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After my last post it got me thinking... Let's hear what everyone runs. Size of boat, motor size, load, what speed? How shallow? I really wanted a bigger boat but let's hear what everyone runs. I sold the 1436 to my buddy... Almost bought a forum members 1648 but couldn't afford it. I just picked up a 14' 7" long x 48" wide flat bottom that I'll probably sell. Needin motor ideas. Outboard it has now won't cut it! I'm poor so what about the mud skipper harbor freight combo?
 

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I have a mud skipper 6.5 predator on a flatback canoe. That combo can get in anywhere. I am selling because I upgraded, but haven't run the new boat yet.
 

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Are you keeping the motor for the new boat? What did you get? I was going to get the 14hp setup... Anyone sell the kit locally? Hate waiting for shipping.
 

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Are you keeping the motor for the new boat? What did you get? I was going to get the 14hp setup... Anyone sell the kit locally? Hate waiting for shipping.
I have a buddy that supposed to pick it up today. If he doesn't pick it up by Wednesday. It's going on KSL. The motor and canoe, bed extender hitch and minn cota electric. No one sells the kit locally. I wound up buy a backwater 23 longtail. Can't wait to test it out.
 

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I have 17x42 with a mudbuddy 25 hp longtail. Haul probabaly way to many decoys if thats possible. Havnt gpsd the speed yet. Only had it out once. But it seems to scoot pretty good.
 

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I have a 14' foot flat bottom with a 16hp long tail and i think its anywhere from 15-20 mph and runs threw as low as 8 inches of water with 2 guys,gear and dog.
 

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Here's my 2 main rides at the moment-
12'9x54" sneakboat, I've switched out the surface drive in this photo for a 14hp Backwater longtail-she will get about 14mph with me, dog, and a full hunting load. Small enough to hide easily but with enough width to carry a big load and she can handle 2 guys and a hunting load no problem.



13'3"x44" Poleboat-built specifically for hunting the motorless areas at our local WMA's as well as floating rivers and getting into the small hidden spots-can be powered by oars, paddle, or pushpole. She probably tops out at about 8mph, depending on if I ate my Wheaties that morning or not :mrgreen:



She will grass up and hide pretty darn well too-

 

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I have a 1436 alumacraft with a 20hp mud buddy longtail has a lot of motor for a small boat but it runs 20+ mph loaded I would prefer a 1448 or 52 will probably upgrade next year but I haven't run into anywhere except the first sandbar at pintail if your familiar with it at all that I can't keep running in.
 

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I run a 14x48 with a 18 hp surface drive (wish I would have got the 23).
with my GPS. Empty I top out at 21mph. With a dozen decoys and a gun I top out at 19-20mph. With me and a 240lb hunter and a dozen decoys and guns I top out at 18mph.

On the opener, I loaded my boat with 5 dozen full body goose decoys, 7 dozen sillo's, 2 layout blinds, a 240lb dude, guns and later 80lbs of geese and we were doing 9mph. Probably could have gone faster with the right balance.
 

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I run a 14x48 with a 18 hp surface drive (wish I would have got the 23).
with my GPS. Empty I top out at 21mph. With a dozen decoys and a gun I top out at 19-20mph. With me and a 240lb hunter and a dozen decoys and guns I top out at 18mph.

On the opener, I loaded my boat with 5 dozen full body goose decoys, 7 dozen sillo's, 2 layout blinds, a 240lb dude, guns and later 80lbs of geese and we were doing 9mph. Probably could have gone faster with the right balance.
Do drive a red pickup with a big goose sticker in the back window? In the south Jordan area?
 
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