Since I like standing while I drive the boat I made my 86 TX17 a center console, plus the original side console felt like it was made for a 12yr old kid(only used it that way one time before changing it over). It's a fun little boat that can run all day long on less than 6 gallons of gas getting burned through the 40 horse. Since I fish alone 95% of the time it suites my needs perfect. I have plans to tunnel it this winter after I get my 20' center console on the water.
DSC01696.jpgHad a 1972 Fisher with stick steering and a F25. It was my Dad's boat and my son and I completely rebuilt it from the trailer up. It had a Johnson 25 hp that ran great tile it started blowing gas out the top, it did a good job pushing the boat , my son and I both over 300 lbs.but it do as good as the Yamaha F25. Drove and rode like a different boat and used alot less gas. Wish we had never sold it to get my first Xpress (X18) that my son has now and we have a X21TS
Heres my new rig. Picked it up the last weekend in May.
Its a 2012.. Polar Kraft 1778WT w/ 40HP E-Tec Power trim/electric start. I have a 80lb Terrova w/ Ipilot and dual HDS7 sonars.
The day after I picked it up... I took it to the local vinyl shop and had them remove all the white "polar kraft" stickers and replace them with black reflective vinyl . I want it to match the Tahoe.
I still have to replace the factory trailer rims/tires with a black rim.