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by RiverLife
14 Jul 2018, 00:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Mount/anchor cooler and other items without drilling holes
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Mount/anchor cooler and other items without drilling holes

Nice!

I did that around my battery box. It was jumping all around when going down the road.
by RiverLife
14 Jul 2018, 00:31
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Cheap marine carpet
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Cheap marine carpet

I picked some outdoor sandstone color at Menards. Think I paid about 60 bucks or so for materials. Two years and still looks nice. I wait till mud and sand dry then shop vac or regular vaccuum it. When it gets real bad power washer.

Ditch the heavy rubber mats.
by RiverLife
14 Jul 2018, 00:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Talk me out of a flat bottom
Replies: 28
Views: 2735

Talk me out of a flat bottom

All I've owned is mod v. They do noticeably ride better and you don't get that water slapping noise in the front like on a flat bottom. They do cut waves nice as well when headed into someone elses wake. Trade off is that extra room and funky floor angles if you want to put a floor in it. I fish riv...
by RiverLife
08 Jul 2018, 13:42
Forum: Boat House
Topic: lowe 1648t qeustion
Replies: 6
Views: 850

lowe 1648t qeustion

I'd walk away from that one. Boats are all over the place for sale all the time. Find one that hasn't been messed with in better shape set up for fishing. Father in-law just bought a similar setup and is regretting it. He bought in haste and it's going to cost him time and money to get his ex duck b...
by RiverLife
16 Jun 2018, 22:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Lowe Skorpion
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Lowe Skorpion

20180616_204607.jpg Well folks here she is in my garage. Spent some time checking it over today. Can't believe the engine oil looks like it was just poured in and grease in trailer hubs is still red. This thing is minty fresh. Had to replace a fuel line connection. Will change fluids in engine to m...
by RiverLife
16 Jun 2018, 00:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Lowe Skorpion
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Lowe Skorpion

Yes it is rated for a fifty. He let me take it out today and play with it. Seems like a nice boat for what I enjoy doing. My only complaint was the 25hp is a dog. Really slow to get on plane and mild mannered. The fuel injection is nice however and no more mixing gas. Be nice not to have to run it w...
by RiverLife
15 Jun 2018, 08:34
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Lowe Skorpion
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Lowe Skorpion

Well I was not planning an upgrade but my neighbors just hung a for sale sign on their fishing boat. Looks like the guy is pissed and caved to his wife. Bought a pontoon pleasure craft. He threw all his fishing gear in the boat. Everything goes he said. It's a 2012 Lowe Skorpion with a Merc 25 4 str...
by RiverLife
28 Sep 2017, 11:55
Forum: Motors
Topic: Johnson 4.0 Find
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Johnson 4.0 Find

Traded it for a 22 rifle and a crispy new 50 dollar bill.

I had 45 bucks invested. I'm happy and off to the range with my boy.

Will be out for more of these for sure.
by RiverLife
26 Sep 2017, 23:27
Forum: Motors
Topic: Johnson 4.0 Find
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Johnson 4.0 Find

Hit an estate sale this week and found a nice little Johnson 4hp. It looks like new and is all original right down to the spark plugs. Bought it as a little flip project. I checked the water pump, carb, and plugs. Everything looked great and didn't need to be taken apart. I put it back together and ...
by RiverLife
25 Apr 2017, 23:07
Forum: Trailers
Topic: What color should I paint my trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 3000

What color should I paint my trailer?

Satin black is the only color for a trailer of any kind.

I fix them up and if they are any other color they sit and don't sell.

Fresh coat of satin black they are gone in an hour. It goes with everything and hides imperfections.
by RiverLife
13 Aug 2016, 06:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Utility boat question
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Utility boat question

I have a Lowe1448MV it seems thin compared to some of my relatives welded duck boats. Those duck boats are heavy as all get out. Unless you are jumping logs with a muck motor on the back it is unnecessary. My Lowe is nice and light and moves out nice with a 15hp although it is rated for a 25hp. Easy...
by RiverLife
13 Aug 2016, 06:34
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14' vs 16' mod v jon
Replies: 5
Views: 983

14' vs 16' mod v jon

I love my Lowe 1448MV. I fish small rivers primarily and have yet to have it on a lake although have plans to do so. It is rated for a 25 and I have a 15hp with a 55lb troller. I mainly fish alone and it is easy to maneuver and see out front by myself. Have yet to burn 6gal of gas in a season. A 16'...
by RiverLife
30 Jul 2016, 15:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Looking to buy a new 1648 john boat for the creek and river
Replies: 30
Views: 3397

Looking to buy a new 1648 john boat for the creek and river

My neighbor picked up a new Tracker. He ran it a few weeks and hung the for sale sign on it. I ran over to check it out in hopes of possibly buying it. When I got up close I saw the reason he was selling. Paint was lifting all over. It scratched easy and once a little scratch got there the paint lif...
by RiverLife
24 Jul 2016, 23:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: what size trolling motor so you have?
Replies: 31
Views: 2479

what size trolling motor so you have?

Yes any of the Minn Kota transom mount motors can be bow mounted. Have to loosen the control head and flip it around. As someone else mentioned mounting a transom mount next to a outboard is tight. I have to make sure my outboard is in the up position when operating the trolling motor so I dont hit ...
by RiverLife
24 Jul 2016, 00:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: what size trolling motor so you have?
Replies: 31
Views: 2479

what size trolling motor so you have?

I have a new Minn Kota Traxxis 55lb on the transom of my Lowe Big Jon 1448 I fish rivers and it works well and has some nice features including infinite speed control, batt meter, and a killer handle that adjusts in all sorts of positions. Amazon had the best price and it was on my door step in two ...