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  1. #51
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    Default Zodiac

    My boat is unique, I've never seen another one just like it on the water.

    1999 Zodiac Futura Mark II, 14'
    2000 Mercury 25HP 4-stroke "Bigfoot"
    Happy Troller trolling plate
    Lowrance Fish Finder w/ temp and speed
    Cannon Sport-Troll downrigger
    Custom swiveling seats

    I love my Zodiac, it's the only 500 pound boat (motor and battery included) that I know of that is rated to carry 1400 pounds! It is incredibly stable. It drafts about 14" with the motor down, about 5" with the motor up. I can launch it anywhere and beach it on any shore. With my 25 HP Mercury with an 11-pitch prop it will do over 30 MPH and has tons of torque. Besides fishing and crabbing I do some diving out of my boat and it is nice to be able to enter/exit the boat wherever you want.

    It might not be very dry or luxurious, but it is one of the safest boats built! Plus I definitely don't "blend in" on the lake...
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  2. #52
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    Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwile. -Wilfred T. Grenfell

  3. #53
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    Thought I'd ressurect this one. Lets see those boats with KFF stickers! This picture is from a warmer, more enjoyable time!

    Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwile. -Wilfred T. Grenfell

  4. #54
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    Default 2004 Lund 1800 Fisherman

    2004 Lund 1800 Fisherman
    115hp Yamaha
    8hp Yamaha T-8 Kicker
    80# MinnKota Bowmount w/Autopilot & Bowmount Garmin Fishfinder
    Dash mount middle of the road Garmin Fishfinder
    Two Scotty 1106 electrics
    Full Canvas
    48 qt cooler & two 35 gallon live wells
    Eight Scotty rod holders
    Kenwood sound system (I never miss a game)
    Seats 5 Fishes 3
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    Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.
    Fair Winds & Following Seas.
    BigD

  5. #55
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    Mine is a TipiCanoe

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    Default 2010 Lund 1850 Tyee

    Here's a few pics of my new fishing machine....
    2010 1850 Tyee
    175 HP Verado
    9.9 Bigfoot Kicker
    W75 Motor Guide Cordless
    998 Si Humminbird Fishfinder
    5x Lawrance Fishfinder
    2x Walker Electric Pro Tournaments Downriggers
    6 x Folbe Rod-Holders
    RockGard & BellyGard

    Looking Forward to many tight lines!!!
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  7. #57
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    Default 88 Searay


    All set up for Salmon Trolling
    Our 88 17' Searay Seville...
    Was a couple years old when I got er... Guy at work asked if it was the same boat that the guy I bought it from had run up on the rocks... I said it better not be! Long story short it was. Learned fiberglass repair and gelcoat application on-line. Put on a Keelguard, rinolined the trailer... Like new now! Took the seats out of the open bow put in a casting deck, seat pedastal mount, and storage under floor, added a 36LB thrust foot control trolling motor also used, for castingjigging. Took the seats out of the back put a casting deckseat and storage under floor back there too. Have a Happy Troller troll plate on the 100hp Mercury. Cannon easy troll down riggers. Eagle fishmark 320 sonar both fore and aft, both mounted Ramline, speed indicator wheel. Lowrance H2Oc Gps also mounted Ramline. Lowrance VHF radio. Put in a car kit for my Serious s50 satelite radio, channel 103 Serious blue collar comedy! Geterdone! Really like to see someone take care of an older boat, and ALWAYS upsets me when I see one, new or old NOT being cared for...

    Set and ready for Bass
    Our Searay, a boat made for any kind of Fishing and any kind of Fun! Took care of her, she takes very good care of me. LBD
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  8. #58
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    LilFisher came over last night and installed the rocket launcher that he designed and built. SWEETNESS! Thanks Kevin!



    Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwile. -Wilfred T. Grenfell

  9. #59
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    The most unique thing about my boat is that it's a diesel powered jetboat. It has lots of tackle and rod storage. It also has a Garmin 5212 GPS/fishfinder/chartplotter.

  10. #60
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    3RivrFishr, I know this may be a bit off topic but I have to ask about your fishing reels. I have looked in the past and have never found line counter reels that had the crank on the correct side, this is why I have never bought one. Looking at the pictures you've posted, it appears that you have found such rods. I am curious of the make and model of reel that they are so perhaps I too can find such a reel. I know these are considered a left handed reel but I think of them as being designed for a right handed fisherman. Are these reels somewhat affordable or are they a high-end reel that would likely bust my budget?

  11. #61
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    Skookum, those are the reels I use for salmon and are within anyones budget which is why I own them! Our salmon season is short here in Idaho and I cant justify spending hundreds on reels for just a few weeks of fishing each year. I have yet to lose a river Chinook due to sticky drag or reel failure. I consider left hand retrieve to be more comfortable as well but I need both because of the way my rod holders are set up. The rear starboard rod has to have a right hand retrieve. Otherwise the crank could hang up on the railing when its pulled out of the rod holder.

    Anyway, to answer your question they are Okuma Convector CV20DLX. Paid 65 bucks full retail and I'm sure you can get them for less with minimal effort. They are okay for that price considering they are about 1/3 the price of a line counter Tekota. Quality wise I'd say they are on par with the Cabelas Depthmaster. Stay away from the Okuma Magda though. It retails for even less than the Convector but is complete garbage. BTW, I do get reel envy when fishing with my buds who are sporting the 300.00 reels. I just try to get over it by landing more fish than they do! Oh, and the 2010 salmon season here closes in about 30 minutes...and all my gear is paid for!
    Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwile. -Wilfred T. Grenfell

  12. #62
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    Default 1963 Dorsett

    I spent all last winter rebuilding this little 14' boat. New transom, floors, interior. I added a downrigger, fish finder and made my own bimini top. The engine is a 1966 Ward's Seaking, 50 hp Outboard. It runs excellant. I've got a 2hp trolling motor or an electric motor. I also rigged it for oars and I can troll with the oars if necessary. it's been a fun project and i learned a lot. Went out today and caught a couple of nice trout.
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  13. #63
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    Rambler, very nice indeed. I love old boats, and even more so when someone brings them back to life. I regret not restoreing my grandpas old boat that was my first. it was a 1957 17 foot fleetliner. my grandpa bought it in Oregon. at the time it was built just to ocean specs. it had one of those all most straight up and down bows. It had a 70 hp direct drive merc. which meant it had to be turned off and restarted to be put in reverse (motor ran backwards). It had a full cabin with a huge spray windsheild on top of that. I still have the kicker motor which is a 10 hp johnson sea horse. the gas tank only is worth 100.00 bucks alone. It has a double hose, one for fuel, one for air to keep the tank pressurized. I will have to dig through some old pics and see if I can find one.

  14. #64
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    Default 1963 Dorsett

    Brownbagger, Thanks for the compliments. It was intimidating at first but, with help from other forums, I was able to finish it. I'd like to see those pics of your Grandad's boat. It sounds really unique. If you're looking for an older "project" to restore, I've seen lot's of older boats for sale here in the Pacific Northwest. Some people are just giving them away. Good Fishing!

  15. #65
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    My boat went through a little upgrade this winter.. can't wait to get it out!

    It went from this:


    to this:
    The Angler formerly know as "DBfield"

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    Default my toys

    2007 Boulton Skiff
    135/8 Honda's with forward controls for both
    1106 scotty's
    warm water well from the kicker
    Lorance LMS-525 ploter
    offshore bracket
    Rigid frame soft top with trays and rocket launchers
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  17. #67
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    1970's Sears Gamefisher 12 foot boat and trailer. 1974 Mecury 4 hp out board. I also have an electric, too, not that old.
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  18. #68
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokanee-Toni View Post
    1970's Sears Gamefisher 12 foot boat and trailer. 1974 Mecury 4 hp out board. I also have an electric, too, not that old.
    Thats a kokanee killing machine!!
    The Angler formerly know as "DBfield"

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    Default "The Terrible Moose"

    My boat is a 1977 Almar that started life as a Sheriff's patrol boat. It is now known as "The Terrible Moose" after a kids story written by Richard Scary that I used to read to my boys when they were little (Not very politically correct killing Moose I know but I like it that way!)

    Almar
    20'6"
    460 Ford inboard jet
    Kodiak/Hamilton 3 stage
    15hp Johnson kicker
    Cannon electric downriggers
    big coolers for seats (I'm optomistic)
    104 gallon fuel capacity
    2 heaters

    I have done lot's of work to this machine to get it "right" and will probably spend the rest of my years continuing to do so but that is my other hobby besides killing fish (and someday Moose).
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    My Boat is new to me this year, hope it brings good luck.

    1997 Starcraft Superfisherman 170
    Powered by a 90 hp Mariner
    1999 9.9hp Yamaha kicker, with remote Throttle
    55lb. Minn Kota Bow Mount with 54-inch Shaft w/IPilot
    2 Scotty 1099 electric Downriggers
    Raymarine Element 9HV
    Full weather enclosure
    3-livewells
    Am/Fm CD player
    Marine band radio
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    Nice boat, Dan, you'll enjoy that one for sure. Have you had it on the water yet?

    I need to start get mine (also a new-to-me) checked and ready for the new season. I had it on Hyrum, Willard and Bear Lake last fall, but can't wait to get on the Gorge.

  22. #72
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    Hi Smokepoles, yeah I've had out on Willard for the Maiden Voyage and again up to Soldier Creek last October. it is way better than the last one had.
    Looking to get it ready to go this week or next.

  23. #73
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    Default 18' War Eagle duck/fishing machine

    2008 18' War Eagle
    115 HP Etec
    6 hp Nissan kicker
    55 lb Minn Kota with I-Pilot
    Scotty 1101
    Scotty 1050

    And of course, my most important item, my dog River!

  24. #74
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    24' Hudson Custom Jetboat
    Hard top with docking lights
    460 ci, Hamilton pump, stomp grate
    VHF, full stereo system
    Humminbird 858
    Minnkota 60" 101 Ipilot bow mount with quick release base
    big Jon planer reels
    Full size home built planer boards
    rocket launchers
    cabin lights, trays, heater
    Yamaha 9.9 with full cabin controls
    Cannon Mag10 downriggers
    and a lot more still to come/needed.
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  25. #75
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    My boat is a 1999 Tracker Deep V 17. When I got a couple years ago it had just the drivers side console.
    2003 Optimax 115
    Motorguide 46# bowmount
    Taylor Made walk thru windshield (added by me last winter)
    Passenger side console and dash (added by me)
    added trolling motor deep cycle up front with battery selector switch
    Two Penn manual downriggers
    Humminbird 325 on dash
    HB 323 on bow

    It works perfect for two people (usually my wife and me) but It will fish 3 people if everyone doesnt wander around much! I will post some pics when I get that figured out!

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