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#11921269 - 11/07/16 11:14 AM New used boat
FishN@Night Offline

Registered: 02/04/07
Posts: 390
Loc: Canton, Texas
I am in the market for a used bass boat. I would say from 1995 to 2005, would probably be might cut off. I would love to find something for $10-$12K, but I think I might have to go to the $16k range to find what I want. I would prefer 19' or larger. I don't care about speed. My concern is something that has a great hull, sits well in the water, handles rough water well, fishes easily. I fish mostly at night, and very seldom during the day. What manufacturer do you love and what year do you think that they produced there best boat. What is the best motor out there that just keeps going with no problems. The only boats I have ever rode in were a 1998 Charger, old 80's Skeeter and I owned a 2001 tracker ProTeam 185. The tracker with the slightest of wind just wouldn't sit still. What are your thoughts?
You Betcha

#11921339 - 11/07/16 11:50 AM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2014
Loc: texas
There's a 2001 Skeeter ZX190 w-Yamaha for $8999 under boats for sale on here. Looks like was really cared for. I have a 2001 ZX190 and it rides and fishes great. Boat is priced right.
"Sometimes there just aren't enough rocks"
Forest Gump

#11921348 - 11/07/16 11:53 AM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2954
Loc: Arlington
Since I recently bought a Champion, I never want to be in anything else. Smoothest, dust ride that I have ever had in a bass boat. Mines only 17.5' and to me rides better than larger boats that I have been in, in the past. I won't win any races but I won't be uncomfortable either regardless of how big the waves get

#11921572 - 11/07/16 01:41 PM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
Weo Offline

Registered: 09/25/15
Posts: 57
Loc: McAlester, Ok
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#11921845 - 11/07/16 03:52 PM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
HDVS Online   content

Registered: 11/13/15
Posts: 68
I have a 02 champion 188 with a 200 yamaha ox66 that i've been thinking about selling. Its a great boat and i've upgraded everything on it. Its not perfect but a great boat for 14 yrs old and I would fish out of it anywhere. I would take $12k 580 280 0162

#11922109 - 11/07/16 06:38 PM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
tejasbass Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 806
Loc: Lewisville, TX
That may be a pretty good deal on that Champ 188. Solid boat and that motor is a favorite of many.

#11922132 - 11/07/16 06:47 PM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
Battson34 Offline

Registered: 06/04/14
Posts: 228
Loc: Justin TX
Can't go wrong with a champion from that era.
Brandon Battson
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#11922925 - 11/08/16 08:39 AM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
Ranger Z118 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 2384
Loc: Tyler, TX
I would get a 18.5-19ft Ranger exp. 185VX, 19fVX, 188VX or 519VX based on your needs/wants. Sits in the water flat and hands down best fit/finish and fishing platform when the trolling motor is down in that year range.

#11922977 - 11/08/16 08:58 AM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
firefighter1416 Online   content

Registered: 01/17/09
Posts: 206
Loc: Mansfield
I posted my dad's 2000 tr21 in the boats section. You will be pleased with the boat

#11923751 - 11/08/16 04:26 PM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
rowlettfisherman Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 799
I have a 20 ft and a 17ft champ. I love them both.

#11944604 - 11/21/16 10:52 AM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
Terry5357 Offline

Registered: 10/05/16
Posts: 30
I have a 96 ProGator 200V w/ 98 Merc EFI that I recently purchased, was supposed to be lake ready which absolutely was not the case. It is now and I am extremely happy with it. Fairly heavy boat but the 225 pushes it 70 GPS with a full load. Handles rough water unbelievably well.

#11944630 - 11/21/16 11:18 AM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
propman Offline

Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 446
Loc: Pilot Point, TX
'98 Champion 187 Elite w/ a '98 175 HP Merc. EFI. Got it used in late 1998 or early 2000. Will still do about 60 MPH in calm water and in chop or white capping waves it has a dry ride and will be the only bass boat I'll ever need to have. Everything still original, except trolling mtr., carpet, impeller, some fuel lines, and electronics. Oh yes, I've added quite a few Ray Roberts pin stripes.

#11944677 - 11/21/16 11:59 AM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
rejcek Offline

Registered: 04/17/09
Posts: 62
Loc: Oak Leaf,Tx
I have a 1996 Charger 19.5 w/200Mercuty EFI,i bought this boat new in 1997,it is kept in my garage,new carpet in 2015,jackplate,lowrance LCX26Hd on console,new tires in 2015,just replaced cranking batt.this month,boat has approx.350 hrs,I had it serviced in June @ service marine in Emory(new plugs,water pump,filters,etc)I am 74 years old and all of my fishing partners have died or to old to go as much and it is to hard for me to put in and take out by myself,if you are interested I would be glad to meet for a test ride,I want $10500.00 for it is in exceptional condition for a 20yr old boat,can send pictures.

#11945515 - 11/21/16 08:06 PM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
jacksonmj Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/28/09
Posts: 635
Loc: Saginaw, TX
I bought a 95 Champion 181 this year and I will say it's the best riding boat I have been in. Was out today in 15 mph winds and the boat performed great. Now just wish I could have bought a bigger Champion so I could fish two up front.

#11945586 - 11/21/16 08:42 PM Re: New used boat [Re: FishN@Night]
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Registered: 04/02/16
Posts: 126
Loc: Palestine TX
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