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Sheldon Williams

Bassraider 10e

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Man I can't wait to put my new bassraider 10e in the water.. I bought a Bimini top for her and I will probably do a YouTube video on the install when I do.

planning to give her a test run next weekend but I will probably only use the trolling motor...

i have a 5 hp o/b but need to downgrade to a 3.5 hp motor. Looking to trade...

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Are you downgrading the outboard because of weight? If so you may want to look at the Suzuki 2.5 hp. I just bought one for my 10 foot Porta-Bote as it weighs only 29 pounds.

 

I also use my 45# trolling motor on non gas engine lakes.

 

Good luck on your maiden voyage!

 

Kevin

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The extra weight was negligible so I stuck with my 3.3hp Mercury. My maiden voyag was great!!! Didn't need to open the Bimini bcuz and t was too cool. But knowing it's there is a great feeling

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If you look on Youtube, there have been guys that have hung a 5hp on even the 8ft model. All you really got to do is reinforce the transom with some plywood/metal plates and you'd be good to go. If I'm not mistaken, I saw one video with a 9.9hp on the 10ft. 

 

You got yourself a fishing machine. I have the 8ft model and I can put it in ponds/creeks that I can't put my big boat in. Great little boat

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It is a great lil boat! And we loaded it to capacity with 2 250lb+ men and a 30 lbs motor puls tackle... she handled very well (even with the wind)

opening day for trout was Saturday 4/8/17 and all that I needed to do was catch "the big one" LOL.. 

looking forward to some great days out on the water. 

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Hey Sheldon,  Would love to see a pic of your setup with that top. I am new to the Raider Nation as well and loving the ease and flexibility of these boats. I am just fishing with a 55lb trolling motor on electric only lakes. No issues at all other than getting my line stuck in the prop once. (User error).

 

Gonna be taking a lot of half days to get my fishing in. PM me if you have pics that cant be resized.

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Been having a lot of difficulty downloading pics...

i can send the pic to you or you can find me on FB and see it

 

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