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zelek

Splash Guards on Smaller Boats

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zelek

I'm thinking of putting some Wave Wackers on my 16 foot Alumacraft Lunker, but I'm being advised by the guys from there that you need to put a block on the transom between the outboard & the trolling motor. It has something to do with the lack of space needed for the splash guards when they cut -out for the trolling motor and this apparently makes it stronger (or do-able anyway).

Have any of you guys done this and are you happy with the outcome??

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FL SNIPER

I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to but I have a 16 foot lund rebel with a transom trolling motor (probably similar to your boat)...and I called up White Caps (site sponser) and talked to the guy there who sent me exactly what I needed and I could'nt be happier. They were reasonably priced, on my doorstep within a couple days, and easy to install. They look good and more importantly work good. Easy to take on and off if you want too. I'd suggest giving them a call to get their input.

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minneman

Z If your interested in a project and saving some money, I could send ya some pics of the ones I made. had the poly bent in Dl and did the rest my self. looks as good as the whitecaps with TM cut out.

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LoonASea

Im confused confused.gif,,,I cant find White Caps as a sponsor ,,what forum do they sponsor???

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iffwalleyes

I guess they aren't a sponsor anymore I can't find them on the sponsor page anymore. But they do have a website and you can pretty much find any info you need there. I had a set of these on my last boat and they work very good.

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PierBridge

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Z If your interested in a project and saving some money, I could send ya some pics of the ones I made. had the poly bent in Dl and did the rest my self. looks as good as the whitecaps with TM cut out.


I'd like to see your pics. d a r t m a s t e r h d @ yahoo.

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zelek

Hey minneman: I sure appreciate the offer. Yeah, go ahead and send me the pics if it's not too much trouble. Do you still have my email add??

I just got back from the lake....pretty slow tonight. How's the daytime bite been??

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minneman

yep, I'll get some to you.

Fishing? whos got time? made it out on opener for 1/2 the day. work work work...

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harvey lee

I have a set of White caps and they fit very well and were easy to install. Give them a call.

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manitobawalleye2

could i get some pics also please minneman

send to

[email protected]

thanks

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zelek

Well.....after watching this wind day after day, I decided to just drive down to Miltona today (it's raining again anyway so what the heck?) and have the guy at Walleye Masters put on a set. Man..do they look nice!! The ones you made look great too Minneman...just not sure I have the patience or the tools or the know-how to build them to look that good!! grin.gif

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