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Mud motor help #7442676 02/24/19 01:25 AM
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Looking to buy a new rig. Leaning towards something in the 18-60 range center console with a hoss 75.

Any input is appreciated

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Look at wc custom boats.


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Uncle J Custom Boats. Builds boat exactly the way you want it. Built like a tank and is as honest of a builder as they come. I use my buddies regularly and love it. I decided to go the airboat route but Jason was the only builder I considered when I was looking for a new surface drive boat.

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There are countless threads on mudmotortalk.com that would be helpful for you

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Originally Posted by KWood_TSU
Look at wc custom boats.

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Were are you located?

Willet @ WC had a demo 75 Boss for sale. It's mounted on a center console boat. It would be worth your time to drive out to Flint and do a test drive.


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Originally Posted by BarneyWho
Were are you located?

Willet @ WC had a demo 75 Boss for sale. It's mounted on a center console boat. It would be worth your time to drive out to Flint and do a test drive.


its definitely a heck of a boat

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Thank you for the feedback guys

I did not know about the mud motor talk website.... excellent source!

I shouldíve given more info...

I am located in the metromess. I hunt big water and usually have 3 or 4 big guys and lots of gear - heavy load. Looking for a bigger boat and max speed but still capable of running skinny.

I will call WC

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Originally Posted by Soda sip
Thank you for the feedback guys

I did not know about the mud motor talk website.... excellent source!

I shouldíve given more info...

I am located in the metromess. I hunt big water and usually have 3 or 4 big guys and lots of gear - heavy load. Looking for a bigger boat and max speed but still capable of running skinny.

I will call WC



Just to help you out

https://www.wccustomboats.com/


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"I hunt big water and usually have 3 or 4 big guys and lots of gear - heavy load."


Don't waste your time with a 18ft boat. Longer boats will take bigger water and they will get up quicker...not to mention the space they give. I could not imagine 4 big guys and lots of gear in a 18ft boat crossing one of our large N. tx lakes in windy conditions.

Think it thru some more.

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This is exactly why I asked for help!

BDB Iím all ears. 20 ft ....22 ft ?

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Originally Posted by Soda sip
This is exactly why I asked for help!

BDB Iím all ears. 20 ft ....22 ft ?


The boat that WC has for sale will handle it, thing is a battleship. Very tall sides. I believe he told me they were running 4 guys in it. He had someone looking at it 3 weeks ago, not sure if they bought it.

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Consider square vs tapared, vs rounded chines. In makes a lot of difference in corning. Drive a boat with rounded chines before buying a boat with square chines. I think Gator trax is the only mud boat with rounded chines or at least they used to be, there are others that do tapered chines.


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Originally Posted by Soda sip
This is exactly why I asked for help!

BDB Iím all ears. 20 ft ....22 ft ?



The perfect boat for me....I almost have it. Like Guy said rounded chimes are preferred for tight turns but there are advantages to sq or tapered chimes. I have a 20ft WC. Sq chimes. You will slide on tighter turns so you have to account for that. I have learned to slow down to 19-20 on tight turns and still learning some tricks but overall I'm really happy with the boat. For most rides sliding will not be a factor but there are times it will happen. The closest thing I've had was a right turn and almost slid into a tree....I think my rail just kissed it (left side) but I was still learning the boat. And it was a smaller tree so I think I would have knocked it over if I had really hit it. Mine is a fishing boat also and the 20ft'er is nice for that. You can go up to 21 or larger but there is a braking point where it gets to big Imo.....meaning I do not not have a place to park a 22 ft boat. My 20 fits perfect where I park it. a 20ft boat is at a cross road of being able to handle it and hide it also. By handle it I mean with your hands pushing it around or trying to pry it out of the hiding spot. I've had no trouble hiding my boat and believe me its way bigger than my 15 footer I have also. My deck is big enough I can sling 4 dozen decoys up on it and keep the main boat un cluttered. Alone or with 1 other I just keep them on the floor. Plus I fish off the deck also. Smaller boats can not have a deck like that unless you make the entire thing a deck then you just ruined the boat as a real duck boat. 3 times this past season I went thru water "most" would not go thru in there rigs. My buddy has a 17.5 prodigy and he was with me on the worst day of the three and he said he would not have went thru that in his rig. We got wet but was really in no danger unless we lost power. Remember...its 5 am when your doing all this, not a good time to be in a bad way. The storage is great in my boat but then remember....more storage usually equals more crap to take so act like its a smaller boat when loading it, then the boat does not feel all cluttered. All my fishing rod/reels fit nicely under my catwalks storage.I can have 8 -9 combos under my catwalks cause my boat is a 20 footer. My gun box storage which is part of the deck is now my fishing storage for lure boxes and nets etc.

If you would have said I hunt smaller waters and 2/3 people things would obviously change but lakes with 4 guys and lots of gear ....and you are thinking right on the motor cause even the new 40efi which is on mine would struggle with that load. And another reason I chose a 20 is the motors (I was told when researching mine) are going to change in 5 years or so. Bigger/powerful). I can keep the bigger boat and upgrade motors if I decided to. I do not regret getting a 20 and would order it again if I was to start all over. 17-18 foot boats are null and void if I was limited to one boat.

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