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MM Brand:Gator-Tail
Horsepower:25 EFI Subaru, 32" outdrive, tall transom
Boat Brand:Gator-Tail
Boat Size:16 X 46, Hunt deck, bow rails, receiver hitch, spud poles, Gator grass camo, hydro turff
Boat Layout: Completly open, nothing is permantly mounted
Add ons: 22" dual row LED light & Duallys, Super Terra 3500lbs winch mounted to Gator-Tail receiver setup, Minn Kota salt water trolling motor( transom mount with adapter to bow for easy removal), Removable Gun box, auxillary battery in the front for trolling motor.

Speeds | Shallow Water: 27 mph (bumping 28) 10"-18" water
Speeds | Deep Water:23-24 Intercoastal Waterway
Total Boat Load With Gear Etc:Me(225) Passenger(250) gun box, guns, 6 gallons fuel, Full K2, safety gear
Conditions Tested In: north wind 8-10 mph, 45* slight chop in the deep water, fairly calm in the shallows

It goes with saying this is a 25 hp motor and a 16' boat, the cut off for me was 3 people in deep water.

Link to review with Instagator 9" prop http://www.mudmotortalk.com/mmt_v2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=45488

Comments: First, sorry for the review taking so long, many had asked about it but I didn't want to give a review until I had plenty of experience with the boat.

I have had this boat since the beginning of May. I feel I got exactly what I wanted and the process went very well. I was quoted 8 weeks to build and it was just that to the day. Justin ( Take em Gator) was very helpful as a Pro-staffer and Bubba was very cool, even when I wanted pictures all the time. Justin guided me in the right direction for what I wanted.

I do everything out of this boat, albeit I'm not much for offshore or big open water. This boat fulfills all my boat needs, from gigging, to stalking reds, to duck hunts.

One other thing I feel needs to be said is there was a period where I asked the forum a lot of questions regarding engine stuff and speeds of other similar boats. Well if you notice the speeds above you will see i'm right where most are. I credit this to the engine not being broken in and equally to an inexperienced driver. By that I mean it took me a while to actually get in some shallow stuff where this boat shines. I must also say that Mr. Broussard called me a few months back inquiring as to what could cause me to not be getting higher speeds and even offered possible solutions. I cant say it enough how nice it was to hear someone a few months after getting the boat trying to ensure I was happy with my purchase from them.


Heres a few pictures to end it..
First day home
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West bay wrong turn while looking for reds.
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It has even been used to pull submerged skiffs to land..
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typical hunt load
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Last hunt of the second split
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Post Re: 1646 GTB, 25 GTR reveiw.
I dig it man. I am running just about the exact same setup as you. Numbers are just about right on with me. I seemed to do fine with 3 people and hunt load, although it took 3 times as long to get on plane, it got there and seemed to handle well for the load. I love these boats, can't think of much I would do different.

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Post Re: 1646 GTB, 25 GTR reveiw.
Wow, can't believe that shallow water makes such a difference. I need to find some shallow water to see what I can get out of my 25GTR. THhe only time I ran it solo was in 20 feet of water.

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Here's a better shot for ya tperk.

Nice review btw!

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Post Re: 1646 GTB, 25 GTR reveiw.
Nice review man! I love my set up as well! The only time I had trouble getting home is when I stuck it on a sandbar without a winch...I bought a winch the next day.

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Post Re: 1646 GTB, 25 GTR reveiw.
GLad you like it Tad, i'm still waiting on that phone call to cut some feathers!


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Post Re: 1646 GTB, 25 GTR reveiw.
Glad your enjoying your rig, I really like my 25 too. Those speeds are pretty consistent with what I'm getting.

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Post Re: 1646 GTB, 25 GTR reveiw.
was that like 3 chics in a gator tail and 1 driving?

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^^^you don't miss shit do you! lol good catch


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What's the gray tab on your control box in the "typical hunt load" picture. Is it a neutral switch extension? If so can I get a better picture and how you made it?

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Nice review sir .. And yes the winch saved that day

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Post Re: 1646 GTB, 25 GTR reveiw.
Thanks everyone!

cajun1085 wrote:
What's the gray tab on your control box in the "typical hunt load" picture. Is it a neutral switch extension? If so can I get a better picture and how you made it?


I'm not sure what your talking about? The only thing I can think of is the grab bar, because of the odd angle of the picture.

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was that like 3 chics in a gator tail and 1 driving?


Eagle Eye... LOL

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Post Re: 1646 GTB, 25 GTR reveiw.
We need some mods for these 25's. .... i want a cam!!!! My 25 falls off a lot with 3 in deep water... no problem in shallow water with 3.....Cam and programmer is what I am hoping for in the coming year.


Great review.... i had a 36 pd before getting the 25 gtr..... i do miss the torque of the big block.....The 25 does get weak with a 3 person and gear load....... but runs perfectly with 2 and gear....

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was that like 3 chics in a gator tail and 1 driving?


Eagle Eye... LOL

can we get a better one of the girl in pink :D

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TPerkins wrote:
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was that like 3 chics in a gator tail and 1 driving?


Eagle Eye... LOL

can we get a better one of the girl in pink :D


x100000 :)

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That's james' woman.....she is a looker for sure......

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That's james' woman.....she is a looker for sure......

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Tits r stfu! :lol:


Nice review..looks like you got a good lil rig

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diddyduck wrote:
Gameover wrote:
TPerkins wrote:
pokey79 wrote:
was that like 3 chics in a gator tail and 1 driving?


Eagle Eye... LOL

can we get a better one of the girl in pink :D


x100000 :)

If y'all lil stiff legs would have watched my video... ;-)

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diddyduck wrote:
Gameover wrote:
TPerkins wrote:
pokey79 wrote:
was that like 3 chics in a gator tail and 1 driving?


Eagle Eye... LOL

can we get a better one of the girl in pink :D


x100000 :)

If y'all lil stiff legs would have watched my video... ;-)

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JLACOUR wrote:
diddyduck wrote:
Gameover wrote:
TPerkins wrote:
pokey79 wrote:
was that like 3 chics in a gator tail and 1 driving?


Eagle Eye... LOL

can we get a better one of the girl in pink :D


x100000 :)

If y'all lil stiff legs would have watched my video... ;-)


I did! Don't remember seein those...just a skiff goin weeeeeee blup blup blup hahaaa....oh n im gettin this on mobile..


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JLACOUR wrote:
diddyduck wrote:
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[quote="pokey79"]was that like 3 chics in a gator tail and 1 driving?


Eagle Eye... LOL

can we get a better one of the girl in pink :D


x100000 :)

If y'all lil stiff legs would have watched my video... ;-)


I did! Don't remember seein those...just a skiff goin weeeeeee blup blup blup hahaaa....oh n im gettin this on mobile..[/quote]

What the hell lol! That's your bootleg procedure you told me to do lol

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That's james' woman.....she is a looker for sure......

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who is james? tell him to post some pictures :lol:

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That's james' woman.....she is a looker for sure......

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who is james? tell him to post some pictures :lol:

That's not James' woman in the pink.

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Gameover wrote:
eljefe wrote:
That's james' woman.....she is a looker for sure......

sent from the former Republic of Texas.

who is james? tell him to post some pictures :lol:


I'm James, and thats not my woman, thats my buddies. We had already left before that, we had another party to go to when the boat flip occured.

Ben your my friend on FB, theres lots of pics of my OL on there.

Ohh and not to continue to NINJA the thread. Nice boat Tad!!!

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Thanks again everyone, I'm happy with my rig and have no regrets. I'm just itching for this split to end, come on Saturday!

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I may have to upgrade to that boat one day. Nice rig !

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Thought would update with additions and add some videos of the rig.

Heres a link to my GatorGlide thread: http://www.mudmotortalk.com/mmt_v2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=50142

I have noticed some performance gains mph wise over the last month. More than likely from the prop wearing and my driving skills getting better.

Gatorglide video


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I for one was very impressed with what my boat did. In retrospect I wish I would have got into a lot more stuff but I had the wife and really didn't want to get wild with her in the boat, and never hear the end of it. I stopped and started in some natty stuff and was very happy with what the boat did.

Cruising Moon pond.


I know I've put all this stuff up in various places but I wanted to have them in the review if anyone were to actually use the Search function all my boats info/videos would be here.

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Looks good Perkins! How did you flip your boat over? I want to slick my boat, but I run around a rock river to much. I think I would just tear it up GG. I could use the easy on off the trailer the most. Some of the launch spots don't have enough water to reach the bunks. Anyone you know slick just their bunks?

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That is a nice looking rig.

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Nice review. Informative, good read, updated, and not NINJA'ED up. Love it. Keep up the good work

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Post Re: 1646 GTB, 25 GTR reveiw.
Cajun, flipping the boat wasn't too bad. It took three guys, it was harder flipping it back upright. If you just want the bunks slick look into poly covers for the. 2x4's. Though Gatorglide is for sure a worth while investment .

I can push my boat off the trailer on level ground with one hand. I'm stuck on the couch with a torn ligament in my ankle, when I get released I'll get some footage of how I load unload the boat with the GG.

Thanks for the compliments on my host and review!

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Would you expect the same performance out of this rig w/o the huntdeck? Better performance? Worse?


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It would be the same.


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^-- exactly. The boat dimensions are the exact same.

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