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STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) #10634088 02/21/15 12:49 AM
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Just gave up on a deal for a Triton bass boat, due to my bad knees and the wife being afraid of sitting up high in a bass rig. The "deep-V" boats would be great out in open rough water, but afraid I wouldn't be able to get one of them up into the creeks. Logical solution? Stick-steer. Really like the Crestliner version. 2015 has lots of room to move around (compared to some) and can get it for under 15K. LOVE the Lund Pro Guide tiller rig, but a little $$$ for my taste. Kinda leaning towards the Crestliner as of now. Would appreciate y'alls take on this.


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Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: Billy Wilson (1WildCat)] #10634146 02/21/15 01:08 AM
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May not be as big as you want, but I had one for years. Great boat with double hull and 10 year stump warranty. Solid as a rock. Rated for 60 hp. Doesn't catch a lot of wind and stays in place easily. Also, these boats are built in Louisiana and you can tour the facility. They're made to take the beating of the swamps of LA.




Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: Billy Wilson (1WildCat)] #10634543 02/21/15 04:01 AM
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got a link Jacob??? thanks


Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: Billy Wilson (1WildCat)] #10634642 02/21/15 05:08 AM
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Fished many days out of these when I was young. Very good boats. You can tour the plant where they are made, it's just north of Shreveport.

http://www.progator.com/Boats/150C/150c.html


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Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: Billy Wilson (1WildCat)] #10634700 02/21/15 07:29 AM
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My friend has a pro master for sale great boat for sale

Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: Billy Wilson (1WildCat)] #10634778 02/21/15 11:56 AM
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I think Tbox uses a stick steer rig
they look like they would be nice to ketch fish out of
I played in one a while back some
but just close to the dock with the trolling motor

Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: Billy Wilson (1WildCat)] #10634782 02/21/15 12:01 PM
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I was just going to say...look up Tboxfish...he has a dandy little crappie rig.

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Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: Billy Wilson (1WildCat)] #10634796 02/21/15 12:26 PM
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Tbox has a stick steer. Might want to ask him about his experiences and how he likes it


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Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: Billy Wilson (1WildCat)] #10636376 02/22/15 03:40 AM
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I bought a boat out of a field in Arkansas for $500.00.
Spent the better part of a year replacing the transom, carpet, seats and paint.
Motor ran like a top and I love fishing out of it.
1973 Terry Bass Boat with 50 horse motor. Stick steering.
Once I get in I never have to get up. Everything I need is at hand.
They will beat you to death and soak you in rough water, but I try not to go out in bad weather.


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Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: chucktx] #10636389 02/22/15 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted By: chucktx
got a link Jacob??? thanks


Sorry! Forgot the important part! It's a Pro Gator 154S

http://progator.com/Boats/154S/154s.html


Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: Billy Wilson (1WildCat)] #10636399 02/22/15 03:51 AM
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This is the one I had. It was console steer, but they make them both ways. I would've preferred a stick steer in this model. There would have been much more room. Thing was a fishing machine.

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Here's a little video of it running. Tri hull cut the waves nicely in open water.

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Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: Billy Wilson (1WildCat)] #10636921 02/22/15 03:09 PM
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Stick steer is the only way to go for a small boat. I had one for 40 years.

Don't overlook the Panfish Tracker. It is a great boat for crappie and not bad for bass. The sales pitch can be viewed here.


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Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: Billy Wilson (1WildCat)] #10637065 02/22/15 04:15 PM
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Re: STICK-STEER CRAPPIE RIGS (WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST) [Re: Billy Wilson (1WildCat)] #10638334 02/23/15 12:51 AM
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I have the Triton 1657 which runs under the crestliner name now, Mine is a 2008 50HP Mer I think Triton had them until 2010 but either way they all or made in the same plant just diff stickers, I know when they where under the Triton name they carry a lifetime hull warranty, Dealer sent mine back to the factory in 2014 for stress cracks by the transon they welded it repainted it all and hydro tested the hull. cost me nothing other than being without boat, I have been very happy with the boat, very easy to load by myself. the only thing Im not crazy about is it was ordered without carpet, which is great for washing it clean, but suck's on the hot sunny day's because everything you touch is hotter than hell, the only other one I looked at was the G3 panfish you can get it in a 17' But when it came to money the Triton was a better deal,

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