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finally got my new 1648, it came with a 4 horse yamaha and road king trailer. took it out twice today once fishing and once to break in the new motor.

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Congrats on the new boat. =D> Enjoy it.
That's the one I hope to pick up next year.

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Kilo70 » Today, 14:25 wrote:Congrats on the new boat. =D> Enjoy it.
That's the one I hope to pick up next year.
its been great so far i would recommend it. had three kids under five on it along with my wife and a coworker. 4 horse pushed us about four to five mph. very stable and plenty of room for three adults to fish

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Got the livewell hooked up. (Had to go to the lake to test it out) Great day on the lake eight bass and two nice crappies. hoping to start decking it soon so my kids can quit tripping over the ribs. also got to use my homemade push pole today.
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Nice looking boat you have there, joseph. Looks like you have a nice little family going there also. I understand the reasoning for a small motor, but I also know that you might need a larger one to keep you out of trouble with that large boat if you are in faster running water. I have the 14' model of that same boat and if you look at my avatar you will see that I have 3hp motor and an 18hp motor on the back. The whole thing breaks down to having fun and being safe. Good Luck.

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[quote="BrazosDon"]Nice looking boat you have there, joseph. Looks like you have a nice little family going there also. I understand the reasoning for a small motor, but I also know that you might need a larger one to keep you out of trouble with that large boat if you are in faster running water. I have the 14' model of that same boat and if you look at my avatar you will see that I have 3hp motor and an 18hp motor on the back. The whole thing breaks down to having fun and being safe. Good Luck.[/quote

the only water around here i feel safe with are the lakes. the only rivers are 1.5 and 4 miles wide so i am limited to 9.9 or less for the only water i can safely run on. but they are all good fishing so one cant complain

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Nice looking rig. I really like the live well system.

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Lil'Skeeter » Today, 07:26 wrote:Nice looking rig. I really like the live well system.

I was actually kinda surprised that it had a live well. alumacraft lists it as storage so when i got home and opened it up i felt like a little kid on christmas. When i took it out yesterday 25 or 30 gallons fit in it i cant remember if it was five or six buckets full. doesnt look like its the size of my small fish tank in there. only complaint i have about it is when i got the fish home they were to lively to hold on to and fillet.(but thats the point of it.)

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started on the rear floor with a piece of plywood i had laying around. its not in the best of shape but will do till after i go fishing on friday. at least it will be easy to make my new floors next weekend when i have more time. and the front will be interesting with the mod v.
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finally tried the floors out. it was a one fish day but it was a personal best. 24" chain pickerel
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nice little boat... im wishing i had just bought a new one...but im past that point..

good luck with them v-ribs in the front!!!

i suggest, getting some angle and make some supports to straighten them out, raise the floor...look around through some of the builds on here... plenty of examples...

im curious what that 4hp does on that hull.... im guessing it just pushes it at a good displacement speed...faster than a trolling motor for sure!!

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marshman » 14 minutes ago wrote:nice little boat... im wishing i had just bought a new one...but im past that point..

good luck with them v-ribs in the front!!!

i suggest, getting some angle and make some supports to straighten them out, raise the floor...look around through some of the builds on here... plenty of examples...

im curious what that 4hp does on that hull.... im guessing it just pushes it at a good displacement speed...faster than a trolling motor for sure!!
on the front i am actually going to do what gillhunter did to his boat. https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 21&t=18906
if you extend the front deck two ribs it all but flattens out the pitch from front to back. then its just three ribs that are easy to level out. The four horse motor doesnt do to much 2-3 mph i would guess. its for sale right now to put money towards a 9.9 or 15 with 9.9 stickers.

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Smart decision on upgrading the outboard.

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DrNip » 30 Jul 2013, 19:49 wrote:Smart decision on upgrading the outboard.

=D> =D> =D>

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over the last few weeks i have done a few thing to the boat but mostly fishing. tonight i installed an anchor lock on the back. i have a plan made out to deck, the front and use the space between both benches as storage. I have all the angle i need for the frame and am just waiting on rainy days that im off to start building it.(cant waste good days on mods). Finally sold that four horse and am planing to get a new motor but havent decided what i want yet. Had a great day out on the lake today also 14 crappie none smaller than 8 and a few at around 11.