Tag: Astroglass Bass Boats

Old Bass Boats – 1975 Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we covered bass boat manufacturers from Airgator to Hydra-Sports. In that piece we saw a drastic change in the technology of bass boats, where they were moving from tub-style fishing boats to pad-style high-performance machines.

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Old Bass Boats – 1975 Part 1

Boat manufacturers were now looking to the race industry, not only to make their hulls faster but more efficient due to the gas crunch. But sifting through the magazines, I came across two other boat companies, Delta and Venture, that were taking speed to another level. You’ll see what I mean in the coming paragraphs.

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Old Boat Ads – 1970

Although the boat manufacturers came up with a lot of advances, it was the anglers themselves that developed improvements in the boats. For example, the Flipping Deck was a result of someone wanting to be higher in the boat in order to better position themselves for the cast. The outlawing of bladder tanks (extra fuel tanks stored on the deck between the rod lockers that would collapse as the fuel was consumed) gave rise to larger stock fuel tanks.

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