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Well, I bought an old tug for the big lake. It really wasn't what I wanted but I couldn't pass on the price. I figure I could always part it out or resale it. Heres what I got.

1971 19ft crysler (like starcraft)

Early 70s 125hp envirude runs good still

Mid 80's 9.9 johnson long shaft kicker

Marine radio and fish finder

2 penn fathom master Downriggers 48" boom W/swivels

2 nets, cooler, 6 cannonballs, 4 planer boards

A tackle box (willies book) w/ about 35 stick baits, 20 spoons, flashers and about 20 j plugs.

I paid $975.00 for it. hopefully it was worth it. I think it might work good around the entry way trolling. Maybe run it till the old motor kills over then decide from there.

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It does sound like a pretty good deal. The kicker, and downriggers, about cover the cost.

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Congrats!!! The kicker and the riggers/tackle are worth that much...excellent!!! Is it a trihull or a single hull model? Now comes the expensive part...UPGRADES!!! grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

When is the maiden voyage???

Lota Lota...

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Darn it Viking...you type too fast.

My dad used to have the Penn riggers on a Lake Michigan boat. They were great riggers for us for a long time. Finally sold the boat and the riggers went with it.

Lota Lota...

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Lota, just checking out this wireless access on my boat, Pretty nice. I see Northlander posting, He must have come away from his honeyhole to scrub his nasty -----. Maybe he will stop by and have one, or 2 or a few.

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

Sounds like to me you got a good deal.

Those old Rudes are good motors. I'd replace impellers and drain the gear oil now and check to see if they have any leaky seals after a day on the water. Is she clean or do you have a lot of putzin to do?

How boat some pics of the old gal.

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The day I get wireless on the boat is the day I move my office to Isle Royale, or Door County, or...

Lota Lota...

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I took some pics the other day of her, I'll post them later when I have more time. Shes a bit dirty, needs a good cleaning and some work. A good boat to make my mistakes on and learn some things.

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Here's a picture of the old tug. She's not much to look at but I think that it will work.

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