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  • Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

    I just bought an 85' Dyna-Trak 176 S/S with a 90 hp Johnson this spring and wanted to know if there are any other owners to compare some data. The boat is a fiberglass 17' fish and ski with a wrap around open center windshild.Questions: Prop to run, right now I am running a 3 blade 13 3/4 x 19 SS - 41.5 MPH (GPS)@ 5800 RPM?Trolling motor to buy, I took off a cracked Johnson 28# bow mount 36" shaft. What thrust should I run?Jack plate? Would it help muchIs there a website for Dyna-trak forum?Thank you, Bob


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    Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

    There great boats, i bought a 86' dynatrak last year, we used it almost every other day! there awsome boats and way ahead of there time, often people think its a new boat. I have a 17.6 with a 115 merc. and a 5 BLADE MERC HIGH 5 prop. it dose 48 gps. they ride ecelent in choppy waters.i compare it to a mastercraft ride and drive. hope you have good luck with the motor! know u will with the boat though.

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      Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

      I LOVE this boat!!!!!!!! I bought it earlier this summer. It is a 1986 180SS. 150 HP Johnson V6. 55 MPH GPS with a 23 pitch 3 blade. I have a jackplate and removed the old minn-kota vintage Mag40 trolling motor and replaced it with a new Minn Kota Edge 40 unit. Wonderful boat for fishing, skiing, tubing, etc.... not great it heavy chop due to its short freeboard and relatively flat bottom but it trim out perfectly and jumps out of the water.

      I'f I knew how to post pictures I'd show ya.


      Jim
      Minneapolis

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      • #4
        Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

        Hey there guys and gals. I just joined the forum, and I just purchased a 1986 Ebbtide Dyna Trak 180 ss. It has a 1986 Evinrude 110hp on it.

        I have not been able to put her in the water yet- I am up in Minnesota, and all the water is very hard. I did have a mechanic check out the motor and run it in his tank, and the engine is still very stron according to him.

        The previous owner however, said the boat only got up to about 30-35 mph. Reading these posts, it sounds like that is very slow. I suspect it is the prop choice on the boat right now. I could not locate a pitch, but it is a 14in dia. and it is a composite material.

        My question then is: Should I attempt to guess and purchase a prop, and then test it out on the water in a few months? Or should I just wait and test with the composite prop, then find a better one? Or is 30-35 a decent speed for a 110hp?

        Thanks a bunch for the help!

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        • #5
          Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

          Hello fellow DynaTrak Owners! I've got an '86 with a 150HP Johnson on it. It runs great, and will top out around 50MPH with a 21 pitch stainless prop on it. I love the boat's layout and and I think it perfectly fits the bill for a FISH and. . .ski rig. I've been having a lot of electrical issues with it lately, so you'll probably run into my posts on here from time to time looking for guidance. Feel free to chime in. I'm out on the water 15-20 times a year and usually in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. Hope to hear from you or see ya on the water.

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            Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

            Here is my new (to me) 1987 Dyna-Trak 180 SS. It is my project boat that I will be making look immaculate! I do not have a motor for her just yet so I will be trolling around on my trolling motor. Please give me any info you can on this boat or even where to find manuals or info on her.

            To follow my restoration of this bass boat.
            http://bbcboards.zeroforum.com/zerot...ring-bass-boat




            1987 180 SS

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            • #7
              Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

              Nice Dyna-

              I am working on a few minor issues in mine too, although I may decide to tackle the finish too.

              Please keep us updated on your quest for manuals- I too am looking for them.

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              • #8
                Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

                Originally posted by Relaxed427 View Post
                Nice Dyna-

                I am working on a few minor issues in mine too, although I may decide to tackle the finish too.

                Please keep us updated on your quest for manuals- I too am looking for them.
                Thanks man I just finished wet sanding the gel coat and damn does it look good! I recomend doing the same thing to yours if it need it. If you need help feel free to pm me or email me. I am doing a full restore come fall including, steering console, carpet, floor, seats, ect.....

                Like I said check my post on BBC for weekly updates on my sanding and polishing. Hey by the way post up some pics with your post!
                1987 180 SS

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                • #9
                  Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

                  Nice boat. I am missing the sticker that tells the max hp and numbe rof people. Not a big deal but the Utah fish cops can get exicted at times. Does anybody know where I can get a new sticker? I think it would satisfy even if I could get a clear picture of one from another Dyna Trac.

                  How do you wet sand? Does the boat need to be repainted after sanding?

                  Thanks,

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                  • #10
                    Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

                    Originally posted by bford88 View Post
                    Nice boat. I am missing the sticker that tells the max hp and numbe rof people. Not a big deal but the Utah fish cops can get exicted at times. Does anybody know where I can get a new sticker? I think it would satisfy even if I could get a clear picture of one from another Dyna Trac.

                    How do you wet sand? Does the boat need to be repainted after sanding?

                    Thanks,
                    Nope after you wet sand you just buff and polish! I have her looking like glass just by doing 1000 grit, 1200 grit, and 1500 grit. I am going to do the buffing and polishing before I put her in the water next week. If you want to resore the finish and make it last for a while then do it, it is worth the effort! You can see the before pics up on my first post on here!

                    These are just after the wet sand! This is from my full restoration thread. After this fall I am tearing out everything and making her better than new!
                    http://bbcboards.zeroforum.com/zerot...ring-bass-boat




                    After using 3M perfect-it rubbing compound.
                    Polished using 3m finish.
                    1987 180 SS

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                    • #11
                      Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

                      1983 Ebbtide Dynatrak Fish and Ski



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                      • #12
                        Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

                        Wow that almost looks like a wooden boat! Nice setup! What pound thrust are you running on your TM? I have a thruster and it does nothing for me in the wind!
                        1987 180 SS

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                          Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

                          httrdd007 Would it be possible to get a couple of pictures of the topside of your gunwales.
                          I also have a 86 180ss but it looks like I might be missing some chrome rails and rubber scrub pads. Thanks.

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                            Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

                            Originally posted by bec1456 View Post
                            httrdd007 Would it be possible to get a couple of pictures of the topside of your gunwales.
                            I also have a 86 180ss but it looks like I might be missing some chrome rails and rubber scrub pads. Thanks.
                            Sure thing I will have them some time this week for you!
                            1987 180 SS

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                            • #15
                              Re: Any Ebbtide Dyna-Trak Owners

                              Hey guys!

                              I switched out my prop to a 13 3/4 x 15in pitch. Coupled with the Evinrude 110hp I get 40mph GPS at 5800 rpm. And the hole shot is awesome. I think I could get some more speed with a 17 pitch, but the 19 I had on lugged the motor way down, and resulted in a crappy holeshot and top speed of 38mph.

                              You guys with the huge pitches and fast top speed- is your hole shot still decent? And I am guessing but it seems like you have more torque available from your engines- is that what allows you to run the higher pitch props?

                              Anyways- I need to find the bilge pump- I have no idea where is is located, but it does not work. I have 12v to the switch though too.

                              Thanks.

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