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Post New 22x72 Gator tail build
Boat should be coming in within the next 2 weeks.

22x72 bowfishing series hull
8' front deck
6' back deck flush with gunwales
Hunt deck
Dual 40's

So far the experience has been less than pleasant. Gator tail has no interest in doing anything custom to the boat, if they dont offer it you aint getting it.

With that said, its still a damn good hull...and very excited to run it with the 40's on it. It will be a dedicated bowfishing boat, so it will be interesting to see how these 40's perform.

Will update with pics and speeds once I get it in and everything built the way I want it.


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Post Re: New 22x72 Gator tail build
If they're being a pain in the ass about building YOUR boat how YOU want it with YOUR dollars go somewhere else.... custom rigs have their share of issues too normally but you get what you have your eye set on.

That being said, there is also something to be said for the way a production hull runs with its respective matched propulsion. Hope the rig turns out and runs how you wish.

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I've heard mixed reviews about the Gator-tail boats.

And I agree with above.

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I’ll probably not do another GT boat.

I like my boat, and I generally like GT. I just think they are too busy.


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Post Re: New 22x72 Gator tail build
Well boat is in, and there are issues as to be expected. Asked for no seat/leaning post and they installed a seat. I was firm about the motors having 2 blades and it has 3 blades, and my bow nav light is right in the way of my bowfishing rail.

Other than that, it looks pretty damn good. Its still sitting at the dealer until the issues are fixed so no videos of it running yet.


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I had a terrible experience at gatortail too when I bought my 40. They didn't seem to care about customers or wanting to help. Asked for a 2 blade and got a 3 as well and had to pull teeth to get them to swap it out.

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You can tell the Kool-Aid is strong!

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Post Re: New 22x72 Gator tail build
brycecheramie wrote:
You can tell the Kool-Aid is strong!


Im not brand loyal.

With that said whatever boat I built was getting gatortails regardless.

My decision to go with gator tail was simple. The dealer is literally 3 minutes from my house, pro drive doesnt build a 72' wide boat, sportsmans fab was impossible to get a hold of, prodigy never followed up on my build, and honestly I completely forgot about uncle j until it was too late.

Was it a royal pain in the ass dealing with gator tail? Absolutely, but the quality is there and the boat will make me money at the end of the day.

So go somewhere else with your kool aid shit. Im sick of seeing it on any and every thread about gator tails.


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*grabs popcorn and koolaid* go on....

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Don’t mind Bryce, he is just mad because he has to wear his rain gear every time a gatortail passes him up in his slowdrive lol :D :D :D

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hvfc6040 wrote:
brycecheramie wrote:
You can tell the Kool-Aid is strong!


Im not brand loyal.

With that said whatever boat I built was getting gatortails regardless
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My decision to go with gator tail was simple. The dealer is literally 3 minutes from my house, pro drive doesnt build a 72' wide boat, sportsmans fab was impossible to get a hold of, prodigy never followed up on my build, and honestly I completely forgot about uncle j until it was too late.

Was it a royal pain in the ass dealing with gator tail? Absolutely, but the quality is there and the boat will make me money at the end of the day.

So go somewhere else with your kool aid shit. Im sick of seeing it on any and every thread about gator tails.


That's kinda contradicting too, don't ya think?

Damn... I didn't think GTR made people's butts hurt that fast!

My 2nd comment was directed towards and replying to Wchauvin, but also directed at others who complain about GTR customer service and what not, but still go beg them to sell them a motor. and it aint just GTR, it can be Mudbuddy and every other brand too! people still waiting for a motor from mudbuddy that was supposed to be ready in 2 weeks!

1st comment was directed to you, agreeing with Setx Longtail about GTR in general, that their motors run good with their hulls.

But since you wanna be pissy about it, I don't give a fuck what you buy with your money. and I bet you wouldn't pay a hooker for her to tell you she aint gunna do something for ya!

But you're coming here complaining about the experience with GTR, complaining about them not wanting to do custom stuff to your boat. If you wanted custom shit done, you should have had it custom built!

I don't know what you want to hear, really.... Congrats on spending $35-40k and still not 100% happy with the purchase??

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I need popcorn too? Anyone got some extra orvell lol

I’m kinda thirsty too, my cool aid running out lol

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Post Re: New 22x72 Gator tail build
Wchauvin wrote:
Don’t mind Bryce, he is just mad because he has to wear his rain gear every time a gatortail passes him up in his slowdrive lol :D :D :D


Tell me something, for a boat ride that takes me 30 seconds to get to my duck blind from the boat ramp, how much faster will a GTR get there? :lol: :lol:

I need to be able to back up in the thick shit, every morning to go hunting. GTR just don't do it for me.
I also like prodrive because of the good customer service I have always gotten.

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Wchauvin wrote:
I need popcorn too? Anyone got some extra orvell lol

I’m kinda thirsty too, my cool aid running out lol



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I had a terrible experience at gatortail too when I bought my 40. They didn't seem to care about customers or wanting to help. Asked for a 2 blade and got a 3 as well and had to pull teeth to get them to swap it out.



We can tell your Koolaid is running out too! :lol: :lol:

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I hope you don't want to paint your stuff to match the boat after you get it.
Might have a hard time getting the same color paint..


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Post Re: New 22x72 Gator tail build
brycecheramie wrote:
Wchauvin wrote:
Don’t mind Bryce, he is just mad because he has to wear his rain gear every time a gatortail passes him up in his slowdrive lol :D :D :D


Tell me something, for a boat ride that takes me 30 seconds to get to my duck blind from the boat ramp, how much faster will a GTR get there? :lol: :lol:

I need to be able to back up in the thick shit, every morning to go hunting. GTR just don't do it for me.
I also like prodrive because of the good customer service I have always gotten.


25 seconds playmaker lol

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brycecheramie wrote:
I hope you don't want to paid your stuff to match the boat after you get it.
Might have a hard time getting the same color paint..


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=49713


Don’t speak of the paint, it’s a sore subject for me cause I like to maintain my shit lol

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Wchauvin wrote:
brycecheramie wrote:
I hope you don't want to paid your stuff to match the boat after you get it.
Might have a hard time getting the same color paint..


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=49713


Don’t speak of the paint, it’s a sore subject for me cause I like to maintain my shit lol



And guess who aint got the paint to maintain their motor cause GTR don't want to sell it to em? YOU! :lol: :lol:

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Smh...I got nothing.....especially paint lol :D

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Post Re: New 22x72 Gator tail build
brycecheramie wrote:
hvfc6040 wrote:
brycecheramie wrote:
You can tell the Kool-Aid is strong!


Im not brand loyal.

With that said whatever boat I built was getting gatortails regardless
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My decision to go with gator tail was simple. The dealer is literally 3 minutes from my house, pro drive doesnt build a 72' wide boat, sportsmans fab was impossible to get a hold of, prodigy never followed up on my build, and honestly I completely forgot about uncle j until it was too late.

Was it a royal pain in the ass dealing with gator tail? Absolutely, but the quality is there and the boat will make me money at the end of the day.

So go somewhere else with your kool aid shit. Im sick of seeing it on any and every thread about gator tails.


That's kinda contradicting too, don't ya think?



I explained why in my post, I guess reading comprehension isnt your strong point


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Zing.

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BAM !

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I guess 3 minutes from your house, but the shittiest experience is worth it then...

They may as well be 30 hours away if they cant do what you are wanting done.

Honestly, when I had my mudbuddy, I didn't have as bad of service as what a lot of people have with GTR.
But,

To each his own I guess..

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If you would have asked before getting raped by gatortail on a hull they didn’t want to built to your specs, I could have referred you to a guy we all use in breaux bridge that would have built your boat better and cheaper, but I guess you are one of those “big brand guys”...... too bad for you :(

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