Aluminum boat rebuilding project - The Vonda Lynn

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by cthippo, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. brendan gardam
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    brendan gardam Senior Member

    have you used a trolling motor, because they do exactly what you say they can't do. you can even get them with gps spotlock to hold position against the current. my 54 lb watersnake has 5 forward and 3 reverse speeds. the foot control is for manoevering and holding position with your foot while you are fishing.
     
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  2. brendan gardam
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    brendan gardam Senior Member

  3. brendan gardam
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    brendan gardam Senior Member

    may i ask why it is so high. it will be ugly and act like a sail.
     
  4. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    Mostly just so I can stand up and move around at least in the center.
     
  5. brendan gardam
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    brendan gardam Senior Member

    fair enough.
     

  6. brendan gardam
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    brendan gardam Senior Member

    i did something very similar on a 17 ft hull. it was comfortable except it was like a big sail if there was any wind.
     
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