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My new to me boat! :-)

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by jtakeman, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Just bought a bass boat to do some serious bass fishing with. Spring fever got me and the boy so we just had tooo! :cheese:

    2000 Stratos Vindicator 17 w/matching trailer and a 2003 Evinrude 115hp DI Motor. Only has 35 hours on it. Owner never even drilled holes to mount a fish finder. Very clean!

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  2. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    SWEEEEEEEETTTTTTT Find..................................Enjoy!!!!!!!!!
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Beauty! Some fun, memorable times ahead, I'm sure. Rick
  4. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    sweet looking ride ya got there !

    on a side note,,,where do i find a good small out board mechanic
    around our neck of the woods ???
  5. loon

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    WOW!! good for you takeman ;-) have fun eh!

    loon
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh yeah baby. Now to get it all slimy. Woot, woot.
  7. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, right! "Fishing" boat!!!! (Congrats)
  8. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    When did they start making these things so fast?

    I understand the shallow draft - but somehow that an 50 MPH don't seem to go together!

    I just sold my little sailboat - looking for something now. Not even sure what I want, but want to fiddle around with various designs and find one I want to grow old with.
  9. Pallet Pete

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    That looks like a man cave to me ;-) Congratulations
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  11. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Can fish swim at 55MPH? :cheese:

    Actually this is a step down, My trade in did 70MPH. But was built more for water sports than fishin. I really don't need the speed anymore, Just wanna fish with my son! I let him pick it out. First one he drooled on was a $40K Triton(kids got good taste!). But I steered him to my affordable zone. With todays gas prices, We will be using the bow mount more than the bruiser on the back end. A blast here and there, Just to remind us she's quick! :cheese:
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    I saw your little boat for sale. It was a sweet boat. Hope you got a decent price.
    It's an awesome time to buy a boat.
    Many boats can be had for 50% of their asking price if they've been
    on the market long enough.
    We just bought one for 30% of what they were asking two years ago!
    Kenny
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    There are fish that are faster than that, but not the kind of fish you'll be going after. Need a bit different boat for that kind of fishing. Rick
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    smilejamaica Feeling the Heat

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    nice :cheese:
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  17. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    By the look of where them fish were aiming? You might wanna protect the "lil somethin"! :cheese:
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    I see a "boat shed" in the future :)
    Sweet
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    [​IMG]

    Rather large chimney cap for such a skinny chimney.
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    Sweet !!
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    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    I hear ya. I get all the speed I need on my Ultra. Might be in the market for a "Party Barge" - nothing TOO big 0-
    just for leisurely rides around the lake at sunset...Maybe drown a coupla nitecrawlers...
  22. imacman

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    Nice Jay!!! The $$ from that big promotion must have been burning a hole in your pocket..... ;-P

    Can't wait to hear the story about the "big one that got away because of the boat" :lol:
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    Looks awesome J-man. I hope you and your son enjoy it. Take some pics of your first fishing trip and post them for us. Stay safe, and have fun.
  24. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Actually pete, I stole this one! I was looking new when the wife said no way to $24K so we kept looking. I just missed a 2009 stratos for $12,900. But got the lead from him on this one. My out of pocket after trade in is only $3500 plus reg fees. Plus I still have to sell my 14 ft.

    What's gonna put a whole in my pocket is the fuel to us it. But hey you only go round once and I plan on enjoying all the time we spend on the water! ;-)
  25. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Thanks and We definitely will take some pic's and post them. I'll even post the pic of the first time my son gets to drive his first boat! Slowly of coarse! ;-)

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