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Old 01-17-2019, 10:12 AM
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Awesome boat op!

George and all are some good people.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by cman55 View Post
Hey, slow down! You can't give opinions on THT about products you've actually used!

Sounds like it was a buddies boat.
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by cp5899 View Post


I am sold on the 8í blades because the 10í blades will be a bigger issue when trolling. With out a rear casting deck (which I like) the rod holders are closer to the transom and will have issues with the 10í blades when I make a turn to circle a rig. My main hold up is the premium stereo and radar. I never use my current stereo and the smaller dome radars are not great at picking up birds from what Iíve read and I was hoping to use it for that. (Along with running the river in the fog).

I am open to hearing other peopleís thoughts on options.
One PowerPole will suffice with the ipilotís SpotLock feature. Most of our customers with duals now find themselves only using one pole to secure the stern once the bow is held in place with the trolling motor. Halo24 dome is what Iíd recommend for your radar needs.
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:34 AM
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I don't have much seat time on bay boats so my comments are based/limited on the subjective.... darn sexy hull!

Don't respond if it derails a great build thread but...

bay boat people use a power pole AND trolling motor to hold spot?? why not just one or the other? It takes both?
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
I don't have much seat time on bay boats so my comments are based/limited on the subjective.... darn sexy hull!

Don't respond if it derails a great build thread but...

bay boat people use a power pole AND trolling motor to hold spot?? why not just one or the other? It takes both?
Not a derail at all, factual info is always helpful.
Many times the influence of wind and tide will not allow the entire boat to fish a spot. I drift reefs and drop pp/lock when we catch a fish so my clients can fish a spot before drifting through it. You will always fish casting with the wind on my boat to cover the most reef area.
The gameboy tm’s allow me to direct the show without being on the front deck; baiting hooks, dehooking fish, serving drinks, tying lines. They are a disadvantage when fishing alone imo since I’m not a gamer.

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Old 01-18-2019, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by kurttruk View Post
Airlocking with bait pumps and thin color gelcoat are the really only complaints I have about them. You cant beat the looks on these hulls absolutely gorgeous!
The 256 doesn't have the airlock issue with pumps... Never had an issue with mine... I don't know what you mean by thin gelcoat - gelcoat on mine is fine....
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post


One PowerPole will suffice with the ipilotís SpotLock feature. Most of our customers with duals now find themselves only using one pole to secure the stern once the bow is held in place with the trolling motor. Halo24 dome is what Iíd recommend for your radar needs.
That is how I am using my current power pole and ulterra combo. The main reason I am going with two power poles is so that I can hold the bow of the boat on a point that I am fishing even if the wind or current is trying to push the boat around. I currently do like you mentioned and set the anchor lock on the ulterra and then stab the power pole to hold a certain heading. Only issue with that is I do over night trips to the islands and having the second power pole will allow me to hold the boat how I want while saving trolling motor battery life. I can make two days of fishing on a single charge if Iím conservative. I feel
the second pole will help my battery life even more.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
I don't have much seat time on bay boats so my comments are based/limited on the subjective.... darn sexy hull!

Don't respond if it derails a great build thread but...

bay boat people use a power pole AND trolling motor to hold spot?? why not just one or the other? It takes both?
I use to only think the trolling motor was necessary until I got a power pole. Now that I have both I use the power pole when under 5-6 ft of water and the trolling motor for everything deeper. Like already mentioned if I am site fishing a bank and come across a good spot itís easier to stab the power pole and stop the boat instantly while drifting than to get the anchor mode set. The anchor spot lock works awesome, but it does take a minute to get locked and settled.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:10 AM
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Articles Iíve read show the v8 having a better/quicker hole shot than the l6 verado. You hit on a sore subject. I like having max power on a boat, but wanted to try the new v8. I wish there was a larger ho option. I hope I donít regret my decision with the v8.
Buddy (guide) bought one of the first 256 Bill made, first reveal was on Calcasieu Lake with a 350 yam. He ordered with a 300 and was very satisfied fishing 200+ days a year typically running 3 fishermen and him. Personally, I think youíre on the right track buying the new technology.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:19 AM
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Congrats on the your decision, CP. Been a while coming, eh?
I don't think any boat could get between you and a fish!

As far as dual poles, I have a single, and never think "I wish I had another." Obviously, there are instances where 2 might be nice, but like you said, they can get in the way when not in use. And they also require a little maintenance, and they usually don't add them for free. Just my 2 cents.
(and the iPilot can pretend to be a second one.)

Loud stereo is nice when running, especially into the wind. (and that's what she requested! c'mon Man!!)

300/350 etc? I get it. And I like fast. But I'm never running in the low 50's and thinking "damn, if I could just go 5 mph faster!!" But then again, you like to run way further than I do. How much of that will be at WOT? (yes, I know, cruise speed will be slightly higher too.)

Congrats again! Keep us up to date! Let's take a ride sometime!

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Old 01-18-2019, 05:25 AM
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TM spot lock tech is great. For the shallow water guys, 2 PPs really help if you are fishing flats and drains for reds and need to be quiet. You can PP down at the right angle and watch the reds come around the point, or work a shallow set of marsh drains. I prefer that to churning a TM and spooking those fish.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:29 AM
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Good Lord that's sweet. Congrats!
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by cp5899 View Post
These pictures donít do the boat any justice. It is extremely nice in person. Itís going to be a long 3 months.
Better than 2-3 years for some builders.

Congratulation again.
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Originally Posted by CheddarMan View Post
Better than 2-3 years for some builders.

Congratulation again.
this hull was just rolled out and I bet the order book fills up once more people see it. It is very impresssive in person, and as CP says, the pics do not do it justice.
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Brokenline View Post
Congrats on the your decision, CP. Been a while coming, eh?
I don't think any boat could get between you and a fish!

As far as dual poles, I have a single, and never think "I wish I had another." Obviously, there are instances where 2 might be nice, but like you said, they can get in the way when not in use. And they also require a little maintenance, and they usually don't add them for free. Just my 2 cents.
(and the iPilot can pretend to be a second one.)

Loud stereo is nice when running, especially into the wind. (and that's what she requested! c'mon Man!!)

300/350 etc? I get it. And I like fast. But I'm never running in the low 50's and thinking "damn, if I could just go 5 mph faster!!" But then again, you like to run way further than I do. How much of that will be at WOT? (yes, I know, cruise speed will be slightly higher too.)

Congrats again! Keep us up to date! Let's take a ride sometime!

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I will find a way to get to the fish for sure. This new boat will make it a bit nicer for sure.

Once the boat comes in I will be on it at least 2 weekends a month so letís go. Iím always down for a fishing trip.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post


One PowerPole will suffice with the ipilotís SpotLock feature. Most of our customers with duals now find themselves only using one pole to secure the stern once the bow is held in place with the trolling motor. Halo24 dome is what Iíd recommend for your radar needs.
I don't know about that. I have an iPilot trolling motor and 8' Power-Pole Blade and I wish I had two power-poles all the time. Spot lock isn't extremely precise so while the power-pole and trolling motor combo will keep me "locked" on one area the front of the boat constantly dances back and forth while the trolling motor tries to orient itself. I feel like two power-poles would also come in handy when trying to anchor down on more solid soil since you wold have double the chances of finding a soft spot
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:37 AM
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Sounds like the best $35,000, you ever spent......
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:38 PM
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Congrats on the new ride. Can’t wait to see the progress.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:06 AM
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I heard my boat will start the build process soon. I have decided to remove the premium stereo from the build because we donít use it enough. I will have the speakers in the hard top, but not the other 6-7 speakers.

Only other decision Iím struggling with is radar. I donít have much experience with them and know it would be nice for running in the fog and at night, but itís not often. If I do keep it Iím trying to decide on the 4g or stepping up to the halo 24Ē so I can utilize the bird mode (have heard it doesnít work all that well) as I am always hunting for birds.

I was told I will be able to get build pics so will post them when I get them.
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I would definitely keep the radar on the build.
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