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Tracker. Boats #12430667
09/18/17 12:52 AM
09/18/17 12:52 AM
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Mcgregor, Texas
Big Kahuna Fishing Offline OP
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My son in law is looking for a bass boat for around 4K. He has cash, doesn't want to finance.

So he has been looking at Trackers.

I noticed there is a bunch of them on Craigslist.
Do they not hold up ?
Is it a macho thing that most guys want fiberglass roflmao

How come so many for sale ?

BTW, I did do a search on here, because I thought there was a thread about them, but couldn't find any.


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Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12430673
09/18/17 12:56 AM
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the reason there is so many for sale is they have been building them for years an they have been the number 1 selling aluminum since they started building them.

Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12430674
09/18/17 12:56 AM
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Nacogdoches, Tx
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I lot of people think that anything made by tracker marine is cheap and poorly made. I fished a tracker for many years before I bought a fiberglass boat and enjoyed them very much. They have a wood deck instead of aluminum, and that is probably the biggest knock against them. But again, I never had any problems with mine. JMO

Later...etex


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Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12430682
09/18/17 01:00 AM
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Probably the number one selling boat out there in its class.Gonna be hard to find much at 4k but good luck.

Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12430719
09/18/17 01:38 AM
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Good Luck

Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12430792
09/18/17 02:52 AM
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I've fished a 16 ft. aluminum Bass Tracker/50 HP Mariner (Mercury) motor for the last 14 years. I bought it new for $10K. Nothing but good experience with it. Now, having said that, let me add this: I'm retired and can pick my days, and also don't fish tournaments, so wind is not normally an issue for me. Aluminum boats of this size don't do nearly as well as fiberglass boats on windy days (12 -15+ mph wind) - just too light. On the plus side, you can go some places that bigger boats can't. One other thing - Tracker boats started welding their boats instead of riveting them around(I think) year 2000 or so. I would be leery of an old riveted Tracker boat (leaking).


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Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12430814
09/18/17 03:15 AM
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Just picked up a 2005 pro crappie 176
Going to have to redo the interior but it's gonna make a great river boat and fun fishing boat

Tomorrow I start pulling seats and carpet out


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Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12431289
09/18/17 03:50 PM
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i rebuilt the interior on my 05 pro crappie 175 last year, i say its a rebuild because of it's modular design, upgraded flotation, floor boards and carpet, and a couple modifications, i like the lower floors in the pro crappie, it's been a good hull


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Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12431647
09/18/17 07:10 PM
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I have a 2008 Tracker 175 with a 60hp. I upgraded the graph & trolling motor to help on windy days but no other upgrades. I've had no issues and enjoyed many good days out on the water. I just don't go when its too windy. Its been a good boat for me and its paid for!
There are some good deals on used Trackers if your patient.

Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12432109
09/19/17 01:45 AM
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Bought my 175 in 2003, had it 10 years with no problems. Sold it and bought the 190 and it has done me quite well. I have no complaints.


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Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Marooned] #12432126
09/19/17 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: Marooned
I've fished a 16 ft. aluminum Bass Tracker/50 HP Mariner (Mercury) motor for the last 14 years. I bought it new for $10K. Nothing but good experience with it. Now, having said that, let me add this: I'm retired and can pick my days, and also don't fish tournaments, so wind is not normally an issue for me. Aluminum boats of this size don't do nearly as well as fiberglass boats on windy days (12 -15+ mph wind) - just too light. On the plus side, you can go some places that bigger boats can't. One other thing - Tracker boats started welding their boats instead of riveting them around(I think) year 2000 or so. I would be leery of an old riveted Tracker boat (leaking).


I had a 1989 Tracker TV17 for maybe 7 years. Sold it for my first Bass Cat in 1999 as I was fishing Rayburn and Toledo Bend and wanted a bigger boat. Mine was the riveted design but never had a lick of trouble (no leaks) with it. Just wanted a bigger boat for bigger water. There are times (like at the gas station) where I really miss that boat.

Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12432180
09/19/17 02:42 AM
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I have a 2012 txw175 with a 60hp merc. I sold a great Ranger 360v with a 150hp merc to buy it and i have zero regrets. I love aluminum and i love my Tracker. I put a 24 volt trolling motor on it, a recessed tray and 2 hds7 touch graphs. Im in love with it! I've had it all over kansas, missouri, oklahoma and texas. From as big as Ray Roberts to backing in to farm ponds. It does exactly what i want it to do.

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Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12432205
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Very economical and don't need a big truck to tow. I had a 1988 for 14 years then a 2002 for 14 years. Try to buy as much boat as you can practically afford. $4K might indicate a pretty depreciated boat. Very happy with the aluminum route.

Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: spankyttx] #12432213
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Originally Posted By: spankyttx
i rebuilt the interior on my 05 pro crappie 175 last year, i say its a rebuild because of it's modular design, upgraded flotation, floor boards and carpet, and a couple modifications, i like the lower floors in the pro crappie, it's been a good hull


Got a good look at it tonight as I started pulling carpet and seeing what all condition it's in

Neat layout for sure Just wished they gave ya a little more hose to move things around with

So far I'm impressed with it


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Re: Tracker. Boats [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12432631
09/19/17 02:22 PM
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The Dodge truck of boats. There are several on every used car lot, not because they are the number one selling truck, but because they suck.


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