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#11049097 - 08/18/15 12:15 PM 2015 Ranger 521c
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 527
Loc: Texas
Got a question for anyone who currently owns this model. I am looking at purchasing one with very low hours but I am very concerned about the ride in ruff water. A friend of mine has a 2010 and it almost killed me in 4 footers coming in one day. I currently have a Skeeter FX 21 and I think the ride is great but the fit and finish does not compare to his Ranger. I need honest answers!

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#11049121 - 08/18/15 12:26 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Insurance man]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 3745
just contact cody Malone and go for a ride .

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#11049133 - 08/18/15 12:33 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Insurance man]
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Registered: 05/07/09
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I had a Skeeter 21i which is a better ride in rough water than the FX. I now have a 2014 Ranger Z521C, it is as good if not better than my 21i. You won't be disappointed.
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#11049186 - 08/18/15 12:59 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Insurance man]
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#11049192 - 08/18/15 01:01 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Insurance man]
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Your friend probably was not a good driver.
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#11049230 - 08/18/15 01:15 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Insurance man]
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Loc: Albany
There is nous have thing as a bass boat that rides good in 4 footers. Heck a 30 foot offshore boat. Doesn't ride good in 3 or 4 footers.
That said it is all in the driver and I like my 520 Ranger, it does great in rough water and I don't have to worry about the screws coming out or the fiberglass spiderwebbing.

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#11049240 - 08/18/15 01:20 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: snickers]
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Originally Posted By: snickers
just contact cody Malone and go for a ride .


I have a Z520C for sale with 100 hours and its FAST 74-75. The ride is fantastic and it fishes great!

Shoot me a message and we can do a demo in it
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#11049269 - 08/18/15 01:33 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Insurance man]
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Not too many boats have a smooth ride in 4 footers, IMO.

My partner has a 14' Z521 and it rides good in rough water, IMO.
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#11049400 - 08/18/15 02:22 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Insurance man]
Captain Chunk Offline
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Registered: 05/14/09
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You won't be disappointed in the ride in rough water.

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#11049689 - 08/18/15 04:18 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Insurance man]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Sorry, my friend. But there is not a bass boat made that is not a rough ride in 4 foot waves. Some are better than others, and I'd think the 521 would be one of the best out there in high wind.
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#11049934 - 08/18/15 06:10 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Insurance man]
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Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 2369
Loc: Texas
I just purchased a 2016 521c. It rides awesome!! One thing, you are not comparing apples to apples between a 2010 521 and 2015 521c. The 2010 model was 21'3", the 2015 and newer are 21'7". It's a big boat with a lot of deck in front of you. My last boat was a Z520 and I prefer the ride of the 521C

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#11049945 - 08/18/15 06:14 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Insurance man]
Cliff TBW Offline
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Registered: 02/14/07
Posts: 612
Loc: Harker Heights Texas
Good Afternoon, I can tell you from experience Ranger is a great riding boat IF and that is a BIG if the Driver knows how to handle a boat in rough water. The way a driver approaches a wave really determines how that ride will end up. I have been on Rayburn in some of the nastiest waves I've seen in fresh water and Scott Meads, handled them really well in his Z521C. You won't be disappointed with the purchase.
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#11049954 - 08/18/15 06:19 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Z521C Cranker]
TdRoss Offline
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 5366
Loc: Power Lines
Originally Posted By: Z520 Cranker
I just purchased a 2016 521c. It rides awesome!! One thing, you are not comparing apples to apples between a 2010 521 and 2015 521c. The 2010 model was 21'3", the 2015 and newer are 21'7". It's a big boat with a lot of deck in front of you. My last boat was a Z520 and I prefer the ride of the 521C


Told the wife the old boat wasn't safe enough to bring the kiddo out in??
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#11050161 - 08/18/15 08:09 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI]
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 7632
Loc: Southlake, Texas
Originally Posted By: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI
921 Phoenix


You must not have understood the question.

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#11050324 - 08/18/15 09:53 PM Re: 2015 Ranger 521c [Re: Cliff TBW]
921 Phoenix Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 1948
Originally Posted By: Cliff TBW
Good Afternoon, I can tell you from experience Ranger is a great riding boat IF and that is a BIG if the Driver knows how to handle a boat in rough water. The way a driver approaches a wave really determines how that ride will end up. I have been on Rayburn in some of the nastiest waves I've seen in fresh water and Scott Meads, handled them really well in his Z521C. You won't be disappointed with the purchase.


Cliff is spot on when he says the driver is a big part of rough water riding. The Z521C should be a good rough water boat. I don't think you will be disappointed. You should go take a ride in one first before spending that much money and make sure you are happy. The rangers are great boats.

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