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#11471327 - 03/11/16 12:56 PM bass boat
tpvegas2213 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/28/15
Posts: 88
Hi I am going to try and buy a new boat in the next 2 years so my question is what made you pick the boat you have now I don't know what brand I want so I'm looking for different opinions thanks

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#11471361 - 03/11/16 01:09 PM Re: bass boat [Re: tpvegas2213]
everett69 Offline
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Registered: 06/14/06
Posts: 480
Loc: freestone county
Customer service was high on my list
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#11471371 - 03/11/16 01:13 PM Re: bass boat [Re: tpvegas2213]
tpvegas2213 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/15
Posts: 88
What you running

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#11471380 - 03/11/16 01:15 PM Re: bass boat [Re: tpvegas2213]
Angelina River Bass Guide Offline
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Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 186
Loc: Silsbee,TX
Shipp's Marine - Customer Service
Phoenix - Customer Service, Quality, fish-ability and ride.

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#11471400 - 03/11/16 01:22 PM Re: bass boat [Re: tpvegas2213]
everett69 Offline
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Registered: 06/14/06
Posts: 480
Loc: freestone county
Originally Posted By: tpvegas2213
What you running


2015 legend v20. Had a 2008 legend alpha 199 before that. And I promise if I still had the 08 and had an issue they would still take care of it.

I think all are good. Legend, ranger, skeeter, bass cat , Phoenix, nitro, it's just a preference thing. But think not all have the same customer service. I know there are others just too many to list.
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#11471437 - 03/11/16 01:37 PM Re: bass boat [Re: tpvegas2213]
tpvegas2213 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/15
Posts: 88
Yeah the only book I've ever had are champions from the 80s

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#11471446 - 03/11/16 01:41 PM Re: bass boat [Re: tpvegas2213]
TxRanger1 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/15
Posts: 204
Loc: Humble,Tx
Originally Posted By: tpvegas2213
Hi I am going to try and buy a new boat in the next 2 years so my question is what made you pick the boat you have now I don't know what brand I want so I'm looking for different opinions thanks


Ask in 23 months, there will always be newer and better engineered designs of boats and motors. I bet there will be a new boat builder out there that will sponsor a tournament and slated as the newest bestest more gooder boat than has ever been built. Thousands will flock to them and buy them.

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#11471723 - 03/11/16 03:37 PM Re: bass boat [Re: tpvegas2213]
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Posts: 3848
Loc: Flower Mound TX
You really just need to go drive them all and spend some time going through the compartments/layout. Pick the one that fits you.
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#11471784 - 03/11/16 04:00 PM Re: bass boat [Re: J-2]
tpvegas2213 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/15
Posts: 88
Originally Posted By: J-2
You really just need to go drive them all and spend some time going through the compartments/layout. Pick the one that fits you.



How do I drive them when I don't know anyone with different boats

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#11471787 - 03/11/16 04:01 PM Re: bass boat [Re: tpvegas2213]
Okie Poke Offline
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If it fits in the garage....
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#11471801 - 03/11/16 04:11 PM Re: bass boat [Re: Okie Poke]
Flippin-Out Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1564
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: Okie Poke
If it fits in the garage....


I got it in there in a temporary way but knew that a garage expansion was in the cards! roflmao

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#11472177 - 03/11/16 07:48 PM Re: bass boat [Re: tpvegas2213]
tonytiger Offline
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 68
Let's see buy a boat that fits your needs u like to fish big lakes or small lakes .Are u buying new or used .new u have no worries about things not working A used boat u have to worry about someone else's headaches buy a 21ft fits all lakes and water conditions especially rough water .Check out there service dept see if it sucks.

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#11472696 - 03/12/16 06:18 AM Re: bass boat [Re: tpvegas2213]
wagonwheel Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 399
Loc: Mansfield, TX
My criteria was: economical, I wanted a smaller 4 stroke engine and a lighter boat so it would be easy on gas and the truck; I wanted aluminum so I could take it through the stumps with no worries (I know fiberglass can go there too); the trailer needed larger wheels so I can get up to highway speeds for long distances; I also wanted a used boat, let someone else have the depreciation. Mine is a 16.5 foot Fisher with a 40 HP Mercury 4 stroke. My Tacoma hardly knows it's back there and we pull it all over the south. It has plenty of scratches and dents from the stumps. I get plenty of fishing trips from one tank of gas. I guess it could be a little faster, but I don't have to be the first one to the fishing spot. Hope this helps.
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#11472702 - 03/12/16 06:22 AM Re: bass boat [Re: tpvegas2213]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12204
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Bass Cat
Legend
Phoenix
Skeeter

Those would be the top 4 I would look at and then decide which fits you best.
I have an 04 Bass Cat Cougar.


Edited by ezbassin (03/12/16 06:24 AM)

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#11472862 - 03/12/16 08:58 AM Re: bass boat [Re: ezbassin]
Happykamper Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 7373
Loc: Southlake, Texas
If you have a Triton dealer near i would look at one of those, the TRX 20 or 21 is a pretty impressive rig. I no longer have a dealer close so my next rig may be a Ranger, I am going to give the Phoenix a look, when they first arrived i was not impressed, heard they have made many improvements. Like others have said, a good dealer is a high priority.

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