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14 minutes ago, Blazerman said:

I posted on here before about how i think i i have the perfect river and lake boat. i ran all over the Meramec for year and ran in some super skinny water with no issues. Now i keep it at LOTO where i use it for all my bass and crappie fishing. Plus ran way up past the swinging bridge a couple of times. Also used it on the White river below Bullshoals dam and on Bullshoals, Table Rock and hauled it up to Canada to fish Rainy lake a couple times. Being an 1856 with the modified V and high sides it handles waves fairly well. And the 90/65 4 stroke is super quiet and i get decent gas mileage. Only downside (for some) is it is not a go fast boat by any stretch. 

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Nice rig!

BTW, I have a new Bimini just like that one....but in BLACK, has a cover and everything. 

If anybody wants it just be the first one here to grab it....and bring me a Subway sandwich. 😊

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23 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

Nice rig!

BTW, I have a new Bimini just like that one....but in BLACK, has a cover and everything. 

If anybody wants it just be the first one here to grab it....and bring me a Subway sandwich. 😊

Yeah I have come to love mine and would not be without one. They are a pain when fishing but in the heat of summer or pouring rain it is really nice to sit under. 

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@Blazerman you pretty well described everything I used my boat for as well (minus the Canada trips). I think it's hard to beat an 1856-1860 semi V with a jet for a do everything kind of boat. I buck a lot of LoZ waves and run lots of shallow riffles on our Ozark streams every year. All mine has seen this year is trout, but that will change soon enough. Lots of crappie and paddlefish will be hitting the deck this spring followed by plenty of smallmouth, spots and largemouths.

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That was the one mistake i made when i had mine built- i wish i had gone a little higher with the horsepower. But at the time i did not see me being full time at the lake. I had the river place back then and was only planning on doing the occasional lake trip. Turned out opposite of that. I keep it at the lake and do the occasional river trip.

But it is still nice to be able to do either without any issues.

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4 hours ago, Blazerman said:

That was the one mistake i made when i had mine built- i wish i had gone a little higher with the horsepower. But at the time i did not see me being full time at the lake. I had the river place back then and was only planning on doing the occasional lake trip. Turned out opposite of that. I keep it at the lake and do the occasional river trip.

But it is still nice to be able to do either without any issues.

You can always repower later on if you want. I think 150hp is the sweet spot for rigs like ours. You get that v6 torque, but they aren't over the top like the 3+ liter engines. I've drive a few rigs like mine with 250's and they are just a bit too over the top for me. I'm sure it's just due to me not being used to handling them as I felt the same way going from a 115 to my current 150.

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