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#11535934 - 04/11/16 09:20 PM Nitro boats
R.Baker Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/10/16
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I am looking at buying a used Nitro bay boat to use at Port Mansfield, TX. Anyone familiar with Nitro bay boats or have an opinion about running the shallows of Port Mansfield with it?

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#11536171 - 04/11/16 11:13 PM Re: Nitro boats [Re: R.Baker]
Pat Goff Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/29/05
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Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
They are built by Kenner. Ride nice but I sure wouldn't want one for running around Mansfield. They draw way too much water.
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#11538537 - 04/12/16 08:43 PM Re: Nitro boats [Re: R.Baker]
R.Baker Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/10/16
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That's what I was thinking Pat, thanks. I will only fish Mansfield once or twice a year mainly down at the saucer and the east cut, the rest of the year will be freshwater. I wonder if a jack plate will make that much of a difference for the shallow bays? It has a trolling motor on it, maybe that will help get me back behind the ole speck rig at the east cut.


Edited by R.Baker (04/12/16 08:45 PM)

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#11539359 - 04/13/16 09:00 AM Re: Nitro boats [Re: R.Baker]
Pat Goff Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4986
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
What size hull?
Tunnel or no?
What motor?
I sold and rigged a fleet of nitro bay boats, and can make them run fairly shallow, but it takes some specific equipment.
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#11542445 - 04/14/16 12:26 PM Re: Nitro boats [Re: R.Baker]
R.Baker Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/10/16
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17.8 ft, no tunnel with a 90 mercy saltwater edition. No jack plate

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#11543087 - 04/14/16 05:39 PM Re: Nitro boats [Re: R.Baker]
Pat Goff Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4986
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Put a 4" bobs hydraulic plate and get with Steve on a four blade 17 power tech prop and you'll get a lot more use out of it. The transom is way too low on that hull.
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#11543700 - 04/14/16 10:23 PM Re: Nitro boats [Re: R.Baker]
R.Baker Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 4
Pat while I was looking at that boat I was wondering just how high I could lift that motor? Looks to me like when the motor gets higher its gonna be behind the transom, since the boats not a tunnel, and Im gonna lose power?

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#11543878 - 04/15/16 12:06 AM Re: Nitro boats [Re: R.Baker]
Pat Goff Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4986
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
You need to look at prop shaft in relation to the bottom of the hull. With the right prop that will be about 3 1/2" which is way higher than tracker mounts it.
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Marble Falls/Seadrift TX

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