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Brian B.
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Post by Brian B. » 19 Mar 2013, 19:55

Lurker for a while, finally joined.

I run a 1448 Grizzly with a 35 horse short shaft tiller, it's a quick little rig.

I had a 1648 Lowe Mod-V previously, if I'm honest I think I liked the Lowe better, minor little rivet leaks and all.

I run a Minn Kota 55 Endura up front (I like them much better than foor controls, very robust design). I like the hand control in the river better too, much more control, and I cam trim up @ 45deg angle when I need to for super shallow.

My future boat will be a costom built Alweld or Blazer from Troutt and Sons but that's probably years away. They sell the nicest tin boats I have ever seen(for my purposes).

(LOL) I went with the 14' due to the recession knocking my pay down so much, and fuel soaring so high- (thanks POTUS on both accounts). I tow with (again a down-sized tow vehicle) a 1999 Cavalier sedan, 2.2 liter front wheel drive- tow that little Grizzly like a dream, about 22mpg while towing.

Anyway, I have questions from time to time- and I can answer questions too, as I have had many glass and aluminum rigs- (Skeeter aluminums being the worst two boating chapters in our Portfolio).

Small rigs rock!
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Post by Jim » 19 Mar 2013, 20:04

:WELCOME: Brian

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Post by cva34 » 19 Mar 2013, 20:40

Welcome..What state you in salt/fresh...Thats always helpful in answering ??? etc...cva34

Brian B.
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Post by Brian B. » 19 Mar 2013, 21:26

I live in Waterloo Illinois, essentially St.Louis.

I fish Pyramid State Park almost weekly in the milder months. I also fish Baldwin (power plant) Lake, World Shooting Complex, and many of the rivers and streams on the Missouri side.

I am a Zoom Fluke and Yamamoto Senko, Norman Deep Little-N, and War Eagle spinnerbaits guy, give me those four in a small tackle bag and I'm set.

I will try as hard as I can to stay non-Political, as best I can... (It's guns now, more restrictions on fishing and boating are next- just saying) (darnitt!!)

Pyramid State Park has bass up to 11lbs- just saying.. Not shabby for Illinois.
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Brian B.
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Post by Brian B. » 19 Mar 2013, 21:28

Playing with attatching pics- not so good at this stuff.
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Post by cva34 » 19 Mar 2013, 21:36

now thats an introduction and a wow bass...thx cva34

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Post by Brian B. » 19 Mar 2013, 21:39

More playing with posting..
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Post by Brian B. » 19 Mar 2013, 21:51

My little boat (more practicing posting pics, sorry)
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Post by Brian B. » 19 Mar 2013, 21:55

Baldwin smallmouth,

Unfortanately most of these fish died in a recent fish kill.
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Post by overboard » 19 Mar 2013, 21:57

Welcome:
Nice boat! NICE bass!!!
Now you need to put the TRAC system to work. Lots of things can be mounted using it.

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Post by frenchythefisherman » 20 Mar 2013, 13:22

Welcome aboard :) very nice fish and boat

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Post by Brian B. » 20 Mar 2013, 17:43

overboard wrote:Welcome:
Nice boat! NICE bass!!!
Now you need to put the TRAC system to work. Lots of things can be mounted using it.
I just use 1/4" by 20 threaded carriage bolts from the hardware store- no patent on carriage bolts. :)
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Post by JGibson » 29 Mar 2013, 21:21

Hey! Nice boat. 1448 huh? Anyway you might take a real good pic of your Capacity Plate and send it to me? I have a 1448 also and it is missing it. I would like to make a copy of it with my boats info. Might be too much to ask but never hurts to try :)
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