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Re: Duck hunting boats

Postby h2ofowlr » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:56 pm

bknilvr00 wrote:Does anybody have any experience with riverwild boats? They do custom rigs and they look like a viable option for my next boat. Apparently the owner is hard to get a hold of so I'm just kinda twiddling my thumbs waiting for him to get back to me.

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My friend owned one for a while. A decent boat for the price. Best option is your not paying for the name like a North River.

There is a builder on Fir Island, John Wolden that makes boats. May be another option, he could make you a great boat per your liking. I think the last 18-19' boat I had him quote was about $8,500 bare boat. Those were per my specifications. If you find a used trailer, additional savings along with a used motor, you can get into a nice boat fairly inexpensive.
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Re: Duck hunting boats

Postby Tealer » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:21 pm

River Wild makes great boats . Since he has grown his customer service is really not great.
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Re: Duck hunting boats

Postby somethinsmellsfishy » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:02 pm

bknilvr00 wrote:Does anybody have any experience with riverwild boats? They do custom rigs and they look like a viable option for my next boat. Apparently the owner is hard to get a hold of so I'm just kinda twiddling my thumbs waiting for him to get back to me.

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Re: Duck hunting boats

Postby StanwoodSpartan » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:58 am

h2ofowlr wrote:There is a builder on Fir Island, John Wolden that makes boats. May be another option, he could make you a great boat per your liking. I think the last 18-19' boat I had him quote was about $8,500 bare boat.


Wolden makes some nice boats. I know his brother and he is also a family friend of my inlaws. Good people.
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Re: Duck hunting boats

Postby bknilvr00 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:14 am

Tealer wrote:River Wild makes great boats . Since he has grown his customer service is really not great.

That's good to hear. I'd really like a 19 footer. Do you run 4 strokes primarily? I'm interested to hear about the new etechs. I don't like two strokes but I've heard good things about them.

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Re: Duck hunting boats

Postby bknilvr00 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:16 am

h2ofowlr wrote:
bknilvr00 wrote:Does anybody have any experience with riverwild boats? They do custom rigs and they look like a viable option for my next boat. Apparently the owner is hard to get a hold of so I'm just kinda twiddling my thumbs waiting for him to get back to me.

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My friend owned one for a while. A decent boat for the price. Best option is your not paying for the name like a North River.

There is a builder on Fir Island, John Wolden that makes boats. May be another option, he could make you a great boat per your liking. I think the last 18-19' boat I had him quote was about $8,500 bare boat. Those were per my specifications. If you find a used trailer, additional savings along with a used motor, you can get into a nice boat fairly inexpensive.

I'll have to check into him. If I researched in school as much as I'm researching boats I might have done better lol. Did you actually get a boat from him? What are you running now?

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Re: Duck hunting boats

Postby Tealer » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:46 pm

bknilvr00 wrote:
Tealer wrote:River Wild makes great boats . Since he has grown his customer service is really not great.

That's good to hear. I'd really like a 19 footer. Do you run 4 strokes primarily? I'm interested to hear about the new etechs. I don't like two strokes but I've heard good things about them.

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I wouldn't run an etec if you paid me. Honda or Yamaha all the way.
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Re: Duck hunting boats

Postby bknilvr00 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:14 pm

Tealer wrote:
bknilvr00 wrote:
Tealer wrote:River Wild makes great boats . Since he has grown his customer service is really not great.

That's good to hear. I'd really like a 19 footer. Do you run 4 strokes primarily? I'm interested to hear about the new etechs. I don't like two strokes but I've heard good things about them.

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I wouldn't run an etec if you paid me. Honda or Yamaha all the way.


And that tells me what I need to know. Im happy with the merc on my current tub, but I had a yamaha on my Lund that got jacked last year. In the extremely short amount of time I had it, it seemed to be a decent motor.
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Re: Duck hunting boats

Postby somethinsmellsfishy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:53 pm

bknilvr00 wrote:
Tealer wrote:
bknilvr00 wrote:
Tealer wrote:River Wild makes great boats . Since he has grown his customer service is really not great.

That's good to hear. I'd really like a 19 footer. Do you run 4 strokes primarily? I'm interested to hear about the new etechs. I don't like two strokes but I've heard good things about them.

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I wouldn't run an etec if you paid me. Honda or Yamaha all the way.


And that tells me what I need to know. Im happy with the merc on my current tub, but I had a yamaha on my Lund that got jacked last year. In the extremely short amount of time I had it, it seemed to be a decent motor.


I have two Yamaha's on my fishing boat and love them, if I keep my duck boat I will replace the Evinrude two stroke and hang a 4 stroke Yamaha on the back of that also.....


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