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By Tyler Holm
2005 Lund Explorer Fisherman Adventure 1600 side console boat (16’6”). Excellent condition both inside and outside. 86” wide beam and roomy with lots of storage including 7’ lockable rod locker with 5 rod sleeves and tons of base storage within this compartment. Covered bow storage with leather snap on cover. Floor anchor storage compartment, and plenty of other storage in the bow, starboard locker, and transom. A large lighted divided livewell in front of the console and a baitwell in the rear of the boat. Both livewell and baitwell aerated are on automatic timers and either can be independently be shut off. 12volt cigarette outlet at the bow(for spot light or cell phone charger). 2 Fish-On mounted rod holder bases at the bow and 3 Fish-On additional, movable rod holders along the Lund Sport Trac system (allowing the rod holders to be moved anywhere along the gunwale). 3 batteries with a 2 bank battery charger/tender on the 2 trolling motor batteries. Interstate starting battery new is 3-4 years old. The trolling motor batters are the largest size (size 31) deep cycle batteries new in 2012 (still hold charge and deliver power like they are brand new). Factory issued Lund boat cover included(never been used in the last 5 years). Comes with 3 premium, matching Lund leather seats that can be moved to 6 seat bases. 6 cup holders. Raised front and rear casting decks. The floor is in great shape. No soft spots at all. Absolutely no Leaks and clean bottom of hull. Some minor wear on the carpet. The boat is licensed in MN thru 2019. I will include a matching throw cushion (red). Bow nets along both sides for additional storage of items. 3 interior lights are installed on this boat. There is a Sony AM/FM/CD stereo with antenna included at the console. The Sony has a detachable face with carry case included. 2 waterproof marine speakers provide plenty of quality sound. New bilge pump last year (2016). Speed, tach, and fuel gauges at dash. 72” floor ruler and 36” aluminum rulers included with “bump board” feature. There is a lockable glove box in the console. Front and Rear navigation lights included. Gas tank is over ¾ full of new fuel (BONUS).
See full specs and floor plan from Lund at page #27 and #34 from the link below:
2004 Mercury 60 HP EFI motor. 2 tilt and trim switches, at the throttle, and motor. No dings or nicks in the flawless stainless prop and a brand new aluminum spare prop included (never touched water). The skag has a dime sized notch missing, but has been filed down and has no impact to the performance of this motor. The motor is in excellent condition and runs perfectly. Starts easy even in extremely cold weather. Pushes the boat 33MPH with one person. The motor has a Sting Ray Hydro Foil fin on it as well. Squeeze/pump ball included, but never need to squeeze.
2006 Karavan galvanized roller trailer with matching galvanized rims. Spare tire included that is in great shape. Recently, completely rewired with heavy gauge protected wire and LED lights. It has the rear 3-light bar too. Brand new tires last fall(2016) with new tire marks still visible. Less than 500 miles on these new tires. Bearing buddies and transom saver included. 2” ball and flat 4 trailer wire hookup. The trailer has a lifetime license in MN. Swing tongue saves over 2’ of storage and this boat can be stored in 20’ deep garage (motor down and swing tongue). 2 quick tie-down straps included on transom. One man can roll this boat easily into and out of a garage.
2013 Minnkota Terrova 80lb 24v trolling motor with iPilot and iPilot Link (linked to Humminbird 898 graph). This trolling motor include a brand new (never used except for one quick test) Terrova foot pedal. 65” shaft and universal2 transducer built in the trolling motor head. Battery charge indicators. The iPilot Link was added to the Terrova in new in 2015. The iPilot Link comes with a color LCD remote that is on a lanyard and was replaced brand new under warranty last year.
2 Humminbird graphs included. Permanently at the bow is a Humminbird 898HD SI GPS/Sonar/DI combo graph(4 years old). Humminbird 899HD is 2 years old and can be linked to iPilot Link Minnkota from the bow or the console. I put the graph in the bow for most of my fishing, but if I’m trolling, I can move it back to the console. At the bow it reads off the Terrova trolling motor US2 transducer and at the console it reads off the factory issued transducer at the stern. The 899 is mounted on a HD RAM mount and the 898 is mounted on a Johnny Ray swivel mount at the console. The 898 reads side imaging and down imaging very well. Both graphs and the iPilot Link have the latest software upgrades installed. I have the newest LakeMaster chips for upper Midwest waters in both graphs.
2 owners. I’m selling only because I’m planning to by a slightly larger Lund boat. I’ve owned this boat since 2012. Always stored in a garage (heated for most of its life) and never left on a dock overnight. Boat and motor were purchased new in 2005 by previous owner (motor was a carry over). The previous owner then put a new trailer under this boat in 2006. I’ve got all the original motor manuals for basically everything on this boat. This boat if fully loaded and ready to fish or recreation. I would be happy to accompany a serious buyer to the water for a test drive, or hookup the ear muffs in my driveway. You won’t be disappointed with how well this motor starts and runs and purrs. It’s extremely efficient on gas and uses no oil from season to season. The oil, oil filter, and lower unit grease is changed fresh every season.
Serious inquires only. This is a MUST SEE boat to appreciate its appearance all it has to offer. In-fact, I’d say you have to drive this boat and have it on the water to fully leverage the electronics, motor, trolling motor, and fish catching attitude.
If price is a concern, I’m willing to negotiate by removing/keeping the Terrova trolling motor, the Humminbird graphs, the LakeMaster mapping chips to put towards my new boat. I also have 2 butt/casting seats that I will throw in if it’s a full price, easy transaction.
Cash or Bank Check. No tax. I will have a Bill of Sale. The title is free and clear and in my possession.
Cross posted on several sites.
I live downtown Rochester, MN
I’m no photographer, but I took pictures from almost every angle (it was raining out) and the boat was I just pressure washed the floors so that’s why they look wet.
Cell: (605) 216-2581 call/text
Thank You for looking
Hi there. We are selling our 1993 Crestliner V196 Phantom.
To be clear, this isn't just a 1993 Crestliner, it's loaded to the hilt with equipment and it's the perfect setup for your fishing adventure.
We've caught monster fish in this boat, taught kids to fish out of this boat, made memories, drank beer, and talked about life. Now, it's ready for your adventures.
There's a lot of detail here and I'll try to include everything, along with lots of pictures, so please be patient.
1993 Crestliner V196 Phantom with SST2 Extended Transom 87" beam
Optional Rear Storage Bench
Live well--timed/constant with aeration
Quad port/starboard flush-mount rod holders in stern and dual rail mount port/starboard front rod holders
Complete top set includes bow cover, sun top, side curtains, and aft curtain
Complete cockpit cover that covers windshield to back of boat
All Seats bottoms have been renewed and cushions have had foam replaced with high-density foam
Driver's and Passenger's seats have gas charged height adjust w/swivel
Floor is original but is solid with no rot
The boat has always been kept either indoors or on a lift under a canopy.
The carpet is original and has one burn spot on the rear starboard side from a cigar smoker
All vinyl covers/windows etc. are in perfect condition
1993 Evinrude 150-horsepower Intruder 60 degree V-6
NEW POWERHEAD JULY 2011
Power trim and tilt
New Carbs/Float bowls September 2016.
1997 Honda 15hp 4-stroke kicker
Minn Kota Power Up hydraulic trim and tilt
New Fuel Pump September 2016.
LOW HOURS. THIS KICKER IS RARE AS IT HAS BOTH REMOTE (controls and start) AND FULL TILLER OPERATION.
Both engines have had regular and complete yearly maintenance
Dual Steering connectors--upper Rod connection and lower E.Z. Steer lower unit steering system.
Here's a video of the Evinrude 150-horsepower V-6 launching from a standstill: https://youtu.be/NEpAJXSEDms
Electronics & Accessories:
2005 Minn Kota 80-pound thrust 24-volt motor
60-inch shaft with Power Drive, Auto Pilot, and Co-Pilot remote steering w/integrated transducer
Networked to 2005 Lowrance X100C Color Sonar w/ flasher mode
2010 Lowrance HDS 10 GEN II Sounder GPS with MN Lakemaster chip.
2002 Jensen MCC 8525 Marine AM/FM Stereo Cassette W/ NOAA weather radio.
2004 Minn Kota MK330 3-bank 10,10,10, amp fully automatic multiple output onboard charging system
Two banks used for two batteries for 24-volt trolling system and one bank for dual 12 starting batteries.
4 each, Group 29 Batteries on board.
ALL 8 BATTERIES (2 Starting/2 Deep Cycle) replaced fall of 2015.
Dual Phase Battery Management System with power packer automatic battery interlink for dual starting batteries
EX Loader Roller Guide Tandem Axle Trailer
New disc brakes and 4 new Radial Plus tires with self-lubricating bearing systems on all hubs
All trailer lighting is updated and fully functional
New brake system automatically and electronically releases when reverse is engaged
Trailer was updated with new tires and brake system complete with new spare tire mounted on carrier.
We have all original manuals, receipts, and paperwork.
We've spared no expense in maintaining this setup over the years. If something broke, we fixed it or upgraded it. It's seen things. It's caught fish. It's seen blood and guts. If you're looking for a new boat, this isn't it.
If you want a terrific setup to hit the water with this spring, this is it. It's proven itself and will continue to do so with the next owner. There's a lot here, and I'm sure we're forgetting things. If you have questions feel free to ask.
Boat is currently sitting in storage on a trickle charger set up in Detroit Lakes, MN. It's ready to go today. Can be brought down to the cities if someone's ready to buy it.
Feel free to reach out: 612-843- four one zero two
By Savage Brewer
2013 Suzuki DF9.9THL
Purchased fall of 2013 (September I think) and I would estimate that it has less than 15 hours of run time.
Tiller, 4-Blade High Thrust propeller
Long Shaft (20" transom but is the perfect length for a kicker on a 25" transom boat also)
Electric Start (Also has pull start)
Electric Power Trim & Tilt
2 Cylinder SOHC 4-Stroke, 9.9HP
Digital CDI Ignition
12 Amp Alternator
Great little motor, I just dont use it on the lakes that I go to.
Located in Savage MN, Local pickup or delivery options only.
By Guatican · PostedSo a buddy and I are looking to see where we can get on some nice Pike action around the Kato area. We have no access to a boat so we'll be doing it from shore. Any insight on a good pike or any game fish bite would be awesome! Fall tends to be our Achilles's heel.
By Troy Smutka · Posted9/25/17 Hunted the hot, steamy MN duck opener on a public lake in central MN. Could see lightning to the west and north all morning until the sun came up. Must have been some serious lightning in those storms that were 100 miles away. Could still see the flashes, but of course could not hear any thunder. Saturday morning we saw the most bluewing teal I have seen on an opener since the 1980s. Must have seen a thousand teal and hundreds of mallards and wood ducks. Weren't in the best spot since we were the third boat on the lake, but still managed to shoot some teal and wood ducks. Busy watching ducks all morning. The teal I cleaned were migrators with quite a bit of fat--none on the wood ducks. Sunday morning was a different day--most of the teal were gone and the mallards and wood ducks were more wary. Managed two juvenile mallards. Think the shooting and the weather front moving in got a lot of the BWT on their way further south. All in all, a decent start to the MN waterfowl season, especially considering the temps were more like mid August. See what this weather and some cooler temps brings to the decoys this weekend. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
By delcecchi · PostedAny thoughts as to which will hold up better, or be easier to fix?
By Rick · PostedWith 59 state forests that cover 4.2 million acres, Minnesota state forests are a great place to view fall color, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “Forests with a mix of deciduous and coniferous trees offer a wonderful fall color experience,” said Jennifer Teegarden, DNR forestry outreach specialist. “The dark green needles of conifers accent the yellow, orange and red leaves of deciduous trees.” Here are a few routes to consider: Late September Bear Island State Forest From Ely head south on State Highway 1 toward Isabella for about 20 miles. Take a right on New Tomahawk Road toward Babbitt for about 17 miles. Turn right on County Road 21 for 15 miles back to Ely. Kabetogama State Forest From Orr head north on State Highway 53 for 4 miles. Turn right on County Road 180 to head east for 16 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 203 to head east for about 4.5 miles. Turn right on Vermillion Falls road to head east for 8 miles. Turn right on County Road 24/23 and follow to Orr for 26 miles. White Earth State Forest starting at Roy Lake head east on State Highway 200 for 1.5 miles. Turn right on Strawberry Mountain Road to head south for 5 miles. At Norris Trail turn left to head east for 3 miles. Turn left on Height of Land Road to head north back to Highway 200. For a longer loop follow Strawberry Mountain road to State Highway 113. Turn right on State Highway 113 to head east. Turn left on Height of Land Road to head north back to Highway 200. Early to mid-October Croix and Nemadji state forests loop. From I35, take Hinckley exit #183 and head east on State Highway 48 for 19 miles. Turn left to head north on County Road 24 and follow as it curves east and north for 7 miles. Turn right on County Road 25 to head east for 9.5 miles. At Markville, head north on County Road 31 for about 12 miles. Turn left on Park Forest Road/Park Truck Trail to head west for 13 miles. Turn right on County Road 171 to head north for 2 miles. Turn left onto County Road 154/Kerrick Road to head west for 5 miles. At Kerrick, head south on State Highway 23 for 18 miles to I35 exit #195. Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest From downtown Red Wing head south on Highway 61 for 10.5 miles. At Frontenac take a right onto Country 2 to head east for 9 miles. Take a right onto County Road 3 to head east for 4 miles. Take a right onto State Highway 58 to head north for 1.5 miles. Take a left onto Hay Creek Trail to head north for about 4.5 miles. Hey Creek Trail turns into Twin Bluff Road at Pioneer Trail. Continue on Twin Bluff Road for 1.5 miles and turn left on East Ave to return to downtown Red Wing. Visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_forests/fall-colors.html for additional scenic routes and state forest information. Entrance into a state forest is free. State forest campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $14 a night. Visit the Minnesota state parks and trails Fall Color Finder at www.mndnr.gov/fall_colors to find areas in Minnesota with peak fall color. The Fall Color Finder is updated every Thursday through the end of October. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
By Rick · PostedHunter success was just slightly below average the five-year average on three popular waterfowl lakes for the 2017 waterfowl hunting opener in the Grand Rapids area. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife staff conducted waterfowl bag checks on opening day September 23rd on Big White Oak Lake, Mud Lake (both near Deer River) and Big Rice Lake near Remer. Hunter success in terms of ducks bagged per hunter was 2. The average take the previous five years was 2.2 ducks per hunter. Blue-winged teal, wood ducks and mallard ducks were the most common birds in the bag with blue-winged teal the most commonly bagged bird at all three lakes. Based on vehicle counts at these lakes, hunter numbers were down about 25% from the five-year average. “Hunters had to contend with an early morning thunderstorm which may have kept hunter numbers lower than in previous years. Some hunters delayed going out or decided to try another day because of the rain and lightning from the storm,” said Mark Spoden, acting area wildlife manager. This year’s duck hunting season is 60 days in length. The duck bag limit is six ducks daily and may not include more than any combination of the following: four mallards (two may be hen mallard), three scaup, three wood ducks, one pintail, two redheads, two black ducks, and two canvasbacks. If not listed, up to six ducks of a species may be taken. The daily bag limit for coot and moorhen is 15. The daily bag limit for merganser is five, no more than two of which may be a hooded merganser. More information about waterfowl hunting in Minnesota including weekly waterfowl migration reports can be found at online at www.mndnr.gov/hunting/waterfowl. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
By Muskieman1977 · PostedThanks Rick, we will be launching out of Long Lake, so Becker may be our best bet. I assume Schneider is a long haul from Long Lake? Do you think we should just fish outside weed edges or do you think the fish will still be on the docks? I'm a bit concerned with the lower temps this week.
By Muskieman1977 · PostedMy partner and I will be fishing a 10 boat bass tournament this Sunday (Oct 1st) on the Horseshoe chain. We have never fished this water, so we are at a loss right now. Do any of you have any recommendations on what areas to fish, types of lures, etc.. No sure where the fish would be around this time of year, but any advice would be much appreciated!!! Thanks so much
By Rick · PostedAnyone with a 2017 Minnesota fishing or hunting license can receive a free camouflage and blaze orange Twins logo cap thanks to a special ticket offer online at mndnr.gov/twins, with the final game in this offer coming up Saturday, Sept. 30, vs. the Detroit Tigers. As part of the Minnesota DNR Days partnership with the Twins, license holders can purchase a reserved game ticket and receive a special Twins cap. Ticket prices vary by game and seat locations are either in the Field Box or Home Run Porch sections. All ticket holders under this partnership will pick up their cap at the game. Instructions for purchasing tickets are at mndnr.gov/twins. Buy fishing and hunting licenses at any Minnesota Department of Natural Resources license agent, online with a mobile or desktop device at mndnr.gov/buyalicense, or by phone at 888-665-4236. Mobile buyers receive a text or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
By Rick · PostedNew fall hours take effect Oct. 1 Hours for the bison range road at Minneopa State Park will change for the month of October due to decreasing daylight hours. Starting Oct. 1, the range road will be open Thursday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The road will be closed on Wednesdays for regular maintenance. Hiking trails around the bison range provide more bison viewing opportunities. Trails are open daily year round during regular park hours. A vehicle permit ($7 daily or $35 year-round) is required to enter the park. Bison range road hours will be adjusted again to follow daylight hours for the winter. Beginning Nov. 1, winter hours will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Minneopa State Park’s bison herd arrived in September 2015 and has been a popular attraction for the park since then. The bison are part of the Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd, managed through a formal agreement between the DNR and Minnesota Zoo. The partners are working together to preserve American plains bison. The plan is to grow the herd to 500 animals at several locations, including Blue Mounds State Park, Minneopa State Park and the Minnesota Zoo. Genetic testing of the herd from 2011 to 2014 found them largely free of any genetic material that would have come from cross-breeding with cattle. Less than 1 percent of all American plains bison tested so far have been found free of cattle genes. Bison viewing tips: Bison may be difficult to spot at times. Visitors should drive slowly and keep a watchful eye as they go through the range. Remain inside vehicle while driving through the bison range. Bison should be given clearance of at least 75 feet from people and vehicles at all times. Dogs can make bison nervous, so pets must be kept on a leash while in the park and hiking around the bison range. Bison get nervous around loud noises or lots of activity, so keeping voices down and movements to a minimum may help keep the bison within easy viewing. Hiking is not allowed inside the range, but there are hiking trails all the way around the outside of the range that can provide some fantastic views of the bison. For information on the Minneopa State Park bison herd, see: mndnr.gov/minneopa-bison. Resources on bison can be found here: mndnr.gov/bison. For more information on Minneopa State Park, call 507-389-5464 or visit: mndnr.gov/minneopa. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.