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Harry Tepper

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Let see what gets you around on your favourite waters. After many years of playing around with everything from belly boats to a 14' Lund and everything in between I finally have the ride that works best for me. This is my 2011 Yamaha G3 1656C tunnel, pushed along with a Yamaha 60/40 jet drive. 


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Love that boat. Wish I was on her right now floating downstream.....
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Here's both :-)

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Not fancy but she works for me

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'03 Clackacraft.  This was on the bighorn duck hunting with my twin boys.
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16' Alumawled (year 80) with 85 Yamaha and pump. Unfortunately moto went this last fall - so looking to replace motor when I can afford it - mainly used on the Klamath




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Here is my Lowe 1448MT w/ Mercury 25jet.

Tried to find a balance between a boat I could use on lakes around here as well as running some local rivers. Fun little boat that can run really skinny water.


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Midwest all-rounder.  Towee Rivermaster w/ outboard and rowing frame. gsv10.jpg 
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Here"s my new kitty ride , I've had a few drift boats over the years and a 18 ft Hyde power drifter with my outfit for guiding , last sept I decided I wanted something special

this is a big step up for me in a steelhead sled ,spoiled myself as it's my retirement gift , it's a 16 footer outlaw Tomcat jet with a Chevy in it , also has a Hamilton 733 2 stage pump , this is a fast get up and go kinda boat , lots of fun , when the fishing is slow , I just go for a 20 min ride and it leaves me with a smile from ear to ear , you could say I"m love"n it,

It's like a Porsche , only better as it don't mind rocks and boulders to much , lots of fun , I can sleep on it overnight on the river as room under the front tarp cover , if you ever see me up north , wave and I'll give ya a ride , let you take the stick for a few mins , you'll grin




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Hey Dutch do you have the full umhw bottom on that sweet ride?
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Most tomcats are 5 and 5"6 across the bottom , Outlaw marine will make whatever you want , now Riddle " RMK only makes em in 6 ft across the bottom ,

My tomcat from outlaw is a 6 ft bottom , my UMHV is 5 ft across , the outside 6 inches is not covered , the reason is so it don't slide as much in a turn , it will help by grabbing ,

my friend Ric got his in a full covered bottom and it slides allot on turns , it's also only a 5"6 bottom and a 200 Sport Jet , but the upside is when you park it up on a gravel bar , it's easy to push off , here's a black & white picture I took last fall of his with full UMHV bottom , you can see it goes to the outside edge



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How is it on gas Rich?  I believe Ric has a much smaller engine in his (if we're talking photographer Ric).  Jeroen Wohe also has a 2013 Tomcat.  150 at the jet and it's pretty fast.

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Bruce Most tomcats are 5 and 5"6 across the bottom , Outlaw marine will make whatever you want , now Riddle " RMK only makes em in 6 ft across the bottom , My tomcat from outlaw is a 6 ft bottom , my UMHV is 5 ft across , the outside 6 inches is not covered , the reason is so it don't slide as much in a turn , it will help by grabbing , my friend Ric got his in a full covered bottom and it slides allot on turns , it's also only a 5"6 bottom and a 200 Sport Jet , but the upside is when you park it up on a gravel bar , it's easy to push off , here's a black & white picture I took last fall of his with full UMHV bottom , you can see it goes to the outside edge
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Mines pretty good on gas Preston , enough that I'm happy with it , if I back it off some from the top end like most motors , you loose a little speed but save on fuel , runs me about $20 to $30 a day , and that's BC gas prices which are more then anywhere else ,

Yes that's Ric"s boat , it's the same build pretty well as Jeroen , Rics is a 16 ft , and Jeroen is a 18 ft , both have the same motor , 200 merc sport jet , Ric"s boat is fast , out of the hole quick , my boat compared to his is that I'm just faster overall , bigger motor , plain and simple , and in my opinion a much better jet pump then them merc"s 200

Don't get me wrong , that 200 sport jet merc motor will push a tomcat along fast enough , and lots of guys have em in , they not a perfect motor , some have had troubles , and if you do , it cost allot , but you could get that with any motor




My boat was a test build for a special little motor that just didn't make the cut , it was a 4 banger , it didn't have enough balls to really make it rock , so outlaw pulled it out , the boat was brand new and now needed a motor , I would of loved to had the money to put in a corvette motor , just was out of my price range ,

so I could of had my choice of a 200 sport jet , I just decided after doing lots of research that this Chevy motor 4.3 V6 was better in a few differant ways , Riddel uses it lots in his builds and had nothing but great things to say of the motor , same as outlaw , first the motor is tougher and will last longer , better gas milage , less money on maintance as it's pretty well just a common motor for parts that will be cheaper , and a big one for me is no buying or mixing that oil , the sport jet will burn a litre in 1 hour of ripping around , that oil up here in canada is about $11 a litre , it soon adds up in the cost ,

Now it weighs a bit more then the sport jet , but it has the extra Hp to make up for it , plus my boat is wider on the bottom so it sits the same as Ric"s and the other tomcats in the water , it"s all just what a person wants in his boat , one little thing that's a bonus that we never even looked at till after it was in and the cover on , the motor is not as tall as the 200 SJ , so my cover lid sits level with the back end , where as the cover on the other tomcats sits above the back end , not as slick looking in my opinion ,


Here is another picture I took of Ric coming up on me ,


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Rich,

Your Tomcat makes my old Wooldridge look like a Volkswagen. But I still love her.

Gene Oswald

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