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Nice rides to all.I hope that by the time I get mine this thread comes around again.

My old jon boat came back to me after 5 years of a friend using it.

I think with alot of TLC she will be ready for another 5 or 10.

For now this will be "MY RIDE"

Before and after!

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This is my ride and I'm very proud of her. A 1984 Bayliner Trophy. Only a 16 footer with an 85 horse engine. She isn't fast or pretty but I got her dirt cheap, it has all the stuff (2 livewells, 2 fishfinders, trolling motor, storage, etc.), everything works, it's easy to tow and easy to fix if needed. I can put 3 gallons of gas in and go all weekend and more on that. Much more actually. I haven't had to put fuel in for the last 5 outings.

I don't have to worry if she gets a scratch or something isn't cosmetically perfect. I want to fish, not worry about how she looks.

The only improvement I've had to make to her is to extend the front deck. Originally the seat was far to close to the bow. I didn't have enough room for the foot pedal so I extended the deck to the rear of the seat. I remounted the seat about 2 feet farther back and I'm thrilled with how it turned out and it only cost me a small piece of plywood that I already had and a few 1x2s. It even created another storage space. I don't know why Bayliner didn't do that in the first place.

I learned everything I know about bass fishing from this forum and I'm very thankful. I had a great summer fishing with my daughter and I have all you fine people to thank for that.

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It's been entertaining checkin out everyone's rides! Here's mine:

15ft. Deep V Lowe with a "Classic 50" Mercury (MAX hp on boat is 35 ::D ). 36lb. trolling motor, 2 pedestal seats and drivers console) 6 rod holders, aerated live well, 2 downriggers, planer board mast, vhf, Eagle fish finder, tunes (pioneer stereo and iPod with 2 6 1/2 alpines + 1 bass tube).

Its the perfect small water ride in my mind... It goes 35mph and handles the chop well, and I can pull it up on the beach or in the shallows!

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Living in a sailboat.  Must've been fun!  Sounds like it.  :D

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'96 Stratos 288VR 150 Fast Strike. Love It!!Lowerance electronics Motor Guide tour edition 82# 3" Jack plate.Gps at 68 mph! Of course that is not a tournament load speed.

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