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#11031272 - 08/09/15 05:29 PM need help on buying a boat
cooper2206 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 14
Looking to buy my first boat In week or so looking to spend about $5000 max what do yall recommend? I would like it to be ready to fish out of and have electronics thanks for your help

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#11031331 - 08/09/15 06:03 PM Re: need help on buying a boat [Re: cooper2206]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
depends on what type of fishing you plan to do,..???

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#11031447 - 08/09/15 07:02 PM Re: need help on buying a boat [Re: cooper2206]
cooper2206 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 14
Mostly bass fishing

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#11031450 - 08/09/15 07:06 PM Re: need help on buying a boat [Re: cooper2206]
JIM SR. Offline
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/10758009/gonew/1/1994_Ranger_392V_$6500#UNREAD
start here,...see what he says..


Edited by JIM SR. (08/09/15 07:07 PM)

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#11031465 - 08/09/15 07:16 PM Re: need help on buying a boat [Re: cooper2206]
Drop_shot_king Offline
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Registered: 07/04/15
Posts: 91
Loc: Irving tx
Get a bass tracker

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#11031488 - 08/09/15 07:27 PM Re: need help on buying a boat [Re: cooper2206]
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I sold my 1998 Bass Tracker and it is listed for sale again in the boats for sale. He is only asking $4,500 for it. 18.5 foot boat with a 90 hp. Mariner. I upgraded the trailer to make long trips on the road. It will make you a great boat.
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#11031516 - 08/09/15 07:45 PM Re: need help on buying a boat [Re: cooper2206]
cooper2206 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/11
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I've been looking at some of the ranger v series boats but I don't know alot about them are they good boats

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#11031565 - 08/09/15 08:18 PM Re: need help on buying a boat [Re: cooper2206]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 1989
Loc: Arlington
Rangers are good boats. Where are you going to be fishing? I've seen some decent fiberglass boats around 5k. Do your homework on different boats to find one that will fit your needs the best. My next boat will be larger with more storage and handle rough water better than what I am in right now. Nothing ruins a day more than rough water and a boat that doesn't do well in it.

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#11031671 - 08/09/15 09:11 PM Re: need help on buying a boat [Re: JIM SR.]
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Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/10758009/gonew/1/1994_Ranger_392V_$6500#UNREAD
start here,...see what he says..


I would go for this over an aluminum boat, Just my .02
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#11031842 - 08/09/15 10:42 PM Re: need help on buying a boat [Re: cooper2206]
Epic backlash Offline
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Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 582
Loc: Texas
Bass tracker for that kind of money..... Add another 0 on the end and things change up a bit

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#11032116 - 08/10/15 08:07 AM Re: need help on buying a boat [Re: cooper2206]
patriot07 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
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Loc: chateau d'if
What kind of lake(s) will you be on? Big lakes, I'd go with an older Ranger. Small lakes, the Bass Tracker would be good.

Something in the 17'-18' range in good condition with a 90-150 hp motor would be a nice starter setup. I've got a 17' Triton with a 115 Evinrude and it's been a great boat. Dad bought it new in 1997 and I've had it the last 5 years. Never had a major problem.
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#11032122 - 08/10/15 08:11 AM Re: need help on buying a boat [Re: cooper2206]
Undertaker56 Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
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Loc: Victoria Texas
Bass tracker love mine.. woot
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