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03-17-2008, 10:28 AM
Stumbled on this post while researching Lund boats. No, it does not even remotely focus on fly fishing but I know that some of us on this forum (like me) do more than fly fish. And I'm sure a lot of these principles would apply to customizing a sweet inshore striper boat. Great ideas for storage, etc.
03-17-2008, 11:24 AM
wow, interesting..Steve you looking at getting a LUND? I got one back in 06 and love it. I have a 1450 rebel ss which I got from Greens in Hooksett, I take it every where I even had it 2miles off Plum I. last summer..Although I mostly use it on winni.
03-17-2008, 11:24 AM
Thanks Steve, that is a pretty cool site.
03-17-2008, 02:22 PM
Yeah, Dan. I hope to have a boat within the next year or two. Nothing fancy or too expensive, probably something like an 18' Alaskan with a 75hp. We'll see. Won't be for a while but I still love looking....and dreaming!!
03-17-2008, 03:31 PM
yeah it's always nice to look. I still look but only at bigger boats so I can chase thoughs tuna I dream about...lol...Here's a nice boat for sale
16'LUND W/ 35 HONDA 4/STROKE AND TRALIER, BIMINI TOP, BOAT COVER, 2MANUAL DOWNRIGGERS, 1 ELECTRIC DOWNRIGGER,NEW FLOOR(MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD)AND CARPET, SPARE HUB, ELECTRIC TROLLING MOTOR, LIVEWELL, FISHFINDER. ASKING 7895.00 CALL ROB 603-542-2845 OR EMAIL ME FOR PICS. A MUST SEE. RDAVIS399@AOL.COM
03-17-2008, 04:21 PM
cool site I have a 16" Lund rebel w/ a 25 honda on it its rigged for downriggin w/ 2 cannon digitrol IV ihave to put a floor in it mine is a '06 it is a great boat i've been in every weather lake champlain can toss out and it can be a rough lake waves up to 6' and never had fear i'm sure it would be good in the salt which i would love to try maybe some day
03-17-2008, 07:56 PM
I had a 18' Alaskan, 50 Johnson 2 Stroke,( For a 4 Stroke I would go with a 75) 12v Riptide Trolling Moror. Fished everywhere in that thing, Lake Masebesic,Ponds in Plymouth , The Mack ,The Haba, Marthas Vineyard ( Trailerd Over). Awesome Rig. If you can only have one boat these will do it all except offshore.
Someday I will scan in my old pics with this rig. Good Old Day's I even had hair then
03-18-2008, 11:05 AM
Once you go aluminum you never go back. We must be a Lund cult, Iíve had 2 18í Alaskans. The first was a 2002 with a used 40hp Honda, clearly the best boat I ever had. To make things worse I still see that boat all the time on Joppa. :evil: Like a fool the sex appeal of chasing inshore schoolie tuna blinded me to what I had. So I cashed it in for a 2004 with a 90hp merc.
Bad bad bad. The new hull design of the 2004 model combined with the heavy engine made for a boat with all the limitations of a large heavy glass boat and an uncertain feeling every time I was faced with a moderate tailing sea. But it went like a raped ape. Man that boat went about 45-50mph with two people. Stupid fast and a biatch at the dock.
So I dumped it before it lost any more value. That is when I started looking at different hull designs. Iíve found a design that is similar to the older 18í hull that can be welded up to 23 feet. Iím not sure if Iíll make it that big, but it will at least be 20í.
If I buy another hull it would be a used 18í Alaskan that is older than 2003. or a 20í hull that is older than when they up graded that hull.
03-18-2008, 03:40 PM
The boat I have now is much more seaworthy than the Lund but not as vertisle. It Uses very little gas and can be launched at the crapy ramps\beaches I launch from. Eats 5-6ft when it has to and is super dry.
I went to register it today and they said I have to get it inspected by the shore patrol and assigned a new VIN number. It seems they use a different number scheme in Australia than here! I have registered it without issue for the past 3 years. Now they are cracking down I guess.
They are not even scheduling apointments yet and won't be until they start patrols again. I am 100% sure that I would be fishing for stripers down the cape prior to them starting the patrols.
Not to happy about this at this point.
03-18-2008, 04:34 PM
nice boat. Where do they sell them around here? That sucks having to wait...I probably wouldn't wait either..
03-18-2008, 06:15 PM
wow that has alot freeeboard and it took me a sec to relize its alluminum looks like a glass boat very nice!!
03-18-2008, 07:32 PM
Quintrex are awesome, but you pay through the nose for them. It is hard to beat aluminum, I'm not sure I know anyone who has gone back to glass after having one.
The millenium hull is new from when I last checked them out, to bad I can't sacrifice the draft. I bet that is fast on plain.
03-18-2008, 08:04 PM
It is a nice boat but no flats boat for sure! To bad Quintrx did not make it here. I here they had problams trying to make the hulls in this country and gave up. With fuel prices the way they are I was suprised they were not more popular. I have never seen another one out there.
Starcraft just came out with a Big Alum CC last year. It requires a min of 150HP Though. That is to much for me.
The aluminum will lay a beating on you if you are fighting chop all day. There is no substite for some weight to deaden the shock of the waves at times.
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