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#12151590 - 03/21/17 04:25 PM New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat
David Gillham Offline
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Registered: 10/07/07
Posts: 552
With another post about aluminum boat options some of you wanted to see pics of my new ride.
I've fished a couple of local events and its getting a lot of close looks from others.
I'm giving just a brief summary and will answer some of the questions I typically get.
It may not be for everyone but has a lot of advantages if your looking for an aluminum rig.
Gator Trax is located in Springfield, La.
They custom build these to your desired overall length.
Mine is 21' with 92" beam and front deck is 72" where I stand.
They use 3/16" (.1875) aluminum compared to the typical (.100) used on the majority of other brands. This makes it almost impossible to dent when riding over wood. Also the boat is heavier which really helps the ride in rough water. Handles very well. No sliding.
Mine runs low 70's with a good load. I've seen another one similar to mine run 77.
Wind doesn't blow front end around.
Storage is great. Actually better than any other 21' fiberglass that I've seen.
Easy access to batteries, etc.
They use HydroTurf in lieu of carpet. This stuff will not get hot or slick. Hoses off easily.
Live wells are divided and large.
They installed a 50 gallon gas tank in mine. If a long run is needed thats not a issue.
Our lakes are brutal on our boats. This boat is a tank or battleship that runs fast and fish's great.


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#12151610 - 03/21/17 04:31 PM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
Monty Wright Online   content
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Registered: 10/23/08
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Loc: Montgomery, TX
Good looking boat!
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#12151641 - 03/21/17 04:47 PM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
jcarring99 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 12671
Loc: Arlngton
That is sharp!

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#12151645 - 03/21/17 04:49 PM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
M. Alexander Online   content
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 1025
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Nice tin rig! David, did we fish together at a BASS Open in '15?
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#12151735 - 03/21/17 05:48 PM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
Big Swimbait Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 630
Loc: Irving
clap Very nice!
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#12151778 - 03/21/17 06:20 PM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
squib Online   content
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Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 1330
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Good looking trailer too.

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#12152165 - 03/21/17 09:45 PM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
Fooshman Offline
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Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 2280
Loc: Black Dog, TX
Nice ride.

I bounced my GT off of some timber yesterday. blush
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#12152193 - 03/21/17 09:56 PM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
AlanJohnston Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 19
That's my dream rig right there. Congrats man, be proud of that one.
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#12152270 - 03/21/17 10:35 PM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1390
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Only down side to a custom aluminum boat is financing. Gatortrax has a great name built on duck hunting.

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#12152317 - 03/21/17 11:34 PM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 53594
Loc: Campbell, TX
how shallow of water can you run in?

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#12152399 - 03/22/17 05:24 AM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
LunkerXpress Offline
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Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 564
I fished out of this boat at Table Rock in a pretty stiff wind and it was solid. Great boat.
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#12152418 - 03/22/17 06:07 AM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
Dave Dobronski Offline
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Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 256
Loc: San Antonio TX
Great looking boat. It looks like it is also ready for saltwater?

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#12152432 - 03/22/17 06:29 AM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 9643
Loc: Garland, TX
Nice looking ride!
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#12152442 - 03/22/17 06:46 AM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
Jigfish Offline
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Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 2924
Loc: Tx
WOW, I like that, very nice
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#12152443 - 03/22/17 06:46 AM Re: New Gator Trax Strike Series Aluminum Bass Boat [Re: David Gillham]
west tex angler Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/01/14
Posts: 668
Loc: azle texas
That's a fine looking aluminum boat. If I knew that one was out there when I bought my fiberglass, I would have considered one of those.
Nice!
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