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This year’s Big Bear Lake TroutfesT grand raffle prize is a brand, spanking new Klamath 16-foot model EXW aluminum boat with Full Top Package, EZ Loader trailer, and outfitted with a Mercury 40 horsepower FourStroke outboard motor.

Courtesy of Klamath Boats, Mercury Motors, and Quality Performance Marine, this year’s Big Bear Lake TroutfesT grand raffle prize is a brand, spanking new Klamath 16-foot model EXW aluminum boat with Full Top Package, EZ Loader trailer, and outfitted with a Mercury 40 horsepower FourStroke outboard motor. You would expect the angler with the record catch to bag this doozy of a prize, however this is a raffle prize. Anyone of the registered anglers can and will win this prize.
The 16 EXW is a great, all-around boat for freshwater and saltwater use. It has welded windshields and welded-on grab rails to provide extra security in rough water. It is 16 feet long with a 77-inch beam. It has a modified V-hull and is rated for seven people (1,315 pounds). Standard equipment includes wide cockpit coaming, bow and side rails, bow deck with storage, electrical panel and lights, bilge pump, welded walk-thru windshield, double console with steering, locking glove box, bow cleat with chocks, two stern cleats, and transducer mounting bracket. I am green with envy just writing about this boat.
As impressive as the boat is, it’s just an oversized rowboat. It is outfitted with a Mercury 40 horsepower FourStroke outboard motor. Mercury FourStroke engines are designed to run clean, quiet, and efficient. Boaters find them reliable and a pleasure to use in freshwater and saltwater. Yes, saltwater. Mercury FourStrokes use stainless steel components, hard anodized polymers, and specialized coating and paint applied via a multi-step process. Additionally, saltwater maintenance is simplified with an innovative freshwater flush. This outboard motor has it all. It outperforms other outboards in 0 to 30 mph acceleration yet is so well engineered it allows the boater to set a low engine speed to troll or run through No Wake zones.
It keeps getting better! Not only do you win a boat with a great outboard motor, you get an EZ Loader boat trailer. Haul your Klamath 16 EXW aluminum boat wherever the freshwater and saltwater fish are biting. This grand raffle prize will be awarded at the end of the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 6th. Be sure to follow boating guidlines and restrictions.