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Chukarman

For fishing boats I like any Parker CC - like the 1801 SE that I own and fish. Also like drift boats for river fishing.

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So many excellent boats... so little time.

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Don Steese
On 11/8/2019 at 11:36 PM, dgfavor said:

From the jet boat and drift boat archives - my brother still running his jet boat and I just tucked in "The Hog" in for the winter back behind the barn:

Those first two photos look very much like where I am right now. The moonlight on the lake last night was beyond beautiful!! Spectacular scenery.

 

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blanked

Are those drift boats very comfortable for a non fishing wife

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Swampy 16

I guess it depends on what you fish for. I fished bass tournaments for over 20 years and was always partial to the Bass Cats but now that I’m a saltwater only nut it’s a bit different. I’d have to say the “ ULTIMATE” all around, all-season, bad a$$ boat is True World Marine. Preferably one with a bracket, 28 foot with twin Yamaha 300’s or 350’s.

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chip

I would be very happy with an early 23' Sea Craft center console with twin OMC 200's.

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Swampy 16
On 11/9/2019 at 1:36 AM, dgfavor said:

From the jet boat and drift boat archives - my brother still running his jet boat and I just tucked in "The Hog" in for the winter back behind the barn:

 

And when is your next UJ event ? Cast & blast ? Moose and goose ?

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Dave Medema

This is my main boat.  I try to spend a  month each summer anchored in various harbors in northern Lake Michigan or the north channel.  I keep it in Holland so spend the weekends heading to the beach or around the nearby lakeshore when not on an extended trip.  Slow but steady and plenty seaworthy.  

 

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I used to ski tournament courses and have had a mastercraft for 30 years.  Just last month, I decided to sell this one for lack of use.  It was a nice boat.  

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I also have a low profile Hyde drift boat.  There is something very calm about floating a river without a motor.  

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sharptail grouse

16'4' Mad River Explorer canoe. Indian brown Kevlar hull with wood gunnels, thwarts and seats.

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Craig Doherty

This is my wife in hers -- an Eddyline Nighthawk -- I have the identical boat with a red deck.  Paddle power is a lot quieter and easier to operate.  Also have an older Mad River Explorer in Kevlar.3C2FF14A-E3FA-4A03-9C41-0C9C79128699.thumb.jpeg.a76a5bbc8867d5d79319ceea045e6206.jpeg

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MAArcher
1 hour ago, Dave Medema said:

This is my main boat.  I try to spend a  month each summer anchored in various harbors in northern Lake Michigan or the north channel.  I keep it in Holland so spend the weekends heading to the beach or around the nearby lakeshore when not on an extended trip.  Slow but steady and plenty seaworthy.  

 

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Details and more pics of the "main" boat please.  That's a good looking boat.

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MAArcher

I've daydreamed about getting a nice steam powered launch and trying to start a little business doing wine and cheese river cruises on the Merrimack.  

 

 

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Dave Medema
6 hours ago, MAArcher said:

 

Details and more pics of the "main" boat please.  That's a good looking boat.

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It's Nordic Tug 37.  LOA is just under 40".  Built like a tank.  Single screw...big diesel.  Claim from the factory is "built to go from Seattle to Ketchikan in any season, in any seas, on one tank of fuel".  I believe them.  I bought it from a guy in Chicago.   Red gelcoat sucks so no way I could remove the "chicago" from the back without discoloration.  

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MAArcher
6 hours ago, Dave Medema said:

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Claim from the factory is "built to go from Seattle to Ketchikan in any season, in any seas, on one tank of fuel".  

In another life, a mutt and I would make that trip and prove them right or wrong.  I hope you enjoy such a beautiful vessel.
 

fair winds and following seas!

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Swampy 16

I think I may see another UJ Get-together in the making. Can we mount a launcher on that bad boy?

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Dave Medema
3 hours ago, Swampy 16 said:

I think I may see another UJ Get-together in the making. Can we mount a launcher on that bad boy?

 

I have a 11' RIB with a 15 yamaha on a davit system.  

 

I bought this in 2007 and am considering selling simply for a different lifestyle in the summers.  Boats require time and attention (not to mention money).  Part of me wants to buy plane tickets and fish out west for a while.  Who knows?  Maybe I'll keep it a few more years.  

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