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.
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.