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#11002254 - 07/26/15 09:29 PM Pros and cons Ranger Z520
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Registered: 05/01/03
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Loc: dallas
Never owned a Ranger. Looking at this model.
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#11002257 - 07/26/15 09:30 PM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: jbassman]
M Wyatt Offline
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Registered: 06/09/15
Posts: 286
Loc: North Texas
The only con I can think of is the high price.
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#11002350 - 07/26/15 10:30 PM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: jbassman]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6516
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Pros....its a ranger

Cons...its a ranger

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#11002351 - 07/26/15 10:30 PM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: jbassman]
**TheLoneRanger** Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 332
Loc: Palestine TX
Yep^^^ there are no cons with a ranger smile

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#11002386 - 07/26/15 11:07 PM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: jbassman]
921 Phoenix Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 2030
Pros
best fishing platform
best resale

cons
somebody has to drive that back breaking sucker out their.

Their is a reason the back doctors call it a Ranger back. LOL


Edited by 921 Phoenix (07/26/15 11:07 PM)

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#11002389 - 07/26/15 11:10 PM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: jbassman]
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I have a 2015 Z520C for sale in the boat classified section or I can get ya a great deal on a new rig.

I'll be more than willing to demo mine anytime
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#11002393 - 07/26/15 11:15 PM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: jbassman]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 49891
Loc: Highway 1
I usually only keep a boat a year or two. Have had my Z520 for 3 years now and no plans on getting rid of it. Been the best boat I have owned. Top notch fishability and holds up to whatever I throw at it. Built very well and amazing fit and finish.
Its a fishing machine and just laid out extremely well.
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#11002397 - 07/26/15 11:18 PM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: jbassman]
rxkid2001 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 3919
Loc: Wishing I was in TX
Well worth it. Love my 521 and my buddy has a 520 and its an awesome boat too.
The fans in the rod locker are handy if you get caught out in the rain. Compartments are sealed. Space for flush mounting the largest graphs. Plenty of tool holders on the deck of the new boats. Wide beam. Great hull warranty.

Cons
They cost a small fortune. Every bass cat/triton guy will call it slow cause it doesn't go 90mph. Constantly people coming up to you saying "thats a sweet boat".

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#11002687 - 07/27/15 08:53 AM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: rxkid2001]
Happykamper Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 7777
Loc: Southlake, Texas
What are realistic speeds for this boat ? Seems like I have read where some folks were hitting 74 tourney loaded, if this is true then they are about as fast as my Triton. I have been thinking of going back to Ranger, does this boat ride well ?

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#11002705 - 07/27/15 09:02 AM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: Happykamper]
Mark Perry Online   content


Registered: 01/09/04
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Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: Happykamper
What are realistic speeds for this boat ? Seems like I have read where some folks were hitting 74 tourney loaded, if this is true then they are about as fast as my Triton. I have been thinking of going back to Ranger, does this boat ride well ?


Realitically a tad over 70 is a good exoectation. If you have the perfect setup you can get a bit more. I can't see many breaking 74-75.

As far as the cons I really dont have any except the .etal on the step along each trailer fender will get you if you dont pay attention when wearing flip flops.
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#11002707 - 07/27/15 09:02 AM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: M Wyatt]
JacksonBean Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3174
Loc: Greenville, TX
Originally Posted By: 400 Pound Guerrilla
The only con I can think of is the high price.


+1

Absolutely one of the best boats to fish out of IMO.

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#11002728 - 07/27/15 09:11 AM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: jbassman]
King. Offline
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Registered: 01/31/12
Posts: 104
Loc: Humble, Tx
I've had mine for about a year now. I love it! Loaded down with me and my partner i can hit around 70, give or take.

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#11002760 - 07/27/15 09:27 AM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: jbassman]
Sinkey Online   content
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Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 4390
Loc: Lewisville, TX. and Lake Fork...
I just bought a Z520 if that tells you anything!
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#11002799 - 07/27/15 09:43 AM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: jbassman]
B. Dill Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/16/13
Posts: 604
Loc: Cypress
Loved my Z521 and should have never sold it. But I did. My current boat is a Phoenix 921 and I like it better than my Ranger! I held my price pretty strong when I sold my Ranger and it took 8 months to finally sell and I had to come down a bit. There's just so many for sale out there and I think that hurts the resale value. In a few year when I sell my current boat it'll be interesting to see what kind of hit I take. LOL

I touched 70 in my 521 but I'm not a great driver.

I went from a TR20 to the Ranger and was in heaven. It was definitely slower than my Triton but I thought it was easier to drive and rode better.


Edited by B. Dill (07/27/15 09:45 AM)

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#11002834 - 07/27/15 09:53 AM Re: Pros and cons Ranger Z520 [Re: jbassman]
kiamichisooner Offline
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Registered: 05/24/09
Posts: 126
I too went from a Ranger to a Phoenix 920 and will not be going back. Your going to get an amazing fishing platform on that Ranger. The stability of the boat is second to none. They are great boats no doubt. Downside its going to beat the hell out of you.

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