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Lund Introduces Mod-V Boat
10/26/2016
Credit:
thefishingwire.com
New York Mills, Minn.- A high-end Mod-V fishing boat, complete with Lund's famous IPS hull for superior performance and stability, Lund Boats introduces the 2017 Renegade.

This wood-free boat was designed for the angler who refuses to compromise on his quest for big fish. Whether his passion leads him to lesser known, remote fisheries or public waterways teeming with opportunity, the Renegade provides a functional and intelligently designed fishing boat to meet his biggest demands.

The basics
The Lund Renegade comes in two models: the 1775, which measures 17 feet, 9 inches and is rated for a 90-horsepower engine, and the 1875, which measures 18 feet, 9 inches and is rated for a 115-horsepower engine.

This series offers a model for both bass and crappie anglers. While each model boasts a roomy 95-inch beam and 22-gallon fuel capacity, the primary difference between the two is found in the livewell placement.

In each bass model, anglers enjoy a 35-inch, 22-gallon aft livewell located behind the seats that is large enough for even the most successful days on the water.

The crappie models are designed with two additional seat bases in the bow, and a 12-gallon bow livewell that's easily accessible from the casting deck. When planning on a big fish fry of crappie or other panfish species, anglers will appreciate the convenience of the livewell location. Not only does it save steps throughout the day, but it also allows them to quickly box their catch, get back to the action and maintain boat position.

Storage
Anglers are renowned tackle junkies we can never have enough. Choosing a boat with a practical and spacious storage layout is of the utmost importance. Gone are the days of tripping over your fishing gear, snapping rod tips and digging through piles of soft plastics to find the hot color - if you're buying a new boat, you expect it to provide a viable solution to such common problems.

The Renegade models are designed with optimal storage in mind. The 1775's port side bow rod locker holds rods up to 8 feet in length, and the 1875 holds rods up to 9 feet. The custom-fitted internal tubes keep rods organized and safe.

The middle compartment of the casting deck is a perfect place to store tackle trays filled with must-have fishing gear. It's easy to access, and gives anglers plenty of room to sit to the side - with the compartment open - and quickly rig tackle during a day of fishing. The starboard storage compartment is an excellent place to store soft plastics and extra outerwear or gear.

In the cockpit area, there's a hidden storage system beneath the roomy bench seats of the Renegade anglers won't be able to tell it's there until it's needed. Simply flip up the seats, and there's a place to store accessories such as culling beams, livewell treatment and spools of line.

In the back of the Renegade, both co-anglers and boat owners will enjoy two large storage compartments complete with drain plugs. Each compartment holds up to six 3600 tackle trays, or offers plenty of space for extra drinks, snacks, boat tools and rain gear.

Fishing
The 2017 Renegade was built to handle the most abrupt movements and weight shifts from multiple anglers. If you're going to spend the money on a brand new fishing boat, you want one with more stability than that of a canoe.

The stationary stability of the Renegade is second to none. We included our patented IPS Hull with reverse chines, so the boat doesn't pitch dramatically from one side to the other when weight is shifted. This is not only advantageous for everyday fishing, but also for safety. Both boaters and passengers will feel safe and secure while sharing the spacious front deck.

The oversized casting deck is a great feature of this boat as well, and perhaps the most important to many anglers. Two grown men can easily fish from the front deck without constant fear of flying treble hooks and tungsten.

The Renegade is incredibly responsive to even the slightest movement of the trolling motor. When fishing shallow, backwater areas in search of skittish bass, it easily maneuvers the skinny water with very minimal disturbance. We were sure to pay close attention to the stealth of this boat throughout the design process. Essentially, we wanted to ensure anglers could move about the casting decks of the boat without spooking wary fish with loud footsteps. The result is an impressively covert boat that excels in small water situations.

Driving
Featuring Lund's highly regarded IPS hull, the Renegade is designed with reverse chines, a flat center pad and a full-length center keel. The results are an excellent ride in several different ways.

With a 90-horsepower, four-stroke engine, the 1775 Renegade reaches a maximum speed of 44 miles per hour at top-end, which is outstanding for an aluminum boat of its size. The hole shot is quick and the bow drops quickly, giving the driver a clear field of view for maximum safety.

Anglers will also be impressed by the bow lift of this boat. While many other aluminum boats tend to plow, even with a fully trimmed motor, the Renegade's bow lifts quickly and easily to increase acceleration and provide enhanced maneuverability.

Aesthetics
The Renegade is an attractive boat that will turn heads at boat ramps throughout the country. The lines are smooth, the colors are bold, and the modest Lund graphics fit the flow of the boat excellently. Renegade features the beautiful fiberglass console from our Pro V Bass model. The gauges are easy to read, while the control panel switches are attractive, yet simple and straightforward.

The flip-up cleats also promote a clean look, but more importantly, stay out of the way while flipping and landing fish to reduce inadvertent line tangles and snags.

There's also an additional touch of bling with the integrated bow and aft LED lighting. Whether you're night fishing or rigging tackle after hours, the lights are extremely bright and allow for outstanding visibility in all situations. When they're off, they hide in the Sport Trak groove so you can't even tell they're there.

The Lund Renegade offers anglers everything they could ever want in a Mod-V fishing boat. It fishes extremely well and has an intelligent layout that performs well beyond industry standards for a boat of its size.

For more information on the Lund 1775 & 1875 Renegade, visit www.lundboats.com/boat-series/renegade/