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#12619960 - 02/10/18 03:41 AM Tunnel or not ????
El Lobo Offline

Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 161
Loc: Tx,
Buying a new WeldCraft flat bottom , 17 foot with a 70 hp and jack plate. Step pontoons on back with center console . Plan on installing safe floor top side and deck . Gonna be rigging out for floundering but dealer doesn’t feel I need a tunnel . I think I do !! Any thoughts from you guys in the know ???? farmer

#12620096 - 02/10/18 07:56 AM Re: Tunnel or not ???? [Re: El Lobo]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 2972
Loc: Brownsboro, Tx
I like my tunnel. See Pat Goffs comments in the jet thread about tunnels.
Licensed guide Dawson Hefner
Guided rod and reel fishing trips for Alligator gar on the Trinity River
Hobo Outdoor Company Team Member

#12620230 - 02/10/18 09:18 AM Re: Tunnel or not ???? [Re: El Lobo]
smooth move Offline
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Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 1350
Loc: bayou vista,tx
i think it all depends how much you fish in the backwater. almost a necessity there, but not so much in the bay. that jack plate is a game changer too, good call.
es le bon ton roulet

#12620240 - 02/10/18 09:29 AM Re: Tunnel or not ???? [Re: El Lobo]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4663
Loc: Longview, Tx
It's you choice, not the dealers. A tunnel hull won't hurt you and can only help. I'd get one.

#12620253 - 02/10/18 09:39 AM Re: Tunnel or not ???? [Re: El Lobo]
Pat Goff Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 6029
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Non tunnel can run in a foot, get up in two.
Tunnel when it's setup properly can run in 4" get up in about a foot.

The compromise,
Tunnel will cost you speed, lot's more water drag, and it won't handle as good. Which on a flat bottom tin boat isn't exactly it's strong point anyway.

Really depends on what bay you're wanting to fish. Galveston? Meh, not much help. Port O'Connor and south? It's a really big deal.
Pat Goff
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX

#12620487 - 02/10/18 12:46 PM Re: Tunnel or not ???? [Re: Dawson Hefner]
El Lobo Offline

Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 161
Loc: Tx,
Where do I find his post? Thanks !


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