Want new hull maybe stossel what ya think let me hear from y

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Want new hull maybe stossel what ya think let me hear from y

Post by 0470dog » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:20 pm

Ihave always oned cottonmouth hulls 13.5 but thinking of 13ft. Open stossel i use my boat mostly in the bushes hunting but just dont know the one i want like the cottonmouth but tired of busting holes in it what do ya think which way stossel or cottonmouth

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Re: Want new hull

Post by billybob » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:22 pm

Jimmy white marsh master is a nice boat. I used to ride a predator which is pretty much a cottonmouth widened out and I love the marsh master.
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Post by KR23 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:26 pm

1 is alum and the other fiberglass got to decide which 1 u want, but its hard to beat a stossel when it comes to running the woods.
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Post by wilemotorsports » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:23 pm

BENNY WEBB OR AL DAVID YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR :dontknow: :toothy7:

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Post by Gangreen » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:56 pm

Gilleo. Had one once and sold it. Have a new 13 foot now and happy again.

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Post by farmboy » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:58 pm

If I was building a boat to hunt an was wanting to run a bunch of bushes & dry I would build a stossel or a (palm beach) style hull. I've owned a couple of them with 540's on them an could run dry all day with 2-3people. My opinion they can't be beat in the woods it just all depends on what your gonna mostly do with it. They aren't very good in deep water.
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Re: Want new hull maybe stossel what ya think let me hear fr

Post by 0470dog » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:06 pm

I have 240
hp aircraft continental and run hill.more than water

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Post by KR23 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:31 am

Very true Tommy, Al and Benny build nice boats and I know Al's boats will hang with Stossels in the woods.
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Post by yobee » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:30 am

Al David builds a hell of a sled style. Boyd stossel is building the real deal stossel in west palm at legends airboats. Mike stossel is building the real deal in geneva, I believe welded or riveted. Lots of good choices but the last thing if build a hunt boat out of is fiberglass?? If it suits your style of hunting, fiberglass could save you about 6 grand...
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Re: Want new hull maybe stossel what ya think let me hear fr

Post by RDH0540 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:05 am

I ran a 14' Gilileo for many years and loved it, however I always wanted a Palm Beach since I was a kid! Dave Simpson built me a wide bottom Palm Beach hull (13'.6" X 7'10") and I really like it. I hunt, frog and ride in deep water and have no problems.

The Stossel's and Dave Simpson due a fine job building hulls in my opinion. Dave was the only builder at the time I found that was willing to build a wide bottom hull like I wanted.

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Post by KR23 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:59 am

Al has built a couple wide bottom WB style boats and what difference that make in the water.
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