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Re: Boat Advice on Aluminum for those windy days
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On the Impact. Cost and size, and layout were big factors for me. The side storage on the Impact is a great step for getting in and out on the lift. Short legs and bad knees. Plus, I can keep the same lift. I was also told that if I spent that much on a boat, I would have to sell the cabin.

Posted on: 2/18 9:17:04
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Re: Boat Advice on Aluminum for those windy days
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I know, wrong forum. But what electronics have you guys gone with on the new boats.

Posted on: 2/17 15:00:25
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Re: Boat Advice on Aluminum for those windy days
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Thanks for the advice and info. I did look at the Crestliner and Alumacraft. The Fishhawk did look interesting, but couldn't find many The Alumacraft was not configured quite right for me. Also, since they were bought by Evinrude, they have kind of lost me. Today, I am leaning toward the 1875 Impact XS. I came across a few complaints of weld issues with the Ranger (though a couple of years old). I think I will spend a little extra on the Lund, as it is pretty well proven.

Posted on: 2/16 20:51:33
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Boat Advice on Aluminum for those windy days
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I am getting ready to upgrade from my 17 ft Alumacraft Voyager with a 115. Without motor, weighs about 1075 pounds. I bought it before getting a cabin at Leach Lake was a consideration. My wife won't go out if there is much wind, and frankly my use can now justify a bigger boat. I know I'm staying Aluminum, as budget is still a consideration.
Will 500-700 pounds help make a difference in ride on those windy days? I am also thinking pretty hard about going to 18 ft, with a 150. Currently in the running are the Ranger VS1782, VS1882, and the Lund 1875 Impact XS. All 2018 models. Also, trying to not need to get a bigger lift. The Rangers at an extra 700 pound will be pushing it.

Posted on: 2/12 16:51:42
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Re: Boat shopping
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You can't get a Mercury on the Trophy anyway. Mercury won't allow it since Alumacraft got bought by Evinrude.

Posted on: 1/14 22:45:59
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Re: New electronics for upcoming season
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I have had a few issues with the Lowrance. Have an Elite 5. I took it up to Canada, and on the first day it shut itself down, and it took a call from the dock to Customer Service to get it turned back on. When it shut down, it wiped out the lake chip. So had a week of Lac Seul where the lake chip would have been nice to have. Since then, I sporadically lose depth. I know it could be the transducer, but would rather just get something else and a little bigger screen too. Of course, it was past warranty when all the issues started.

Posted on: 1/7 19:23:13
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New electronics for upcoming season
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Thinking about new electronics. Have not been a happy Lowrance customer. Currently leaning towards a Garmin. In researching, I started looking into the Panoptix add-on. Anybody use this on Leech? One of my constraints is $. I am starting to get some oversight on my spend.

Posted on: 1/7 10:34:28
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Leech Lake Guide ?
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Looking to go with a guide for a 1/2 day.
Have heard of Al Maas and Tom Wilson. Anybody have some thoughts?

Posted on: 2018/7/11 17:23
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Re: Ice free opener??
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I found this website. can watch ice in Walker Bay for ourselves.
Tower web cam 2 and Walker City Park give some nice views

http://leech-lake.com/walker-live-video-feeds/

Posted on: 2018/5/3 8:08
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Re: Benedict Outpost?
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Thanks for the update. I am very happy to hear that. It makes bait and gas a lot easier for me.
Not to mention, a little more ammunition for getting a cart. A nice little cart ride over for ice cream in the evening with my wife.

Posted on: 2018/4/17 15:12
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