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

Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 160
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: 2954
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

#12620230 - 02/10/18 09:18 AM Re: Tunnel or not ???? [Re: El Lobo]
smooth move Online   content
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Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 1319
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
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4629
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 Online   content
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 5999
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: 160
Loc: Tx,
Where do I find his post? Thanks !


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