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#12545547 - 12/20/17 06:38 PM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: Alumacraft 14]
just plain bill Offline
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Registered: 01/09/11
Posts: 294
Loc: austin area
drove 5 hours to harlengen last night, got up to check the scooter, and it looked like (excrement deleted), and i decided i wouldnt buy it, and drove up this morning... heck...

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#12545614 - 12/20/17 07:21 PM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: Alumacraft 14]
Pat Goff Online   content
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Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Jet will clog up after the mother in law visits the latrine IF you leave it stock.

We pull the grates out and put a welding rod about 1/4” under the impeller, turns it into a weedeater. I can run through 2” matted up grass. Now I can suck up the occasional oyster shell that’ll shut me down but I can just bash it into pieces and it shoots out.

There’s a couple dozen hulls like mine running around built in San Marcos and homebuilt registered.
1/4” welded aluminum it’s a tank.

Terry Oldham’s jet can run a little skinnier than mine, his tunnel is a little smaller and stays full in less than an inch. What that means is you can just go wherever you want all you need to look for is that oil slick shoal water. If there’s a ripple you’re good to go.

Now there’s compromises. Jets don’t like a lot of weight.
They hate rough water.
Turn? Forgetaboutit
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#12545762 - 12/20/17 08:48 PM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: just plain bill]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: just plain bill
drove 5 hours to harlengen last night, got up to check the scooter, and it looked like (excrement deleted), and i decided i wouldnt buy it, and drove up this morning... heck...


Was it a used rig?

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#12545765 - 12/20/17 08:49 PM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: Alumacraft 14]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Loc: Texas
Pat,

Man I could think of alot of uses for your boat. Thanks for sharing.

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#12545823 - 12/20/17 09:27 PM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: Alumacraft 14]
just plain bill Offline
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Registered: 01/09/11
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Loc: austin area
Boat was 2013 at dealership

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#12545838 - 12/20/17 09:38 PM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: just plain bill]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/06
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: just plain bill
Boat was 2013 at dealership


Soutbay 16 right? I saw that one, its blue I think. Saw it from a distance not up close. Was it ragged out?

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#12546085 - 12/21/17 07:58 AM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: Alumacraft 14]
just plain bill Offline
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Registered: 01/09/11
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Loc: austin area
yes, unfortunately...i wouldnt/didnt purchase it...if it was right, it would be in my driveway right now...you know how you can tell when all the good has been used up? that's that boat, imho... i would rather just buy new, i think...

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#12546158 - 12/21/17 08:42 AM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: just plain bill]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Loc: Texas
Yeah I know exactly what you are talking about. That's why I went new. Couldn't afford a southbay, but I could afford a Genesis. I didn't get all the electronics, figured I'd add them later, slowly as I could afford. So far I have been out 10 times in Baffin Bay and am very happy with it. I just love skiffs, fished them all my life and I have no complaints with this one.

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#12546567 - 12/21/17 01:45 PM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: Alumacraft 14]
Pat Goff Online   content
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I liked their boats and builds pretty good. I couldn’t deal with the egos.

I had a motor, trailer, everything but a hull. They wouldn’t sell me a boat.
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#12546766 - 12/21/17 04:58 PM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: Pat Goff]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/06
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
I had a motor, trailer, everything but a hull. They wouldn’t sell me a boat.


That doesn't make much sense now does it? Good thing is you got that sweet aluminum hull, so maybe the Lord was working things out for ya. They sure are proud of their rigs and not afraid to let you know it wink. Beside that I found him a blast to work with. It was their process of laying the hull, the materials and the price that hooked me. Service after the sale has been outstanding. My next rig will probably be through them again....Shallow sports is really catching my eye as is the Majek RFL. So many boats to own, so little time to play with them.

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#12547195 - 12/21/17 10:15 PM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: Alumacraft 14]
Pat Goff Online   content
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Yeah it baffles me still. I had a sack of cash but didn’t want me rigging my own boat out. Certainly wasn’t my first or twentieth and would have done it better than they could.

Dunno but two weeks later I got this scooter and for where we fish it’s a better rig anyway.
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#12554509 - 12/28/17 01:59 PM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: Pat Goff]
Fish Art Texas Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 161
Loc: Dallas,Texas
very interesting thread i run a 18 ft. red fish line and rarely hit water i feel nervous in,but on the way back in from up north at s. padre recently i suddenly felt the brakes come on hard!looked down and we were sitting on the sand in 2 inches of water!!we stepped out moved the boat about 5 feet and took off again with no problem .funny because i ran that same line the two previous days with no problem-- funny what the wind and tides can do!!
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#12555030 - 12/28/17 08:12 PM Re: Shallow water running question. [Re: Alumacraft 14]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/06
Posts: 258
Loc: Texas
Those RFL are nice rigs and sure can run skinny.

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