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    Bass fishing rig

    I have my mini set up for bass fishing. In my area we run on the Susquehanna River which is low water and a lot of rocks. Because of the rocks we use thicker aluminum hulls. I first put mine together just to be able to get around in these low water conditions, sometimes only a few inches. I probably spend the better part of the time at low speeds or idling from one fishing spot to another. When I first put it together, it planed out well but as I added more seating, trolling motor, live well, and extra batteries, it was too much weight to plane. At that point I tore the 18 hp Briggs down and did a few mods to it bring up the horse power. I also experimented with different props until I found the one I use now, a 2 blade carbon fiber model. Right now I have minimum pitch on it and it works well but plan on installing a reduction drive in the near future so I can put more pitch in the prop.

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    Re: Bass fishing rig

    Looks like you were getting alittle close to them there plants, and it looks like someone had just got thru watering them. Great little rig there Dave. Cajun
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    Re: Bass fishing rig

    I assure you that no plants were harmed in taking the photos. I'm the chief yard boy so it would be myself that I had to deal with.
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    Re: Bass fishing rig

    Just adding a few more photos


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    Re: Bass fishing rig

    It looks coldddddddddd up there. What kind of hull was that before you customized it? It wasn't a standard jon boat hull was it? It must be a built hull that you or someone else did. Later, Cajun
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    Re: Bass fishing rig

    Quote Originally Posted by cajun
    It looks coldddddddddd up there. What kind of hull was that before you customized it? It wasn't a standard jon boat hull was it? It must be a built hull that you or someone else did. Later, Cajun
    The hull is pretty old, I'll have to ask him next time . The hull was built as an airboat hull. In it's original configuration, it had an old Hercules engine on.
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    Re: Bass fishing rig

    Dave,

    Thanks for inviting me on over! Now this is EXACTILLY what I'm talking about! Where would I get plans for such an animal? While I'd love to have an aluminium hull. I just can't afford to upgrade my welder right now. So a wooden design would be okay for now. I'd like to have some more lockable storage, wouldn't want a tackle box or an expensive rod/reel disappear while I ran in the store for worms.

    Like I've asked elsewhere, is there any place on the net where I can order plans for such a boat? I see one place that I've already found is one of this boards sponcers. Nothing against them, I just like to compare notes and examples is all.

    Thanks

    Jax

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    Re: Bass fishing rig

    The boat that I purchased for parts, the engine,prop, cage was around 15 ft. Wooden boats were use a lot here in the earlier years. I'll do some checking around and see if anyone has a set of the old plans laying around. The only problem with a wooden hull that size would ne the weight. It would take a hefty motor to get it on plane.

    I'd look around, With the price of wood nodays you may be able to find a aluminum hull. I paid $500 for this one.
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