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FNG2021
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Joined: 25 Aug 2021, 14:28
Location: southport nc

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Greetings , An internet search got me here. I have a 2015 lowe 1448 w a merc 20. Im researching a trolling motor set up. Any suggestions
photos or input will be appreciated

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MN Fisher
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Location: Mound, MN

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Post by MN Fisher »

Searching around for ideas brought me here.

I recently purchased a 1972 Alumacraft F-9 Lake Master that I plan to outfit as a bass-boat over the coming winter. Currently working on refurbishing the trailer.

Nice to see all the builds here and I hope to get mine half as good as some I've seen.

Grumman338
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Joined: 02 Oct 2021, 19:44
Location: North Pole Alaska

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Hello from North Pole Alaska. Home to some of the biggest moose on earth ! A long time Hunter in my Grumman Frighter 19’ canoe . Best wishes to everyone and take back America again !

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BAY BEAGLE
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Location: King William, Virginia

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Howdy from the Middle Peninsula of Virginia. Our two Home Ports are Aylett Virginia, on the Mattaponi River and second harbor is on the Piantiank River, in Middlesex.
I have had a few Jon boats in my lifetime, and enjoy fishing from them in the shallows. For deeper water I have the Bayliner Trophy W/A.
The Mattaponi is a tidal river that starts small, with flats and deep cuts as it widens to the York River watershed, that flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Only minutes from me. The Piantiank River is a tidal River, that flows directly into the Chesapeake Bay, and where we have a cottage on the river.
I wanted to take advantage of the Speckled Trout fishing on the Piantiank River. The Trophy being too large to work the grass flats, I opt to start a 2021 winter boat project.
I am the proud owner of a 1974 RHYNCRAFT - 16 ft ...... that needs a ton of love, and time. I placed a order for a YAMAHA F-20 rudder - 15" shaft.
I am looking to reap the knowledge of those that have been in the trenches, and implement them into my project.
Thanks for adding Me to this site ....... Cheers!!!!!
- A FLATLANDER -

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Skybolter
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Joined: 19 Oct 2021, 10:58
Location: Charleston SC

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Hello from Charleston, SC!
I am new to the world of aluminum boats, but have actually built an aluminum aircraft and am hoping some of the skills will transfer over from airplanes to boats. We live on a freshwater lake and are looking into doing a restoration project if we can find the right boat. I look forward to learning from this talent base as we dip our toes into this project.

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Grumman338
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Hello from North Pole Alaska
We have a abundance of rivers and small streams to Moose hunt from using my 19’ Grumman Canoe. This is me downloading my canoe to go up Wood River to moose hunt .
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Welcome grumman338. Alaska is on my bucket list. That’s a great picture you posted, hardcore!


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Raccoon11
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Joined: 06 Nov 2021, 19:02
Location: Forest Lakes, AZ

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In a month I’ll be 74, God willing and the creeks don’t rise, and yesterday I bought the first boat in those 74 years. It’s a 10’ aluminum flat-bottom skiff that I think will be a good fishing boat in the small lakes near Forest Lakes, AZ where I live much of the year. The fish will likely have no more reason to fear for their safety than they ever have, but I’m hoping to enjoy the mobility anyway. It’s an old craft and it once had seats, but they are long gone, so I would like to replace the two of them. There are holes in the fixed seats where pivoting seats were once mounted. I welcome suggestions as to where I might pick up a couple of serviceable seats relatively close to Phoenix, AZ. Thank you.

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Anton
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Joined: 07 Nov 2021, 18:07
Location: Manchester NH

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Hi All,
New to the board although I have used it for info in the past a bit. I finally picked up a 13'8" AT which I am working on to get worthy for water short term and long term to properly restore. I already have a nice 1955 Evinrude 5.5hp that is restored properly and runs great to go with it so Winter should be interesting in the garage as we work on it!

I am a professional outdoorsman (Trapper) in Northern New England/New Hampshire, and so my AT will get used quite a bit... actually, we will put it to use on a job as soon as we get it on the water and checked out. My 16 year old son and I both share a love of older stuff so the boat was a perfect fit following the motor we stumbled across and got fixed up with.

Looking forward to hanging out a bit and learning... I don't like folks on my lawn so I guess the term old-fart fits me as well...

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Bass fly
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Hello Glad I joined the forum. I'm restoring my grandfathers 12ft Featherlight alluminum boat. Transom was rotten and I would like to put down a deck to strip my line on. Thanks for having me!
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Joey Bagels
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Howdy from southeast Tejas. I’m in the process of purchasing my first tin boat, a 14’ 2017 Alumacraft. Had a fiberglass model (Ranger 680t) since 1990 and I currently also have 4 kayaks and a bunch of float tubes. Took early retirement earlier this year and now work for myself so I have a much freer schedule to play around with and most importantly, fish as much as humanly possible. I live right near the Colorado River, so I’ll be using my new rig there a lot. But also on the coastal marshes and smaller lakes. I fly fish whenever possible, but also throw big swimbaits and other lures. I especially love frogs and my homebrew jigs for bass. I’ll post a report of the maiden voyage of my new used boat as soon as I pick it up and my Mrs. and I get it out on the river.

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