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Old 08-10-2020, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default I've started doing work on my new boat

Now I'm getting ready to install a fish finder. It's a Humminbird HELIX 5 CHIRP GPS G2 Fish Finder/Chartplotter.

I have a trolling motor on the way. It's a Minn Kota Riptide PowerDrive Bow Mount Bluetooth Trolling Motor with CoPilot.

I'm adding 4 rod holders and 2 pedestal seats, and a few other goodies.

I took it out yesterday and gave it a dry run. I can see now that I have to add some weight to the front. When I goose the engine, the bow rises way up until the boat starts on a plane. When I add my trolling motor, marine battery, and a live well it should be balanced out pretty good.

I have the side bunkers off of the trailer because I'm modifying them. I also had to adjust the trailer. The boat dealer had the boat too far to the rear.


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That looks like it's a big outboard for that dinghy...it will fly
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I have a fishing boat like that. Mine isnt as long, smaller, has a middle seat too. Oars or elec fishing motor

What horse power is that motor? Geeze ! That's gonna haul ass.........That's like one of Thailand race boats

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I got the transducer installed.



The motor isn't that big. It's a 25 HP, 3 cylinder, with electronic ignition and electronic fuel injection.
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Looks like you have two Temporary Tags...
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Looks like you have two Temporary Tags...
One for the boat, and one for the trailer.

I'm going to the license bureau tomorrow to get them licensed.
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I was going to ask about the temporary tag on you truck, as I know you've had it a long time.

What length is your new boat?

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25 hp is a lot for that light little boat
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:37 PM   #9
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That flat bottom with the 25 hp will flat out move. I bet you can get it up around 35-40 mph. When I was working in Northern California at a boat marina, I'd take one like that out to pick blackberries on the water. With that flat bottom I could get right in to shallow sloughs and such.

Had an agreement with a lady I worked with. If I'd fill up a bucket or two, she'd bake me a blackberry pie at 1 for 1. For every pie she baked for me, she'd bake one for herself. I didn't need to fish. I caught pies!

Actually, I had a really good catfish hole behind the seawall next to the travel trailer I slept in. I could get off work, bait a hook and have a nice catfish for dinner in just a couple minutes.
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I was going to ask about the temporary tag on you truck, as I know you've had it a long time.

What length is your new boat?

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25 hp is a lot for that light little boat
It's rated for 40 HP.
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This is how I"m attaching Pedestal seats to my boat.

I bought a couple 1/4" thick aluminum plates. I cut them to size on my table saw with a non-ferrous blade.

I'm going to attach the aluminum plates to my boat with riv-nuts. I'll paint the aluminum plates and the pedestal bases the same color as the boat.

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