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Old 11-25-2020, 12:05 PM
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Default Angler Qwest 822 Pro Fish n Cruise- maiden voyage!!

Well I was finally able to get the new rig wet. I launched in lake Michigan on Monday 11-23. From launching to our destination was about a 30 minute boat ride in 2-3 foot whitecaps( very similar to Erie) so i was able to see what this boat was made of. Right off the bat I trimmed this boat like my old Baron which was a mistake. The boat already sits stern heavy by design didn't need the aggressive trim. I found initially i was pounding a bit for my liking. After figuring out that i only needed a moderate trim ,everything fell into place. Front end still runs high but was able to cut into the chop rather than skip over it if that makes sense. I was running a Solas 4 blade 19p prop and getting 5600 rpm so i have some room for improvement. Top speed was 38mph with my Yamaha f150 with a 4200 rpm cruise at 27mph. Virtually identical numbers to my Baron.
The inside room and stability on this boat is amazing. The 36v Terrova held this rig rock steady in anchor mode in 2-3 foot rollers. I parked right in front of a breakwater inlet to jig up some lakers and the boat had a steady easy roc to it, in my deep v i would have been rolling around pretty good. Also with the center console design I could fish around the entire platform.
I am going to replace the 4 blade 19p prop with a 3 blade prop of the same pitch, this prop had me at 6k rpm on my Baron so hoping performance is similar. Also considering adding a hydrofoil for some stern lift.
I can't wait for walleye fishing on Erie and salmon fishing on Michigan this year, think this rig is a great platform for that. Plus i have a front deck for bass fishing too. I will post pics and am happy to answer any questions
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:09 PM
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Some more pics, also landed a nice laker so no first trip skunk,lol.
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Lowrance HDS 12 gen2
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:14 PM
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Very nice, glad it's doing what you hoped it would. I noticed at one point you called it a boat....it's a pontoon. Those performance numbers seem real good, should save you some gas with the 150 vs what you would think tri-toons would have.


"The inside room and stability on this boat is amazing."


Enjoy the ride and stay safe.

Happy Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:18 PM
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Very nice, glad it's doing what you hoped it would. I noticed at one point you called it a boat....it's a pontoon. Those performance numbers seem real good, should save you some gas with the 150 vs what you would think tri-toons would have.


"The inside room and stability on this boat is amazing."


Enjoy the ride and stay safe.

Happy Thanksgiving.
Okay not a boat per se, I'll concede that but pontoon makes me feel like an old man can I get- Big water Tritoon? LOL

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!!
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:24 PM
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I'll give ya "Toon."
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The only thing I disagree with is the ram mounts for the big graphs. I like the solid locking mounts better. trackstech or balls out. Cisco also locks up really solid. You must of gone all in. As I guess that little simrad cover hides a main motor autopilot system. I went with Garmins reacter kicker autopilot. I can see with that style boat you might want the big motor down for more rudder control. Compared to just the kicker.
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The only thing I disagree with is the ram mounts for the big graphs. I like the solid locking mounts better. trackstech or balls out. Cisco also locks up really solid. You must of gone all in. As I guess that little simrad cover hides a main motor autopilot system. I went with Garmins reacter kicker autopilot. I can see with that style boat you might want the big motor down for more rudder control. Compared to just the kicker.
I understand what you're saying with the ram mounts, I had them sagging on ride out . I did have them on the gimbal at a 90 angle so I will try them traditional style - in line with the gimbal next. I already owned them so I had them put on, if they don't hold next time out they will be replaced before spring with one of your suggestions.
That simrad cover covers a screen similar to Mercury's vessel view,a simrad is40, it gives me engine info via the n2k network. No auto pilot on the main, I will use the kicker locked straight for thrust and steer with the Terrova.
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Very cool

Interesting boat for sure. Crazy the speeds you are getting. Would be cool to see an on plane pic wot

Sounds like it is doing exactly what you wanted it to do.

How big is the laker?

How is it towing that wind sail? You have to tow far?
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Very cool

Interesting boat for sure. Crazy the speeds you are getting. Would be cool to see an on plane pic wot

Sounds like it is doing exactly what you wanted it to do.

How big is the laker?

How is it towing that wind sail? You have to tow far?
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The Laker was 27", tasted great baked in foil. The bigger ones go in the smoker.
Towing not so bad , I'm only 12 minutes from the launch but i was 1.5 hr from the marina to home and i did a comfortable 70 mph no issue.I imagine if it gets gusty I'll notice, then again the old Lund Baron wasn't exactly svelte so maybe I'm just used to it.
Next year if my brother goes out I'll get him to snap a wot pic.
I am pleased with the speeds. My plan in 5 yrs or so add a 200 vmax sho flashed to 330hp. That should really get up and go- thinking mid to high 50's, now that will be something,
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Lowrance HDS 12 gen2
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Well I was finally able to get the new rig wet. I launched in lake Michigan on Monday 11-23. From launching to our destination was about a 30 minute boat ride in 2-3 foot whitecaps( very similar to Erie) so i was able to see what this boat was made of. Right off the bat I trimmed this boat like my old Baron which was a mistake. The boat already sits stern heavy by design didn't need the aggressive trim. I found initially i was pounding a bit for my liking. After figuring out that i only needed a moderate trim ,everything fell into place. Front end still runs high but was able to cut into the chop rather than skip over it if that makes sense. I was running a Solas 4 blade 19p prop and getting 5600 rpm so i have some room for improvement. Top speed was 38mph with my Yamaha f150 with a 4200 rpm cruise at 27mph. Virtually identical numbers to my Baron.
The inside room and stability on this boat is amazing. The 36v Terrova held this rig rock steady in anchor mode in 2-3 foot rollers. I parked right in front of a breakwater inlet to jig up some lakers and the boat had a steady easy roc to it, in my deep v i would have been rolling around pretty good. Also with the center console design I could fish around the entire platform.
I am going to replace the 4 blade 19p prop with a 3 blade prop of the same pitch, this prop had me at 6k rpm on my Baron so hoping performance is similar. Also considering adding a hydrofoil for some stern lift.
I can't wait for walleye fishing on Erie and salmon fishing on Michigan this year, think this rig is a great platform for that. Plus i have a front deck for bass fishing too. I will post pics and am happy to answer any questions
I'm really happy to hear that you're happy with your new 'Toon. The biggest thing for me would be the ability to hold a spot and have good boat control, but it sounds to me like you were able to fish really effectively. All that room and comfort, plus good boat control, that's a big win for sure.

I'm sure they're be a learning curve to driving it and getting it propped correctly, it's pretty far from the deep V hull that most of us are familiar with. If you need stern lift, that 3 blade is likely going to be even worse. The only 3 blade prop I've ever liked for stern lift and cruising is the ECO Enertia. If you could find one of those in a 17P you might really like it. Alternatively, I'd be looking for a Rev4, or possibly a Bravo LT. I think the Rev4 would be ideal for the type of loads you're pushing and the amount of stern lift and control it provides.

Congrats again on the new performance tritoon!

Waxy
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