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Old 02-25-2021, 09:50 PM
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I'm new to walleye central. I came across the site actually looking for info on the lund alaskan. I ended up buying a 2017 lund alaskan 2000 with a 115 Yamaha tiller. I live in Northern Illinois and they are not to be found around here. So I had to drive out to Ohio to get a good deal. Love the boat. Fish walleye, crappie, and sometimes catfish and also shoot ducks and geese out of it in the fall. Such a versatile and comfortable open boat. I see some cool modifications that people do to theirs. Thought I'd share my rod box modification I made that worked out well. It's not perfect looking but it's very useful and only took me a few hours to do. Just used some insulation boards, pvc, and cut some wood to size. Works great and I can take several rods without getting them tangled up or broken. Because of the odd shape of the rod box getting all the holes perfectly lined up is almost impossible but I wasn't going for looks just simply the ability to take a good amount of rods with me. The only thing I wish i had done differently is used 2 in pvc instead of 1 1/2 inch. Most rods will fit but I had one or two that the eyes caught and won't go in as far as I'd like. Used smaller diameter thinking I'd get more in the box. Hopefully this helps someone.
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:48 AM
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:57 AM
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Nice work
Can't believe Lund doesn't offer that type of modification as an extra.
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:22 AM
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Nice work
Can't believe Lund doesn't offer that type of modification as an extra.

Many people like the Alaskans because Alaskans are simple ,no frills, multi-purpose tools
I actually prefer my long..open, rod lockers as they come with from the factory.
I have about 18 rods in my boat (I use rod socks.)

But..hey..who knows??
We Alaskan fans did get them to re-engineer and re-rate the 20' footer to 150 hp.
increase to .125 bottom. The guys in the proto shop are always working on figuring out "options" and innovations.

PS- nice work "dalfan85"
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:39 AM
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and a 25" transom too.. i like mine open too.. alaskan great boat
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:45 AM
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Thanks! I knew the alaskan was the boat I wanted after doing a few years of research and planning on buying my first big boat. I had never been in one or even really seen one up close because nobody around here has one. I get compliments from everyone. Even the guys with the $50,000 + pro v's. They are simple but very multipurpose kind of utility/hunting/fishing boat. I even put a bimini on it and just cruise the river with family or friends in the summer. I have even pulled a tube up on rainy lake for the kids.
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:46 AM
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I'm already thinking about trading mine in for the new 2021 with a mercury 150 pro xs lol
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:24 PM
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your right dalfan its funny how many people compliment the boat and they pull up in 80-100k boats

its just great all around simple boat you can put on almost any body of water.. i'm lookin for another boat and might just keep it cuz i know i'd play he$$ finding another one..

theres a 2121 setting at rapid marine in minn for ya, blue one with a 150hp settin on it
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:38 PM
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Nice. I like the camo paint because I hunt out of it too. The blue is sharp looking though. You guys have any suggestions on batteries? I went from a 36 volt terrova to a ulterra last year and the west marine wet cell batteries that came with the boat didn't pair well with the new terrova and actually all the cells dried up and my trolling motor quit working. Thinking about going with vmax for the trolling batteries. My grandpa had odyssey and he had them for almost 10 years and fishes almost everyday up on boundary water every summer but they're over $450 each now. I also need a new crank battery. I'm thinking about getting the bass pro 900 deep cycle. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:52 PM
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my troller just a 24v, i just run 2 big interstates for it and 1 for the big motor, i'm no battery expert..

somebody will chime in
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