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Ranger Aluminum Boat #12688085
03/25/18 05:04 AM
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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


Re: Ranger Aluminum Boat [Re: RedRanger521] #12688528
03/25/18 06:48 PM
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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.

Re: Ranger Aluminum Boat [Re: RedRanger521] #12688648
03/25/18 08:31 PM
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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.

Re: Ranger Aluminum Boat [Re: RedRanger521] #12690564
03/27/18 01:25 AM
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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.


Re: Ranger Aluminum Boat [Re: RedRanger521] #12690627
03/27/18 01:56 AM
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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.

Re: Ranger Aluminum Boat [Re: RedRanger521] #12692664
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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.

Re: Ranger Aluminum Boat [Re: RedRanger521] #12693673
03/28/18 11:10 PM
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Thanks for the input guys!


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