I am trying to find plans for building a flat bottom welded aluminum
boat, 18' to 20', for fishing purposes in shallow water. If anyone can
steer me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.
-Dudley Dix offers this 20 footer in steel or aluminum:
-You might attract a coho at idle with a 9.9, but it's WAY too fast for a
trout. We all use electric trolling motors around here: much more variable
(a 40-lb Minn Kota would push your boat anywhere from 0 to 4-5mph) Cheaper
than an outboard, easier on the environment, easier to sneak up on wary
-How fast will you troll for Muskies? How fast will the 10HP push the boat?
Trolling for striped bass in the Ches. Bay is done about 3 mph. Trolling for
spanish mackerel is done from 5-6 mph. I would think the 10HP would push your
boat that fast.