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Old 07-27-2018, 08:58 PM
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Sorry, to the point above when i said “western VT” I meant “Western Ma”... there are a few rafting companies there that may be unloading inventory.
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Old 07-28-2018, 12:45 PM
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The boat you buy depends on what your planning on doing. And where you plan on fishing. If you want a good all around boat that you can do almost anything with I suggest a bow rider. This is a family boat you can do everything from fish to pull a tube with. Also is easy enough to get in and out of for when you want to stop and swim. All my family had for years. It has plenty of seating and is large and heavy enough to go out on winnipesaukee on a rougher day. If your looking for something to stick in smaller lakes a 12 to 16 foot aluminum is a great choice you can get around easily and into some smaller shallower areas you wouldn’t think about on a full size boat. I’ve used a 14’ aluminum from the Exeter river to bow lake. Also my wife was much happier having a boat that she could enjoy as well

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Old 07-28-2018, 03:02 PM
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I'm looking to downsize from a 19' Center Console 150 hp to a simple 14' aluminum, which I can use with one other or solo. All the saltwater fishing I do now is Joppa which can be done with a 14' boat if you're smart about time-of-day and tides. I would also like to more lake fishing in Maine, which will be easier with a smaller and lighter boat.

The Lund 1400 Fury looks really nice with a 25 or 30 hp tiller. Very clean, open deck and raised bow for fly fishing.

https://www.lundboats.com/boat-models/1400-fury/
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:32 AM
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Thanks for the feedback everyone!



We are super excited to be learning about the fishing in a new area!


If anyone wants to fish this fall definitely let me know!


Mike
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:01 AM
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Is it just me or is it that these bots' AI is getting better over time. Seems like these forums are practice grounds for the more important/insidious work of reeking havoc with elections.
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:38 PM
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The AI is getting pretty good. At some point I'm going to have to shutdown the registration process...

I have a Stealthcraft sniper. It's light for a drift boat but lots of fun. I've floated the Deerfield with it. Here is an example of the put in. It's not quite as easy to launch as a raft, but the ability to stand and fish and pile my kids in it works fine for me. I take it on local ponds as well.


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Old 02-21-2019, 04:05 PM
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Sweet wrap on that. Does it come that way or did you customize it?
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:15 AM
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Stealthcraft has what they call artist veils they offer. They have several different ones. We thought the brook trout made sense for a new England boat
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:22 PM
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Beautiful boat! I want a stealthcraft so bad I can taste it, but they are not inexpensive. Do you have a motor on yours or do you just row when you use it on a pond?

Would one of their bigger boats be too big to row on a river in this area? If I'm going to pony up the ATB or power drifter are both appealing as they would work great on a lake, but if they wouldn't work on any of the rivers around here that would kind of defeat the purpose. Was thinking the 16' or maybe even 18' as I have 3 kiddos.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:58 PM
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I have 3 kids but they are young. I row it on ponds, but I am considering putting a small motor on it. This boat is pretty good for skinny water and it handles big water without an issue. It drafts about 3". It's also very manageable at tough launches. I plan to add a portable winch to my launch setup to address harder take outs. I would say the ATB would not be easy to launch without an actual launch. I looked at them as well. The 15' skiff they sell might be a good option. It is wide throughout so it can handle 4 people and would be lighter than I ATB I would think...
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