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#11445078 - 02/28/16 11:58 AM Which one and why?
Bobcat1 Online   content
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Registered: 01/15/07
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#11445100 - 02/28/16 12:21 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: Bobcat1]
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Loc: Texas
I like the Ranger.

Are you going to pull the trigger soon?
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#11445109 - 02/28/16 12:27 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: Bobcat1]
Mo Offline
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Registered: 10/08/01
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Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
I think you are going to need a bigger boat. smile

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#11445160 - 02/28/16 01:06 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: Bobcat1]
Tommy2268 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/11
Posts: 414
Loc: Granger Lake
I love my Ranger and ETEC...
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#11445186 - 02/28/16 01:23 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: Bobcat1]
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 1856
Loc: Teague, Texas
Bought a "new to me" Ranger last spring, and I'm still finding little things that were engineered and built into it. Amazing quality and craftsmanship everywhere you look. Can't speak for the G3, but you won't be disappointed in the Ranger. Oh, and they hold their value in case you ever decided to get a bigger boat. thumb
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#11445224 - 02/28/16 01:53 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: Bobcat1]
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I like my G3, but the Ranger is a great boat too. The dealership will make the difference... They are not all equal!
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#11445310 - 02/28/16 02:38 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: Bobcat1]
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Registered: 01/24/04
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Loc: Seagoville,TX,USA
Both boats look great but I would choose ranger because of the built in flotation. I don't think the G3 has it but could be wrong.
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#11445313 - 02/28/16 02:39 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: Mo]
Bobcat1 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Mo
I think you are going to need a bigger boat. smile

Mo
I do but the garage and wallet say no. wink

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#11445374 - 02/28/16 03:11 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: Bobcat1]
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Loc: Nacogdoches Tx. USA
Resale will be better with a Ranger. But buy whatever you think you can afford. Also what type of water will you be fishing in. Look at your storage needs also!


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#11445408 - 02/28/16 03:25 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: Ranger-188-2007]
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Originally Posted By: Ranger-188-2007
Resale will be better with a Ranger. But buy whatever you think you can afford. Also what type of water will you be fishing in. Look at your storage needs also!
Fair weather mostly. Not mad enough at crappie to fight Mother Nature. Brushpiles mostly some timber, bridges, and creeks. Motor Guide Xi5 with pinpoint and Helix graphs. Just need room for rods, jig tackle box and life jackets, tool kit...... Maybe rain jacket just incase.

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#11445435 - 02/28/16 03:41 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: Bobcat1]
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
I have a Ranger, my thoughts were resale, safety, and a dealer is one mile from my place on Fork, and the Manager
told me to put him on speed dial if I need him. So far excellent service and boat. RT188.


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#11445468 - 02/28/16 04:05 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: JIM SR.]
Bobcat1 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
I have a Ranger, my thoughts were resale, safety, and a dealer is one mile from my place on Fork, and the Manager
told me to put him on speed dial if I need him. So far excellent service and boat. RT188.
Is that Diamond Sports Marine Jim? I talked with them and that is who I would buy from. Cabelas is closer but is ridiculous to work with.

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#11445567 - 02/28/16 05:03 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: Bobcat1]
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
yep,..pm sent..

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#11445570 - 02/28/16 05:07 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: CB327]
Raptor Mike Offline
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Registered: 08/14/11
Posts: 157
Loc: Highland Village
Originally Posted By: CB327
Both boats look great but I would choose ranger because of the built in flotation. I don't think the G3 has it but could be wrong.


That Ranger flotation has to be one of the greatest marketing shams in history!

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#11445672 - 02/28/16 06:03 PM Re: Which one and why? [Re: Bobcat1]
formula462 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/13
Posts: 1482
Loc: arlington, tx
A friend has a G3 bass boat and it is one of the roughest riding boats I have ever been in. The 150 4stroke is sweet though.

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