Many thanks for all the opinions and advice that everyone has offered in my various threads. As I mentioned in my financing thread, I finally sorted out the right boat, at a good price, and with the right financing. Last week I brought home my first proper boat, The Empire Strikes Bass:
It’s exactly what I wanted given my space limitations. I’ve had it out 3 times so far and it’s been great. Running the foot control trolling motor takes some getting used to, but I couldn’t be happier. So far it’s boated 17 bass…nothing big, but it’s off to a good start!
Changes so far have been swapping out the front seat for a taller post and butt seat and I got an on-board charger, which I haven’t quite figured out how to fit on-board yet. The battery/fuel tank compartment is pretty tight, so I think I’ll have to mount it under the passenger seat and route the wiring through the boat. I have a cheap Humminbird finder that I’ll hook up to the trolling motor eventually…probably when my dad visits and can give me a hand.
Anywho, pretty excited to have a proper boat. My little plastic bass prowler did me right for 3 seasons, but it sure is nice to store everything on-board and just hook up and go…
Look forward to many more boat questions from me…lol!!!!