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Re: Boat inquirey [Re: rbadley] #12641338 02/22/18 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: rbadley
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Originally Posted By: young gun 12
Man, TBOX has the crappie getter id buy if i ever stuck to crappie fishing and not bass fishing. That thing is SWEET


I sold Todd this boat...if you need any pricing on Crestliner give me a yell..John
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You sold me my Crestliner 2200 Bay as well. Itís an awesome boat! Give H&W Marine a call.


Thanks Coach

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Re: Boat inquirey [Re: TXCooter] #12641434 02/22/18 06:42 PM
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I like my Ranger RT188,..but if I won the lotto one of those Lunds that I see on the fishings shows is Sweet..??





Re: Boat inquirey [Re: TXCooter] #12645330 02/24/18 09:43 PM
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I have a Trition 18cTX with 115 merc 4strk and am very happy. It has two seat places up front for a buddy to fish beside me and plenty of room (I know because my buddy is a big guy). Storage is ample, but it has two live wells so that takes up some storage, the only thing I really lack in it is rod space because it has the rod locker down the side of the boat, but I can still carry 10 or 12 rods in there if I place them carefully and use rod socks. It will take rods up to 10í. The boat handles ruff water well and I run it around 35 to 38 mph, that is fast enough for me, I donít life a lot of speed on the water. I fish in wind and rain, the only condition that will keep from fishing is lightning and the wife. I would highly recommend the Triton or Ranger aluminum boats if that is what you are looking for.


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Re: Boat inquirey [Re: Gamblinman] #12645569 02/25/18 01:21 AM
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Lund


If you havenít driven and ridden in one you are doing yourself a great disservice

Re: Boat inquirey [Re: TXCooter] #12646067 02/25/18 03:38 PM
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Depends on a lot of things:

1. How much you want to spend
2. Do you want one that fits in your garage or do you want to pay storage

I bought a low cost aluminum boat and have not regretted it and here's why:

1. It fits in my garage and that saves me about $1500 a year which is important to me as I am retired.
2. My boat gets on plane easy with a 60 HP. It's fast enough to get me around Possum Kingdom which is no small lake. It costs less on gas and also on maintenance.
3. Unlike a fiberglass boat I can tie up to a dock and beat against it all day as jerks come by creating big wakes in the no wake zone. I also was able to just beach it one day when caught in a thunderstorm ( I don't recommend this in a fiberglass boat)

Things I learned after buying mine:

1. If you buy a package boat at Bass pro or another place swap out the useless fish finder for the best one you can afford. You are going to replace it anyway whether you know it now or not. Also, ditch that edge or equivalent trolling motor and get a multi battery Terrova or equivalent. Texas wind is tough and without that powerful trolling motor you are not going to be able to hold position in the winds we have.

2. No boat EVER has enough storage. Since I don't fish tournaments, I converted all my live wells to storage. I could still use more.

Good luck to you.


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Re: Boat inquirey [Re: TXCooter] #12648100 02/26/18 09:46 PM
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Triton TRX179 package deal is pretty good.

http://www.marineoutletoftexas.com/engines-for-sale/1999-yamaha-outboards-c90tlrx-90HP-6553304/

Also the Bass Cat Margay with a 115 is another one.

Re: Boat inquirey [Re: PKfishin] #12648608 02/27/18 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: PKfishin
Depends on a lot of things:

1. How much you want to spend
2. Do you want one that fits in your garage or do you want to pay storage

I bought a low cost aluminum boat and have not regretted it and here's why:

1. It fits in my garage and that saves me about $1500 a year which is important to me as I am retired.
2. My boat gets on plane easy with a 60 HP. It's fast enough to get me around Possum Kingdom which is no small lake. It costs less on gas and also on maintenance.
3. Unlike a fiberglass boat I can tie up to a dock and beat against it all day as jerks come by creating big wakes in the no wake zone. I also was able to just beach it one day when caught in a thunderstorm ( I don't recommend this in a fiberglass boat)

Things I learned after buying mine:

1. If you buy a package boat at Bass pro or another place swap out the useless fish finder for the best one you can afford. You are going to replace it anyway whether you know it now or not. Also, ditch that edge or equivalent trolling motor and get a multi battery Terrova or equivalent. Texas wind is tough and without that powerful trolling motor you are not going to be able to hold position in the winds we have.

2. No boat EVER has enough storage. Since I don't fish tournaments, I converted all my live wells to storage. I could still use more.

Good luck to you.




I currently have a 96 Nitro which I blew the motor last year. I going to put another motor own it but keep looking at the new Bass Tracker Heritage. It would make a great crappie boat which is what I fish for most of time. I keep thinking of the big water I used the Nitro own and I keep coming up with blanks. I really don't need a fiberglass boat for the type of fishing I do. I am struggling with the decision.

Re: Boat inquirey [Re: TXCooter] #12650360 02/28/18 01:22 AM
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Guy just traded his 2008 Lund in on a bigger boat. He had a 18.5' Lund with a 150 HP 4 stroke Merc. It's in like new condition. A great rig. Lund dealer in Sanger.
Has it. It won't last long.


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Re: Boat inquirey [Re: TXCooter] #12650441 02/28/18 01:54 AM
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Best riding boat Iíve been in

Re: Boat inquirey [Re: JIM SR.] #12652007 02/28/18 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
..but if I won the lotto one of those Lunds that I see on the fishings shows is Sweet..??

Jim, I just bought a 2018 Lund 21' model Pro V Bass 2075....and it is 'sweet' thumb


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Re: Boat inquirey [Re: LTC Realty] #12652038 02/28/18 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: LTC Realty
Man, TBOX has the crappie getter id buy if i ever stuck to crappie fishing and not bass fishing. That thing is SWEET


Thanks! I love it!!!!! banana



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Re: Boat inquirey [Re: TXCooter] #12656228 03/03/18 08:43 AM
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Before you buy anything, check out the Ranger RT199. By far the best allunimun boat built. Comes with 150 hp motor. As a crappie guide I would recogmend a Motorguide XI5 on it so that you have anchor positioning. You can fish from anywhere in the boat and not have to keep your foot on the foot pedal. No carpet, easy to keep clean. I have a 2016 RT188 with a 115 hp Yamaha, and it's one of the best boats I've ever own. I would have bought the RT199 if they would have had them at the time.
Check it out!

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