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Lund 1875 Pro V Bass Video Review & Tour

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Took a few minutes out on the lake today to do a brief review & video tour of the Pro v Bass boat. 

My opinion, the whole package comes as advertised.  I’m digging everything about.  Been on the water now 10 trips or so.  Still getting used to all the features but it’s coming together quite nicely.

  Any and all questions & comments are welcome and appreciated.

A-Jay

 

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Nicely done Mr. Ajay - nice rig!

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A-Jay great review, thorough...  I think you answered many unknown questions about the boat.  You'll have to let us know how it handles 2-3 foot waves when you encounter - same as a glass bass boat, better/worse, more like a multi-species hull, etc...?  Also, since you have been fishing out of it already, how is it skipping lures from the front deck - too high in the air or an easy adjustment?  And is it too far down to lip bass at boat side in the front?  

Thanks again, looks like a great rig!  

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11 hours ago, FryDog62 said:

A-Jay great review, thorough...  I think you answered many unknown questions about the boat.  You'll have to let us know how it handles 2-3 foot waves when you encounter - same as a glass bass boat, better/worse, more like a multi-species hull, etc...?  Also, since you have been fishing out of it already, how is it skipping lures from the front deck - too high in the air or an easy adjustment?  And is it too far down to lip bass at boat side in the front?  

Thanks again, looks like a great rig!  

Thanks -

From the front & back deck - It's a little high for lipping fish - I use a net -  from the helm area it is totally do-able and I have done it.

As for skipping I will openly admit this type cast is Not my strongest cast.  Since the casting deck is a little higher there is definitely an adjustment required if one is use to being closer to the water - if you can skip a cast from one dock to another then I'd say you're good. 

As for handling 3 foot waves; I'll let you know but as a ex-professional boat driver, I'll tell you in advance of doing it, that I'd would expect this hull & 200 hp motor combination to eat that for lunch. 

A-Jay

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Very nice!  I like that there looks to be very little dead space. Storage everywhere.  Well thought out layout for sure and I like the way you have utilized it.  Gave me some ideas on some reorganization of my stratos. Thanks for taking the time. 

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Well done

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My only question is where did you keep all that gear n the paddleboat:hahaha-024:

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I really really want that boat. Nice!

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Great review A Jay. You have my dream rig, though I'd prefer the other seating option, and I love the little extras you added. The charger cord point is a great idea and I bet Lund will pick up your idea on the oil tank positioning in future, it just makes sense. Enjoy the boat.

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Looks great!  Very well laid out rig.  Are the compacts ventilated in any way?

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A most excellent mobile fishing platform !!!!  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

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That's a very nice rig that has a great layout. They don't waste space when it comes to storage. The Pro-V hull is a very proven hull for Lund that gives a great ride in rough water. One of my friends has one that he bass fishes out of because he fishes on the great lakes too and although his layout isn't the greatest for bass fishing it handles rough water with ease.  Looks like you've got a winner!

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2 hours ago, nosdog2 said:

Looks great!  Very well laid out rig.  Are the compacts ventilated in any way?

If this is suppose to ask if the compartments are ventilated ?

No, they are not.  If you stow wet anything - lines, rain gear etc, it will not dry in a timely manner without leaving the space open.

A-Jay

 

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What do you think are the pros and cons vs. a traditional bass boat?

 

Why did you go with Talons over Power Poles?

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9 hours ago, A-Jay said:

If this is suppose to ask if the compartments are ventilated ?

No, they are not.  If you stow wet anything - lines, rain gear etc, it will not dry in a timely manner without leaving the space open.

A-Jay

 

Yes, sorry the auto correct on my phone bit me.

 

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Duuuude...

  1. You're older than I thought...;)
  2. As I've mentioned before, other than a detail here and there, I'd set one up exactly the same way.  Outstanding rig!
    1. My changes:
      1. Swap the cable steer trolling motor for an Ulterra (personal preference, not better)
      2. I'd run one Talon and replace the other with a 360°
      3. I'd make the console Helix 10 a Helix 12.  Why?  I'm old and I don't see well.
      4. I'd use Minn Kota battery chargers, cuz...I know a guy...
  3. An almost 17 minute video tour of your boat: My kind of attention to detail!

As I've said a few times: should something bad happen to my CMV, I'd be at the Lund dealer the next morning to order a Lund a lot like yours.

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40 minutes ago, Further North said:

Duuuude...

  1. You're older than I thought...;)
  2. As I've mentioned before, other than a detail here and there, I'd set one up exactly the same way.  Outstanding rig!
    1. My changes:
      1. Swap the cable steer trolling motor for an Ulterra (personal preference, not better)
      2. I'd run one Talon and replace the other with a 360°
      3. I'd make the console Helix 10 a Helix 12.  Why?  I'm old and I don't see well.
      4. I'd use Minn Kota battery chargers, cuz...I know a guy...
  3. An almost 17 minute video tour of your boat: My kind of attention to detail!

As I've said a few times: should something bad happen to my CMV, I'd be at the Lund dealer the next morning to order a Lund a lot like yours.

I didn't see a stereo either

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Just now, slonezp said:

I didn't see a stereo either

Another bonus, for me.

...I get why people might want one, but I'm not one of them.  I like quiet while I fish, don't want the noise from a radio.  I get enough of that at work, home, about everywhere else...heck...these days, I get some noisy son-of-a-gun yakking at me while I'm pumping gas....

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5 minutes ago, slonezp said:

I didn't see a stereo either

The "stereo" on the newest Lund is actually a plug & blue tooth reciever for your phone or mp3 player & a set of speakers.

I thought about it - for like a second.

And then moved on. 

A-Jay

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On 6/14/2016 at 7:52 PM, A-Jay said:

Thanks -

From the front & back deck - It's a little high for lipping fish - I use a net -  from the helm area it is totally do-able and I have done it.

As for skipping I will openly admit this type cast is Not my strongest cast.  Since the casting deck is a little higher there is definitely an adjustment required if one is use to being closer to the water - if you can skip a cast from one dock to another then I'd say you're good. 

As for handling 3 foot waves; I'll let you know but as a ex-professional boat driver, I'll tell you in advance of doing it, that I'd would expect this hull & 200 hp motor combination to eat that for lunch. 

A-Jay

Eat that for lunch...( oh yea baby! Rock on Ajay!

I love it! 

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4 hours ago, tcbass said:

What do you think are the pros and cons vs. a traditional bass boat?

 

Why did you go with Talons over Power Poles?

First ~ Talons over Power Poles was easy for me - I wanted the Vertical Deployment and the great Depth (12ft) and preferred electric over hydraulic power.

As for the pro's & con's vs a "regular" bass boat - that's a much more complicated deal and there's a heavy dose of personal preference wrapped all around it.    My response here is to list some of what the Lund Pro-V bass does has & does that I wanted & now enjoy.  I am not implying that other brands & models do not possess these things. 

A High free board, stable, dry riding hull, capable & sea worthy in challenging / rough conditions.  Plenty of well thought out storage.  A Large & Long Center rod locker.   Safety Ladder incorporated in hull (at the Stern) accessible from in the water.  A horse power rating suitable for the boats design & weight.  A Quality dealership with a solid reputation near my home where I can get parts & service when needed that sold a brand of boat I trust and am willing to bet my life on because that's what I'm doing every time I go out on the water.  The final cost of the boat, motor & trailer package (including options & upgrades) needed to fit my budget.

A-Jay

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Excellent review. In the next year or 2 I will be in the market for a boat. This boat will be at the top of the list. If you don't mind, what did you pay for that with all those options?

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3 hours ago, BassB8Caster said:

Excellent review. In the next year or 2 I will be in the market for a boat. This boat will be at the top of the list. If you don't mind, what did you pay for that with all those options?

Thanks. 

The Base model boat comes with decent standard features.  However, I had a fairly specific set of add-ons I wanted and was willing to pay for.  Boat prices vary with location, what you & I pay for the same thing could vary quite a bit. 

Check out the Lund Website or contact your Local Lund Dealer for the most accurate pricing information for your area. 

Posting my specific $$ numbers is inappropriate and not happening.

I will say the pricing information provided on the website was a bit higher than what my dealer quoted me.

A-Jay

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Congrats on the new rig Ajay. It's a beauty. 

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