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Thinking of putting wave wackers on my boat. Likes- Dislikes

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what kind of boat? If you do any backtrolling, you will be very pleased with them, just make sure they fit your boat well. 85% of my fishing is back trolling, and I wouldn't even think about not having them.

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I love mine!! Easy to install and they come off fairly easy if you ever need too. Good product!!

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If your fishing big or small water and do a lot of back trolling i would get them.Me i troll alot and lets just say with out them you would be getting wet back trolling.And like stated above make sure they fit good on your boat. cool.gif

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Do they ever get in the way. Skies and eyes I have a alumacraft 195 tournament pro.

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They are the best thing since sliced bread. I would never own a boat without them. I have never had them get in the way.

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Love them! I have a set on my lund and Have never had isssues landing fish etc. Easy to put on and take off also if needs be.

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Definately nice to have for backtrolling, have a set on my lund also and can't imagine what it'd be like with out em!!

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I LOVE my WhiteCaps

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What does a set of WW go for? The WhiteCaps for my boat would be $206, which isn't too bad.

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i paid $400 last fall for new walleye master gaurds for a tiller w/115, 9.9 & vantage on the stern.

regards,

minnesotatuff

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got a lund 20 foot boat with an 8hp kicker... never used wave wackers in my life and i do just fine catching the hogs of summer...... the only time wave wackers are necessary are when your a tilling troller..... all those other guys put thedm on for looks..... boats are meant to get wet....

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splash guards are not just for looks. they are there to keep water out of your boat. they are needed on wheel boats just the same as a tiller if you back troll. 2 waves back to back over the transom can swamp a 20 foot boat easy. last year there were 2 boats that capsized here on lake mille lacs. i back troll about 15% to 25% of my open water fishing and would not have a boat without them. there are 3 major brands that i would look at, wave wackers, which is what i have, whitecaps, and walleye masters. mine don't get in the way of anything.........tom fellegy

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I don't have them and any wind when backtrolling results in water in my boat. Sounds like I'll be ordering them. Thanks for the advice.

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I have the wave wackers on a 16' Smokercraft tiller. I can backtroll or sit on a spot that larger boats with big electrics get blown off of. Love to backtroll when it gets rough.

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you should always have wave wackers on your boat there are to perfect they work amazing i no the guys that run the shop great guys

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