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#12425502 - 09/13/17 05:06 PM Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering
EvanVidal Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/27/04
Posts: 1850
Loc: Rhome, Tx
The first boat is a 83' Ranger 350v w/200 Merc XR4

May need Trolling motor (the guy never used it or had it hooked up), 2 batteries and new seats. Other than that, runs good no issues.

The second boat is a 89' sk1700 w/ 150 Johnson Fast Strike


Needs electronics and a couple switches. Everything else works.

Pros and cons and opinions welcome.

Thanks guys! (And Gals)


Edited by EvanVidal (09/13/17 05:07 PM)
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#12425520 - 09/13/17 05:12 PM Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: EvanVidal]
tcTX Offline
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Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 48
Loc: Texas
is that a lefty Skeeter? or is the pic backwards? is that steering on the port side?

OMG
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#12425522 - 09/13/17 05:12 PM Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: EvanVidal]
Wayne McLean Offline
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Registered: 02/12/03
Posts: 1102
Loc: Arlington, Tx USA
I had an 83 350V as my first bass boar--Great ride, good fishability. Merc motor was good. Cannot comment on the other.

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#12425540 - 09/13/17 05:30 PM Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: EvanVidal]
RKT Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 468
I have owned one of those Skeeters. Do not buy it.

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#12425545 - 09/13/17 05:33 PM Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: tcTX]
EvanVidal Offline
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Registered: 05/27/04
Posts: 1850
Loc: Rhome, Tx
Yes it is a center console left side driver.
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#12425547 - 09/13/17 05:33 PM Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: RKT]
EvanVidal Offline
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Registered: 05/27/04
Posts: 1850
Loc: Rhome, Tx
Originally Posted By: RKT
I have owned one of those Skeeters. Do not buy it.


Can you explain a little bit on why.
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#12425557 - 09/13/17 05:40 PM Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: EvanVidal]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1883
Loc: McKinney, TX
Check the transom, check the transom, and when you are done, check the transom! Look from the inside for any half-baked "fix" attempts.

Otherwise go with the boat that will be the least amount of work. Electronics and switches are usually easy fixes.
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#12425578 - 09/13/17 06:05 PM Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: EvanVidal]
RKT Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 468
EvanVidal = PM sent to you


Edited by RKT (09/13/17 06:06 PM)

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#12425582 - 09/13/17 06:15 PM Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: EvanVidal]
Alfredo Offline
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Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 31
Make sure you check out the trailer axle for any cracks or signs or impending failure on a boat that age. Dropping an axle on a single axle trailer can make for a very bad fishing trip.

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