In the nineteen sixties I grew-up fishing with my Dad. Mom and Dad had blessed us kids with lots of outdoorsmen activities. I especially loved the deep-sea vessels, which took us on many ocean excursions.
As I became an adult I had small aluminum boats, to Bayliners, to a Crestliner bass boat. But when daddy died in 2013, it was sad fishing without him, and so I lost all interest. So I sold that boat, and got rid of all my fishing gear. Then in the year 2020, after purchasing a kayak, my love for fishing came back. And then somehow my kayak grew into a bigger boat. Imagine that. Below is my new boat, and the helm I’m now at.
A TARGA™ V-18 COMBO (A combo of performance, speed, torque, comfort & geared for the Angler)
COMFORT, CONVENIENCE & PEACE OF MIND
A 40 gal. fuel tank
Bow & stern eyes
6 flip-up & 2 midship cleats
Bimini top (for the wifey)
Lighted bow 19-gal. aerated livewell w/timer, recirculator & pump-out system
Aft 30-gal. 16 x 40″ livewell w/port bait bucket holder, timer, recirculator & pump-out system
Set-back transom designed to deliver undisturbed water to the prop for faster, smoother takeoff & better performance
Pressed-in strakes for optimal performance
Stainless steel propeller
Mercury 9.9HP Kicker, w/hydraulic steering & electric start, all operated from the helm
CONSTRUCTION & EXTERIOR
Color: Starlite Charcoal & Gray
Diamond Coat™ 2.0 finish features industry-exclusive powdercoat & clearcoat
All-welded, .125 aluminum Deep V hull, transom & stringer system
Robotically welded, all-aluminum box-beam transom
Reverse chine hull design for drier ride & better handling
8′ 6″ beam & 7′ 4″ bottom (more room & stability)
Aft swim platform w/boarding ladder
Removable ski tow pylon
and much more.
Two axle trailer, powdercoated w/GALVASHIELD®
Inner frame-brake line system w/1-point bleed
Chrome wheels & matching hubs
Space-saving swing-away tongue
Integrated boarding steps & safety handle
Heavy-duty load guides for easy, centered loading
ROD & REELS
For saltwater: Penn Squall, 6’6” rod. Reel is a Penn Squall 30-LW bait caster
For fresh & saltwater: A Penn Spin Fisher VI, 7’0” extra fast action rod. Reel is a Penn Spin Fisher VI 4500
Freshwater: Light rod is a Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Carbonlite 2.0, 7’2”. Reel is a Carbonlite 2.0 Spinning Reel – Model JCT2000.
Enjoying God’s creation from a mariners perspective is a phenomenal experience (Gen. 1:26, Rom. 1:25). “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).