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Re: Lund Boats - Who Has Them
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2023, 12:02:34 PM »
Hey everyone, I am a captain again!!
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This weekend I purchased a 1997 Lund Rebel 16' with a 25hp Merc 2-stroke


 

Looking back at original post by FFOS, him and his dad owned one, but instead of tiller controls it is SS Adventure layout.

I was so tempted to launch on Memorial Day for a maiden voyage but the plant cops were at the pond landing and no registration or plant sticker is like a $1000 fine in NH, so have to wait until next weekend -so Monday I installed my downeaster rod holders from previous boat, and am working on setting up my down rigger + few other luxury items LOL..

Boat is immaculate, last time in water (by reg sticker) was 2003, so has been in covered storage for 20 years.  Mercury dealer has gone over the motor, and replaced the water pump impeller, and new batteries -both for electric start/electronics and for the trolling motor on front.    Looks hardly used, no wear on seats or carpet, and no scratches in paint or hull, looks to have been never beached.   I'm first one to drill holes for mounting things, except for the fish finder it already had.

Curious if the 25 Merc can go slow enough for the trolling I like to do, but for the price I paid I maybe can justify an upgrade to Honda 4 stroke as I do not want to add the weight or clutter of a kicker.. but will see how it does very soon.   Maybe just a trolling plate will be the ticket, as worked very well to slow down water speed with my 135hp Honda on my Tyee.

Now for Lund, I have owned Large, Medium, and Small -small is what I need for local ponds around me but it is still well capable of fishing on Winnipesaukee or Sebago.

I registered it yesterday, and have the letters -so just maybe cutting out of work early today for some fishin-smiley

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Re: Lund Boats - Who Has Them
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2023, 12:18:56 PM »
I'm jealous! :D That would be a sweet package on our local lakes. Try it, if too fast for trolling you can attach a plate to the leg which flips up for those quick runs to the fishing hole or escaping an incoming squall. A lot cheaper than replacing the motor with a Honda which is somewhat heavier. 
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Re: Lund Boats - Who Has Them
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2023, 02:59:21 PM »
Nice boat.  Ive done a lot of backtrolling for walleyes in a 16 Lund and 25 hp motor.  It always went slow enough for me.  Probably same motor we had on ours.
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Re: Lund Boats - Who Has Them
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2023, 03:41:41 PM »

My 2018 Smokercraft 16' with a 40 hp Yamaha can go as low as 2 mph, if I want to go slower, I'll probably just drag 5 gallon pails behind it.
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Re: Lund Boats - Who Has Them
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2023, 09:55:52 PM »
Put a new 75 mercury on this 17 Grizzly a few years ago.Looks kind of funny but boat is rated for it and I got tired of going 10 mph with three adults when it had a 25 hp on it.First time I put it in the river an old boy walked over to look at it and said (you must not like getting passed up much).Probably havent put 20 hours on it.Someone once told me a boat is a hole in the water you throw money in :laugh:

 
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Re: Lund Boats - Who Has Them
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2023, 03:06:50 PM »
:o Wlmedley wow -that motor makes your boat look pretty small.   Is it a 4 stroke?
With it nicely trimmed, how fast?   Max the Rebel is rated for is 45hp.

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Re: Lund Boats - Who Has Them
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2023, 05:23:07 PM »
4cylinder 4 stroke .Mercury uses the same motor from 75 hp to 115 .The only difference is the computer the best I can tell.The fastest Ive had it is about 40mph with someone heavy in the front but its kind of scary.The motor is worth more than the boat and probably a little overkill but I figured I can always let off the throttle.Half throttle is about right :laugh:
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Re: Lund Boats - Who Has Them
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2023, 08:07:20 PM »
@JJ that boat looks like it has a trolling motor on the front so it should go as slow as you want, don't run it with your starting battery.
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Re: Lund Boats - Who Has Them
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2023, 10:26:51 AM »
Ive always liked the looks of Lund boats.  They are great looking and seem tough too!  

The photos of all yalls boats prove how nice they are!

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Re: Lund Boats - Who Has Them
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2023, 07:29:44 PM »
For boats that live on trailers, aluminum is way to go for keeping weight down and easy launching.   Lund boat layout are designed by fishermen and hulls are the toughest out there.

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Re: Lund Boats - Who Has Them
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2023, 09:16:01 PM »
Lund makes a good boat. They are especially sought after in the used boat market.
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