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#11784626 - 08/18/16 04:18 PM Legend Boats
getbent956 Offline

Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 184
Ok this bass boat stuff is driving me crazy lol I had narrowed down my choices to a 618pro or a z518. Called my dealer for my bay boat and wanted him to sale my boat for me. They will sale it quicker and for more money. Yeah they get some but enough of that part. He told me he has. 2010 211 Alpha from Legend. Not what I was looking for but he said it was really nice and we'll taken care of. I have a great amount of trust in this dealer, always helped me out and went out of his way to help me. So now I am considering this boat. It needs new graphs and has a 36volt fortrex but I'm getting the ultrex when available and currently has a 8' power pole pro. Anyone have any personal experience with Legend boats and would you buy a used one? I want to replace the face on the dash already and maybe see how to get seats reupholstered. There are a couple of tears on the seams. Thanks

Edited by getbent956 (08/18/16 07:17 PM)

#11784633 - 08/18/16 04:21 PM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
Phoenix 920 Pro xp Offline
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Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 5838
Loc: Waco
The alpha series are great boats but they are very narrow

#11784638 - 08/18/16 04:23 PM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
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Registered: 03/31/14
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They bounce bad in rough water as well
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#11784668 - 08/18/16 04:44 PM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
getbent956 Offline

Registered: 01/13/08
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I heard about them being narrow. I'm not a big guy 5'10 195lbs and trying to lose some weight. As far as bouncing and rough water- I could deal with it. If it's rough water it's rough water it happens. Just get me home is all I ask. Please remember I'm buying used and offering below nada value so don't compare it to a new 20' boat for $60k. I'm just looking for stories of customer service for 2nd hand buyers. It's a lot more boat then I was looking for but if I got it for bellow nada and equipped they way I wanted for the same as a new 18' would y'all do it? I fish Falcon and having a boat where I wouldn't get nervous every time I felt the wind pick up would be nice.

I appreciate y'all taking the time to answer by the way b

Edited by getbent956 (08/18/16 04:45 PM)

#11784679 - 08/18/16 04:49 PM Re: Legend Boats [Re: stetson]
wormy1 Offline

Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 365
Loc: Alba, tx
Hey no dealer or salesman I have a Legend alpha 199 Rough water lot smoother than any Skeeter or Ranger I've been in. Champion has the smoothiest ride. You should find a rough day take it for a ride. form your own opinion. Sometimes it's just the driver if you don't hit the waves right the deep v Lowe can be rough. Good luck !!! Skeeter or Ranger are great fishing platforms sometimes you just pick the one you think is all around the best.
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#11784751 - 08/18/16 05:55 PM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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Registered: 01/06/07
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That boat will handle rough water better than a lot of the 21ft boats out there.

#11784776 - 08/18/16 06:17 PM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4301
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I didn't like how the Alpha's are pretty narrow, and it's pretty hard to stay on the trolling motor in rough water. Other than that, Legend's are great boats.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

#11784794 - 08/18/16 06:37 PM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
Team Skeeterless Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
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Loc: Granbury, TX
It's a lot more biat than the 2 your currently looking at. I would love a 211!
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#11784842 - 08/18/16 07:15 PM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
getbent956 Offline

Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 184
My plan is to get the Ultrex trolling motor so rough water will be more manageable when I can use the remote further away from the nose.

#11784904 - 08/18/16 07:59 PM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
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Registered: 06/02/12
Posts: 811
Loc: Forney
I just recently sold mine I was not impressed with the customer service from the factory

#11784951 - 08/18/16 08:22 PM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2524
Loc: Beckville, TX
I drive a 618 Phoenix so my opinion is probably a little one sided but these are very nice boats. Can't say that they are any better or worse than the others you are looking at but so far I've had nothing but good experiences with mine for 2 years now. Only had one issue with a pedestal seat and the factory sent me another one asap. I had considered a 20 ft. but I do a lot of crappie fishing also and the smaller 618 lets me get in some places that would be hard with a longer boat. The main thing to consider (at least for me) is whether the boat fits yours wants and needs because if it doesn't then you'll be looking to swap again soon. Good Luck.

Edited by bush hog (08/18/16 08:23 PM)

#11785136 - 08/18/16 10:00 PM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
hairball Offline

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 149
The seats are nothing to replace. Make sure that the transom isn't having any problems.

#11785571 - 08/19/16 08:56 AM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 6020
Loc: Temple, Texas Rail Town USA
Great interior layout, very good ride and darn fast hull.

#11785642 - 08/19/16 09:40 AM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
ShawnT Offline
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Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1985
Loc: New Braunfels, TEXAS
I had a 21' Legend and didnt notice it "bounce" in rough water or have any stability issues, frankly I thought it was just the opposite. Its not as stable as a Skeeter or Ranger and its not enough for you to notice after a couple of trips fishing in it. None of my co-anglers seemed to notice.

I fish offshore a ton in big rollers and with it pointed into the waves while fishing I thought it shined and that was one of the reasons I bought it. Fit and finish is 2nd to none. It handled rough water great, and was a fast hull. I wasnt big on the layout, and I now run a Skeeter FX21, but wouldn't hesitate for a second to run another Legend if Skeeter wasnt an option for me. They are beautiful boats.

Edited by ShawnT (08/19/16 09:43 AM)

#11785743 - 08/19/16 10:31 AM Re: Legend Boats [Re: getbent956]
Txduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1833
Loc: Lake Fork
Not sure what bounce is being talked about here?
Rough water isn't a problem. Put the nose in it, adjust the trim and let it eat. Mine is pretty trim sensitive so you just bump it till the ride smooths out and go..
Not the fastest boats on the market, a little narrow on the nose for some but they are great boats.
Take it for a run and see if you like it

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