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    small 2 man bass boats
from bob szablewski (198.74.12.29)  
12/8/1999 8:05:00 AM

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 has anyone out there ever fish from one of these small boats.are they stable,confortable and what pounds of thurst do you need from an electric motor to push it around.i fish alot of small ponds and lakes in southern new jersey and thought this type of boat would be fine.please give some input before i buy this product.these boats go by different names:bass hunter,pond hopper,etc..........


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   pond boats from Larry (204.60.93.130)  12/8/1999 8:53:00 AM
  bob, I have a Coleman Crawdad for pond fishing. It is about 100lbs and 11' long by 48" wide. They can be customized easily, mine has Tempress seats with removable bases, full floor boards, adjustable outboard motor bracket. I use a 28lb thrust motor (high power for 17 years ago) and a 5hp. I use a transducer clamp bracket and Johnny Ray mount for the finder. It will go in the back of my pickup or on top of the car. It is stable as long as you are careful, with 2 people only one should stand at a time. Check out:

http://www.coleman.com/products/frame.html

   Two man boats from Steve (204.233.68.78)  12/8/1999 12:06:00 PM
 Bob, Some of my most fun fishing trips have come from a two man boat (8' Bass Hunter). I sold it about 5 years ago to help with the down payment on my current bass boat, but there are still times I really miss it. They are not built obviously for big water and a little common sense will get you by on the stability issue. For ponds and backwater areas, you can't beat them. Like Larry, I also had a 28lb thrust trolling motor on mine. It was plenty. The main thing is to get a good trolling motor battery. This will affect your fishing in these boats more than anything. So what I'm saying is don't skimp on this piece of equipment. I can assure you, you will enjoy it and make a lot of memorable fishing trips in it. Steve
   2 Man Boat from Craig (129.93.139.135)  12/8/1999 1:17:00 PM
 I bought a 2 man bass boat and love it for farm ponds and small electric motor only lakes. I would recommend a trolling motor with infinite speed control. I think the boat is fairly stable for it's size and comfort is not too bad although I did buy better seats for mine. You might want to check boat dealerships for used two man boats. I found a dealership with a huge selection of used ones and the one I bought was only one year old but the cost was about half of a new one.
   pond boats? from Brian (152.163.194.199)  12/8/1999 4:59:00 PM
 Bob... just a funny story about 2 man or ladies (as the case may be) bass boats. I go to a fishing chat room on the net...email me of ya want the addy....its a fun place... Anyway we recently had a Rally on Lake Guntersville in Alabama in Oct. I believe there were something like 24 big rigs... 150 HP on up & one little 2 person bass boat 4HP .. A husband & wife team.... Since this wasn't a sanctioned tourney they were allowed to fish it. Guess what....they kicked butt.. Won it. Only problem was their live well would only hold 3 fish at a time to keep fish good & lively so they had to weigh in twice. 6 fish allowed. Maybe cause they didn't spend as much time running as us big boys did they just stayed in the cove we started from & won... LOL.. Have fun with yours if thats what you decide to purchase... They sure do.

GL & GF Brian

   Had a tracker Bantam and still have it. from Skipper (206.155.95.19)  12/8/1999 6:59:00 PM
 My fishing buddy has a Bantam tracker for fishing the river in the summer months when it gets low. We have fished out of that thig hundred of times. I have never found a way to sink it, flip it, or make it unstable. The first modification is to get rid of that flimsy eye bolt on the front. Put on a good SS eye bolt. It will be handy to tie a rope to and pull it up banks with the truck bumper or drag it across the field with the farm tractor. We have done that to his for years. It hasn't hurt it a bit. Even if it has holes in the pontoons, they are foam packed and won't sink. You will need about a 40 pound trolling motor particularly if you are planning on fishing rivers with it.

Have Fun

Skipper

   Crawdad from Jesse (209.81.177.99)  12/8/1999 10:02:00 PM
 I FISH A ONCE A MONTH TOURNEMENT ON A SMALL SERIES OF LAKES IN PIQUA(ELECTRIC MOTOR ONLY).MY PARTNER HAS AN EIGHT FOOT TWO MAN BASS STALKER AND I HAVE AN ELEVEN FOOT CRAWDAD. WE HAVE USED BOTH BOATS AND FISH STANDING THE WHOLE TIME. THEY ARE CRAMPED BUT BOTH BOATS FISH VERY WELL.WE EACH HAVE 25lb THRUST TROLLING MOTORS AND ON TOURNEMENT DAY WE'LL HAVE ONE ON THE FRONT AND ONE ON THE BACK. OUR LIVEWELS ARE RUBBERMAID CONTAINERS WITH A BILGE PUMP, HOSE AND SPRAY BAR. I CAN'T SPEAK FOR YOU BUT WE ARE BOTH VERY HAPPY WITH OURS. GOOD LUCK!

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