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#12276847 - 06/03/17 01:21 PM 2006 Lowe R1756 VT with 2009 Mercury 50 HP 2 Stroke
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Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/11/12
Posts: 70
Loc: Burleson, Tx
The Lowe R 1756VT. This model Lowe is an all welded aluminum semi vee that is pumped full of foam at all four corners at the factory. It started life as an empty hull and anybody paying attention can see it's not a factory build. I'm a former 21yr aircraft mechanic. I built this boat in my garage and completed it the summer of 2013. So nearly everything inside the boat is that old or newer. More on that later.I used the best materials I could buy, such as marine tin coated, correctly system color coded wiring. I've never had even one minute of trouble from my build.
The boat has a Minn kota Edge 70lb 24 volt foot controlled TM, TM batteries bought in Aug. 2015. Cranking battery was installed last month. An onboard Minn Kota 3 bank charger, MK330D. I installed a 19 gallon, aerated, with timer live well that is LED lighted, is gravity drained, and has an overflow port. It is spray foam lined and makes a pretty good cooler too. It also has a lid perfect for measuring slimy fish or cutting bait for catfish. I have a Humm 798ci with side imaging on the TM and a 587ciHD mounted on the console. Both have GPS. I installed the console with a No-Feedback steering system. It also has a tach, a water pressure and a temp gauge, all three are backlit. I mounted an anchor trolley at stern along with 3 scotty rod holders for trolling. Will come with all the seats and pedestals you see in pics.
2009 Mercury was purchased and installed in FEB-Mar 2017. The dealer said this motor was fairly low hrs and I had no reason to doubt as the condition was very clean. Still had the original spark plugs with the black powerhead paint on them from factory. The motor is mounted on a Vance Manufacturing 4 1/2" manual jackplate. I replaced plugs, plug wireset, rebuilt and ultrasonically cleaned carbs and fuel pump. new filters and fuel lines. I also have an inline water separator for the fuel. I serviced the trim motor and lower unit also. I have been running ethanol free gas for over a yr now. You will see in pics that there is a TON of gear storage. I have a 3 and a 4 bladed aluminum prop also.
Lowe galvanized (rust free) trailer with new tire and wheels, new spare tire, and due to a freeway blowout, 2 new fenders with LED clearance lights. Yes it has a swing away tongue.
I'm sure I'm forgeting stuff. Since Feb. when I started the repower, I have put over 4500 dollars into the newer motor. I'm asking $7200.00 Updated price is now $6900 If you want to throw out an offer go ahead. Thanks for having a look yall.












Edited by JoMay1961 (06/15/17 07:36 PM)
Edit Reason: Price change

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#12276864 - 06/03/17 01:33 PM Re: 2006 Lowe R1756 VT with 2009 Mercury 50 HP 2 Stoke [Re: JoMay1961]
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Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/11/12
Posts: 70
Loc: Burleson, Tx
Yes I did forget some stuff... Trailer tags are new 4-2018, boat registration good till 2 of 2018. Will come with a nice trailerable boat cover. Getting into kayak fishing so you will get new spare parts and supplies, Oil etc.

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#12278217 - 06/04/17 02:25 PM Re: 2006 Lowe R1756 VT with 2009 Mercury 50 HP 2 Stoke [Re: JoMay1961]
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Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 356
Loc: Stephenville tx.
How does this boat perform on the water? What are the hours on the motor

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#12278296 - 06/04/17 03:31 PM Re: 2006 Lowe R1756 VT with 2009 Mercury 50 HP 2 Stoke [Re: JoMay1961]
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Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/11/12
Posts: 70
Loc: Burleson, Tx
chas1 this is my 1st and only boat so as far as performance all I can say is it runs about 30 on the GPS with my gear and me. I rarely have anyone with me fishing. It's an awesome boat if your by yourself because it's so easy to launch. It's basically back in till it floats off the trailer, hold the rope while you give it a little shove and pull it to shore. I only drive it off if I'm tying it near a dock. I don't fish it in high winds cause its hard to reload onto the trailer while getting blown around. Drafts about 5-6 in of water. Just like any other boat this size it doesn't like heavy whitecaps on RayBob, etc. It's very stable walking around the edges. As I said in the post, the motor was put on in March, has no hour meter, dealer stated it was low hours based on his experience dealing with dozens of motors a month. Spark plugs were still factory plugs as they still had black powerhead paint on them. They were very clean. I changed them anyway. Skeg has nearly all its original paint. Sorry no neck snappin holeshots from this rig. I suspect this motor came from a pontoon that sat in a marina, seldom used and was just replaced for more power. Thanks 4 lookin...

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#12278360 - 06/04/17 04:38 PM Re: 2006 Lowe R1756 VT with 2009 Mercury 50 HP 2 Stoke [Re: JoMay1961]
chas1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 356
Loc: Stephenville tx.
I see the passenger seat is blocked by the storage compartment that is built, where would a person put their legs

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#12278400 - 06/04/17 05:31 PM Re: 2006 Lowe R1756 VT with 2009 Mercury 50 HP 2 Stoke [Re: JoMay1961]
RadarNick Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 12
Loc: Lake Holebrook
PM sent.

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#12280050 - 06/05/17 06:59 PM Re: 2006 Lowe R1756 VT with 2009 Mercury 50 HP 2 Stoke [Re: JoMay1961]
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Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/11/12
Posts: 70
Loc: Burleson, Tx
chas1...This seat was added about a year ago, sort of an afterthought for my small granddaughters but that trip hasn't materialized for now. It and the drivers seat swivel as I like to turn and watch my poles when I go trolling. I have had my two adult sons on a fishing trip and he just stretched out his legs over the top of the lid. I"ve had two adults, nearly 500lbs standing on these storage compartments with no issues. They are built with 1 inch square aluminum tubing and is very strong.

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#12284124 - 06/08/17 07:30 AM Re: 2006 Lowe R1756 VT with 2009 Mercury 50 HP 2 Stoke [Re: JoMay1961]
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Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/11/12
Posts: 70
Loc: Burleson, Tx
Good morning bump for a good boat...

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#12288577 - 06/11/17 12:33 PM Re: 2006 Lowe R1756 VT with 2009 Mercury 50 HP 2 Stoke [Re: JoMay1961]
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Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/11/12
Posts: 70
Loc: Burleson, Tx
Sunday price drop... $6900

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#12301090 - 06/19/17 12:32 PM Re: 2006 Lowe R1756 VT with 2009 Mercury 50 HP 2 Stoke [Re: JoMay1961]
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Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/11/12
Posts: 70
Loc: Burleson, Tx
Bump for a good boat at a fair price. Need it out of my garage please.

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