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#10856908 - 05/19/15 08:57 PM Bass boat for bay fishing
fisherman doug Offline

Registered: 06/28/09
Posts: 24
Loc: fredericksburg tx
I have a 175 tracker bass boat with a galva shield trailer. When I bought it they told me it was salt water capable. Will bass boats handle the bays or should I not even consider it. Thanks for the info

#10857017 - 05/19/15 09:29 PM Re: Bass boat for bay fishing [Re: fisherman doug]
Pat Goff Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4961
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Look at a saltwater boat. Carpet? Nope
Foot pedal troll motor? Sorry
Electrical rigged with unsealed butt connectors? Not for long.
They were either clueless or less than straight to tell you that.
Pat Goff
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX

#10857569 - 05/20/15 06:11 AM Re: Bass boat for bay fishing [Re: fisherman doug]
seanpwilliams98 Offline

Registered: 07/18/14
Posts: 201
If it has carpet or any thing that's not stainless steel or plastic it's gonna get nasty and/or ruin your boat. Please don't try to use a freshwater boat in salt.
You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

#10857655 - 05/20/15 07:36 AM Re: Bass boat for bay fishing [Re: fisherman doug]
BODA Offline

Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 214
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
hire a guide, don't screw up your boat. there is no such thing as getting salt out of / off of a boat once you launch it. you would probably get beat to death in that little tracker too


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