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Re-powering the Lund 1875 Pro-V Bass Boat

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Thanks for the info guys!  

 

From one retired enlisted man to another; thanks for your service and Happy Veteran’s Day (upcoming) AJ!!  

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12 hours ago, A-Jay said:

I'm fishing solo 95 % of the time and the 1875 is perfect for the one man launch & recover evolution.

That's how I landed on a similarly sized boat too.

 

That, and launching a bigger boat would be really hard to do on some of our lakes.

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On 11/3/2018 at 6:35 AM, A-Jay said:

 

@slonezp pretty much covered it. 

Before this new line of V8 Four strokes, there was a fairly large difference is weight.  The 2 strokes were more than 100lbs lighter.  This is not the case with the current models as the new four stokes have been stripped down and weight virtually the same.  The big 2 stroke Optimax is no longer being produced and has been replaced by the V6 & V8 Four stroke.  

 I like my ProXS quite a bit.   While still early on I have Zero regrets on making the switch.   

  As for selecting a 16 or a 19 - I'd get the newest model available.  The 16 (which is what I have) is a sweet rig but the newest model will have whatever minor improvements needed.  I'm sure Lund learns a & improves the models annually; especially since the Pro-V Bass is only a few years in production.

 Good Luck with your choice & eventual purchase.  I'm betting you'll be happy with your new Pro-V Bass regardless of which way you lean. 

:smiley:

A-Jay

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Just saw this picture posted on the Lund facebook page. 

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1 hour ago, SmallBlockMuscle said:

Just saw this picture posted on the Lund facebook page. 

Yea - I'm good like that ~

:smiley:

A-Jay

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4 minutes ago, Vilas15 said:

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Fry,

 

How do you like the Verado?  Any problems?

 

Jeff

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A friend just ordered the 225 XS for his 22 ft. Skeeter.

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AJ - noticed you don’t have a jack plate.  If you were building the boat again would you get one?  Seems like a good place to mount the Talons vs the brackets.  How do you like them?  With spot lock would you buy shallow water anchors again?

 

Jeff

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On ‎6‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 7:20 PM, A-Jay said:

Hi Bob ~ 

That 505 lbs is what the 200 Opti that's on there now weighs in at - so no difference there.

The Talons are really quite 'light' -  the extendable poles are fiberglass, the case is basally plastic and the mounts & internal framing is aluminum - Don't know what the exact weight of each is but I'd put it close to perhaps 55 lbs or so.

The Pro-V's composite transom and 96 inch beam seems to be able to support what's there well.

 

And in an interesting turn of events - there is some serious consideration being made to ADDING a hydraulic  jack plate to the mix.   With the new motor going on, seems like a perfect time.  

   The SeaStar Xtreme Jackplate Hydraulic Jackplate 6” ~ Seems to be where we're headed.

  http://www.seastarsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SeaStar-XtremeJackplates-DataSheet.pdf  

 Since I'm currently running SeaStar Steering, this one is designed to maximize engine tilt when used with SeaStar steering cylinders.

 

More to follow  . . . .

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

56 minutes ago, Jeff Browning said:

AJ - noticed you don’t have a jack plate.  If you were building the boat again would you get one?  Seems like a good place to mount the Talons vs the brackets.  How do you like them?  With spot lock would you buy shallow water anchors again?

 

Jeff

@Jeff Browning ~ I was initially considering adding a hydraulic jack plate.  Rethought it and went with a 6" manual model.  http://www.seastarsolutions.com/products/seastar-jackplates/#jackplatemanuals

  I not ever travel on plane in skinny enough water to justify the adjustable model - especially considering the extra gear required.  Did want to move the motor back a little though so this fits the bill.  So far it's been a nice addition.

 As for the Talons - I love them.  Additionally when I planned, purchased & initially rigged this ride, ( Early 2016)

the Ultrex had not yet appeared on the scene.  Had it been available, I'd have purchased one.  I'd still use the talons for water 10 feet & shallower but the spot lock would be a nice addition for the deeper stuff.  Just not ready to rip off a two year old 112 Fortrex and re-rig the 360 quite yet, not to mention the 3K plus it would cost to make that little upgrade.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 Here's a two year review I did of the rig this summer.

 

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4 hours ago, Jeff Browning said:

AJ - noticed you don’t have a jack plate.  If you were building the boat again would you get one?  Seems like a good place to mount the Talons vs the brackets.  How do you like them?  With spot lock would you buy shallow water anchors again?

 

Jeff

I have both a Terrova with spot lock and a Talon. One does not replace the other

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Do you spin on 1 Talon?  I live near the Ohio Rive and spend a decent amount of time there.  I see a lot of boats sold with one anchor - I’ve been curious how they work in the wind/current.

AJ - what did you gain by moving the motor back 6”?

 

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10 minutes ago, Jeff Browning said:

Do you spin on 1 Talon?  I live near the Ohio Rive and spend a decent amount of time there.  I see a lot of boats sold with one anchor - I’ve been curious how they work in the wind/current.

AJ - what did you gain by moving the motor back 6”?

 

One Talon is just a pivot point - where two offers a bit more stability.

Same thing applies with a standard anchor.  One is good - two is better. 

Jack plate provides some space between the lower unit and the SI transducer as well as offering a bit of performance improvement.  Hull comes up on plane faster and will stay on plane at a lower speed.

A-Jay

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23 minutes ago, Jeff Browning said:

Do you spin on 1 Talon?  I live near the Ohio Rive and spend a decent amount of time there.  I see a lot of boats sold with one anchor - I’ve been curious how they work in the wind/current.

AJ - what did you gain by moving the motor back 6”?

 

With 1 Talon your stern needs to be facing upriver. You can use the trolling motor to pivot on the anchor and fish perpendicular to the current. A single Talon will hold in what I call "fishable" current. It won't hold in heavy current on a hard bottom. It will on a soft bottom. I don't know if 2 would be any better in heavy current. 

 

As far as wind and 1 Talon, it's going to be similar to current using the TM and Talon in conjunction with each other.

 

The only scenario I can think of that would require 2 Talons is bed fishing in current and wind.

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5 minutes ago, slonezp said:

With 1 Talon your stern needs to be facing upriver. You can use the trolling motor to pivot on the anchor and fish perpendicular to the current. A single Talon will hold in what I call "fishable" current. It won't hold in heavy current on a hard bottom. It will on a soft bottom. I don't know if 2 would be any better in heavy current. 

 

As far as wind and 1 Talon, it's going to be similar to current using the TM and Talon in conjunction with each other.

 

The only scenario I can think of that would require 2 Talons is bed fishing in current and wind.

Yup ~ 

And I'd be very careful placing the stern of any vessel into even a moderate 'current' - I'd never recommend that in a river.  Ever - Big No-No. With a Talon and especially with a regular anchor rig.   Other than forgetting the boat plug - it's fastest way to fill your rig with water & even capsize it. 

A-Jay

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On 12/6/2018 at 7:25 PM, slonezp said:

I have both a Terrova with spot lock and a Talon. One does not replace the other

Interesting...can you expand on that?

 

...never mind...saw what I wanted further down...

Edited by Further North
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9 hours ago, Further North said:

Interesting...can you expand on that?

 

...never mind...saw what I wanted further down...

I use spot lock usually for a vertical presentation in deep water with no current and no wind. If there's light current or light wind, I will use cruise control. I can set the cruise control speed to .1mph and set the direction. As long as there are not irregular wind gusts, this works better than spot lock because the motor doesn't need to keep correcting itself.  (Note: I have the old version of the GPS head on the Terrova. The latest version is supposed to be 10x better than the gen 1 and the spot lock far superior) If the current is medium or higher, I can set the cruise control to equal the speed of the drift. This will ensure a vertical presentation. Once the drift is complete, I'll head up current and do it again.

 

and a Talon is a shallow water anchor....  

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On 12/8/2018 at 9:47 AM, slonezp said:

Once the drift is complete, I'll head up current and do it again.

Sounds a lot like back-trolling, but more efficient.

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49 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Sounds a lot like back-trolling, but more efficient.

What he explained is what they do on the Detroit river when the walleye are in there. They'll be lined up like an assembly line. A recipe for disaster and hot heads if you ask me, but there's big numbers in there, and giants too if you're after them.

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I've seen walleye runs in spring.  It's amazing.  They're off limits here, though.

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