,2001 merc EFI 200(fresh rebuild),6 in hijacker,25P trophy,previous owner got 67mph out of it with a merc 200
Only made 1 year,its a good big water boat,use on ky lake.
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp228/lilmule12002/22%20ft%20Jaguar%20boat/lillypads012_zps952eddd4.jpg
Dont tarry or this old girl will pass you

liveaboard74
06-28-2013, 02:03 PM
This one's not the go fast toy. Its for fishing.. :iagree:
Shes finished. Lowrance front and rear and I know its being lazy but added a ram mic to the front. We talk along on vhf around here on the coast.





http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm277/liveaboard74/Boats/010_zps23907489.jpg (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/liveaboard74/media/Boats/010_zps23907489.jpg.html)
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http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm277/liveaboard74/Boats/004_zps96b62039.jpg (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/liveaboard74/media/Boats/004_zps96b62039.jpg.html)
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm277/liveaboard74/Boats/008_zpsae80d23c.jpg (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/liveaboard74/media/Boats/008_zpsae80d23c.jpg.html)
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm277/liveaboard74/Boats/035_zpsa70b2a97.jpg (http://s298.photobucket.com/user/liveaboard74/media/Boats/035_zpsa70b2a97.jpg.html)

robertpitter
07-05-2013, 01:36 AM
great boats, coolest fishing boats you will be able to find haha

vette69
07-24-2013, 06:52 PM
here`s mine 90 17 ft. bullet 300 mod drag.

L&BProMax
07-25-2013, 01:31 PM
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Gamblurr
07-25-2013, 04:39 PM
2005 Stroker w/ Mercury 300x http://i44.tinypic.com/166m33o.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/2py9qc8.jpg

south599
07-26-2013, 08:32 AM
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My old 84 17v with just a stock 85 Johnson 150. This thing is more fun than a can of worms! I can only drive it to 67 but topped out should be in the low 70's :D Ima run the 150 till it blows then...maybe it'll lose its 150 stickers...

Bryan1257
08-05-2013, 04:45 PM
Here s my new fishin boat. Not used to a big hulled boat! 150hp is a gas sipper but I think it needs a 200 or 225! Still working on gettin my Scorpion to the Keys! 280568280569

dazigg
09-08-2013, 05:35 PM
My Paramount:



http://i.imgur.com/rQlUh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/en79e.jpg

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Fish
09-09-2013, 06:41 AM
23 donzi and 35 donzi. the 23 is an old pic, it now has a merc 250 on it.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/makulaf/boats/Donzi2.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/makulaf/media/boats/Donzi2.jpg.html)

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y174/makulaf/boats/DSC00266a.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/makulaf/media/boats/DSC00266a.jpg.html)

coosawkane
09-17-2013, 06:53 PM
http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/coosawkane/null_zpseff4d6e0.pnghttp://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/coosawkane/null_zpsc0d0265c.jpg
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I'm 15 and just got this a month ago as my first nice boat!! I love it.

hometown45
09-17-2013, 09:04 PM
I'm 15 and just got this a month ago as my first nice boat!! I love it.

Did you pay for it yourself? I like it as well.

neveredge
09-17-2013, 10:18 PM
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My fish chaser.

RedonYellowKillaFellow
09-17-2013, 10:29 PM
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My fish chaser.

I C the EverRude V8, but what boat is that?

neveredge
09-17-2013, 10:47 PM
It is a Champion fish and ski.

south599
09-18-2013, 05:43 AM
looks like an old champion

neveredge
09-18-2013, 07:18 AM
looks like an old champion

It is old. 1985 old. But looks brand new. been kept inside all it's life.

south599
09-18-2013, 07:31 AM
i wish mine had been! its 84 and has been used.

neveredge
09-18-2013, 07:34 AM
283525One of the motor

bulleteer
10-05-2013, 07:27 PM
Heres my 95 20xd 96 225 combo and my dads 91 17v 94 pro v 150.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i122/bullet_20xrd/2012-02-17115711.jpg (http://s71.photobucket.com/user/bullet_20xrd/media/2012-02-17115711.jpg.html)

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i122/bullet_20xrd/2013-02-25134054_zpsc286c41a.jpg (http://s71.photobucket.com/user/bullet_20xrd/media/2013-02-25134054_zpsc286c41a.jpg.html)http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i122/bullet_20xrd/2013-02-25134033_zpsa0972e52.jpg (http://s71.photobucket.com/user/bullet_20xrd/media/2013-02-25134033_zpsa0972e52.jpg.html)

bassracr
10-06-2013, 08:49 AM
1990 xb2002 2.5
http://i44.tinypic.com/23kvfwj.jpg

Varmint
10-06-2013, 10:53 AM
http://www.screamandfly.com/webkit-fake-url://DEADEB53-5837-4F2B-9ABC-7CC1F11DDC4E/imagejpeg

Allyda
11-01-2013, 07:57 PM
Well, she's not completely finished yet. While I've removed the oxidation, I still have the buffing and polishing to do, and get the deck extension in but enough has been completed for me to go out 2 times prior and she'll be going out again this Sunday. Here's 4 of my Shadow as she is now, and the last one #5, well, that's how she looked when I bought her over a year, alot of $$ and work ago. If ya look hard at #5 you can see the piece of plywood :eek: over the rear of the floor covering a hole. The Rude XP200 had just gotten a new powerhead, which prev. owner only ran once which I verified before my purchase.

rcfreek
12-06-2013, 07:44 AM
just picked it up from original owner !! mint cond!

south599
12-06-2013, 07:50 AM
Welcome to the club! looks great! I had mine on a gorgeous new red dual axle trailer. I had to get a single axle for two reason. first is my tow vehicle is a jeep and the dual axle weight was very rough on it, though if it wasnt for the second reason i probably would have kept it. the second reason is because the trailer was a 2008 model and the ID sticker had been ripped off!! To the state that only means stolen trailer so it went bye bye. Is that a 150 or something a bit more monsterous?

rcfreek
12-06-2013, 08:22 AM
yea I would trade my double for a nice single trailer also,and its a 150hp !

rcfreek
12-06-2013, 08:23 AM
more pics

timmc6
12-06-2013, 08:31 AM
1990 xb2002 2.5
http://i44.tinypic.com/23kvfwj.jpg
Very nice!!!!!tim

Allyda
12-06-2013, 09:56 AM
more picsLove it. Very nice rig!:cheers:

Air&Sea
12-11-2013, 08:10 AM
I took a 1986 20Ft Lake & Bay, stripped it to bare fiberglass and started over. My wife refused to sit "Bitch" in the back seat so I made a mold and built a custom bucket seat for two in the front. One wider seat worked out much better than two individual seats because I can sit in the center when I am by myself.

The umbrella is awesome in the summer! Yes, it is designed so you can run with it up. It is made by Tuuci in Miami. http://www.tuuci.com/product/42/tuuci-shade-blade



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Allyda
12-11-2013, 03:04 PM
I took a 1986 20Ft Lake & Bay, stripped it to bare fiberglass and started over. My wife refused to sit "Bitch" in the back seat so I made a mold and built a custom bucket seat for two in the front. One wider seat worked out much better than two individual seats because I can sit in the center when I am by myself.

The umbrella is awesome in the summer! Yes, it is designed so you can run with it up. It is made by Tuuci in Miami. http://www.tuuci.com/product/42/tuuci-shade-blade



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Cool Rig dude!. Kind of unique in there's not another one out there quite like it. What are your numbers? (rpm at WOT, Top Speed, etc.).

Air&Sea
12-11-2013, 03:57 PM
Speeds range between 70mph loaded down with fuel and people to 86.2 mph light on fuel with just one person. The best prop so far has been a worked 28p Lightening ET which turned the 86.2mph at 6200 rpms. On the 250XS the rev limiter horn starts going off at 6150 and the rev limiter kicks in at 6300. I think when I figure out the right prop it can break 90mph.

Allyda
12-12-2013, 07:07 PM
Speeds range between 70mph loaded down with fuel and people to 86.2 mph light on fuel with just one person. The best prop so far has been a worked 28p Lightening ET which turned the 86.2mph at 6200 rpms. On the 250XS the rev limiter horn starts going off at 6150 and the rev limiter kicks in at 6300. I think when I figure out the right prop it can break 90mph.Do you seem to need alot of positive trim to carry the bow -in other words, do you need alot of bow lift or does your boat have some natural bow lift? I take it it's a standard pad V?

I've been wanting to try a 28p. ET myself. My boat being a Tunnel V has alot of natural bow lift built in. My newest prop is a custom Ron Hill 4 Blade Over/Thru Cleaver I've only gotten to run once and even then not at WOT because I had fuel delivery issues that day. Any case -long story short my boat needs a little stern lift from the prop which is why big ear chopper types such as my Hyperdrive and Triton ( both by Hoss) and cleavers work best for me. I also have a Hydromotive "CR" Intimmidator Quad 4 I use for fishing. It's kind of a 'semi' cleaver design with good rake if you've never seen one. My Yammie Drag 4 is my "show off" prop for having sheer fun.:eek::eek::D:thumbsup:

Fear And Loathing
12-21-2013, 12:08 PM
288981288982288983Here is my new to me Bullet. 1997 20 xd w/225 pro max.

86shadow
12-21-2013, 09:31 PM
My bass ride is a 1986 Shadow 200vt (Tunnel-V). The Shadows are very fast, easy driving, fun bass boats and they fish very nice too. I love my Shadow, this is my second one. I'll never buy another bass boat.

Jim

timmc6
12-21-2013, 09:36 PM
My bass ride is a 1986 Shadow 200vt (Tunnel-V). The Shadows are very fast, easy driving, fun bass boats and they fish very nice too. I love my Shadow, this is my second one. I'll never buy another bass boat.

Jim
Great looking boat Jim :cheers: Thanks for the motor deal worked out great,happy holidays ,and also thanks to victor very nice of you to help me out,tim

86shadow
12-21-2013, 09:40 PM
Thanks for the compliment and You're welcome. I got another clean fresh water 150 2.0l if you need one It's cleaner than the other one and same price.

Allyda
12-22-2013, 11:49 AM
My bass ride is a 1986 Shadow 200vt (Tunnel-V). The Shadows are very fast, easy driving, fun bass boats and they fish very nice too. I love my Shadow, this is my second one. I'll never buy another bass boat.

Jim

Hey man thank's for the pic's. Heck of a nice looking boat! I thought yours and mine might be the same colors but yours is a lighter brighter blue and mine's some sort of dark blue/grey & gun metal metalflake with a slight red stripe along top and bottom.

Anyway you've a great looking boat that looks well taken care of. You and I do have the same year (1986) Shadows.:thumbsup:

86shadow
12-22-2013, 07:46 PM
Thanks, yours is great looking ride too. It seems like the Shadow just like the Aly is always in style. They are definitely boats for the ages. Seems like if you're a Shadow guy or an Aly guy, you're one forever. Great boats!!!!!!:cheers:

Allyda
12-22-2013, 09:46 PM
Thanks, yours is great looking ride too. It seems like the Shadow just like the Aly is always in style. They are definitely boats for the ages. Seems like if you're a Shadow guy or an Aly guy, you're one forever. Great boats!!!!!!:cheers:Agreed. I'll always have my Shadow. I may re-power, I'm hoping for the XB21 I want. But my Shadow will always be with me.

Hey, I installed that vent yesterday. Came out well. I think I got a faulty tube of 5200 though cuz it was awful runny. I hope the 5200 I have in my cauking gun tube I got for my jackplate replacement isn't this runny. If it is, I'll have a hard time with it. Here are a few pic's of it installed:289063289060289061289062289064I plan to put a chrome vent cover over the exposed outlet and add a matching one to the other side for a bilge compartment vent. Think this will unstick me from the water? NOTE: sloppiness was due to the runny 5200 I was talking about. It was tacking hard this afternoon so it should be fully cured by tomorrow.

86shadow
12-24-2013, 09:16 AM
I don't understand the purpose of the vent???

native2
12-24-2013, 09:20 AM
I took a 1986 20Ft Lake & Bay, stripped it to bare fiberglass and started over. My wife refused to sit "Bitch" in the back seat so I made a mold and built a custom bucket seat for two in the front. One wider seat worked out much better than two individual seats because I can sit in the center when I am by myself.

The umbrella is awesome in the summer! Yes, it is designed so you can run with it up. It is made by Tuuci in Miami. http://www.tuuci.com/product/42/tuuci-shade-blade



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Nice Job!!! I like the seating....

Allyda
12-24-2013, 07:24 PM
I don't understand the purpose of the vent???It will allow me to plane off quicker by stopping excessive bowrise due to the back end being 'stuck' to the water from suction. Most all the newer Shadows I've seen vent this notch with the rear livewell overflow. However, since mine is an early boat my rear livewell overflow comes out of the side of the boat near the waterline just behind the drivers seat leaving this hull notch unvented. That combined with three type 27's, 25 gallons of gas, and 475 lbs of looper hanging on the back made it hard to break over when taking off.

See, everything would go normally, and with enough throttle she'd snap your neck back. However I would accellerate to almost breaking over and it was like I was a dog running and hitting the end of the leash. It was like something was holding me from breaking over causing the bow to rise excessively lugging the motor. The vent will stop this by allowing air directly into the notch between the transom and the pad elimminating the suction that occurs allowing her to breakover quickly. It's a racers trick. Personally I would have preferred to place the outlet in my rear livewell. But if your Shadow's gas tank is mounted like mine is, you'll know why I couldn't. I hope that explains it a little bit anyway. Not all hulls need a vent. Some do though and mine is one of them.:thumbsup:

86shadow
12-25-2013, 09:47 AM
Makes perfect sense. Mine with the BP or the Formula launches immediately but cavitates somewhat as it lays down, with a 28 chopper or a 30 yammie. With a stock 150-200hp it does seem to bog a little. That may be the problem. Thanks for the info.

Jim

Allyda
12-25-2013, 10:52 AM
Makes perfect sense. Mine with the BP or the Formula launches immediately but cavitates somewhat as it lays down, with a 28 chopper or a 30 yammie. With a stock 150-200hp it does seem to bog a little. That may be the problem. Thanks for the info.

Jim
Also when I change out my old Bob's two piece 8 in jackplate for my 10 inch Quicksilver Para-Lift hydraulic jackplate I'll easily be adding another 25 lb's to the arse end. That though is not so much what worries me. My steering cables come out of the big hole on the starboard side along with the rest of the motor and console harness and even with 8" setback they are pulled back quite a bit. Going back another 2" may put an unforseen strain on them that may just be impossible to live with. In addition, the control electronics wiring harness for the new plate are also going to have to exit this hole which is already crowded. I'll be pushing the limit of how many electronics and control cables can be ran through this hole.

I also gotta figure out how I'm going to hook onto this looper with my cherry picker to lift it while I change out the jackplate, as I don't have the proper lifting attachment. My business partner is moving and either way I'm also going to need another set of hands to bolt this thing up.

86shadow
12-25-2013, 07:20 PM
There's a matching exit on the other side, I just drilled mine out and re-routed my control cables, fuel line and return line. That really dressed it up and gave it the semetrical look with 2 rigging tubes. I bought longer steering cables (11' 6") and use a 10" setback.

Allyda
12-25-2013, 08:31 PM
There's a matching exit on the other side, I just drilled mine out and re-routed my control cables, fuel line and return line. That really dressed it up and gave it the semetrical look with 2 rigging tubes. I bought longer steering cables (11' 6") and use a 10" setback.Oh I know about the matching exit on the other side. Right now my rear trim switch is in it. However I've considered relocating this and using it for cables if necessary. I think though I may get away with leaving the steering cables where they are. They have been there for a while and right now my steering is nearly effortless unless your haulin azz. The wiring cables for the hydraulic jackplate controls though will be another matter altogether. Here's a photo of the rear showing the cables to give you an idea.
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Blk max
02-07-2014, 08:03 PM
1988 venture 18ft 175 blk max291950

Allyda
02-07-2014, 11:23 PM
Well guys I have my motor hook now and finally put my new cherry picker together today. I plan on changing out my jackplate as soon as weather permits. I figure two days as I plan on doing some preventative maintinance on my transom's motor mount holes while I have the opportunity. Also once the old jackplate is removed I'll have to remove all the 5200 (or whatever) sealer that is currently there. Also this Hydraulic jackplate is a bit heavier than the one I'm replacing or even my other new jackplate I have, a 10" Hydrodynamics RapidJack. So I'mgoing to have to devise a way to hold it up to the transom while I bolt it on. I have one idea involving cinder blocks and raising and lowering the front of the trailer till things line up. but we'll have to wait and see how it goes. I do not plan on unhooking any steering, motor harness, or control cables. Just support my motor while I swap out my jackplates.:eek:

Had the boat out last Sunday and motor is too high for holeshot, but perfect when up on plane. I think having this hydraulic plate will benefit my holeshot 100%:thumbsup:

vnemous
02-08-2014, 09:53 AM
1998 Key Largo with about 300hp on the back. A little overpowered but it sure is fun keeping up with them big twin engined rigs. I dont fish so I just have it for cruising around the inter coastal, hanging on the islands, sandbars and going to restaurants. Looking for a leaning post for it if anyone has or knows of one in the stuart area.
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii3/vnemous/20131230_104215_zps1b3d1677.jpeg (http://s260.photobucket.com/user/vnemous/media/20131230_104215_zps1b3d1677.jpeg.html)

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii3/vnemous/20140128_131019_zpsab6ddeda.jpeg (http://s260.photobucket.com/user/vnemous/media/20131230_104215_zps1b3d1677.jpeg.html)

Fear And Loathing
03-15-2014, 01:31 PM
294285294286My 1997 20 xd Bullet.

Fear And Loathing
03-15-2014, 01:44 PM
294288294287Here is a picture of my other fishing boat.

Allyda
03-16-2014, 08:22 PM
294288294287Here is a picture of my other fishing boat.I thought this was cool the first time I saw it in another thread, lol!

BallisticBullet
03-28-2014, 04:44 PM
My Old 95 20XD Bullet with a 1999 280 Sport...
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My current boat...2000 model 21V Bullet with 2006 Mercury 250XS..
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rcfreek
03-30-2014, 01:15 PM
just got this rig now looking at putting a 225 promax on it this week!!

ActivatedSludge
03-30-2014, 01:39 PM
97 XB2003/260, it's a great fishing rig, I just hate trashing on it so I use my 16 aluminum more for fishing. http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa376/fnshrmaster/image_zpsa7edce31.jpg (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/fnshrmaster/media/image_zpsa7edce31.jpg.html)

rcfreek
03-30-2014, 04:51 PM
just got this rig now looking at putting a 225 promax on it this week!!

Wich motor would be better. A 07 250xs or 98 225 promax ?

hometown45
03-30-2014, 06:18 PM
Wich motor would be better. A 07 250xs or 98 225 promax ?
Start another thread in setups and rigging on this, you will get better responses.

rcfreek
03-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Start another thread in setups and rigging on this, you will get better responses.
Ok will do thanks

Allyda
04-05-2014, 12:08 AM
Guys just came back from two week vacation with the boat down on the Big O. Unfortunately I spun the hub on my HPD so I threw on my Yammie Drag 4. New hydraulic jackplate worked flawlessly. It and the new vent mae all the difference in the worl. She breaks over fine now as long as I have the motor low enough. I can then raise it two or 3 inches once I'm up and performance is excellent though I forgot to adjust throttle cable after adjusting timing so I couldn't get WOT,:eek: lol! but I was still flyin at around 5 grand. I was there to fish though so the bugs can wait til I got home. I spent about an hour getting in some seat time with the new JP and just had to show off a little, lol! -I actually ran rings around my friends 17.5 ft Bass Tracker a few times while he was at WOT, lol, he, he, he. But after my showing off a little I just paced him at about 26 -2700 rpm and got great fuel economy.:cool: Only used 1/4 tank in two days of fishing. Oh the fishing! Let's put it this way, Monday my house goes up for sale or rent (haven't decided yet til I talk with realtor) and I'm moving south!:thumbsup:

Almost forgot. Sprayed the cap with 2 coats urethane before my trip. I now have a shiny boat instead of a dull one. Here are some photos (NOTE: some are from down south).

rcfreek
04-05-2014, 04:48 AM
[QUOTE=Allyda;2620571]Guys just came back from two week vacation with the boat down on the Big O. Unfortunately I spun the hub on my HPD so I threw on my Yammie Drag 4. New hydraulic jackplate worked flawlessly. It and the new vent mae all the difference in the worl. She breaks over fine now as long as I have the motor low enough. I can then raise it two or 3 inches once I'm up and performance is excellent though I forgot to adjust throttle cable after adjusting timing so I couldn't get WOT,:eek: lol! but I was still flyin at around 5 grand. I was there to fish though so the bugs can wait til I got home. I spent about an hour getting in some seat time with the new JP and just had to show off a little, lol! -I actually ran rings around my friends 17.5 ft Bass Tracker a few times while he was at WOT, lol, he, he, he. But after my showing off a little I just paced him at about 26 -2700 rpm and got great fuel economy.:cool: Only used 1/4 tank in two days of fishing. Oh the fishing! Let's put it this way, Monday my house goes up for sale or rent (haven't decided yet til I talk with realtor) and I'm moving south!:thumbsup:

Almost forgot. Sprayed the cap with 2 coats urethane before my trip. I now have a shiny boat instead of a dull one. Here are some photos (NOTE: some are from down south).[/QUOTE LOL I live in lake placid and fish istapoga and okachobbee all time acually just was at okachobbee Thursday put in at roland martin marina and we slated the bass on spinner baits and I love the fishing around me and can't wait to get my bullet going! If u do move down this way hit me up !

Allyda
04-05-2014, 01:41 PM
[QUOTE=Allyda;2620571]Guys just came back from two week vacation with the boat down on the Big O. Unfortunately I spun the hub on my HPD so I threw on my Yammie Drag 4. New hydraulic jackplate worked flawlessly. It and the new vent mae all the difference in the worl. She breaks over fine now as long as I have the motor low enough. I can then raise it two or 3 inches once I'm up and performance is excellent though I forgot to adjust throttle cable after adjusting timing so I couldn't get WOT,:eek: lol! but I was still flyin at around 5 grand. I was there to fish though so the bugs can wait til I got home. I spent about an hour getting in some seat time with the new JP and just had to show off a little, lol! -I actually ran rings around my friends 17.5 ft Bass Tracker a few times while he was at WOT, lol, he, he, he. But after my showing off a little I just paced him at about 26 -2700 rpm and got great fuel economy.:cool: Only used 1/4 tank in two days of fishing. Oh the fishing! Let's put it this way, Monday my house goes up for sale or rent (haven't decided yet til I talk with realtor) and I'm moving south!:thumbsup:

Almost forgot. Sprayed the cap with 2 coats urethane before my trip. I now have a shiny boat instead of a dull one. Here are some photos (NOTE: some are from down south).[/QUOTE LOL I live in lake placid and fish istapoga and okachobbee all time acually just was at okachobbee Thursday put in at roland martin marina and we slated the bass on spinner baits and I love the fishing around me and can't wait to get my bullet going! If u do move down this way hit me up !Very nice fish. I hooked into one Friday that broke my rod handle, and sadly I lost it. I was using this 4 legged floppy twin tailed blue metalflake lizard type thing weightless. We were out on Okeechobee Thursday the week before but we were fishing out of his Bass Tracker. Mine didn't go in the water until Monday the following week.

katherineharder
04-22-2014, 06:52 AM
nice click and some of them are awesome..

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Allyda
04-23-2014, 05:55 PM
[/QUOTE LOL I live in lake placid and fish istapoga and okachobbee all time acually just was at okachobbee Thursday put in at roland martin marina and we slated the bass on spinner baits and I love the fishing around me and can't wait to get my bullet going! If u do move down this way hit me up ![/QUOTE] I am definately moving down there hopefully around the first of next year, sooner if I can get things wrapped up here with my current property quickly.

So, maybe we'll get to do some fishing on the Big O together.:thumbsup:

Ally

Slimm
08-20-2014, 12:55 PM
I guess i will add my old boat to the mix. I bought this 1977 Cobra Phantom about a year and half ago. Fished last year with it in rough shape and completely disassembled it over the winter for new paint, new carpet, wiring and even fiberglassed a nice new update console/gauge area. Hydraulic steering, 6" hydraulic jackplate, 1999 Merc 2.5 200 (lots of mods and machine work). Boat weighs in at 1560 lbs tournament fully loaded with all my gear, 12 gals of fuel and a few drinks on ice. I did almost every inch of it by myself with the exception of the machine work done by James Perry and the paint was sprayed by a local friend.

Slimm

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Fear And Loathing
09-13-2014, 01:27 PM
305898305899305900A couple of my Bullets.

local103racing
09-16-2014, 12:12 PM
Here is my rig 94 Ally hooked to my 34 Ford306123

XstreamVking
09-16-2014, 01:05 PM
Now that's a real tow rig local...... What's under the hood?

yachter55
10-04-2014, 09:27 PM
25 proline 2-200 yamaha HPDI,in Fl. 34 bayliner 2-330 hp us marine big blocks. in Mi. 55 ocean yacht 2- 730 hp Johnson Towers detroit diesels in Chicago.307267307265307268 Now if someone can just teach me how to catch fish.

local103racing
10-13-2014, 03:43 PM
There is a small block 350 424hp ford 9 inch rear end

Fear And Loathing
10-23-2014, 08:05 PM
I thought this was cool the first time I saw it in another thread, lol!

Whats your point?

roadkill636
10-24-2014, 08:52 AM
2007 Seaark. 24' long 8' wide. 200 gt

RX4SPD
10-26-2014, 12:54 PM
2003 triton tr21 2006 250 pro xs with some night time bling
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Varmint
10-27-2014, 11:52 AM
294288294287Here is a picture of my other fishing boat.
Wow,you sure got that pole bent over in that 2nd pic !:cheers:

Velocity72
10-31-2014, 05:34 PM
2012 Alumacraft 1860 SC

Fun multi-purpose boat. Tops out mid 40's with the 4-stroke. Has factory line-x type interior (no carpet) and rated for 6 people. I added two pin pedestals in the cockpit so that I can relocate the fishing chairs if we're just going for a ride with another couple or taking the kids tubing, etc. Including the space between the console seats, I can seat 5 people in the cockpit. Kinda cool for a fishing boat. :thumbsup:

Waiting on a trolling motor for Christmas....

FlatSleek
10-31-2014, 06:39 PM
heres a couple of my 1976 Sleekcraft project.

1badmerc
12-30-2014, 10:31 PM
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WildWolf
04-11-2015, 06:28 PM
1998 Allison XB2003, 225 Mariner Super Mag, 26 Trophy, 14" hydro-jackplate, 85gps loaded 2 people full 30 gallon livewell. A fishing mocheeeeeen ;)

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc119/wildwolf_05/10544663_675357649209056_8841865002469692029_n_zpshdmo2ghm.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/wildwolf_05/media/10544663_675357649209056_8841865002469692029_n_zpshdmo2ghm.jpg.html)

Slimm
04-12-2015, 10:38 AM
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Good looking setup.

Slimm

Slimm
04-12-2015, 10:40 AM
1998 Allison XB2003, 225 Mariner Super Mag, 26 Trophy, 14" hydro-jackplate, 85gps loaded 2 people full 30 gallon livewell. A fishing mocheeeeeen ;)

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc119/wildwolf_05/10544663_675357649209056_8841865002469692029_n_zpshdmo2ghm.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/wildwolf_05/media/10544663_675357649209056_8841865002469692029_n_zpshdmo2ghm.jpg.html)





That is a beautiful boat right there. I love the blue and center steer...I'm jealous:D

95202DCX
06-30-2015, 09:03 PM
1995 202 dcx

Slimm
07-01-2015, 11:38 AM
1995 202 dcx


Good looking boat, how does it ride? My younger brother talks about them a lot but I have never been in one.

Slimm

95202DCX
07-01-2015, 01:37 PM
Good looking boat, how does it ride? My younger brother talks about them a lot but I have never been in one.

Slimm

Rides like one of the best bass boat hulls ever built, what waves...lol

WildWolf
07-02-2015, 11:18 PM
Its takes awhile to learn how to "FLY" an Allison because of there pad design but it is worth it! Very quality built boat, my 98 looks NEW with no cracks in the gel or transom! SUPER fuel economy, running around my local lake I average at least 4.0 to 4.5 mpg at 60-70 mph cruise. And when up and running it eats up 12"-24'' water, and what a bargin I paid $14,000 for my complete package. In comparison my neighbor just got a Triton barge with a 250 Merc and is into it about $65,000!!! My Ally with 200 ProMax right now will still run right by his cookie cutter at 85 mph(get my 225 back on its like 90's). There are a lot of good boats out there, but I LOVE my boat and it will only be replaced by another ALLISON! :D

This video is with my phone(one handed) running 65-70 in about a 12" chop, if you notice it sorta "floats" on top of the water instead of some that seem to be "slapping" the waves. Anyway very happy with her.

http://vid219.photobucket.com/albums/cc119/wildwolf_05/My%20Ally/Long%20lake%202014_zpsb2tzvkpx.mp4

whipper
07-03-2015, 03:08 AM
My Wave runner all decked out for running at night and fishing. Great fishing Machine there is no water she couldn't run. 10fters bring em on,the bigger the waves the more the fun. Took her off shore all the time. My Grand sport is also great for fishing. The back deck is a great casting platform for Fly fishing or casting for the big ones. Some say no I say yes. haha Going out fishing on Saturday with her. http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/whipperr/DSCF5159.jpg (http://s63.photobucket.com/user/whipperr/media/DSCF5159.jpg.html) http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h151/whipperr/2006-11-12_0190.jpg (http://s63.photobucket.com/user/whipperr/media/2006-11-12_0190.jpg.html)

Scream And Fly
08-04-2015, 03:50 AM
That is a beautiful boat right there. I love the blue and center steer...I'm jealous:D

I agree, that sure is a hot looking boat. Bass boats make ideal photo-shooting platforms, and there are many times I've considered getting one for that purpose. I just love being able to walk all over them!

Greg

BayouBiggin
08-10-2015, 05:32 PM
I need that Allison!

BayouBiggin
08-10-2015, 05:33 PM
And the jet ski!

routeman007
08-30-2015, 07:43 PM
"My newly restored "89 Laser Bass Boat, finished just in time for the summer!"

http://i932.photobucket.com/albums/ad164/routeman007/20150904_091247_zpswdgfebyz.jpg (http://s932.photobucket.com/user/routeman007/media/20150904_091247_zpswdgfebyz.jpg.html)

http://i932.photobucket.com/albums/ad164/routeman007/20150904_091223_zpsrei0aeem.jpg (http://s932.photobucket.com/user/routeman007/media/20150904_091223_zpsrei0aeem.jpg.html)

http://i932.photobucket.com/albums/ad164/routeman007/20150908_121032_zpswtxelljl.jpg (http://s932.photobucket.com/user/routeman007/media/20150908_121032_zpswtxelljl.jpg.html)

timmc6
08-30-2015, 08:56 PM
326640My contribution sorry the trolling is off!!!������ lil

Slimm
08-30-2015, 09:23 PM
Can't wait to see it Tim!

Slimm

timmc6
08-30-2015, 09:37 PM
Can't wait to see it Tim!

Slimm
SLIMM it is the most fun driving I have had in a long time,maybe the Allisons have spoiled me ,but that being said !!!lol she is up for the challenge !!!lol

Slimm
08-30-2015, 09:44 PM
Maybe I'll get to be spoiled by am Allison someday. ..


Slimm

timmc6
08-30-2015, 10:00 PM
I hope so they are worth every penny ,best boat on the market!!

emac540
08-31-2015, 01:12 PM
Awesome running rig Timmy, hope to see you again at Blackshear. E

KickIn Chicken
09-08-2015, 03:14 PM
Hi Everyone,
Like to add my contribution, she's old but still can flutter your eye lids.
1985 Laser LTV, 1985 Mercury 200 hp, 28" chopper.
I had the rig out of storage now for about 2 years, was mothball for 15 years.
Charlie:D

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motexas
09-09-2015, 07:10 PM
Love that Laser LTV!!!!!!!!!!

routeman007
09-09-2015, 08:38 PM
Hey Charlie, Nice "85 Laser LTV :thumbsup:

Slimm
09-10-2015, 08:15 AM
[QUOTE=KickIn Chicken;2788398]Hi Everyone,
Like to add my contribution, she's old but still can flutter your eye lids.
1985 Laser LTV, 1985 Mercury 200 hp, 28" chopper.
I had the rig out of storage now for about 2 years, was mothball for 15 years.
Charlie:D

QUOTE]


That's a good looking boat Charlie, I love seeing clean, pretty, old bass boats that have been shown some love.


Slimm

Original Tin
11-24-2015, 07:45 PM
My custom tin bass boat...

2015 Custom GatorTrax Strike Series 2072 w/ a 250 Mercury ProXS...

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/Original_Tin/homestarbow_zpso85zkuo6.jpeg (http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/Original_Tin/media/homestarbow_zpso85zkuo6.jpeg.html)

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/Original_Tin/homebird_zpsc0dydmo0.jpeg (http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/Original_Tin/media/homebird_zpsc0dydmo0.jpeg.html)

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/Original_Tin/homedash_zpsphxj6s05.jpeg (http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/Original_Tin/media/homedash_zpsphxj6s05.jpeg.html)

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/Original_Tin/sternrun_zps1xxy3uff.png (http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/Original_Tin/media/sternrun_zps1xxy3uff.png.html)

gotboostedvr6
11-24-2015, 08:15 PM
My fishing boat

Sam I am
11-28-2015, 09:26 AM
I LOVE this thing...how fast and how much?


My custom tin bass boat...

2015 Custom GatorTrax Strike Series 2072 w/ a 250 Mercury ProXS...

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/Original_Tin/sternrun_zps1xxy3uff.png (http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/Original_Tin/media/sternrun_zps1xxy3uff.png.html)

Original Tin
11-28-2015, 11:43 AM
I LOVE this thing...how fast and how much?

Upper 70's and mid 50's. Thanks for the kind words! ~Bill

skeeter91
12-07-2015, 07:30 AM
just finished this one a couple of weeks ago.1990 venture dominator.got the hull from a boneyard for $500.my son and i pull out the rotten carpet and started wet sanding,and sanding,and sanding.gel was total sh#t,but it buffed out pretty good.freashen up the 235 xflow thats been in my way for 3 years.still in break in now,but have squeezed to 68mph@5650 a few times.332867

skeeter91
12-07-2015, 07:32 AM
the day we got it home332868332869332870332871

skeeter91
12-07-2015, 07:33 AM
and now332872332873332874

Slimm
12-07-2015, 11:08 AM
and now332872332873332874



Nice job, it looks great!

Slimm

skeeter91
12-07-2015, 03:58 PM
thanks slimm,the boy and i really humped it so we could get back on the water before the cold gets here!:cheers:
turned out better than i thought,i looked like a a real turd when i went and got it!

harrells
12-26-2015, 09:28 AM
333687Something for the fla. saltwater. Can't bring myself to put the Allison in the salt.

SuperBee
02-25-2016, 12:25 AM
My 91 Storm

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12744235_892746514177320_8533284843993624672_n.jpg?oh=8bd10154445684ace4efd59b3da2f335&oe=5723E67C

Slimm
02-25-2016, 01:12 PM
My 91 Storm

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12744235_892746514177320_8533284843993624672_n.jpg?oh=8bd10154445684ace4efd59b3da2f335&oe=5723E67C



That's a good looking ride you have there!


Slimm

SuperPro
05-19-2016, 04:38 PM
my 20 year old ProCraft / 300x

motexas
05-22-2016, 06:35 AM
Very nice looking Procraft!!!!!!!

MO

Fear And Loathing
06-04-2016, 11:10 AM
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Wow,you sure got that pole bent over in that 2nd pic !:cheers:

It is an ultra light rod that I keep in the boat just in case the opportunity to fish comes up.

Velocity72
07-06-2016, 03:30 PM
That's a nice bass. After all, the Bullet is a fishing boat...

RedonYellowKillaFellow
07-06-2016, 03:51 PM
My '96 20 XD.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/ryan4570/2726E2CC-4450-4E66-BD35-F59224A4A984_zpstgytzp1t.jpg (http://s1009.photobucket.com/user/ryan4570/media/2726E2CC-4450-4E66-BD35-F59224A4A984_zpstgytzp1t.jpg.html)

Scream And Fly
07-18-2016, 04:28 PM
Great thread, I'm going to pin this up top :)

Greg

Great East Predictor
07-22-2016, 08:29 AM
Here is our bullet setup for a town parade.


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blazervlx150
07-25-2016, 02:15 PM
350690
1991 Blazer VLX-150

Fear And Loathing
10-29-2016, 12:40 PM
My Bullet again and my new primary fishing rig. 2014 Nitro with a 300 ProMax with race boat style rigging.

r rekelhof
10-30-2016, 09:32 AM
1984 Ranger 375-v


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Slimm
10-30-2016, 02:07 PM
That is a very nice boat! I love the color scheme. That dock is interesting, did you build that yourself or have someone else build it for you?


Slimm



1984 Ranger 375-v


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r rekelhof
10-30-2016, 03:02 PM
al the stuff is self made
its a very nice a bass boat the Ranger
old but perfect :thumbsup:

Slimm
10-30-2016, 08:05 PM
I am very familiar with 'old'. I have a 1977 Cobra Phantom that I redone a couple years ago. It gets used often and hard so it is not as nice as it used to be but is still looking pretty good for a 1977 I think.

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Slimm


al the stuff is self made
its a very nice a bass boat the Ranger
old but perfect :thumbsup:

WillySteve
01-08-2017, 01:54 PM
The most enjoyable bass boat I've owned, Bullet 20XDC with Modified 260!
Have run it to 90gps @ 7600rpm with 26P Promax and a fishing load but not interested in more even though it's there!
Love fishing from this boat!!!!

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Great East Predictor
01-11-2017, 10:30 PM
The most enjoyable bass boat I've owned, Bullet 20XDC with Modified 260!
Have run it to 90gps @ 7600rpm with 26P Promax and a fishing load but not interested in more even though it's there!
Love fishing from this boat!!!!

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Nice rig!

Rock 2.5
10-09-2017, 01:02 PM
Just got this oldie but goodie....89 Stratos 201 pro with 89 2.4 Bridgeport
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madtunnel
10-11-2017, 11:01 AM
2007 tracker with a 115 on the back.389316

aswaff400
10-11-2017, 07:31 PM
my fishin boat
1991 Fountain 31TE
2005 mercury 250XS's(gold blocks)
currently runs 71-72 mph with more left in it

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DCB TB
12-07-2018, 05:03 PM
425051425052425053 Well it looks like a fishing boat. Not exactly what i use it for though.