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WTB Jet/Power Drifter

Hey all,

Got clearance from the tower (my WONDERFUL bride) to get a jet/power drifter should the right one come along. Would consider a tiller jet but am leaning towards a power drifter, hoping to find an 18'er with 40/30 or so jet and winch. Prefer a newer model.

Located in Michigan, so would like to find something fairly close to home.

Let me know if there's anything floating around out there.

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this place always seems to have a few jets in stock...in MI too.
w ww.campandcruise.com/pre_owned_list.asp?page=3
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Hey there,

Thanks for the tip, I've checked them out and they don't have anything.

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Skeeter,

Matt Zudweg is selling his boat. 18 foot Rogue power drifted with 30/40 jet. It is immaculate condition and lots of fish mojo. I think he's asking 13,900. Tiller controlled, river Larry setup. Perfect for swinging. Get ahold of Kevin feenstra for a number or check Craigslist.
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Thanks man, I've already been in touch with Matt. No-Go on that one.
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Do yourself a favor and check out adipose boats their jet boats are way better than a power drifter for rowing and as a jet

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Hi Bruce,

Do they "make" jet boats, or do they just sell Seark? Looks like they've got a cool skiff, but didn't see anything about building aluminum boats.

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They use a sea ark as the base and customize it from there I have been in lots of boats including several power drifters and this is just a better all round boat and will be my next boat. They can do a tiller or a centre consol that rows like a dream, and put anything else you want at a very reasonable price.

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Bruce,

That sounds very interesting, I may have to give them a call. How do these row, though? I would be under the impression that being a jon boat they'd row like a tank. Anything I get would also be used for streamer fishing also, thus my aiming toward a power drifter.

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They row better than q power drifter that is for sure. It's all in the way they set up the boat.

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You might want to check out a stealthcraft atb. Mike Backed In Baldwin makes them. They are lightweight, row great, and a good price. The are more designed for a 20-25 HP prop but can run them on the pm and mo. They are a pretty sweet design too. I have been seeing more and more around. I think they are 6000 with river Larry. You find the motor.I am really thinking of selling my drifted to upgrade to one of these. More ideal for swinging and smallies.
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Scotty,

I've looked at those and I'm sure they're a fine boat, but just can't seem to get over the "look" of them. I have the opportunity to drop coin on a boat, so for durability I'm looking towards aluminum. Were I to stay with a drifter, I would most likely get a Fishrite High Plains Drifter just from that standpoint.
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Scotty,

I've looked at those and I'm sure they're a fine boat, but just can't seem to get over the "look" of them. I have the opportunity to drop coin on a boat, so for durability I'm looking towards aluminum. Were I to stay with a drifter, I would most likely get a Fishrite High Plains Drifter just from that standpoint.
this is the boat to have. trick it out any way you want. www dot fish-rite.com/43247%20FishRite.pdf
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Thanks much for the suggestion. I've talked seriously with them, but really hoping to find something used and if not, will probably talk to them again.

I certainly do appreciate all the input, though!
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Whoa now...I stand corrected. They did NOT have that last year when I was talking with them...Damn...
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