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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #250 on: November 05, 2017, 04:14:03 PM »

Nice looking boat, Lund does a great job on their boats!!
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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #251 on: November 05, 2017, 08:03:24 PM »

End of my first year with my Lund. Best decision I've made. Gets on plane quick and being a deep v more storage space than I could ever fill



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Hows the stability on a deep v like that one?
Bet it chops through choppy water pretty good.
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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #252 on: November 05, 2017, 08:55:17 PM »

It does. I was out on old hickory today and the wind picked up pretty heavy. Still a very smooth ride. Of course being tin and deep v it can blow around when fishing. 80 lb trolling motor helps off set it.


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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #253 on: November 05, 2017, 10:37:06 PM »

End of my first year with my Lund. Best decision I've made. Gets on plane quick and being a deep v more storage space than I could ever fill
Very nice boat.

I have to ask, I'm not familiar with all the newer gizmos, what is this black thing on the corner of your trailer..
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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #254 on: November 06, 2017, 07:44:49 AM »

Very nice boat.

I have to ask, I'm not familiar with all the newer gizmos, what is this black thing on the corner of your trailer..

Ratchet tie down.
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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #255 on: November 06, 2017, 08:04:53 AM »

Sounds like a nice setup WTodd. I had to laugh at the comment  But being white I can see exactly what you mean. Got any pics of it?
I need to take some better ones and post them...I will
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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #256 on: November 06, 2017, 08:21:05 AM »



I overhauled an old 1974 AlumaCraft V-bow F7.
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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #257 on: November 07, 2017, 06:59:31 AM »

I had the same boat, paid 300$ for it, put a flat floor and a casting deck in it, hung a 97 15 horse merc on it, GPSed at 22 mph. I loved that rig and wish I hadn't sold it to buy a bigger boat. Change the 15 hp stickers for 9.9s and there are 2 lakes I could fish with no bigger boats, jet-skis, water skiers or any of that crap.
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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #258 on: November 07, 2017, 09:00:35 AM »

Cool re doing that boat FloridaFishinFool but am I seeing that there is like 4 blocks of wood holding the seat up?  :shocking: ~b~  Thought you said,"No wood!" ~roflmao


I'm just giving you crap man. lo I was proud my boat had zero wood as well but then I wanted to extend the front deck and it was too easy to do wood. I love the deck extension maybe one day I will get it made of aluminum.
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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #259 on: November 07, 2017, 06:55:51 PM »

I had the same boat, paid 300$ for it, put a flat floor and a casting deck in it, hung a 97 15 horse merc on it, GPSed at 22 mph. I loved that rig and wish I hadn't sold it to buy a bigger boat. Change the 15 hp stickers for 9.9s and there are 2 lakes I could fish with no bigger boats, jet-skis, water skiers or any of that crap.
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Rodney I could not get away with that with the old Yamaha, but my new used outboard has no power markings and since it is a military motor that information is not easily accessible so I can now get away with the same thing.
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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #260 on: November 07, 2017, 07:03:17 PM »

Cool re doing that boat FloridaFishinFool but am I seeing that there is like 4 blocks of wood holding the seat up?  :shocking: ~b~  Thought you said,"No wood!" ~roflmao

I'm just giving you crap man. lo I was proud my boat had zero wood as well but then I wanted to extend the front deck and it was too easy to do wood. I love the deck extension maybe one day I will get it made of aluminum.

With Alro Metals in my area it was a no brainer to just go with aluminum and the nice thing about Alro is that if I buy new stock it costs full price, but if I dig through cut pieces I can get a nice discount- same with all the plastic I used in the boat too.

Speaking of which, those blocks are PVC foam board from Alro right out of their scrap area. When I redid this boat I made use of what I had laying around which is why I have that seat up there mounted like that. Guess I was too cheap to go buy another one. I wanted an adjusting one, but had this one laying around in the garage from a previous boat and just went with it even if it needed some adjustments. Heck, those 1 inch blocks are now floatation devices!

Due to the way I did the framing under the deck, I could get away with using 1/2" PVC plastic board. It is a solid strong deck now.

Check your PM about the custom frogging rod...
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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #261 on: November 07, 2017, 08:03:13 PM »

With Alro Metals in my area it was a no brainer to just go with aluminum and the nice thing about Alro is that if I buy new stock it costs full price, but if I dig through cut pieces I can get a nice discount- same with all the plastic I used in the boat too.

Speaking of which, those blocks are PVC foam board from Alro right out of their scrap area. When I redid this boat I made use of what I had laying around which is why I have that seat up there mounted like that. Guess I was too cheap to go buy another one. I wanted an adjusting one, but had this one laying around in the garage from a previous boat and just went with it even if it needed some adjustments. Heck, those 1 inch blocks are now floatation devices!

Due to the way I did the framing under the deck, I could get away with using 1/2" PVC plastic board. It is a solid strong deck now.

Check your PM about the custom frogging rod...
Sounds like a thrifty way to get the job done.

Thx I got the PM.  ;)
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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #262 on: November 08, 2017, 07:29:30 AM »

You can check the junk yards for used road signs, they are heavy enough to use and the cost is much better than new. The site "Tinboats" has a lot of good stuff on redoing your tin boats and the members will give you all the help you need.
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« Reply #263 on: November 10, 2017, 03:36:17 PM »

Sounds like a nice setup WTodd. I had to laugh at the comment  But being white I can see exactly what you mean. Got any pics of it?
Ok here’s 4 pics



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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #264 on: November 10, 2017, 07:27:46 PM »

Nice rig WTodd. How do you like the Talons? How deep do those go?
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« Reply #265 on: November 10, 2017, 08:40:17 PM »

Nice rig WTodd. How do you like the Talons? How deep do those go?
They’re 8 footers & I like them a lot. Once you determine where you want to anchor, hit the button and there you are; no up & back like power poled


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« Reply #266 on: November 10, 2017, 08:45:12 PM »

They’re 8 footers & I like them a lot. Once you determine where you want to anchor, hit the button and there you are; no up & back like power poled


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Nice!!
Question: With 8 footers how deep can you go where the anchor will hold effectively. 6ft? 7ft? I'm sure at 8ft they hold but is it   as secure, or am I off base?
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« Reply #267 on: November 10, 2017, 08:52:09 PM »

Nice!!
Question: With 8 footers how deep can you go where the anchor will hold effectively. 6ft? 7ft? I'm sure at 8ft they hold but is it   as secure, or am I off base?
About 7’ but it depends on the bottom whether it’s soft or hard


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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #268 on: August 27, 2018, 10:25:08 PM »

2005 19 foot Xpress with 250 Optimax Jet. Great ride, solid boat, can run in 10 inches of water.
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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #269 on: August 28, 2018, 03:27:29 AM »

About 7’ but it depends on the bottom whether it’s soft or hard


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Re: What Brand aluminum do you own?
« Reply #270 on: September 06, 2018, 02:49:15 PM »

I have a 1990 Spectrum w/50hp Johnson Seahorse.

Kind of a long story as to how I got it but it was given to me by my sister.  Floor and both decks were rotted and sat for 4 years with a half tank of gas.  Just got it back a few days ago and taking out tomorrow after work for the 1st time....well, the first time after the test drive the other day.
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« Reply #271 on: September 06, 2018, 05:54:14 PM »

Have fun with it and take some pictures.  We all like Boat Pictures  ;PHO)  ~shade
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« Reply #272 on: September 07, 2018, 07:48:08 AM »

Change the 15 hp stickers for 9.9s and there are 2 lakes I could fish with no bigger boats, jet-skis, water skiers or any of that crap.
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