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I spent the day working with Fred at Current River Marine designing a river boat. 

Les Wilson and his buddy Joe helped with the process. Joe is having a boat built also. He will be selling his 18 foot 48 inch bottom Alweld. It has a RiverCraft trailer and a Tohatsu 25 HP Jet.

i test drove his boat and looked at the boat he is selling for ideas.  

Joe’s boat is very nice. It is in Super condition. He only wants about 1/2 of what I’ll end up paying, but I want the 20 foot boat to make fishing three ppl easier. 

I’m going to go 20 foot 52 inch bottom. 100 gauge metal. Aluminum trailer.Tohatsu Jet. Ultrex TM. Plenty of dry storage. Perf metal foor. 

Please feel free to make suggestions. The final build request has not been submitted. 

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55 minutes ago, Ham said:

I spent the day working with Fred at Current River Marine designing a river boat. 

Les Wilson and his buddy Joe helped with the process. Joe is having a boat built also. He will be selling his 18 foot 48 inch bottom Alweld. It has a RiverCraft trailer and a Tohatsu 25 HP Jet.

i test drove his boat and looked at the boat he is selling for ideas.  

Joe’s boat is very nice. It is in Super condition. He only wants about 1/2 of what I’ll end up paying, but I want the 20 foot boat to make fishing three ppl easier. 

I’m going to go 20 foot 52 inch bottom. 100 gauge metal. Aluminum trailer.Tohatsu Jet. Ultrex TM. Plenty of dry storage. Perf metal foor. 

Please feel free to make suggestions. The final build request has not been submitted. 

blazer? 

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Sounds like a great rig. Is it gonna be a Blazer?

If so I think they now offer an option for a tunnel hull. That would certainly help on the shoals at minimum flow. 

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I've hit a few big rocks while trying to figure out the best path thru the shoals up here and my jet shoe can prove it😢. Just thinking that a 3" tunnel would get the bottom of the shoe at the same level as the hull and not hinder performance. At minimum flow running in 3" vs 6" can make a big difference.

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