|07-13-2019 11:23 AM|
|07-13-2019 10:01 AM|
Are there any downsides to cutting ends off tubes in the center rod locker? Iíll check the WOT RPMs next time Iím out.
I also bought the sea sucker 3 rod pro vertical rod holder and mounted in front of rear livewell. Iím happy with that (no holes) and might buy another. It holds the rods nicely but if you put a net on one of the side 2 tubes it isnít strong enough in heavy chop, but for just rods seems as sturdy as Iíd need it.
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|07-13-2019 09:26 AM|
|07-13-2019 09:09 AM|
|Dkrum||I cut the ends off of the rod tubes in the rod locker. Had to take out the bow locator to get to them. Now I can get 2 rods up to 8'6" and several 8' in there.|
|07-13-2019 09:08 AM|
|07-13-2019 08:11 AM|
Any good reports on 2018 or 2019 with 150. I am not worried about top end speed. I like some of the features of the 1880 over the 1850. I do have 2012 1850 with 150 4 stroke Yamaha which has been great. I like the rod storage area of the 1880 and battery placement. I am curious why some doen like location of the deep cycle batteries. The ones on my 1850 are not easy to get at, especially at my age.
I also like to hear from owners of 2018 or 2019 who own 1850's and why you went with that boat over the 1880.
One final thought on the 200 on the 1880ms is the high price tag compared to any 150.
|07-12-2019 10:39 AM|
I'm really enjoying my 1880 after running it for a couple months now. It's a little different since it's a '16 so it's before the update to allow for a 200, but I still get a loaded top speed between 45 and 46 mph(gps) with my Merc 150 4S. Last Saturday was my first time in "rough" water with it, 20 mph north winds on Winnebago and loved how it handled them!
I finally got my electronics all upgraded to what I'm comfortable with(From Lowrance Elite 9 and Hook 7 units to Humminbird 859 and 999 units) and would like to upgrade the TM to a 36v Terrova at some point, but the 24v that's on now still does the trick.
I don't have the jump seats in the back but the kids fit just fine in it for now, in a couple years might be a little different story though. My starboard stern box has my cranking battery, tools, and a throwable. I use the port stern box for my rod holders and other gear that can bounce around together.
I haven't found a good use for the "pockets" in the sides between the seats yet, I'm sure they'll be a good place to accumulate snacks and stuff on longer trips out though.
Now if all the idiots would stop pulling kids in tubes and stopping to load skiers in the main river channels around here I would be able to enjoy it a lot more!
|07-09-2019 12:18 PM|
They are there
Molded in fiberglass black angles on each runner
The shelf will have to cantilever a little bit
|07-09-2019 10:31 AM|
|Diesel Pro||Best current pic I have of my rear access area.|
|07-09-2019 07:05 AM|
|Diesel Pro||I have the ski pole in mine and there are no aluminum angles behind the framework for this.|
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