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Old 05-30-2018, 04:51 PM   #1
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2072 Alumacraft all welded, 90 hp 2stroke, tunnel hull

Going to double as fishing/hunting boat. I will work on repainting and putting in hydro turf pretty soon. Any suggestions on things that would make this beast perform better, please comment.
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:53 PM   #2
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Shes a beauty
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:01 PM   #3
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Awesome Congrats !!!! I'm jealous that looks to be about exactly the boat I want.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:12 PM   #4
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Looks like some epic fishing trips in your future. Congrats on the new boat.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:16 PM   #5
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Dang that is new 2072.��
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:17 PM   #6
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20'Lx72"W
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:17 PM   #7
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Only thing I see wrong with it is that Johnson on the back , congratulations!
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:19 PM   #8
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20'Lx72"W
Gotcha, I thought that would be awful new
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Nice boat by the way
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:26 PM   #10
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Thanks yall, I've been looking for awhile for something big enough for my family but also good for fishing and hunting. This one seemed to fit the bill, its built like a Sherman tank and has plenty of room for everyone.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:02 PM   #11
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Very nice
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:26 PM   #12
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Awesome Congrats !!!! I'm jealous that looks to be about exactly the boat I want.
A good 2072 is hard to come by at a good price, continue to look. Their out there
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:27 PM   #13
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Only thing I see wrong with it is that Johnson on the back , congratulations!
us po folks have to take what we can get lol
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:12 PM   #14
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How do you plan on camouflaging it. With the pattern kits. I’d like to see a thread on your paint results.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:57 PM   #15
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How do you plan on camouflaging it. With the pattern kits. Iíd like to see a thread on your paint results.
I might just buy the marsh grass stencils on Amazon after I repaint it green. I'll do the camo hydro turf inside. I will just continue to update on this thread instead of starting a new one
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:32 PM   #16
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Needs a trolling motor. What kinda fish finder ya got?

Also, this is the least hip thing but if you can find a bimini for shade, the family will last a lot longer fishing. Lot of universal ones for sale that will fit jon boats.

Here is mine!
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:35 PM   #17
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Also get some great ideas from tinboats.net. you can add them on tapatalk.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:39 PM   #18
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Needs a trolling motor. What kinda fish finder ya got?

Also, this is the least hip thing but if you can find a bimini for shade, the family will last a lot longer fishing. Lot of universal ones for sale that will fit jon boats.

Here is mine!
thanks for the ideas, I do have a trolling motor for it. It's a salt water minkota, hand control. I'm going to install it this weekend. Also, I agree, the bimini top is a must. I was looking at them today, looks like I can get a nice one for around $550. The fish finder Is an older Lowrance, i'm going to be upgrading it soon as well
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:23 PM   #19
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Man that’s the exact boat I want but I can’t find one at a decent price!
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:43 AM   #20
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Man thatís the exact boat I want but I canít find one at a decent price!
Ive been looking every day for the last few months. Their out there, you just have to be patient
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Only real thing I see that would make me question that set up is it is likely under-powered. I have the exact same hull except it's an 18/60 tunnel hull and it has those sponsons on the back. I have a 90 Yamaha 2 stroke on mine. It is just barely adequate with extra folks and gear. I bought it new and rigged it out for bowfishing and for what I bought it for, it works great. However, lately I've been using it for lake fishing and bay fishing and I absolutely hate having those sponsons on the back. Because of those and that tunnel, reverse gear is next to useless. You almost cannot back up under control on dead calm water. If it's windy and you're trying to drive the boat up on the trailer and you miss a bit and want to back up... forget it...

Those are good hulls though and built like a tank. I like mine, but you just have to get used to how it handles in close quarters... Also hope you have a good troller. Mine has an 80# thrust 24volt MinnKota Riptide (saltwater version), and it is adequate, but for bay fishing when it's windy, I'd sure like to have that 101# version!

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Old 05-31-2018, 02:52 PM   #22
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very nice,congrats
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:03 PM   #23
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I think I know that boat and motor, Did you pick it up in Katy?
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:39 PM   #24
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Only real thing I see that would make me question that set up is it is likely under-powered. I have the exact same hull except it's an 18/60 tunnel hull and it has those sponsons on the back. I have a 90 Yamaha 2 stroke on mine. It is just barely adequate with extra folks and gear. I bought it new and rigged it out for bowfishing and for what I bought it for, it works great. However, lately I've been using it for lake fishing and bay fishing and I absolutely hate having those sponsons on the back. Because of those and that tunnel, reverse gear is next to useless. You almost cannot back up under control on dead calm water. If it's windy and you're trying to drive the boat up on the trailer and you miss a bit and want to back up... forget it...

Those are good hulls though and built like a tank. I like mine, but you just have to get used to how it handles in close quarters... Also hope you have a good troller. Mine has an 80# thrust 24volt MinnKota Riptide (saltwater version), and it is adequate, but for bay fishing when it's windy, I'd sure like to have that 101# version!

Edit: couple pics... have upgraded a few things, but it's still essentially the same with more lights...

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I'm going to run around lake Livingston this weekend and see how that 90 pushes it around. I'm sure its plenty for what I need. I do have a minnkota riptide as well, I need to see what thrust it has though. I appreciate the advice
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:40 PM   #25
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I think I know that boat and motor, Did you pick it up in Katy?
Yes I did, do you know Blake?
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:25 AM   #26
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Only real thing I see that would make me question that set up is it is likely under-powered. I have the exact same hull except it's an 18/60 tunnel hull and it has those sponsons on the back. I have a 90 Yamaha 2 stroke on mine. It is just barely adequate with extra folks and gear. I bought it new and rigged it out for bowfishing and for what I bought it for, it works great. However, lately I've been using it for lake fishing and bay fishing and I absolutely hate having those sponsons on the back. Because of those and that tunnel, reverse gear is next to useless. You almost cannot back up under control on dead calm water. If it's windy and you're trying to drive the boat up on the trailer and you miss a bit and want to back up... forget it...



Those are good hulls though and built like a tank. I like mine, but you just have to get used to how it handles in close quarters... Also hope you have a good troller. Mine has an 80# thrust 24volt MinnKota Riptide (saltwater version), and it is adequate, but for bay fishing when it's windy, I'd sure like to have that 101# version!



Edit: couple pics... have upgraded a few things, but it's still essentially the same with more lights...



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The backing up part is due to the design of the tunnel. My dad had a 1860 alweld tunnel hull when I was a kid and it wouldnít back up at all. I know a guy with a 2072 alumaweld and it doesnít back up well at all. His also has a 90 and itís underpowered.

Itís all about the design of the tunnel, my dad, my brother and my FIL all have Boatrights and they back up fine.


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Old 06-01-2018, 05:59 AM   #27
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Yes I do, good guy to do business with.
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:49 AM   #28
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Nice looking rig! Enjoy it!
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:24 AM   #29
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Nice boat. That model was the base for our bowfishing rig back in the day.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:36 AM   #30
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anything with a tunnel will have a horrible reverse.
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:58 AM   #31
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:11 PM   #32
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Yes he is, solid guy for sure.
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Old 06-01-2018, 05:19 PM   #33
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I love my old boat!


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Old 06-01-2018, 05:48 PM   #34
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The do all rig right there. Can’t beat them with a stick
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:17 PM   #35
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You are right my friend
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:21 PM   #36
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Y'all know where I can find a duck blind for this Boat?
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:54 PM   #37
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Dude, sweet rig. I'd love to have one!
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Make one out of conduit
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Make one out of conduit
I thought of doing something like that, I'm going g to look and see if there are any past threads on that
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:10 AM   #42
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Looks good, bet it has had many fish in it
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Nice rigs yall.
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Someone on here had an avery blind for sale. Can't recall location.
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:18 PM   #45
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Someone on here had an avery blind for sale. Can't recall location.
If it's the one I'm thinking of, it was only 14'. I need one atleast 20'
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:59 PM   #46
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So I took her out to Livingston this weekend and had some carb issues, kept bogging down when I would increase the throttle. Going to clean all the carbs this week and put it back together. Will probably go ahead and do a full tune up here in the next few weeks for good measures. We still ended up with a gallon of Crappie and 3 gallons of blue cats. Was a good weekend
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I've had good luck with seafoam in the gas tank to keep the carbs clean. The carbs on that 90 are pretty easy to clean. Just take 'em off together with the linkage and take the bowls off one at at time, clean and reassemble than take the other one apart. I keep mine hooked together so I don't have to readjust them when I put 'em back on the motor. Plus I don't get 'em mixed up that way.
Good luck.

Oh yea, NICE catch!!
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:12 AM   #48
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I've had good luck with seafoam in the gas tank to keep the carbs clean. The carbs on that 90 are pretty easy to clean. Just take 'em off together with the linkage and take the bowls off one at at time, clean and reassemble than take the other one apart. I keep mine hooked together so I don't have to readjust them when I put 'em back on the motor. Plus I don't get 'em mixed up that way.
Good luck.

Oh yea, NICE catch!!

That's exactly what I planned on doing, figured it was the easiest way. I was also going to dump out the gas in the tank and fill with fresh gas and seafoam. Where can you dispose of 15 gallons of mixed fuel?
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:24 AM   #49
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Man that's a good looking boat! I couldnt tell from the original post but a jackplate is a must! Good luck
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Old 06-04-2018, 01:09 PM   #50
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Man that's a good looking boat! I couldnt tell from the original post but a jackplate is a must! Good luck
Ya it has a Manuel jackplate, I would like to trade it out for an electric one in the future.
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