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My '07 Tracker ProTeam 190TX w/90hp Merc 2-stroke.


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Nice! :)
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Here's a couple of pictures of my salmon layer set-up.

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That's a nice setup! We don't see any boats around my immediate area with outriggers and kicker motors. Is the kicker motor a tiller-type, or does it turn in-sync with the big motor (even when the big one is not running)?
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well here is a picture of my boat not tin but I like it I'll get a few more and post them


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Nice rig! :)
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Waterwings wrote:That's a nice setup! We don't see any boats around my immediate area with outriggers and kicker motors. Is the kicker motor a tiller-type, or does it turn in-sync with the big motor (even when the big one is not running)?
Thanks, The kicker is an older Honda 7.5hp 4-stroke which is a tiller motor but I bought a linkage connector from Cabelas (later saw the same thing at Gander Mountain for $7.00 less). I can connect the two motors and steer from the steering wheel or disconnect it and tiller steer. Still have to adjust the trottle at the motor though. I use my boat mostly for trolling for salmon now. I really want that board across the back to be raised like 24" or so. That would make it easier to grab the rod and rig them as well. Also it would be safer as it could act as a railing.
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I really want that board across the back to be raised like 24" or so. That would make it easier to grab the rod and rig them as well. Also it would be safer as it could act as a railing
Have you thought about maybe finding some wide aluminum channel to replace the board and then have a taller strucure (24") made completely out of the channel (would require some mig/tig welding) and bolting it securely (removeable though) to the deck or gunwales? Just a thought :)
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redbug wrote:well here is a picture of my boat not tin but I like it I'll get a few more and post them


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Waterwings wrote:Have you thought about maybe finding some wide aluminum channel to replace the board and then have a taller strucure (24") made completely out of the channel (would require some mig/tig welding) and bolting it securely (removeable though) to the deck or gunwales? Just a thought :)
Thought about finding? yes. Thought about buying? No. That piece of lumber in the pictures is a 7'6" 2x6, and I would imagine buying a piece of aluminum that size plus pieces to raise it would be expensive. I would also need to hire someone to do the welding. I was an electrician in the Navy and the only welding I've ever done was when trying to pull live 120VAC fuses with a pair of slip-joint pliers. :oops: Not sure if I would consider keeping the piece of cedar and just adding some 24" end supports.
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My 1995 Spectrum Sport 16.... Came with Bimini cover, haven't used it though - it just gets in the way. 6.5' beam, 40hp Force, power tilt/trim, 9.9 Johnson kicker, walk-through windshied, stero, live well, 40lb TM, front pedistal seat, four seats total (665lbs), in-board gas (13 gals), Eagle Fish Elite 640c color Finder/GPS, Humminbird finder up front, Scotty rod holders, bouy markers, transom saver, interior lights (in addition to nav lights), retractable tie downs, dual on-board batt charger and more. Everything I needed to get started back fishing again :D :D :D


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I think I have 6 in total. 4 are under 14 ft row boats 1 16 ft johnboat and my 21x toon.. I'm not the outboard collector that bassboy is but i have around a dozen trolling motors of all shapes and sizes and ages. I have 1 from the 50's that still works

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Redbug - you need professional help :D

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flounderhead59,
how is your boat in rough water my brother in law is looking into buying the same setup.
do you like the amount of rod storage?
does it have 1 or 2 depth finders?
and what size trolling motor did it come with?

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Wayne,

I take my boat out in Lake Michigan in 2-4 footers without any problem. Gotta keep the speed down unless you really want to get airborne. The boat is light enuf to really launch. Top speed for me with my 90hp has been 44.6 on GPS, alone with a full tank of gas. Max recommended motor is 135hp but the 135 Optimax is $6,500.00 more so I went with the standard 90hp. According to the Tracker site this hull with the 90 should run 43-44 MPH and with the 135 Opti 48-51. Not worth it to me.

As far as the trolling motor it comes with a 12VDC 46lb thrust 42” Motor Guide trolling motor with foot pedal. I don’t use the trolling motor that much but when I have I have found it sufficient to pull that boat right along without having to use the highest setting. The one I have has a dial with 0 – 5 and 2 or 3 is where I usually keep it when I do use it working the docks.

It came with one Lowrance X37 fish finder. The newer ones have an X47.

Overall I would say the rod storage is adequate. There are two rod lockers that will hold 6’6” rods. If you go to https://www.day-vizstrips.blogspot.com/ and look for Andy’s boat (mine), you’ll see a couple of pictures of the rod lockers. Of course my salmon rods don’t fit in there but hey, they’re 9 ½ footers.

A couple of options available that I was considering were the trailer brakes for $445.00 and second console for $425.00. As long as I’m towing with a heavy vehicle the vehicle brakes are sufficient but I think a lighter tow vehicle (anything less than a full size SUV) would benefit from trailer brakes. I see how much wind the wife has to put up with when running WOT so I’m considering getting the second console added next year.

If you have any more questions let me know.
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