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Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering #12425502
09/13/17 10:06 PM
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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)

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Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: EvanVidal] #12425520
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is that a lefty Skeeter? or is the pic backwards? is that steering on the port side?

OMG


tcTX
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Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: EvanVidal] #12425522
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I had an 83 350V as my first bass boar--Great ride, good fishability. Merc motor was good. Cannot comment on the other.

Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: EvanVidal] #12425540
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I have owned one of those Skeeters. Do not buy it.

Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: tcTX] #12425545
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Yes it is a center console left side driver.

Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: RKT] #12425547
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Originally Posted By: RKT
I have owned one of those Skeeters. Do not buy it.


Can you explain a little bit on why.

Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: EvanVidal] #12425557
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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.


David Burton
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Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: EvanVidal] #12425578
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EvanVidal = PM sent to you

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Re: Buying first boat..... opinions needed on two I'm considering [Re: EvanVidal] #12425582
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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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