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05-13-2013, 01:51 PM
picked up this gem on the weekend, also got a new elec motor and new huge marine battery. just fixing her up this week. the shakedown run showed a couple leaks through the rivets(maybe 4L of water in 45 mins), but she pulled hard with the 40lb thrust motor.

05-13-2013, 01:56 PM
minty [36]

05-13-2013, 02:00 PM
come water wheelin.......

.i take mine with the electric 38lb thrush n kido on bunzen a bunch... good lake elecs only fun stuff to explore...

05-13-2013, 02:01 PM
agreed nice water wheeler man

05-13-2013, 02:32 PM
im down for buntzen anytime lol im trading my motor in today... the new digi maximiser ones are onsale... only 75$ more than mine and lasts at least twice as long. may even goto 50lb thrust

05-13-2013, 02:35 PM
sounds like some serious thrusting

05-13-2013, 02:38 PM
sounds like some serious thrusting
i hear the 80lb ones got some serious jang

05-13-2013, 09:55 PM
I have a 54lb on my 12 ft. Goes good for what it is. I have 2 6volts and can go all weekend on one charge. If you plan on covering any ground get a gas as well. I'm looking for a 4-6 hp for mine

05-14-2013, 07:37 AM
got the new 50lb thrust with digi maximizer last night. my buddy usually gets 6-8 hours on a regular battery, ive got a massive deep cycle marine battery(supposed to get 14 hours), and 1 emergency battery(that should go for about an hour-2 hours) Going to test the shit out of it this weekend.
Eventually im going to pickup a 5-9 horse to boot around camping gear, but probably next year.
Here are the before pics, Last night we sealed all the seams and sanded the shite out of it. going to let it set for 48 hours, then doing the interior with a light bed-liner. bottom of boat is getting a cut polish and heavy wax.

05-14-2013, 09:09 AM
with 38lbs trust...n a great deepcycle ive gotten 26running hrs on one charge.......
the elecs are fun for lil lakes....i did that for a year or so...

then u get the go fater itch.......
when that happens well see ya at stave w ith us waterwheelin.. hahahahahah
looks like a decent lil boat

05-14-2013, 09:34 AM
looks like a decent lil boat
its was a POS as you can see in the pics, but its gonna be so much better after tomorrow. will post more pics

05-14-2013, 09:59 AM
buy a gas engine aswell and make your friends get there own boats. water wheeln is a blast.

05-14-2013, 10:39 AM
Nice, I'm looking for 12' as well.

06-06-2013, 01:54 PM
Lil update,
Fixed all the leaks
Painted inside with black bedliner
Got a new portable fishfinder
Got a downrigger setup
new swivel camo seat
Caught over 40 fish since i bought this boat (best purchase of my life)
have yet to catch anything while on the downrigger tho

couple pics
(still need to remove overspray)

06-06-2013, 02:32 PM
Looks good, but that black is gonna be fucking hot on sunny days

06-07-2013, 07:24 AM
Looks good, but that black is gonna be fucking hot on sunny days
sandals are my friend. plus, the bottom where you stand is in water, i doubt itl ever even get warm

06-07-2013, 02:30 PM
Just wait grasshopper

06-13-2013, 08:52 AM
went out again last weekend with the boys, lots o fun.