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Am I crazy to sink a lot of money into the 22YO boat .Total with add ons around 16g total

  • Crazy

  • Somewhat Crazy

  • Hey if it doesn't work out you can always remove and sell the added features

  • Go for it , I don't see a problem with it

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2015 Views 16 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  markp1964
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If I like the way it handles I have big plans for this one:
Lenco tabs 9x9 seems to be the recommended size / has anyone used the 9x12s on a 1500-1520 ?
I'm liking the new switch with led indicators and auto stow feature

Electric jack plate (I fish shallow often) any advice on setbacks for this boat ?

I'm leaning towards the 70 4stk Yammi because of the weight any other lightweights out there? Would love to max it out at 80hp but seems like the displacement AND weight goes way up

Talon anchor on the port side to help offset the weight of the side console

Relocate console battery to forward hatch port side / I believe I read someone on the Forum did this any advice would be great!

Some brand of Spot lock type Trolling Motor

A nice big (9-12") combo GPS FF that doesn't require a degree in rocket science (saw a 12" a while back for a grand)

Rebuild the 1997 aluminum trailer and add some nice wheels
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Very nice! I have 2 friends with that exact boat (side console and all). One has a 2 stroke 60 and the other has a 2 stroke "100" (Hydro Tec kit on a 75-90hp). I think you'll want a little more power than that 40, but maybe not. Also a jackplate would be nice to idle around shallow areas, but this boat definitely isn't a "technical" skiff. Even though it's not the shallowest out there, she's still pretty good and extremely versatile.

I actually think I've recommended this boat more often than any other boat out there. Putting 16k total into it might be a little high if you're thinking about resale, but you may end up keeping it a while and the cost may be worth it to you. Or like you said, you may be able to sell some add-ons separately. You will usually take a hit doing that, though.
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