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Pros and cons of stick steering

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By 44mag - Posted on 29 November 2010

Any of ya'll have a stick steering crappiei boat? What is the pros and cons of stick steering?

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Well I do not have a stick steer but my dad did some years back and a friend I have fished with has one so my info is limited.

Pro's are in my opinion the stick steer is much more responsive making the boat easy to load and unload on trailer, the up front view will make it easier to avoid obstructions, no getting up and down to fish these boats are typically smaller and easier to get in tight places.

Cons: Most of these boats do not handle rough water very well. You will get wet if there is much chop on the water, especially if you have someone in the back seat. You will be limited on motor size to 50 hp and below. Storage and live well space in these boats are scarce.




pappysage's picture

you can use a bigger motor just the dealer could not install it . eazy glide make one for a bigger motor now

i will alwayes recover

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