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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby Johnny-O » Tue May 14, 2013 10:39 am

For all the skeptics out there, my hunting partner and I made the trip from Milwaukee to Sterling on Saturday morning specifically to demo the 1744 Prowler Extreme with the new Copperhead 23. We were lucky enough to have Paul take us out on the river for a spirited ride and we were beyond impressed.

Conditions were "extreme" to say the least. Wind gusts of 30-40 mph and rollers in the 2'-3' range. We ran everything from shallow to deep and calm bays to open water (we even traversed some dry land). Ran most of the test with 3 in the boat (650lbs) but also had a chance to run with 5 (1100lbs). GPS speed with 3 people in deep water was 21 mph and 17 mph with 5 people. Stability in all conditions was fantastic and never once did we feel nervous, even while navigating the rollers in open water. At one point we had all 5 men standing on the gunnels and never came close to tipping or taking on water.

Another thing I was somewhat concerned with was spaciousness of the cockpit area. There's actually quite a bit more room than most of the pictures show, with additional storage on the sides under the cockpit where the total beam widens to 60". I see no problem hunting up to 3 people with a dog and gear.

In my opinion, the combination of safety, stability, performance and light weight make this hull a home run! I'll be calling Paul very soon to get my order in.
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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby pwhnts5 » Sun May 19, 2013 6:55 am

Jonny-O, it was great to run around with you guys, thanks for making the trip down to Sterling on a cold wet and windy day, sorry for the bath when we got out in the really rough stuff (yes in 2-3' rollers you will get a bit wet in only a 44" bottom boat from the spray, but we never one put water on the bow). We ran yesterday in Winona and it was the opposite of Sterling, no shallow mud to be found, but miles and miles of thick flooded cattails with 2-5' of water and floating bogs in them. The 23 Cooperhead chewed right through them, even with a four and five man load. We only stuck the boat once on a hugh bog, but once we got the nose clear of it we motor right through 50-60 yards of 3-4' cattails with no trail to follow. We were also able to get in the timber and willows in 6" -12" of water at idle with 3-4 man loads, slide over deadfalls and stumps all day long. Same as with Sterling, everyone who ran the rig was amazed at the stablity, safety and load handling of this rig.

Look forward to talking with you soon and thanks for the review.

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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby pwhnts5 » Mon May 20, 2013 5:45 am

This was posted on another site after Saturdays demos:


"A couple of reviews from Saturdays demo day in Winona, with phowler boats and pro drive, and cooperhead motors.
To start off with I have a Jon boat with a longtail. I have been reading and watch stats on these motors and boats. Now on Saturday my youngest son and I made the ride down to Winona from Rochester. I was rather impressed with the engine response of the new efi on the 36 fpr was awesome to say the least. Even though the prop needs more pitch I was more than impressed with the motor and the load, along with how well the boat handled. This new set-up will out run a stage one prodrive all day long. The second review is on the prowler extreme 1744 with the new 23 copperhead. Wow! We had four adults and my son in this boat, so I would say a load of around low 900-1000 lbs. this boat drafted what I would consider very little water. Now we couldn't find the skinny water so to speak but cattails,weeds,and the woods was no problem for it. Got on step quick, handled the woods and turning very well jumped some logs and this motor and boat just kept on moving. It was very easy to stand up and operate or sit. The boat was very stable we could move around and it didn't rock and roll much at all. Now I live in town but if I had the room I would have this 1744 with the 23 cooperhead, and also a 1866 with the 36 fpr efi. With out a doubt and would not look back. Thanks again guys for the great day my son and had a lot of fun! And will be in contact. What a outstanding group off guys you are!"

We were glad to demo these folks, we all had a great time.

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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby Cantshootwell » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:18 pm

I won't lie, your sneak boat looks bad-ass. However, I do wish you guys were closer to me in washington state. It's hard to find a good duck boat over here other than a jon boat.
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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby pwhnts5 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:48 am

We do currently have two reps in Washington state, one over by Seattle and another over in Kennewick, WA they would be happy to help you out.
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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby Cantshootwell » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:13 am

pwhnts5 wrote:We do currently have two reps in Washington state, one over by Seattle and another over in Kennewick, WA they would be happy to help you out.


O.o Got some contact information for the Seattle Rep?
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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby tncumminsguy » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:52 pm

Do you tig weld the Aluminum or use a spool gun on a MIG? Looks like some awesome boats
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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby pwhnts5 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:59 am

Looks can be deceiving, there is alot of room in this boat, we hunted out of it in the low set-up the last two days this year before everything locked up and it was perfect, birds never knew what hit them. Again, until you actually see one, ride in one and see how they work you can't understand just how versatile these rigs are to hunt out of.

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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby pwhnts5 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:01 am

tncumminsguy wrote:Do you tig weld the Aluminum or use a spool gun on a MIG? Looks like some awesome boats

All our outside welds are TIGed to ensure a watertight weld, the interior welds are mig and the cockipit welds are MIG pulse welds.

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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby quackadikt » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:21 pm

Cantshootwell wrote:I won't lie, your sneak boat looks bad-ass. However, I do wish you guys were closer to me in washington state. It's hard to find a good duck boat over here other than a jon boat.


You should try living in the desert. It's almost impossible to find anything other than an old ass v-hull in NM.
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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby pwhnts5 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:17 am

We send boats all over the country every month, just design up what you want and we will build it and figure out how to get it to you!!!!

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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby radfordc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:57 am

I just sent Paul my order for a 16x44! :smile:

Unfortunately I have to wait 9 months before I can use it. :sad:
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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby Johnny-O » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:25 am

radfordc wrote:I just sent Paul my order for a 16x44! :smile:

Unfortunately I have to wait 9 months before I can use it. :sad:


Congrats! Why such a long wait?
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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby radfordc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:42 pm

Johnny-O wrote:
radfordc wrote:I just sent Paul my order for a 16x44! :smile:

Unfortunately I have to wait 9 months before I can use it. :sad:


Congrats! Why such a long wait?


I mean I can't hunt out of it until next season...of course I'll get it on the water and play.
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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby Johnny-O » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:22 pm

What motor are you going with?

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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby radfordc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:20 pm

18hp Copperhead
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Re: Introducing the New Phowler Prowler Extreme 1744 Updated

Postby hedge » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:55 pm

1844 ordered.
just a shout of thanks to Johnny O for all your help.
rumor has it paul is testing A 23 horsepower Copperhead this weekend on 18 foot boat, I'm not sure which one but hopefully he will post results for us.
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