its a rod box, but i use it for storage.Waterwings wrote:Nice rig, Derek! Is that a storage box mounted on the port side? Looks similar to what I have on my Lowe rig.
i also have a livewell in front of the console.
its a nice boat, i got it decked out with 2 fishfinders, one up front and one on the console. plus two bank onboard charger.
ive got it rigged so that it starts off battery a, and trolls on battery b, a, or both depending. i have a electric only lake close by, so i didnt want to run out of juice. i also only put a 15 horse 4 stroke on her, as the local lake here is a 20hp limit. of course, yamaha comes out with a 20 hp the year after i buy mine. ah well.
its a great boat, a touch cramped through with two guys fishing on it. i have to do a couple of mods to it to make it a bit more space efficient, but i think it will do.
one thing id like to do is upgrade the batteries. id like to have one sepearate for the engine, and two bigger agms or the like for the trolling motor. i dont use that rod box really for anything, and the rear of the boat under the deck lid is pretty cramped, which forced me to use two wheelchair batteries for the whole boat, which works ok, but it draisn down a touch quicker than id like. i could balance out the boat easily by using the rod box as a battery box, and just have some assorted stuff there. i used to carry all my tackle in there, but ive manipulated my tackle carrying a little. i just need to carpet it so that my rods and reels dont get boat rash against the bare aluminum. and find a way to better store my rods for transit, and ill be set. of course thatd mean a major rewire of the boat, as everything was prewired at the dealership to my specs.
but its a good boat, and i dont get skunked on it too many times, and ive definitely had some great times on it in the two years ive had it.