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NICE PLACE YOU HAVE. A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN.
Yes Sir... 7yr Infantryman...27 year Fireman... lots of hard work, saving and sacrificing to reach the retirement dream of a place on the water that leads out to the Lower Laguna Madre. Well that and a whole lot of love from the big guy upstairs!!!!
 

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0ne step closer to getting finished! Front casting platform with 2 rod holders all welded up!
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Great job at Cougarmarineusa.com putting this little fishing beast together for us! Give them a call or visit. With today's used boat prices ... you might be better off buying new and direct from the manufacturer!
 

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Went with this to maximize space on small boat. Should be able to flip it and fish off the back easily..
 

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Thanks. Cougar Marine does put out an exceptional boat. The new boat owner gets to spec every single thing about their boat. From front platform to location of rod holders.cup holders etc.
I think we spec'd out a pretty nice one!.
 

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Speaking of outstanding work....
Call Rey Elizondo 📞 956-399-3272 at Cougar Marine
💥 50 yr warranty on the hull
💥 hand made in South Texas

*Color matched Suzuki cowling decals installed and tunnel extension just added(ice-blue...camera made the color weird..🤷🏽).
Stay tuned for next Thursday when we are scheduled to get delivery of our South Bay 160 !!!!!!
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Picked her up today... ran her out for a quick drift. She runs great! Will take her out tomorrow morning. Review coming...
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She runs shallow... awesome holeshot... still breaking her in ...
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Some first impressions.... Note that boat motor is just getting broken in...
1. SHE RUNS shallow. Went out in the Lower Laguna Madre. Had no issues going anywhere I wanted to go. NEVER got too close to the bottom.
2. She definitely drifts shallow. Drifted some grass beds that I would guess were between 3-5 inches deep...no issues.
3. Ran/Drifted in 25mph winds ... no issues. Took the waves like a champ. Hull did not "slam" into the waves like my friends Chiquita..she ain't no X3 but she did surprisingly well in the larger waves.
4. She runs pretty dry....even in the big waves...did get sprayed about 3 times..but that would have happened in any boat.
5. Went with neighbors...they were on a Shallow Stalker 204c. When running side by side about 30ft apart..you could tell their boat was leaving a "brown" trail from kicking up mud/sand. Our trail was nothing but water.
6. Holeshot is very good hops up quickly..only issue is with Atlas jackplate all the way up she will blowout on take off with full power applied. Not a major issue....drop it about 2 inches and she takes off...again..never dug in on the 3 trips to the bay so far.
7. Engine has 7.2hrs (I had hour meter unstalled)..unstained... yesterday we put 2.5hrs of run time on her...she used 6gallons of fuel...not too bad with today's gas prices.
8.If you forget your net..two people can stand on the back corner and you can pull the fish right onto the boat...
9. THAT covers the quick review so far.
10. Oh...a total of 4reds and 2 trout have been landed...another 2 of each managed to shake the hook within 2-3-ft of the boat.
 
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