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July 2nd, 2006, 05:33 PM
2000 Javelin Renegade 20, Johnson 225HO......pix to follow tomorrow

July 2nd, 2006, 08:35 PM
Sounds nice Sarge.....mine is a 19' SeaSquirt center console with a 90HP Johnson....works great on the Gulf flats around here. I am pretty much a saltwater enthusiast! :wink:

Pics to follow when my 2 yr. old daughter isn't sitting here.....she will make me go through all of her friends pics if I open them to upload the boat pics. :embara:

July 2nd, 2006, 09:34 PM
2000 Ranger 518SVX with an Optimax 200....It's been a great boat for the wife and me. I asked her to marry me on the back deck :)


hoyt bowhunting
July 2nd, 2006, 09:49 PM
I got a 1760 lowe john boat. It works great for bowfishing.

July 3rd, 2006, 09:52 AM
1985 ish Starcraft walkthrough with Johnson 140 OB and a matching 9.9 kicker.

Have 4 other boats, but this one gets the most "float" time.

July 3rd, 2006, 11:35 PM
03 Xpress H56TS with a Yamaha 115 4 Stroke

July 7th, 2006, 12:11 AM
17.5' Yar Craft back troller w/ 60hp (tiller) Josnson

July 20th, 2006, 08:21 AM
But its mine and paid for. 2005 Bass Tracker PT 175, with a Mercury 60hp 4 stroke.

August 14th, 2006, 11:35 AM
i got a 14 foot v bottom with a 9.8 merc i use to bowfish, when regular fishin we take my buddys skeeter.

August 17th, 2006, 01:01 PM
I have a 17 ft Pro Gator with a 115 Yamaha on the back. Not the nicest on the water but I have taken a heck of a lot of money home with it.

August 19th, 2006, 12:49 AM

185 Bass Tracker with a 50 HP Merc

August 21st, 2006, 10:06 AM
03 Xpress H56TS with a Yamaha 115 4 Stroke
That is nice. How do you like it? I have been looking at the Xpress line for a while and I cant figure out what I want. I am torn between a duck boat and a fishing boat.
Will she run with the fiberglass rangers and so on, with a 150's on them?

August 21st, 2006, 10:07 AM
But its mine and paid for. 2005 Bass Tracker PT 175, with a Mercury 60hp 4 stroke.

Looks pretty dam nice to me!
Looks like the boy thinks so too!

August 21st, 2006, 10:38 AM
Here's mine...will be on Mille Lacs this Friday. :wink:


Martin Fury
August 21st, 2006, 05:35 PM
225 Yamaha V-Max Motorguide Pro 82, Lowrance X-15 front and back, GPS.
72-73 MPH GPS.

Martin Fury
August 21st, 2006, 05:40 PM
fOR Duck hunting I have an '05 Duracraft Aluminum Camo 16.5 ft. with 25HP. electric start MERC. Minn Kota 70. Lowrance elecronics. I have A 15.9ft. Gheenoe with 6hp. Evinrude also for the tight spots.

H2O Mellon
August 23rd, 2006, 12:45 AM
Man, I'm embarrased to even post this now.... Here's my boat. Not built for seped but does fine on my local catfish river!

Paul S.
August 23rd, 2006, 01:07 AM
Nice boats guys...maybe someday.:( Hey Mellon, I though I was on OGf for a second! Welcome to AT!

October 22nd, 2006, 08:50 PM
14 streamlined feet pushed by a turbo charged 5.5 hp Johnson (1981)

October 22nd, 2006, 09:35 PM
I have a Lowe 1648 with a 9.9 Nissan outboard and a Minn Kota 55lb. Thrust motor on the front. I use it mostly for day/night bowfishing. I do remove the bowfishing deck and drift for catfish and love to take the kids out crappie fishing. Here is a picture of my rig.

October 23rd, 2006, 10:52 AM
Looks like you could hang that jon boat in a tree and it might make a nifty tree stand!

October 23rd, 2006, 05:56 PM
14' Misty Harbour with a '99 Yamaha 15hp outboard.

October 24th, 2006, 04:00 PM
1989 19.5 foot Kingfisher196 with a 150 Yamaha proV. Bought it used earlier this spring.

October 25th, 2006, 10:26 AM
2006 BassCat Cougar Merc/225XS......2000 BassCat Cougar/Merc 250XP.....2007 Skeeter SX 200/200 yamaha. The 2000 BassCat and the 2007 Skeeter are for sale. I won the 2007 Skeeter at a tournament last month.

October 25th, 2006, 10:52 AM
If I had one it would start with something like this!
But it just not in the budget at the time.

October 29th, 2006, 01:59 PM
Here is mine! Multi purpose bowfishing/ crappie fishing/ catfishing/ or just cruising the lakes/river. It gets the bottom wet around 50 times a year. Even had it out in January on the 7th looking for carp to shoot last winter.
Its ugly, fairly fast, and can handle a fairly rough lake with ease.
Platform removes in seconds.
1987 Lowe 1648 Mod. V
1991 25 hp Merc with Boyeson reeds and stainless prop.
CMC aftermarket tilt and trim.
Minn Kota 55lb troller
Top speed empty 32 mph via GPS

October 30th, 2006, 12:34 AM
Dont have a pic but just bought my first boat today. 81' Bass boat. Small at 15' w/ 115 mercury. Decent enough shape and runs good. Was honestly wanting something quite a bit bigger and better but for just under $1500 I couldnt argue.

October 30th, 2006, 08:30 AM
Dont have a pic but just bought my first boat today. 81' Bass boat. Small at 15' w/ 115 mercury. Decent enough shape and runs good. Was honestly wanting something quite a bit bigger and better but for just under $1500 I couldnt argue.
I would say not! Sounds like a great deal. The motor is worth more than that!

November 1st, 2006, 01:38 PM
Using a 96', 21' Falcon striper king with 175 Johnson currently.

Dave Nowlin
November 3rd, 2006, 03:26 PM
20' 4" Bumble Bee Bass Boat with 200 Yamaha and 82# Great White trolling motor. Towed by white King Ranch F-250 PSD.
Dave Nowlin

November 5th, 2006, 09:50 AM
2004 Ranger 185svx with a 2004 150 Johnson pusher

WA Elk hunter
November 10th, 2006, 05:59 PM
1998 fisher fx-19 DC tournament, powered by a 200 hp Merc. Love this boat.

December 7th, 2006, 12:27 AM
Nine foot Inflatable Pontoon boat. I love it its great for lazy days in summer floating rivers. A little cosy if you have a guest aboard:tongue:

January 10th, 2007, 06:25 PM
1998 tracker super guide v16 with a 40 force. i dont have a pic of mine on my computer but i got thuis off the websitehttp://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f74/alan_50501/1140888444_9_FT159_tsgv16sct06 _bmt_.jpg

January 27th, 2007, 09:39 AM
heres a pic of my champ.19" - 200 merc

January 27th, 2007, 09:04 PM
1995 Starcraft SuperFisherman with 115hp outboard, 17' with walkthru windshield.

January 27th, 2007, 10:42 PM
16 foot star craft aluminum..deep v 25 hp

nothing special but gets the job done!

February 3rd, 2007, 12:31 AM
i have an 11foot oldtown kayak pimped to the max for fishing it takes me every where you big boats cant go

February 12th, 2007, 02:49 PM
Damn most of you guys put my floating bathtub to shame :cry: Maybe someday I can get a bass boat. here's mine with a camo paint job by your truly :darkbeer: 14' smokercraft alaskan with a 15 hp johnson

February 14th, 2007, 10:06 PM
1979 Shipoke Flats boat
115 Yamaha
74 lb. Minn Kota rip-tide

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8954/shipokenc5.th.jpg (http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shipokenc5.jpg)

February 15th, 2007, 12:41 AM
I have a 14ft flat bottom john boat with a 20 hp merc and a 55lb thrust minnkota. The trolly motor is nicer then anything else about my boat, good battery too. It is probably the least nicest boat on here, but its payed for and I dont have to worry about messing it up. Im a little suprised that none fo the people that bowfish on here have a fan boat

February 15th, 2007, 08:17 AM
I float in a 2003 crestliner 1650 fish hawk with a 25 hp merc bigfoot four stroke. she goes s little slow but thats all you can have on the lake i like to fish. cruise speed is about 18mph with two people. she gets the job done though.

February 15th, 2007, 06:48 PM
14 ft Herters fiberglass hull with a 15hp evinrude from the mid 70's, 30lb thrust minn kota, and 2 "experienced" oars. I installed a Humminbird wide paramount with twin transducers in it a couple years ago and now it is a pretty good little lake boat. The last two summers I ran on the same tank of gas.

February 23rd, 2007, 11:39 PM
WOW ,some super nice boats you guys got ,but i have to admit if you tried running them in our waters they wouldn't last but 5 minutes if you could even get them off the trailer :wink:
had a bass tracker with a 50 horse jet but it was even too big for this water

so i bought a 14' flat bottom with a 99' 6 horse mariner ,its a heavy boat (1953) good thick bottom

February 28th, 2007, 07:47 PM
Hey, any boat no matter what size is better than fishing on the bank!

March 17th, 2007, 10:56 AM
this is my delaware bay battle shiphttp://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h149/ub1243/SUC50088.jpghttp://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h149/ub1243/SUC50087-1.jpg

March 21st, 2007, 05:39 PM
22' Nautic Star Bay Boat / 200 4 stroke Suzuki / 85 lb Minn Kota 24 volt salt water troll motor / Lowrance 334C sonor/GPS

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/57/657/6/57/31/2691657310075730643zEoNsi_th.j pg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2691657310075730643zEoNsi)

March 24th, 2007, 11:50 PM
Well, I "WAS" in an Allison XB2003, man what I boat. I'm riuned for life. I cant imagine owning anything else. But I sold it due to buying a house.

Rimfire Kid
March 25th, 2007, 01:17 AM
I have a 98' 16' Tidecraft with a 90 H.P. Mariner, but I'm probably going to get rid of it...paid for and a nice lil' boat, but I just don't use it enough to justify keepin' it and the money's gonna look real good in my hand. I've got another boat, too...an OLD 12' V Bottom...my river boat. It doesn't have a motor...just a trolling motor or boat oar...pitch it in the back of the truck and go. I totally redid it back in 2000...stripped, primed, olive drab paint, new wood and bolts. I'll probably get a trailer and some more stuff done to it, get rid of the other one and use the lil' 12' when I go.

June 17th, 2008, 12:15 PM


bought boat, trailer and 25horse Evinrude for $1500. Stripped the whole thing down, painted, put in floor, carpeted it, built secret compartments for storage.

Steeler Fan
June 17th, 2008, 01:20 PM
1996 14ft Smokercraft Pro Mag with 40hp oil injected Merc 2 stroke. Not very fancy but it attracts slime as good as any and it works for now. Will someday upgrade to a 16-17 Lund tiller.

June 17th, 2008, 01:25 PM
18 ft roughneck xtra wide and deep. 75 horse optimax merc. Scoots my butt anywhere on the river i need to go.

June 17th, 2008, 04:00 PM
don't show the 15hp kicker, but you get the idea.

June 17th, 2008, 05:05 PM
:cry::cry:I was sportin a Stratos 285PXLDC yamaha vmax150 up untill my daughters wedding.

June 17th, 2008, 05:48 PM
I have a 21' Cris craft,with a 225 hp Suzuki EFI. Man is this boat solid, sits nice in the water, and is :flame: I do not know how to post pics,so if someone could pm me with how I will post the pics, Thanks JP

June 18th, 2008, 12:48 AM
I gotta 14' old town canoe and a 14' aluminum beater boat...........but its better than this guys:D

July 18th, 2008, 12:06 AM
2002 13' Boston Whaler Sport w/ 40 hp 4 stroke Mercury on it for my spearfishing expeditions.

July 20th, 2008, 09:28 AM
2003 Skeeter, Bassmaster Classic ZX200, Yamaha 200hp V-Max, fully loaded......

July 20th, 2008, 02:38 PM
nitro 750 black silver and grey

July 20th, 2008, 09:06 PM
my lil float boat

July 21st, 2008, 05:48 PM
2006 Pathfinder 2200 Tournament Edition, Yamaha 200hp HPDI on the back...boat will run real skinny in a hurry...

also float a Ocean Kayak Frenzy and a Ocean Kayak Malibu II :darkbeer:

July 30th, 2008, 02:39 AM
My litt'l Whaler, works great for reef hoppin and spearfishing.

August 11th, 2008, 10:27 PM
2000 Ranger R93 with Johnson 200

August 27th, 2008, 01:56 PM
1997 Nittro 884 savage, has a Fuel injected 200 HP merc. only supost to have up to a 175HP, will do about 82 mph fully loaded with 2 people around here you have to be the first to your spot

October 9th, 2008, 08:41 AM
my lil float boat

Does that say ALLISON down the side of it? :eek:

October 9th, 2008, 02:25 PM
A 1984 16ft.(wish it was longer) Ragin Cajun with 150h Merc. Not the newest boat but in really good condition.
And a 14ft. Richline V-bottom with either a 20hp Merc. or a 50lb. Minkota trolling motor. Used most often on the smaller lakes near our house.

October 9th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Here is mine. A 2008 20'X72" Bubba Built boat. ( THE TREE HUGGER ) Yes it looks home made because I builted it my self....LOL It floats and it is a fish killing maching.

October 9th, 2008, 03:06 PM
Does that say ALLISON down the side of it? :eek:

YES it DOES!:wink::wink::wink::wink:: tongue:

December 6th, 2008, 12:53 AM
Picked up an '89 Ranger 363V Bassmasters Classic Edition with a Johnson GT150 this past year. After I graduate I'll be looking seriously at the Z522!
Oh, also have an aluminum jon boat with trolling motor for farm ponds.

December 10th, 2008, 08:07 PM
This was my boat but I sold it. I was gonna buy a bigger one, then gas prices went outta control. Then I was gonna get a smaller one to just stay on the flats, but the money was tight. Come to think of it this boat was the perfect size for my fishing style. I took it both offshore and on the flats.
It is a 18 1/2 ft Chaparral that I helped a friend totally redo. It was totally gutted and we built it from the ground up. Had a Johnson 155. I bought it from him. Had it for 4 trouble free years then I sold it to a friend and he blew the motor after a year and a half. Prolly didnt add enough oil to the mixture :angry:.............. his problem not mine.
Anyways here is a pic right before I sold it........ man I miss that boat, shoulda never sold it. I'll get another one hopefully sooner than later...


December 11th, 2008, 10:53 PM
1995 17 ft champion 115 mariner

December 18th, 2008, 09:48 PM
here is mine

December 22nd, 2008, 08:13 PM
In Washington state we like to fish in the rivers for salmon and steelhead. So, we use boats that are especially made for white water rowing, here is mine:

December 26th, 2008, 03:59 PM
I'm runnin a 2001 Triton TR-21 with a 2008 Mercury 250 Pro XS. Motorguide Tour 109lb TM, 8" CMC hydraulic jackplate, Lowrance LCX-113C HD & LMS-332C

December 26th, 2008, 08:23 PM
my ocean striper machine.


Sometimes i even get lucky in it.


my freshwater tub.




try-n II
January 15th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Lots of nice looking boats

try-n II
January 15th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Here is ours


January 15th, 2009, 07:35 PM
1980 sears gamefisher 14foot with a 1985 9.9hp 4stroke. it aint big it aint pretty but it catches 'eyes.

January 22nd, 2009, 10:23 AM

February 7th, 2009, 10:25 AM
Here is my setup for the Big lake ( Lake Michigan ) and i strip her down to fish Lake Winnebago as well.


Lake Michigan for these:tongue:

Lake Winnebago for these:tongue:

February 11th, 2009, 04:46 PM
I have a 12' flat bottom Jon boat with a 4 stroke 4HP Mercury motor which I crab on, that is on the south river. I also have a 12' manta ray kayak that I am rigging up to fish It is at my house on stony creek.

February 12th, 2009, 01:57 AM
Just got two belly boats for the Mrs and myself. No trailer, no launch ramp, no gas or oil.
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Vinnie B
February 12th, 2009, 07:38 AM
12 foot jon boat and a 1998 Champion 181 with 150 Evinrude

February 12th, 2009, 03:55 PM
Heres mine, 2009 Nitro Z9 CDC with 250 Mercury


Haha, I wish, I have a 1998 Bass Tracker with a 125 Mercury

February 14th, 2009, 01:49 PM
9.5 foot Swifty with a 2 arm powered Carlisle paddle :wink:

February 15th, 2009, 10:28 PM

Aaron Betzner
February 21st, 2009, 04:14 PM
97 Nitro Savage 150 merc. 19ft
01 alumatech 25 hp
89 20 ft pontoon 35
97 seedoo gs
12ft johnboat gravel pit jumper

February 21st, 2009, 04:18 PM
Picking up my new 'used' Coleman canoe when I get done with this deployment. Low price of 'come and get it', needs some work, but for the cost of a repair kit ($60 or so) great deal. My boys and I should use it alot.

February 21st, 2009, 07:37 PM
I started using a hobie kayak last year,most of the spots i fish are cartop launch only with electric motors.Its the best thing i ever bought,cant wait till the ice melts to start trout fishing.

February 22nd, 2009, 03:38 PM
Nothing fancy. A 14' with a 25 Merc that runs/starts perfectly. All that I need for the lakes in this area unless it is extremely windy.

Gets far more fish stink in it than most boats :-)

February 26th, 2009, 07:13 PM
2004 2180 Carolina Skiff DLX
75 Yamaha 4 stroke
doubles as our duck boat and fishing the flats around here in Southeast VA.

BareBack Jack
March 2nd, 2009, 04:37 PM
1991 Crestliner Phantom 17 ft
1998 Suzuki 140hp outboard
2008 Yamaha T8 kicker trollmaster controls
Minkota 70# bowmount troller
Bottomline Tourney pro Fish finder and GPS,Lowrance flasher on the front.
2 live wells and bait tank rigged to the gills for fishing
On board charger,radio,Sirius Satelite radio,2 Scotty down riggers,seats 5 and pushes 50+mph fully loaded.
She aint new but she fishes.

March 2nd, 2009, 06:12 PM
2000 Lund 1700 Fisherman
17 ft boat
90 HP Merc
80lb Minn Kota

Best bass killer in the area.

March 6th, 2009, 11:52 PM
a 12.5' 1964 sears & robuck jon boat on a 1957 sears & robuck trailer with a 1972 6hp johnson, and a 1989 35lb. minnkota. its not fancy, but i catvh fish.:p