Bought a new little fishing boat to tow behind CX-5

Kedis82ZE8

'12 GX 460,'07 G35x / '15 CX-5 AWD GT w/Tech Pkg
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I bought a new 14' boat and motor to tow behind the CX-5 today.

Just something to do a little fishing and cruise around the rivers and lakes in the region.

I'll take a picture of it hooked up to CX-5 when I pick it up on Wednesday.

This boat but in red...

http://www.lundboats.com/boat-models/ssv-14/

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Motor is a 20 HP 4-stroke Suzuki EFI with electric start and power tilt

http://www.suzukimarine.com/Product Lines/Outboard Motors/Products/DF20A_EFI/2012/DF20A_EFI.aspx

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"State-of-the-Art designs make the new DF20A the most technically advanced portable outboard on the market today. This is the world's first 20 hp outboard motor designed with Lean Burn and Battery-Less Electronic Fuel Injection. The Suzuki EFI system operates Battery-Less, which is an industry first in this horse-power class. The DF20A is a smooth running "Next Generation" four stroke which delivers quick starts, great acceleration, awesome performance and superior fuel economy."


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Kedis82ZE8

'12 GX 460,'07 G35x / '15 CX-5 AWD GT w/Tech Pkg
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Have you looked at mods?

Still looking into that :)

I went with the 20HP because the 15HP is basically a detuned version of the 20HP (Same weight and physical specifications). It will probably push it along in the 35-38MPH (30-33 knot) range depending on weight load.

I also went with the Suzuki because they are pretty much the only manufacturer AFAIK that does EFI in "small" displacement outboards.... my carb days are behind me on anything new.
 
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You'll forget its back there, and wonder who that jack*ss is tailgating you. (hand)
Takes a while to get used too.
 

Kedis82ZE8

'12 GX 460,'07 G35x / '15 CX-5 AWD GT w/Tech Pkg
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Yeah.. this is about the lightest trailer load I have pulled behind the CX.

Trailer, boat and motor are around 600 pounds. Maybe another 50-100 with fuel, battery and misc items.

I know... not the type of boat for everyone but this will serve the wife and I well for what we like to do.
 
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Very cool. I would imagine it has a very shallow draft, too! Some of my fondest memories of my childhood were with my uncle, fishing in the swamps of Caddo Lake in his small boat. You can go places in that that most people cannot. This greatly appealed to my uncle, who served in Vietnam, and I have long suspected, only came back in part. I think camping, nature, and solitude were where he found traces of what he left over there. As a child, I just know that I enjoyed exploring the lake and camping was always fun.
 

MikeM.

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That looks like a great little flat water boat! Hard to believe it's only 300 pounds.

And I'm not familiar with the new outboards but I bet it's a sweet little unit. Throw a couple hundred pounds of food, beer and camping gear in there and live it up in the great NW this summer! Don't bring your cell phone! Live it up a little. And you have the perfect tow vehicle!

As far as mods, there's a hundred little things you can do to the boat but don't touch that motor. It's not a racing skiff and the motor is not a racing motor.
 
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Still looking into that :)

I went with the 20HP because the 15HP is basically a detuned version of the 20HP (Same weight and physical specifications). It will probably push it along in the 35-38MPH (30-33 knot) range depending on weight load.

I also went with the Suzuki because they are pretty much the only manufacturer AFAIK that does EFI in "small" displacement outboards.... my carb days are behind me on anything new.

Congratulations on your new toy! Years ago I had a 1983 12ft. Colman Crawdad that I pulled behind a 4 speed 1983 Ford Escort. In 2000 I bought a 17ft. Tracker with a 60hp. oil injected two stroke that I pulled with a 2000 Pathfinder. I used it for tubbing on the local river and the my kids had a blast when they were younger. I have 5 lakes within 10 minutes of my house to bass fish, but here in South Jersey you can only use a trolling motor. I would recommend one, and also add pedestal seats for luxurious comfort, as well. I sold my tracker and seeing your post brought back a lot of good memories, enjoy!
 

Woodys2718

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2016 CX 5 GT AWD, Tech & IActivesense
Nice little rig you have there, congrats and enjoy.

I'm planning my first go at towing 2 four wheelers behind my cx5 today.
 

Kedis82ZE8

'12 GX 460,'07 G35x / '15 CX-5 AWD GT w/Tech Pkg
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That looks like a great little flat water boat! Hard to believe it's only 300 pounds.

And I'm not familiar with the new outboards but I bet it's a sweet little unit. Throw a couple hundred pounds of food, beer and camping gear in there and live it up in the great NW this summer! Don't bring your cell phone! Live it up a little. And you have the perfect tow vehicle!

As far as mods, there's a hundred little things you can do to the boat but don't touch that motor. It's not a racing skiff and the motor is not a racing motor.

On no.. not gonna touch the motor at all. I have to figure Suzuki has it dialed in nicely for all around performance and reliability.
 
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Boat looks great, Motor looks great. A lot of fun on the water, but behind the CX-5, well you might want to get a trailer. (Grin)
 

flyfisherdon

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That looks like a great little flat water boat! Hard to believe it's only 300 pounds.

And I'm not familiar with the new outboards but I bet it's a sweet little unit. Throw a couple hundred pounds of food, beer and camping gear in there and live it up in the great NW this summer! Don't bring your cell phone! Live it up a little. And you have the perfect tow vehicle!

As far as mods, there's a hundred little things you can do to the boat but don't touch that motor. It's not a racing skiff and the motor is not a racing motor.
I don't think it is a flat water boat Mike, I think it has a floor in it! I had a similar one, your feet stay warmer.
Don
 

Kedis82ZE8

'12 GX 460,'07 G35x / '15 CX-5 AWD GT w/Tech Pkg
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Not sure specifically what it would be considered... it does have a Vee Hull toward the front but flattens out toward the rear. It does have flat floor panels in it though so easier to walk around.
 
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Not sure specifically what it would be considered... it does have a Vee Hull toward the front but flattens out toward the rear. It does have flat floor panels in it though so easier to walk around.

It's called a modified v hull. I had this on my tracker. It's the cross between a full v and a flat bottom boat.
 

MikeM.

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2013 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD 2.0L
Not sure specifically what it would be considered... it does have a Vee Hull toward the front but flattens out toward the rear. It does have flat floor panels in it though so easier to walk around.

The advantage of the flat bottom in the stern is you can get on a plane with smaller motors (especially important with heavier loads) and go faster with less fuel burn. On a salt water boat the "V" extends all the way to the transom. You lose range/efficiency but it allows the boat to be used in the salt water and larger lakes that can develop quite a chop, especially in the afternoon.
 

ctbale

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Suzuki= outstanding Lund=outstanding. Good call on going with the 20. I have a Yamaha 8hp kicker on my boat in alaska, they offered me a 6hp, same motor, 83pounds, why would I want the 6HP? I sold my 16ft lund with a 25 on it to pay for that boat, I miss that size, you can beach it and do some stuff you cant do with a bigger boat thats for sure, I have been looking for a 12 foot or 14 to put a newish 2003 6HP Zook I have just sitting on a stand!
 
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Nice rig kedis. Be careful not to go crazy on the mods.
I took a plain 14' jonboat and turned it into what my buddies call a 'redneck bass boat' because of all the stuff I added!(rolleyes)
 

Kedis82ZE8

'12 GX 460,'07 G35x / '15 CX-5 AWD GT w/Tech Pkg
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My father has had an abundance of boats over the years... ocean boats so we could fish 50-100 miles off Neah Bay for Salmon and Halibut... river sleds for shallow river steelhead fishing but his early 70's Lund is one of the few he still has. Tight as a drum after all these years. I figured he has had such a good run with his I would go Lund as well. Just overall glowing reviews on the Suzuki and EFI to boot. Just need to make sure I outfit boat with the essentials.
 

Kedis82ZE8

'12 GX 460,'07 G35x / '15 CX-5 AWD GT w/Tech Pkg
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The advantage of the flat bottom in the stern is you can get on a plane with smaller motors (especially important with heavier loads) and go faster with less fuel burn. On a salt water boat the "V" extends all the way to the transom. You lose range/efficiency but it allows the boat to be used in the salt water and larger lakes that can develop quite a chop, especially in the afternoon.

I'm expecting some mild bay use on calm waters for Dungeness crab