Thread: Jet drift boat
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Old 01-09-2020, 07:43 PM
Etownpaul Etownpaul is offline
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I have a 16' modified v (front is V, transitions to flat) with a 40/25 Merc jet outboard on it. It's deadly with two people in it. Tons of room to fish and she planes out real nice.

Weight distribution is key. I'm 240 lbs so me and the 200lb motor weigh down the back end pretty bad. I moved the battery, gas tank and anything else of substantial weight to the front of the boat along with the wife and dog. I'm looking getting at a bow mount trolling motor and I should be golden.

3 can comfortably fit in the boat, and I can just barely get on plane with two people sitting at the front. 4 people, forget planing. I don't load more than 3 in her now since its a dog if its loaded up.
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