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Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« on: September 15, 2019, 06:20:38 PM »

I just picked up my Bass Hunter Bass Baby boat. She's 8' long. The previous owner kept her in his boat house and rarely used it. When he did use it, he just paddled around with no motor.

I need to clean it up, get a trolling motor and battery and register it. I'll probably do a few things to it as I go including new seats and a depthfinder. I may consider adding a deck but that would add a considerable amount of weight.

A couple of things that I noticed about the Bass Hunter is that it's built very solid. It's much tougher and heavier than the Bass Tracker Bantam that I had years ago. It is also much wider and has some nice compartments and cut outs along the sides. The hull has very deep grooves that I suspect will help in tracking and prevent the back of the boat spinning in the wind. The 2 wheels on the back of the boat are bigger than expected and will help in dragging it to remote launches. It comes with a drain plug on the floor.

Here's a few pics. More to come after I clean it up and make improvements.


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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 07:03:47 PM »

That's awesome!! You have to register an 8ft boat that's not being trailered?

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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 08:18:43 PM »

With a trolling motor, yes you do.

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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 08:34:28 PM »

With a trolling motor, yes you do.

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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 05:57:27 PM »

You should bring it to the classic. Hell, you could probably win just fishing the canals in Lee's neighborhood. :)

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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 06:54:16 PM »

Those things are awesome!! I had one for years, absolutely loved it!! Got in some sweet spots with it,enjoy bud!!!



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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 07:02:15 PM »

With a trolling motor, yes you do.

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Coming back to this topic, do these boats have  HIN's in order to be able to register them?

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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 06:41:11 PM »

Coming back to this topic, do these boats have  HIN's in order to be able to register them?

Yes, the boats have an HIN and a title.
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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 06:49:35 PM »

Yes, the boats have an HIN and a title.
Thanks again Flats.

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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 06:57:45 PM »

Lou,

Any watercraft with a motor of any type has to be registered. Its a coast guard thing that is enforced by the individual states.
My canoe is registered because it has a trolling motor on it.
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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2019, 08:19:38 PM »

I scored a good deal on a Minn Kota trolling motor. Brand New in a damaged box at Amazon Warehouse. I got the boat all cleaned up and ready to go!

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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2019, 08:28:09 PM »

Congrats on your purchase   ~c~ ~c~

I need to clean it up, get a trolling motor and battery and register it. I'll probably do a few things to it as I go including new seats and a depthfinder. I may consider adding a deck but that would add a considerable amount of weight.

Personally, I wouldn't add the deck, as you mentioned it will add extra top heavy weight, and it appears the floor in the boat is already quite high.
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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2019, 02:13:55 PM »

I just finished up my first trip in the boat. I have a few thoughts and observations.

The boat is much heavier than I thought. I had about a 200 yard drag down an overgrown grassy road. Even with the wheels, it flat wore me out. I'm in decent shape and try to work out regularly and it definitely was a lot of work. I had the boat loaded down with the battery, trolling motor and gear in order to only make one trip. The next time I'll make multiple trips back and forth to the truck.

The 30 lb. Trolling motor did great and pulled the boat along just fine.

I really like the rod and tackle trays in the boat. I could easily fit a 7' rod in the boat. I brought only 2 rods and will probably bring 3 or 4 next time.

The plastic seat was comfortable enough for a half day trip. I may keep it in order to try and keep the weight down.

Standing up in the boat and fishing was great. The boat balanced well and I was never in fear of losing my balance or tipping.

I found a nice large crate that fits a 3700 size box or two in it perfectly along with PFD, little cooler and drybox.

Overall the Bass Hunter is much sturdier and solid than my former mini bass boat from years ago (Bass Tracker Bantam).

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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2019, 02:37:15 PM »

Great setup you got there Flat's. Now you got me thinking.... Not good!!  lo lo

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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2019, 10:01:45 PM »

Nice feedback Flats, glad it worked out nicely  v~
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Re: Bass Hunter Bass Baby
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2019, 07:27:00 AM »

Awesome fishing vessel! Looks great!

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