As I mentioned in a previous post, my trailer was originally setup for a V-hull boat. I have a flat bottomed Jon boat. I would have to custom build some bunks to hold it. I wanted the bunks to allow the boat to sit as low as possible on the trailer to make loading and unloading easier. They also had to handle the elements, so I don’t have to replace them any time soon. Read more »
My boat is rated for a maximum of 25HP, so of course that’s what I wanted to put on it since I’d like the option to just cruise around in it as well as go fishing. New 25HP 4-Strokes are so expensive, so I opted for a used 2-stroke. I found one on Craig’s List that seemed to match what I was looking for: 25HP, long shaft, with remote and electric start. Read more »
I looked around for a used trailer once I had ordered the boat. With this being a wider than usual boat for this length, most of the trailers seemed a bit narrow to me, being 48″ between the fenders. My boat is 48″ wide at the bottom, so if I wanted the boat to sit low on the trailer to make getting it in the water easier, the fenders would probably interfere. Read more »
So I can already hear you saying, enough with the talk, I want to see pictures! I know before I got mine, I scoured the web looking for pictures to get some idea of what I wanted, and what I’d be receiving after I ordered it. I’ve got your back. Here are some pictures of the 2008 Lowe 1448T that I received just before July 4th. Click on any picture for the hi-resolution version. Note that the boat is raised up off the temporary bunks onto milk crates so I could begin the work of fashioning the final bunks. I threw temporary ones on there just so I could get the boat home, and then be able to customize them to the boat. Read more »
So this spring I decided I wanted to get back into fishing, which I did pretty often as a kid. I wanted a boat that would allow me to easily take along a friend or two to do pan and game fishing on inland lakes. Something small enough that I could go out by myself, and fit it in my small garage, and something light enough that I could haul it with a more fuel efficient vehicle than the pickup I have now. Read more »
I haven’t been using this blog for a while. Today I felt a little inspired, and found a new theme for it. I’m thinking about adding new content, ranging from life improvement thoughts to the modification of my new boat. Stay tuned, I may just type more….
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