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Old 12-07-2007, 01:50 PM
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No discussions.....don't even comment other than what kind it is, power, trailer if any and from where do you hail. Or where you boat and fish.

Us Alloy guys want to see what kinda of metal boats ya'll have on THT. (steel too)

I'll start off...besides my signiture pic.

Jacksonville, Florida
2006 Black Lab Marine plate alloy, 26' Center console, 225 Honda, Rolls-Axle trailer.



Old 12-07-2007, 02:51 PM
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ok here goes..

Heres an open sled, that has a Jet Outboard for fishing shallow rivers in the NW
115/80 Merc Optimax
T8 yamaha Trolling motor
Boat is a 18' Alumaweld Super Vee



Heres my Salt water boat after a nice albacore day
20' ThunderJet w/ Offshore bracket
DF 140 Suzuki
DF 9.9 Suzuki
Dual Electric DR's
on Dual axle EZ Loader Trailer


Heres a shot of the boat after being polished.... OHHH She's so pretty... Nice mirror finish.... Looks like a mirror!!


Just sitting on the H20


Boat is 4 years old, and the first pic with the albacore was taken this last summer.
I'd bet that you eastern US guys have never even seen a boat like that ???
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'76 Duranautic offshore 16, had a 12' when I was a kid, found this one from NH, put a new 25hp 4 stroke Yamaha on it, this is one of the best boats I have ever owned.
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MIQ - 12/7/2007 2:51 PM

ok here goes..

Heres an open sled, that has a Jet Outboard for fishing shallow rivers in the NW
115/80 Merc Optimax
T8 yamaha Trolling motor
Boat is a 18' Alumaweld Super Vee



Heres my Salt water boat after a nice albacore day
20' ThunderJet w/ Offshore bracket
DF 140 Suzuki
DF 9.9 Suzuki
Dual Electric DR's
on Dual axle EZ Loader Trailer


Heres a shot of the boat after being polished.... OHHH She's so pretty... Nice mirror finish.... Looks like a mirror!!


Just sitting on the H20


Boat is 4 years old, and the first pic with the albacore was taken this last summer.
I'd bet that you eastern US guys have never even seen a boat like that ???

Yeah I have......on the world wide web!

But I have to tell ya, I'd really like a 19 foot version on the boat I have now (the BLM) just like your "open sled"
I love the configeration like that. And for my second boat, thats what I want it like, IE; the seats on the boxes, etc.


Thanks so much for sharing......nice charley's too!
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'76 Duranautic offshore 16, had a 12' when I was a kid, found this one from NH, put a new 25hp 4 stroke Yamaha on it, this is one of the best boats I have ever owned.
I had a 70's 14' Aluma-craft, and it was a boat I loved too...and traded it for a really bad F'glass boat. I could kick myself for ever getting rid of it.

Simple, functional, & caught a lot of fish!

Thanks
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jettywolf,

heres another "open Sled" same concept except on removable pedistals, instead of box's
this one is 21'
200HPDI
29" sides
Daimond plate floor
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I like the box types better. I have my design in my head fromexamples of NW boats, I have seen. I like the box idea. adds personal storage. For charter fishin'.

I know there's more aluminum owners out there from big boats to small....Its fun to learn about them all.
C'mon folks!
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I'll post up for myself and CapeAnnFisherman
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Here is our 24 foot Sea Ark. We bought just the hull and the Honda 130. We put the pilot house on in about a month. Great Bay boat, but she pounded like crazy.
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Alumaweld Talon. 60HP Yamaha. Rogue trailer. Boat in Tampa Bay, the ICW, and rivers.
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here's my river ride (which i'm using as a salt boat until i get a replacement for the 22WA sold in spring--so it's currently outfitted for salt fishing).
another 19' thunderjet luxor with 14 degree deadrise, 6' bottom option, 175 merc sportjet.

hey MIQ, what'd you do to get that nice polish on your Tjet? look fantastic!
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here's my river ride (which i'm using as a salt boat until i get a replacement for the 22WA sold in spring--so it's currently outfitted for salt fishing).
another 19' thunderjet luxor with 14 degree deadrise, 6' bottom option, 175 merc sportjet.

hey MIQ, what'd you do to get that nice polish on your Tjet? look fantastic!
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My first boat, now my tender, 1990 12' Princecraft.
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I have a question for you guys that own the thunderjets style boats. Are they self bailing? also, I beleive for the most part they have vinyl over wood for the floors. Does this ever become an issue with water saturation, root, etc...

I think Motion Marines use of aluminum floors, but they are not welded down. Motion Marine rivets or screws the fllors down. They claim to have sealed foam under the floors. Has anyone heard of any problems with wet foam??

I could really use a jet boat were I operate. How are they around the dock, backing up, etc... Do they handle similar to a jet ski? Sorry for the dumb questions.......

Thanks andy
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Great pics....keep'em coming!

Thanks,

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St. Johns River survey boat.....Jacksonville Florida
Can't remember the brand name, but a unique craft.


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My Ozzie made platey

Make - Fisher
Model - Maxi 600 Walkaound with 23 degree deadrise and ballast tubes
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is that a ros 24 in the picture at the bottom of your post, how do u like it?
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Nice looking boat Sportfish 5.5.
I would like to check out that boat, I will be in Brisbane Australia mid January for a few weeks.
If it would be poss PM me. My e-mail is in my signature

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