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Old 06-24-2011, 08:33 PM
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anyone ever heard of em or used em????
me and big bean are lookin at gettin a boat and we saw and heard about these and i was just wonderin.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:26 PM
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Lowe boats have been around for a long time, I have seen one of their roughneck modles with a bunch of cracks in the cross members under the floor,
a crack in the weld at the transom , and a crack in the keel.
cost him 400 to get it fixed, but I have to add that The owner pounds the crap out of it fishing on lake lanier and allatoona, I dont guess any metal boat is intended for that kind of abuse but it had to have flexed alot to cause those cracks. if your looking at any used aluminum boat Id look it over real good.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:28 PM
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good pond boats, seem to get torn up fast on the lake, not sure about ocean
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:38 PM
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well probably just use the boat for ponds, lakes, creeks and occasionally the st.johns if its a nice day and not rough
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well probably just use the boat for ponds, lakes, creeks and occasionally the st.johns if its a nice day and not rough
someone here was selling a v hull not to long ago

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someone here was selling a v hull not to long ago
well weve been talkin and we really just decided we really want one so well see how it goes
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:53 PM
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I got one 21 years ago. 10'r that i throw in the bed. I put a 9.9 on it once and popped a rivet or two. Other than that and dragging it along some concrete spillways many times to get upstream its been great. (JB weld does work) Big bean may need a larger one
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Lowe boats have been around for a long time, I have seen one of their roughneck modles with a bunch of cracks in the cross members under the floor,
a crack in the weld at the transom , and a crack in the keel.
cost him 400 to get it fixed, but I have to add that The owner pounds the crap out of it fishing on lake lanier and allatoona, I dont guess any metal boat is intended for that kind of abuse but it had to have flexed alot to cause those cracks. if your looking at any used aluminum boat Id look it over real good.
The cracks are my fear, I saw a used roughneck center console... The river can get a little rough at times...
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Lowe boats have been around for a long time, I have seen one of their roughneck modles with a bunch of cracks in the cross members under the floor,
a crack in the weld at the transom , and a crack in the keel.
cost him 400 to get it fixed, but I have to add that The owner pounds the crap out of it fishing on lake lanier and allatoona, I dont guess any metal boat is intended for that kind of abuse but it had to have flexed alot to cause those cracks. if your looking at any used aluminum boat Id look it over real good.
The cracks are my fear, I saw a used roughneck center console... The river can get a little rough at times...
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:28 PM
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Not sure your budget but check out the Aluma crafts Crappie deluxe model. I have had 2 of these there great boats my oldest use to take ours out in the river all the time red and trout fishing. They come with a 25 hp on it.
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Not sure your budget but check out the Aluma crafts Crappie deluxe model. I have had 2 of these there great boats my oldest use to take ours out in the river all the time red and trout fishing. They come with a 25 hp on it.
My B-I-L uses a BassTracker Crappie pro 185,it's held up ,more than a few times,to some really rough water out on the St.John's.
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