2004 Weldbilt 1656

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kirt Frier
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2004 Weldbilt 1656

Post by kirt Frier » May 13th, 2011, 7:07 pm

Finally got another boat and this is a sweet ride with a big jet on it. 2004 weldbilt 1656 custom built with a .100 bottom and a fresh 1995 115 Evinrude 60 deg 2 stroke. Barry and I built/installed a custom center console for it. The console has 2 batteries for the trolling motor and a minn kota 3 bank 15 amp per back charger(345D). Took it out today for the first time and it ran great. Does around 27mph at 4200rmp with me and the lady. It runs 26mph at 4400rpm with the 50gal bait tank, me and the lady. Max speed with 2 people and no bait tank was around 38mph. I got a 70 gal bait tank to put in it when I get it back from Ron Vest. Barry is letting me use his bait tank for now. Here are a few pics.
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Re: 2004 Weldbilt 1656

Post by kirt Frier » May 13th, 2011, 7:09 pm

more pics!!!
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Re: 2004 Weldbilt 1656

Post by Mike Werner » May 13th, 2011, 7:34 pm

Nice setup. Tilt and trim on the outboard?

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Re: 2004 Weldbilt 1656

Post by John Yancey » May 13th, 2011, 8:39 pm

Awesome ride! I am sure you will have it full of striper and gizzard slime in no time!

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Re: 2004 Weldbilt 1656

Post by kirt Frier » May 13th, 2011, 8:40 pm

Sure is. The biggest problem I have found with the outboard jets is they are under power for us striper guys. The weight of the gear and bait tank you have to have a big motor. Most boats this size only allow a 60 or 90hp which is a 45 or 65hp when you jet it. The 115 turned out 80hp jetted which is just right on that size boat. If I got a 19 footer it would need a 150hp I think to push that weight. I love it so far.

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Re: 2004 Weldbilt 1656

Post by Jamie Townsend » May 13th, 2011, 10:50 pm

Good looking rig.

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Re: 2004 Weldbilt 1656

Post by Shawn McNew » May 15th, 2011, 6:42 pm

Who built the console, and where can I get one? That's the beefiest console I've ever seen. Nice ride.
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Re: 2004 Weldbilt 1656

Post by kirt Frier » May 15th, 2011, 9:15 pm

Some guy down the street from Barry . Not sure how much it was. I bought boat with that included in price but I was with barry when he picked it up. I also installed it too. haha. The guy was in winder, auburn area off of 29 and 316.
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Re: 2004 Weldbilt 1656

Post by Barry Bertoldi » May 15th, 2011, 10:06 pm

Shawn, I Paid the guy $300 for the console, he made the lid in 1 piece that lifted off to make rigging easy. Innovation Plus Inc. 770-867-2003

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Re: 2004 Weldbilt 1656

Post by Shawn McNew » May 15th, 2011, 11:55 pm

Right on! I'm getting a new boat soon and am going to need a console. This one looks pretty awesome. Thanks for the # Barry.
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Re: 2004 Weldbilt 1656

Post by Eric Peace » May 18th, 2011, 8:17 pm

Nice ride. Wanna trade? Motors that is!
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Re: 2004 Weldbilt 1656

Post by kirt Frier » May 18th, 2011, 9:19 pm

no way. I love that motor!;)

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