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How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat #13550666 05/08/20 07:05 PM
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Guys I talk about the Zavalla Food Pantry in this video, in the 3-4 hours this video has been live we have had great success, thanks to all!


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Re: How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat [Re: KenTx1962] #13550673 05/08/20 07:10 PM
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I like how he was able to get up to 80 MPH

Re: How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat [Re: KenTx1962] #13550736 05/08/20 08:16 PM
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Ken- Great video! I'm def Guilty of carrying TOO MUCH STUFF... my Tracker does has very limited storage in the back but I will see what I can move stuff back there to help out some. Probably best to take half the soft plastics and 3700s OUT though!

One question- how much do you think the outcome changes based on having a Full vs empty livewell? 25+ gallons @8lbs per gallon would def add some weight.

Re: How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat [Re: KenTx1962] #13550832 05/08/20 09:49 PM
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Re: How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat [Re: KenTx1962] #13551322 05/09/20 11:57 AM
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Quite honestly ..... If I am going FISHING I could care less about speed and more about having the tackle I need in the boat and having it HANDY. I always loaded my boat to fish first. Speed came second.


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Re: How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat [Re: KenTx1962] #13555365 05/12/20 11:29 PM
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Hey Ken trying to send you a message but your inbox is full!

Re: How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat [Re: KenTx1962] #13555950 05/13/20 02:04 PM
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OK Everybody, that's my boat that he keeps playing in. Yes, I definitely carry too much stuff, but for a Ranger, it runs pretty well. And there is also the convenience of sitting down and being able to get everything you need to re-rig a Carolina Rig in one place. I know it'd run better with some of the weight in the rear, but I don't want to have to go here to get a hook, there for a brush-hog, and there for a weight. I'm fishing. I can consistently see 70 mph, and a couple of August ago (yeah, in the heat of the summer?) I ran it up to 73.6. That's pretty humped up for a Ranger. I have video, and maybe RO 519 can help me post it. Z520's with Merc 2 stroke ProXS's aren't known for their hole-shot either. With all the weight in the back, they tend to wallow before they come on plane. A little weight in the front will help. I've got a 26 Trophy that Croxton worked, and it runs real well. I also have a 25 Fury that I had Croxton work that doesn't have quiet the top-end, but generally runs better. The real key is that I'm just simply carrying too much stuff. I may work on that but you never know when you may decide to throw that 1988 motor-oil Jawtec Chicken foot worm!

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Re: How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat [Re: KenTx1962] #13555967 05/13/20 02:13 PM
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I think I carry as much tackle as Academy sales on my boat..Way to much stuff but If I ever need it then I have it.


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Re: How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat [Re: KenTx1962] #13556697 05/13/20 11:29 PM
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and then you move the stuff to the rear and the trailer starts swaying going down the road.


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Re: How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat [Re: KenTx1962] #13557127 05/14/20 12:23 PM
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Good 411 Ken

Re: How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat [Re: KenTx1962] #13557189 05/14/20 12:52 PM
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Good video. I have way too much stuff up front but every time I try to sort it all out, it seems to just go back in there. I always thought with the batteries, gas and live well in the back, it balanced out with the weight up front. You learn something every day.


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Re: How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat [Re: KenTx1962] #13557203 05/14/20 12:58 PM
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I'm not a speed fisherman by any means, I feel perfectly okay running 40mph in my old Skeeter. But I did enjoy Ken's video a lot, he's good on camera with good info.

Re: How to Maximize Speed by How you Stow Gear & Tackle in Your Boat [Re: KenTx1962] #13557565 05/14/20 04:38 PM
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Great video Ken! cheers

My Ranger doesn't have much room in the back so most everything I carry is in front of the cockpit or under the seat. fish


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