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  1. Member OhioChamp183's Avatar
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    #41
    VERY SWEET INDEED!
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    2017 POLAR KRAFT 195 PRO
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    #42
    That's a wild boat. How fast does that sucker go?

    I know next to nothing about jet boats except that people seem to use them on ther
    ir "river boats", I assume due to shallow water, floating logs, etc. What's the major advantages, do they have any drawbacks? Never seen one in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacIntosh View Post
    What's the major advantages, do they have any drawbacks? Never seen one in action.
    Advantages: Go where prop boats can't. Best suited for shallow rivers. Some can run in as little as 4"-5" of water.
    Disadvantages: Rough water (if the pump ingests air....no thrust) and weeds & leaves (clog the intake and no thrust!)
    Lund Mr. Pike 17/135 Honda

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    Quote Originally Posted by shfishinsticks View Post
    Advantages: Go where prop boats can't. Best suited for shallow rivers. Some can run in as little as 4"-5" of water.
    Disadvantages: Rough water (if the pump ingests air....no thrust) and weeds & leaves (clog the intake and no thrust!)
    Correct! I run several shallow rivers with sand and gravel bars, shoals, rocks, trees, etc. These boats will run shallower than they will float. I havent got the perfect set up on this boat yet (still playing with the engine height), but as of right now it will run 52-53 (gps) on good water with a little breeze to create a ripple, loaded with 2 people. It should run in the 55 range when I get done with it.

    They do ride like a piece of plywood going across the lake in the rough stuff but the difference from the 17 footer I had last year to this 18 footer that i have now is pretty amazing. The 18 footer will take the rough water A LOT better than the 17 did. I'm not saying its great by no means, but its better. They do not like vegitation, it will clog the intake and cause the unit to lose power. You simply trim the engine up and clean the intake out.

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    P9050334.jpgP9050335.jpg 14 ft. alumacraft converted!!

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    That front deck on the hinge is pretty slick! Wish I would have thought of that when I rebuilt my Starctaft 10 years ago!
    Lund Mr. Pike 17/135 Honda

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    #47
    Good to see another jet boater on here! I love mine, but your rig is killer Marty! One of these days I will have to bump up to an 1856 or 1860 sized hull and a v6 engine setup.
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    #48
    Quote Originally Posted by MrTotty View Post
    This is a sharp looking rig! What is your performance with that 150 on it?

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    #49
    Heres my 2008 Bass Tracker 175. 2010 115 optimax 6" CMC jack plate 22P laser Humminbird 898c SI 788ci motorguide 70# pro series aluminum wheels 57.4 mph gps
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    Not bad BTO, not bad. Just kidding, thats one well equiped 175. Looks great.

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    Thanks ship. I think its nice. Gonna install a merc monitor in spring and im DONE. Lol. When you gonna make your mods to the 75 opti?

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    Quote Originally Posted by basstrackeroptimax View Post
    Thanks ship. I think its nice. Gonna install a merc monitor in spring and im DONE. Lol. When you gonna make your mods to the 75 opti?
    Don't know for sure. Been running the other boat killing ducks and doing some redfishing. The trolling motor is getting replaced in December for sure. The 12v motor was not cutting it fishing in some current the other day so thats got to go. After that I'll probably wait until spring for anything else.

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    #53
    Good deal. Youll love the 24v on there.

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    2015 Ranger RT188 DC; BassCat Storage Box; Mercury Optimax 115ProXS; 19" Spitfire X7
    Vessel View Mobile; Minn Kota Ultrex 80; GForce Handle; TM Prop Nut;
    Twin Helix 7 SI Combo; BBT 4" Angled Bow Mount;Twist Step Boarding Ladder
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    That pro xs looks sweet on there. Nice rig!

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    #57
    That 9.9 merc looks so funky on there lol. I realize why you did it tho be a nice rig for small lakes for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clif Kincaid View Post



    What is your performance with that 150 opti? Nice lookin rig!

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    #59
    nice Triton. wish they still made them.

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    No kidding! Why would they stop making a boat like that?

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