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Old 02-23-2022, 09:50 PM
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Default New Boat - Hog Island SW16

Ever since these boats came out 10+ years ago I've dreamed about getting one and I was finally able to make it happen. I ordered it from big franks outdoors in Maryville back in June and finally took delivery of it right after New Years. It was a struggle finding parts as it is with most things right now. What sold me on the boat years ago was watching the company drop the boat from 15-20 foot up on a forklift and just bounce off the ground undamaged, they also shot it with a shotgun �� Its basically a 16 foot yeti cooler with a 200lb motor hanging on the back. Its constructed from hdpe plastic sandwiched between foam. I rigged the boat with a 60/40 tohatsu jet drive outboard, all aluminum trailer, rear deck, poling platform, front deck, grab bar, anchor system, 16' push pole, dual rod tubes, minn kota riptide terrova and a pair of 100ah ionic lithium batteries. I wanted a boat i could just about take anywhere, fish a river one day and the flats the next. I plan to take it to alot of these shallow rocky rivers Tennessee is known for like the Caney, Duck, Elk, Clinch, Obey, Obed, Watauga and many more. So far I've managed to run flat out in 4-5" of water. Running a deep v glass boat most of my fishing life its still really unnerving running this skinny water but I'm getting more comfortable the more situations and rivers I encounter.


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Old 02-24-2022, 08:31 AM
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Thatís an awesome rig, bet it was tough waiting on it. Have you been able to go upstream on no gens from that ramp in the pic?


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Old 02-24-2022, 08:38 AM
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Cool rig. Like the aluminum trailer too. You'll love the durability and ease of maintenance.

You need a MUCH bigger tow vehicle!!!
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Install a center console and I might just sell my tracker 175 for one
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Old 03-02-2022, 04:33 AM
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Thatís an awesome rig, bet it was tough waiting on it. Have you been able to go upstream on no gens from that ramp in the pic?


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Unfortunately I haven't been able to catch the caney at no generators yet, it should easily be able to make it up to the dam with the constant 250cfs running now in the summer, I ran up Smith fork a ways through 4" of water at times 😁
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Old 03-02-2022, 04:34 AM
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Install a center console and I might just sell my tracker 175 for one
They sell a side console and center console for the hog's, I was tempted to get the center console and might down the road, the tiller definitely takes some getting use to when all I've ran tiller wise is a 3hp and a trolling motor 😅 a 60/40 is a big difference for sure
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Old 03-02-2022, 04:37 AM
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Cool rig. Like the aluminum trailer too. You'll love the durability and ease of maintenance.

You need a MUCH bigger tow vehicle!!!
I'm working on that 😃 I'm split between getting a turbo diesel chevy Silverado, a twin turbo v6 f150 or holding out for the tri or quad motor cybertruck. My old 05 avalanche has been a great truck just hate the fuel mileage 14mpg average ☹️😔 got it in 2011 when I moved down here and have put 180,000 on it in the those 10 1/2 almost 11 years, she tows the hog and my deep v stratos like there's nothing back there, she's just seen alot of miles and just a matter of time before she needs some engine work done (245,000 miles) I just unfortunately had to put a new transmission in her ☹️

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I'm working on that 😃 I'm split between getting a turbo diesel chevy Silverado, a twin turbo v6 f150 or holding out for the tri or quad motor cybertruck. My old 05 avalanche has been a great truck just hate the fuel mileage 14mpg average ☹️😔 got it in 2011 when I moved down here and have put 180,000 on it in the those 10 1/2 almost 11 years, she tows the hog and my deep v stratos like there's nothing back there, she's just seen alot of miles and just a matter of time before she needs some engine work done (245,000 miles) I just unfortunately had to put a new transmission in her ☹️
Sounds like the Avalanche has been good to you. It is a beast; wish they stuck with the platform. Took a few years, but they finally got it sealed and solid . . . now, discontinued.

Got a couple buddies with the straight 6 GMC diesel. They have no complaints so far. Both stepped down from the big duramax.

Son-in-law is a certified Ford mechanic at one of the big, local dealerships. He's not thrilled with the twin turbos . . . lots of moving (breaking) parts.

I'm probably going with the Tundra in '24 to replace my Canyon mini-max.

Again . . . nice rig!
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