December 06 2018, 07:39 PM #1

Kelly Denham

Fry

Member Since : 2014
Number of Posts : 46

How about another boat post?

 

i rejoined the club after take no off a few years. I’m curious what some of you guys are fishing out of. I recall several guys buying Sun Dolphin 120s and am curious how those boats have held up.  I’m considering that, the Basshunter brand with their one piece construction or maybe another twin troller. Each has its pros and cons in relation to standing, sitting, etc

 

 

December 09 2018, 12:35 PM #2

Kelly Denham

Fry

Member Since : 2014
Number of Posts : 46

No one has anything good or bad to say about their pond boat?

December 10 2018, 09:28 AM #3

Steve Carpenter

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2015
Number of Posts : 215

Kelly:

I fished out of the Pro 120 for several years and it is a great boat for our lakes. Easy toe load and unload from a trailer even with wheels on shore. A bit cramped on the front deck if using a foot controlled TM. There is a detailed discussion on May 20th, 2015 in the discussion forum. Phillip Chapin made several great modifications to his boat and I would contact him if you buy the 120. You will need a rudder. I have changed boats to a 14 foot open fiber glass boat on a trailer as it is very stable which is important as I age.

replaced the trailer bunks with rollers which makes the boat easy to load. I also added an electric winch which is handy on steep slopes. My tilt trailer allows me to load and unload the boat with the wheels on shore.

Good Luck

December 10 2018, 07:07 PM #4

Kelly Denham

Fry

Member Since : 2014
Number of Posts : 46

Thanks Steve. that response helped me in a lot of areas. I think I’ll build a Jon boat conversion and utilize the rollers you mentioned along with a winch. I was shying away from the Jon boats because of weight and your reply gave me ideas I hadn’t considered!  I believe with the rollers and winch I can even launch in lakes that won’t allow trailers in the water  

 

December 11 2018, 10:52 AM #5

Larry Jordan

Fry

Member Since : 2012
Number of Posts : 40

Kelly,

There is also a teflon-like material that you can buy in strips to attach to your trailer bunks that make your boat slide much easier in the 

loading and unloading process if you are going to a heavier boat. They were on my trailer when I bought it and they are a life saver. Might be cheaper than converting to

rollers, but not sure. Amazon sells a kit for this purpose. 

 

December 11 2018, 01:51 PM #6

Danny Renfro

Fingerling

Member Since : 2015
Number of Posts : 82

I use the Sun Dolphin 120. Zero complaints with it.  It's great for the club lakes. Fellow member Zach Millwood has done a really cool conversion on his.  Upgraded almost the entire boat.  The possibilities are endless.  I also spoke alot with Phillip Chapin, before i purchased mine.  He has a lot of great insight, and upgrades to his as well. 

December 11 2018, 03:43 PM #7

Steve Carpenter

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2015
Number of Posts : 215

Emailed you a picture of my boat.

December 19 2018, 05:21 PM #8

Kit Carson

Fry

Member Since : 2001
Number of Posts : 37

I use an 8 foot fiberglass pram from Spring Creek Pram out of Washington State. It's very stable and I load the boat in and out of my pick up pretty easily. Sorry about the pictures.

December 19 2018, 05:22 PM #9

Kit Carson

Fry

Member Since : 2001
Number of Posts : 37

My pictures always seem to end up sideways.

December 19 2018, 09:54 PM #10

Kelly Denham

Fry

Member Since : 2014
Number of Posts : 46

Would someone with a Sun Dolphin 120 post the bottom width? I see jet ski trails for sale and wonder if they will work. I’m looking to see how wide the measurement between fenders needs to be for a trailer. 

January 13 2019, 04:46 PM #11

William Butler

Fry

Member Since : 2018
Number of Posts : 25

I bought a Hobie 14' PA.  It's awesome.  Very stable, great to maneuver and I have a trailer now.   

January 17 2019, 11:44 PM #12

Phillip D. Chapin

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2005
Number of Posts : 227

Kelly its 62" exactly

January 17 2019, 11:47 PM #13

Phillip D. Chapin

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2005
Number of Posts : 227

Kelly did you find a boat yet?

January 18 2019, 07:46 AM #14

Kelly Denham

Fry

Member Since : 2014
Number of Posts : 46

Not yet. I've been looking around but haven't found the right one. I'm in no hurry till it warms up. 

January 18 2019, 07:32 PM #15

Phillip D. Chapin

Slot Fish

Member Since : 2005
Number of Posts : 227

Kelly, contact me sometime.. 214-415-1578

February 08 2019, 05:50 PM #16

Marty Newman

Fingerling

Member Since : 2000
Number of Posts : 73

If I were in the market for a club boat I would seriously consider this:

https://store.blueskyboatworks.com/360-angler/

 

 

February 09 2019, 10:53 AM #17

Bob Mooney

Fry

Member Since : 2017
Number of Posts : 3

I have a Bass Hound 10.2 that I just listed on Craigs List for sale.  I am still a member of Private Water Fishing but not going to fish now.  Great small boat and loaded up, 2 troll motors, trailer, etc.  If you are interested, go to Craigs List and put in "bass boat athens" and it will come up.  Also, you can see the same pics by copying and pasting this link "https://photos.app.goo.gl/LKjPXoiLo1H9QEjy8" into your web browser.  Any questions, give me a call at 903-340-5755.  I live in Athens, TX, about 60 miles SE of downtown Dallas.  Thanks, Bob Mooney

March 10 2019, 10:57 PM #18

Christopher Watson

Fry

Member Since : 2017
Number of Posts : 7

If you haven't purchased yet look at this.

https://freedomelectricmarine.com/