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#11093256 - 09/09/15 07:18 PM Pro's Boat
West Texas FX Offline
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Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 85
Loc: Midland, Tx
What are the pro' & con's of purchasing a Pro's or Guides boat?

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#11093271 - 09/09/15 07:29 PM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: West Texas FX]
YAMADOGGY Offline
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Registered: 11/26/03
Posts: 226
Loc: FT WORTH,TX,USA
one pro. they make a living or try to out of it so should be well serviced and maintained, butttttt that would depend on the individual, they should have service records.

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#11093285 - 09/09/15 07:34 PM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: West Texas FX]
B.Hollingshead Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1664
Loc: ft.worth
Pro-You can get them completely rigged out at a discounted price.
Con-some run them harder then others and just don't care
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#11093307 - 09/09/15 07:45 PM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: West Texas FX]
5Redman8 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 2544
Loc: Forney
Have you seen the things they do to their boats???

No way I would knowingly buy one from a guide or pro!!!

They know they will not own them for very long and sometimes they do things to get to fish that I wouldn't do because I am not that mad at the fish.

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#11093316 - 09/09/15 07:50 PM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: West Texas FX]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Loc: Houston, TX
Depends on the pro, his support staff (or lack of) and number of hours at sale.
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#11093340 - 09/09/15 08:02 PM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: West Texas FX]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43053
Loc: Houston, TX
Pro
Like new fully rigged top of line bass boat
Full warranty (from in-service date)
Most 'bugs' gone
$25k less than new
Should you ever need major service...

Con
Warranty began on 'in-service' date
A few rattles and clinks caused by the previous owner
You'll want to replace the trolling motor w/in yr 1.
REMOVING AND CLEANING RESIDUE from the wrap.
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#11093349 - 09/09/15 08:05 PM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: fouzman]
West Texas FX Offline
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Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 85
Loc: Midland, Tx
What are reasonable hours?

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#11093446 - 09/09/15 08:45 PM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: West Texas FX]
MV Online   content
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 3754
Loc: richardson tx usa
some pros boats you can pick your own color with a deposit before they buy. they wrap it anyway

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#11093498 - 09/09/15 09:16 PM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: West Texas FX]
Happykamper Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 7373
Loc: Southlake, Texas
Originally Posted By: West Texas FX
What are reasonable hours?

I would say you could get a one year old boat from some of the pros or pro staffers with less than 150 hours on it, if it were more than that then i would be looking elsewhere or looking for a even more discounted price, the boat i bought from a pro last year was hard loaded and had 130 hours on it, I saved over 20K on it.

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#11093529 - 09/09/15 09:31 PM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: West Texas FX]
epicoutdoors Online   happy
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1807
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
I've purchased a couple of pro's boats and had no major issues.

Biggest Con; Lots of cold starts to 6000 RPM in 5 seconds.

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#11093782 - 09/10/15 06:10 AM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: West Texas FX]
SIR-FISH-LOT Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/21/12
Posts: 462
Loc: MESQUITE,TX
My father purchased a triton TR21 years ago from Barber Boat on Harry Hines, He always had problems with-it first two years stay in the shop. lower unit replace, gas filter, tilt and trim and etc. had problems from the he day he pass always. it was a tournament boat. I will never buy one that just me.
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#11093903 - 09/10/15 07:44 AM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: West Texas FX]
B. Dill Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/16/13
Posts: 553
Loc: Cypress
Make them take the wrap off! That stuff leaves some nasty [censored] behind and takes ton of elbow grease. Also, any carpet decals will leave some stuff behind too. If the hours are reasonable I wouldn't be afraid.


Edited by B. Dill (09/10/15 07:46 AM)

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#11093942 - 09/10/15 08:02 AM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: SIR-FISH-LOT]
B.Hollingshead Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1664
Loc: ft.worth
Originally Posted By: SIR-FISH-LOT
My father purchased a triton TR21 years ago from Barber Boat on Harry Hines, He always had problems with-it first two years stay in the shop. lower unit replace, gas filter, tilt and trim and etc. had problems from the he day he pass always. it was a tournament boat. I will never buy one that just me.
Sounds like a motor problem not a boat problem, ive heard of people having the same problems with a new one.
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#11094037 - 09/10/15 08:47 AM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: West Texas FX]
BMCD Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 3498
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Pro, pro staff, tournament boats. Its all on the owner. Getting a good deal with warranty is the key.

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#11094131 - 09/10/15 09:33 AM Re: Pro's Boat [Re: West Texas FX]
bccougar Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/11/08
Posts: 869
Id say it depends on the level the boat was used at and who owned it. most of the touring pros are pretty hard on their boats. There are a lot of local guys with pretty good deals that allow them to sell a comparable boat for not much more money and the local guys are usually good about keeping their boats well maintained and not scratched because they know they have to sell them at the end of the year. I would recommend buying a local pro staff boat over a touring boat most of the time. IMO
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