Flat bottom boat

Discussion in 'North West Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by dammerwalleye, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. dammerwalleye

    dammerwalleye

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    Recently purchased a war eagle 1542 with a 26hp long tail motor. Was wondering if you guys know if I could run it up to 6th street dam over the small coffers or have any issue fishing the manistee with it? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. jmaddog8807

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    Not sure about 6th, but definitely could run it on the manistee. You'll see those out there.
     
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  3. Fishndude

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    Flat bottomed boat you make the rockin world go round. Congrats.
     
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    I would mark shaft at waterline where skein is no more than a 1 below bottom of hull. As a reference point to not go too deep with the prop
     
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    Does the transom have a stepup for long shaft? I think the 16' and up is the typical break for having a long shaft. I have 14' with short shaft and do the Manistee, I wouldn't even try it with long shaft.
     
  7. dammerwalleye

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    it’s just a normal backwater mud motor
     
  8. salmon_slayer06

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    Could just drift and anchor and have a spotter move to next launch. Use motor if needed