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#11513254 - 03/31/16 07:52 AM Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger.
jbassman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 2720
Loc: dallas
Looking at both boats the 721 Phoenix and the Z520 Ranger.

I will not be buying a new boat am looking at 2012 -14 model.
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#11513264 - 03/31/16 07:57 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: jbassman]
Barrett Offline
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Registered: 05/27/09
Posts: 6614
Loc: Denton Texas
I have a 13 520C with a sho and I really like it. Super fast hole shot, will do 73mph, wide enough deck to land a helicopter, bigger live wells and different hull from the older 520s, handles big water, really great finish out. Its my favorite boat I've been in.... but of course I'm biased.

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#11513349 - 03/31/16 08:33 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: jbassman]
KingwoodCat Offline
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Registered: 10/30/04
Posts: 36083
Loc: Broaddus TX
I would not rule out a kitty kat.
I've had 2 Skeeters, 2 Rangers, and am in a BassCat now, and it has been the best boat I have ever owned.
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#11513452 - 03/31/16 09:12 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: KingwoodCat]
Accutrigger33 Offline
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Registered: 06/17/07
Posts: 683
Loc: DFW/Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: KingwoodCat
I would not rule out a kitty kat.
I've had 2 Skeeters, 2 Rangers, and am in a BassCat now, and it has been the best boat I have ever owned.


He didnt ask to talk about cats
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#11513468 - 03/31/16 09:20 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: jbassman]
jbassman Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 2720
Loc: dallas
I have run Bass Cats for the last 13 years. Great boats. Just looking for a change.
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#11513473 - 03/31/16 09:21 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: jbassman]
Phoenix 920 Pro xp Offline
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Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 5578
Loc: Waco
Bad comparison. Compare the 920 vs the 520

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#11513498 - 03/31/16 09:29 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: jbassman]
David Welcher Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 1407
Loc: Weatherford
Bought a 372 brand new in 1997 and have fished the hell out of it. Mostly on Ray Roberts thru the years. It's all scratched up and yet it still looks decent. I've been thru 2 trolling motors, replaced the hydraulic pump on the Seastar Hydraulic Steering helm, replaced one fender on the trailer and it keeps on running the hull is bullet proof as I have simply abused it in the timber. I'm looking into replacing it in the next few years with another Ranger or maybe a Pheonix - I have crawled all thru the new Pheonix's and I'm simply impressed with how they are designed, I will look at the Kitty's soon.

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#11513505 - 03/31/16 09:31 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: jbassman]
Brad Hardt Offline
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Registered: 03/16/10
Posts: 3611
Loc: Argyle
When they're stopped it's the best boat around .
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#11513511 - 03/31/16 09:35 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: Brad Hardt]
Accutrigger33 Offline
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Registered: 06/17/07
Posts: 683
Loc: DFW/Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: Brad Hardt
When they're stopped it's the best boat around .


Im assuming you are talking about a ranger...if so i agree with ya 1000%...once that trolling motor is down its the best boat out there to fish in
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#11513546 - 03/31/16 09:50 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: Accutrigger33]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16304
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: Accutrigger33
Originally Posted By: Brad Hardt
When they're stopped it's the best boat around .


Im assuming you are talking about a ranger...if so i agree with ya 1000%...once that trolling motor is down its the best boat out there to fish in


In 4' of water or more

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#11513609 - 03/31/16 10:07 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: jbassman]
Mike Zachary Offline
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Registered: 07/15/07
Posts: 1029
Loc: ada, ok
You want to see a Ranger shine? Try drifting next to another boat in the wind. More often than not the Ranger will be the slower drift of most boats out there.

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#11513651 - 03/31/16 10:25 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: jbassman]
Mark Perry Online   content


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 48491
Loc: Point Reyes
Whoever thinks a Ranger will not draft shallow must not have fished in many. I prefer super shallow water and my Z520 does just fine. Not many places I can't get into.

I will leave all the arguing over brands to others as I am more o the frame of mind to buy what you like and what fits you and not try to worry about if the next guy approves of the way I spent my money or not. I will say I usually swap a boat every year or two but I have had my Z520 for 4 years now and love it. I was paid for the day I bought it so I could have gotten rid of it anytime I wanted. Fact is I love the way it fishes, the build quality, the performance and also the time or two I ordered an accessory from the factory. Very personable and friendly customer service. I just love the boat and the way it fishes.
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#11513674 - 03/31/16 10:33 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: jbassman]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16304
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
OK 3 foot! grin


I have no idea how shallow one will draft .... just an assumption.

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#11513685 - 03/31/16 10:39 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: Huckleberry]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 5995
Loc: Albany
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
Originally Posted By: Accutrigger33
Originally Posted By: Brad Hardt
When they're stopped it's the best boat around .


Im assuming you are talking about a ranger...if so i agree with ya 1000%...once that trolling motor is down its the best boat out there to fish in


In 4' of water or more


They will go as shallow as any 20 foot bass boat. Obviously you dont fish out of a 520.
They are not fast, mine has a 225 SHO and will do 65 loaded, but they are the best fishing platforms out there. They don't blow around, they stay on track in wind and they have a ton of smart usable room.

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#11513696 - 03/31/16 10:42 AM Re: Okay we talked Phoenix now let's talk Ranger. [Re: 9094]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16304
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: 9094
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
Originally Posted By: Accutrigger33
Originally Posted By: Brad Hardt
When they're stopped it's the best boat around .


Im assuming you are talking about a ranger...if so i agree with ya 1000%...once that trolling motor is down its the best boat out there to fish in


In 4' of water or more


They will go as shallow as any 20 foot bass boat. Obviously you dont fish out of a 520.
They are not fast, mine has a 225 SHO and will do 65 loaded, but they are the best fishing platforms out there. They don't blow around, they stay on track in wind and they have a ton of smart usable room.


13"

https://www.rangerboats.com/article.cfm?storyid=216


Edited by Huckleberry (03/31/16 10:43 AM)

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