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Old 09-10-2009, 06:19 PM
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I was told by Bob Lemay (charter guide in S.Florida/Everglades), that alloy boats don't make for good flats boats because they are much noisier than FG hulls and tend to scare/spook fish much easier. I asked him that same question as in pac NW all the shallow running jet boats are welded alum and can run in only inches of water yet are not seem in S.Florida flats.


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Dantilu, they don't have them big grey f'n rocksin the water where they're running around either! Anyone built a alloy flats boat yet?
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:58 PM
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jet drive flats boat would be the king....but jet drives and sandy bottoms mean issues down the line.
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:20 PM
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Here is mine!

2004 Action Craft 1720se
2004 Mercury 150 Optimax
Bob Jack Plate
Bennett Trim Tabs
Garmin GPS/Fishfinder
Power Pole
Minn Kota 24v Trolling Motor
Edson Wheel
Lighted Livewells

Top End 59.4 MPG on the GPS light.

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Old 09-12-2009, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by JDBer94 View Post
Here is mine!

2004 Action Craft 1720se
2004 Mercury 150 Optimax
Bob Jack Plate
Bennett Trim Tabs
Garmin GPS/Fishfinder
Power Pole
Minn Kota 24v Trolling Motor
Edson Wheel
Lighted Livewells

Top End 59.4 MPG on the GPS light.





Heck, I can't let you be the only Action Craft on the board!!!!

Here's ours"

2010 Action Craft 1890
2010 200 HPDI
Jack Plate
Power Pole
HDS-5 Lowrance
Minn Kota TM

Haven't propped he boat yet, but with a Saltwater Series she is running low 61-63 Loaded.



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Old 09-12-2009, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by WildLines View Post
Heck, I can't let you be the only Action Craft on the board!!!!

Here's ours"

2010 Action Craft 1890
2010 200 HPDI
Jack Plate
Power Pole
HDS-5 Lowrance
Minn Kota TM

Haven't propped he boat yet, but with a Saltwater Series she is running low 61-63 Loaded.

You're making me jealous right now. I am looking at mine out the window covered in leaves. I have a tempest 24 and a 23 Suzuki for a 200 Yamaha with my Action Craft 1890 SE (not VMAX). I am in the process of selling the engine and buying another one, so it will be out of action for at least the next month. I am glad to see they are selling some new ones. It is the best all around flats boat made.

You have the same setup as Fishiest1. He still frequents the forums and he has given me some advice for mine. With the same boat and engine as yours he was able to get 72 out of it.

http://outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zerothread?id=753180

Why did you opt out of the windshield?
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by WildLines View Post
Heck, I can't let you be the only Action Craft on the board!!!!

Here's ours"

2010 Action Craft 1890
2010 200 HPDI
Jack Plate
Power Pole
HDS-5 Lowrance
Minn Kota TM

Haven't propped he boat yet, but with a Saltwater Series she is running low 61-63 Loaded.
I've always said that if I ever sell my 1720 I'd get a 1890. The two best Action Craft models made IMO are the 1720 & 1890.
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:45 PM
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by patrickg View Post
You're making me jealous right now. I am looking at mine out the window covered in leaves. I have a tempest 24 and a 23 Suzuki for a 200 Yamaha with my Action Craft 1890 SE (not VMAX). I am in the process of selling the engine and buying another one, so it will be out of action for at least the next month. I am glad to see they are selling some new ones. It is the best all around flats boat made.

You have the same setup as Fishiest1. He still frequents the forums and he has given me some advice for mine. With the same boat and engine as yours he was able to get 72 out of it.

http://outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com/zerothread?id=753180

Why did you opt out of the windshield?
Thanks.

We really like the boat. We left the windshield and grab rail off because we like the clean sleek look, i have them in the attic incase a sell the boat and they want them. we left the poling platform off because we need a custom one to fit in the garage, but now we are thinking we will leave it off for good.

My brother has exchanged info with Fishiest, he had a 10" setback on his boat which helped. He told but brother he spun a 27" prop.....there is no way I can spin it. I have rode on a 2007 1890 with 200 Opti....it run 65 w/ a 10 inch set back and 24 fury. I am hoping I can sping a 24 fury, if so it will run 65 all day. Fishiestt had his boat tweaked perfect to run 70+
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:18 PM
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Lets see some more of the skiffs.. Love them.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:25 AM
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I think my little boat, pictured below, may hold the speed record for this thread.


Slowest that is...... I can get her up to all of about 24.9kts trimmed out with a light load. But she floats plenty shallow and is small enough for my dad to take out alone when I'm not home which is all that matters to me.



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Old 12-16-2010, 07:07 AM
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SirFir nice ride, How do you like the Sea Dek?
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:17 PM
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:55 PM
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I love the SeaDek. There wasn't necessarily anything wrong with the non-skid, but the SeaDek is definitely more comfortable to spend a day barefoot on. It also looks pretty cool and the measuring stick is a nice touch.

I'm actually considering adding it to the Yellowfin deck when I get the chance. Again, nothing wrong with Yellowfin's non-skid but I've fallen in love with SeaDek.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:15 PM
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who needs water










running shallow

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Old 12-16-2010, 05:35 PM
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2009 22' Majek Illusion
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. CK View Post
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what's the draft?

top speed?


nice rig!
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:13 PM
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Here's my latest addition, less than a week old. Only have about 3 hours on the motor, should run in about 14 inches in the flats and 65-66 MPH.. No water pics yet...

It's bad to the bone...
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:30 PM
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^^^^^^I agree, bad to the bone.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by tommyr904 View Post
what's the draft?

top speed?


nice rig!

Thanks.
I think it drafts in the 8"-9" range, if its floating, it'll get up. top speed is low to mid 50s.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:55 PM
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Must be nice to have disposable income of that level. I still enjoyed getting to the mouth of a creek where there was a nice new yellowfin flats boat and a hewes waiting for enough water to get over the oysters. I slid up, kicked the motor up, dropped the trolling motor and went on in the creek laughing About 30 minutes later they both came in, i told them they should buy a better boat Carolina Skiff here, i bought it and have enough money left over for gas too
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