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 1644 Unlce J & 25 GTR 
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Post 1644 Unlce J & 25 GTR
MM Brand: Gator Tail
Horsepower: 25
Boat Brand: Uncle J
Boat Size: 16x44
Boat Layout: open

Speeds | Shallow Water: ? TBA
Speeds | Deep Water: 24 mph
Total Boat Load With Gear Etc: two guys (180 lbs each), fishing gear(4 poles, 3 tackle boxes), 6 gallons of gas, required safety gear, a couple tools (5 lbs)
Conditions Tested In: calm

16x44 with 22" sides and 20" transom
3/16 bottom
full welded floor
trolling motor bracket
grab bar with switch panel console and beverage holder
spud poles/holes
4' front deck with 30" stow in and 18" stow under
3 removable seat bases
removable pirogue rack
painted in shadow grass with non skid on walking surfaces


I got to take the new boat out today and I'm impressed with how well it performed. I didn't get a chance to open it up an any shallow water but i did out in the main canal and with the load mentioned above I could hold 24 mph all day with a max of 26.

This being my first mud rig I'm still trying to figure out how to get the most out of it. If I have it wide open and trimmed all the way up trying to run as fast as i can it will start to bounce on me but if i trim down just a little it goes away. I'm sure once i get the trolling motor and another battery up front it shouldn't be a problem.

Going from a outboard to a mudmotor the biggest thing i noticed was the vibration in the tiller but towards the end of the day i think i got use to it or maybe my hand was numb. Also sharp turns wide open have a pucker factor to them but the more i drive it I'm starting to figure out the sliding

I got to go down some cuts that i wouldnt think about with my other boat (14x36 alumacraft & 15 evinrude). The first log i hit under water scared the crap out of me but 4 or 5 later i realized this thing could take a lick.

If for some reason I ever need another boat like if this one gets stolen because i doubt I'll tear it up. I'll use Uncle J again the customer service was great before, during, and even after the build. He went out of his way to get everything together for me so it was a one stop shop.


I'll update this review once i get some more hours and a few scratches on it.

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1644 Uncle J & 25 GTR


Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:44 pm
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Post Re: 1644 Unlce J & 25 GTR
Post some pics that's the size I'm wanting to get built .


Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:36 pm
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Post Re: 1644 Unlce J & 25 GTR
We are in the process of doing some headwork on my buddies 25 GTR, I will post an Update When we get it complete. IF all goes well mine will get the mods too. hoping he gains a few MPH and mostly load carry ability. Congrats on the new boat, thats good speeds for a 3/16 boat

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Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:45 pm
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Post Re: 1644 Unlce J & 25 GTR
I'm working on getting some pics up.

I dont see me doing any mods any time soon but i would like to know what it does for yall so do keep me updated on it.

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Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:14 am
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:32 am
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Post Re: 1644 Unlce J & 25 GTR
This is a really awesome boat!!
People put to much crap on boats now, catwalks,boxes, welded seats. This clean and fuctional.

If I wouldn't have just bought an outboard for one of my boats, I would probably be going into debt with one of these..lol

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Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:14 pm
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Post Re: 1644 Unlce J & 25 GTR
Any updates on this rig? Im thinking about something very similar. How she do under heavy load? Awesome looking boat btw


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