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#11313122 - 12/30/15 08:35 PM which bassboat?
brady101 Offline
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Registered: 11/01/15
Posts: 17
Looking at two boats as a first bass boat, what are peoples thoughts on either boat?
Ones a 2008 Triton 18explorer with 115hp mercury optimax the other is a 2011 Skeeter sx180 with 130hp evinrude

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#11313222 - 12/30/15 09:23 PM Re: which bassboat? [Re: brady101]
militarybrat Offline
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Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 2622
Loc: dalllas texas
Can't go wrong with either one of those. Me personally the Skeeter.
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#11313402 - 12/30/15 10:44 PM Re: which bassboat? [Re: brady101]
RickS Offline
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Registered: 08/08/13
Posts: 184
Loc: Santa Fe NM
I personally would regret not having at least a 150 horsepower. You probably will want more power pretty quickly! I assume those are 18 footers or close to. I have a 18 foot Nitro bought new with a Mercury 150xr6. I love it! Hope you're happy with your choice

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#11313447 - 12/30/15 11:53 PM Re: which bassboat? [Re: brady101]
brady101 Offline
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Registered: 11/01/15
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I believe the skeeter is 17'8" and is already maxed out with the 130hp where as the triton is 18'6" and can be maxed out at 150hp but that would also require more money for a new motor, the triton is also $2,500 more at the moment

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#11314170 - 12/31/15 11:13 AM Re: which bassboat? [Re: brady101]
RickS Offline
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Registered: 08/08/13
Posts: 184
Loc: Santa Fe NM
I would get the Skeeter then.What years? Condition? I do feel the Triton would be under powered. Depends on your wants out of your boat. Just don't rush...remember there are lots of boats out there.

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#11314210 - 12/31/15 11:26 AM Re: which bassboat? [Re: brady101]
skeeterbugzx300 Online   content
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Registered: 07/20/15
Posts: 96
Loc: Milam,Tx.
there is a lot of good used boats out there, get one that is not under powered

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