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#12688085 - 03/25/18 12:04 AM Ranger Aluminum Boat
RedRanger521 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 551
Loc: Bowie TX USA
Thinking really hard about purchasing Ranger Aluminum rig. Does anyone own one and want to comment good or not so good? If you want to comment in private send a PM. I know-theyre pricey! Thanks
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#12688528 - 03/25/18 01:48 PM Re: Ranger Aluminum Boat [Re: RedRanger521]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/24/06
Posts: 195
Loc: Texas
I've looked hard at them, I think you are paying to much for the name imo. For that type of money I rather have a fiberglass rig, especially for bass fishing.

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#12688648 - 03/25/18 03:31 PM Re: Ranger Aluminum Boat [Re: RedRanger521]
ssmith Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 3248
Loc: scotland tx
aluminum boats are aluminum boats no matter who makes them they are lighter an they preform ok but none of them fish like a glass boat of equal size.

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#12690564 - 03/26/18 08:25 PM Re: Ranger Aluminum Boat [Re: RedRanger521]
RedRanger521 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 551
Loc: Bowie TX USA
I'm planning on keeping this rig for a very long time. Out of my last 8 rigs 6 of them were 21 foot glass w 250 horses on the back end (1 was a tin boat which I sort of kick myself for selling about a year ago and I currently own a 23 foot pontoon which I plan on keeping for a very long time also). I plan on using this Ranger for Crappie, Catfish and the occasional Couples tourney now that I've created a fishing monster who wants to go all the time( whole different story). I hope to have the funds to have a 21 foot glass w 250 horses in about 3 years so this is the fill in.
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#12690627 - 03/26/18 08:56 PM Re: Ranger Aluminum Boat [Re: RedRanger521]
bigdiastema Offline
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Registered: 05/12/11
Posts: 78
Rangers are nice, but if I was buying aluminum today, it would be a Lund Pro V Bass. If I wasn't going to by a Pro V, then I would look at Vexus, XPress, Polarkraft, or Crestliner in that order.

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#12692664 - 03/28/18 08:06 AM Re: Ranger Aluminum Boat [Re: RedRanger521]
CBoone Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 2177
I am a Ranger glass boat owner and have looked at their aluminum boats. After doing some research and hearing/seeing about some bad welds (have personally seen two where the welds on the bow failed) I personally wouldn't go with a Ranger aluminum.

Gator Trax would be my choice. They make a heck of a boat.

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#12693673 - 03/28/18 06:10 PM Re: Ranger Aluminum Boat [Re: RedRanger521]
RedRanger521 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 551
Loc: Bowie TX USA
Thanks for the input guys!
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