texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
NorthwestNative, condorstan, dasis, JT2, Cimarron
109740 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,457
hopalong 79,248
Pilothawk 77,917
John175ģ 70,643
JDavis7873ģ 67,394
Derek 🐝 61,949
Tritonman 58,516
Mark Perry 55,396
LoneStarSonģ 54,921
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics742,319
Posts15,319,588
Members109,740
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Triton 186 #12744270
05/05/18 03:20 PM
05/05/18 03:20 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 232
M
mak123 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
mak123  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
M

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 232
Hi Fellow Bass Fisherman! I am downsizing to min of 18 foot glass boat. The Triton 186 looks like a solid option. I am looking in the 2000 a 2005 year range. What you guys think. Does ranger back the hulls still if issues. I think 100% glass no wood. I appreciate any feedback. Good or bad.

Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12744319
05/05/18 04:13 PM
05/05/18 04:13 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,472
San Antonio
Minner Bucket Online content
Extreme Angler
Minner Bucket  Online Content
Extreme Angler

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,472
San Antonio
I just sold my Tr 186 that I owned for 8 years. Great little boat but not the best in the rough stuff. It will do everything you need in a bass boat for sure, just take her easy in the 3+ footers. Mine was an 07 with a 150 Optimax and topped out at 60 mph.

Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12744330
05/05/18 04:23 PM
05/05/18 04:23 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 107
K
Klinker Offline
Outdoorsman
Klinker  Offline
Outdoorsman
K

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 107
To be fair, you have to take it easy in the 3+ footers in a Boston Whaler.

Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12744370
05/05/18 06:00 PM
05/05/18 06:00 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 560
Yuma, AZ
B
Bryanmc57 Offline
Pro Angler
Bryanmc57  Offline
Pro Angler
B

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 560
Yuma, AZ
I had one, they're great boats. I think there is a restriction on the warranty for the second owner, but I don't remember what exactly it is. You can look it up on the Triton website I imagine.

Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12744525
05/05/18 09:28 PM
05/05/18 09:28 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,473
Irving, TX
S
Slade Offline
Extreme Angler
Slade  Offline
Extreme Angler
S

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,473
Irving, TX
My Boat is a 2004 Triton 186. I fish deep water more than shallow, itís perfect for one person, 2 people isnít bad. I fish alone most of the time, I like mine so much I was thinking about putting a new motor on it and restoring it completely one of these days instead of buying a newer boat.

Last edited by Slade; 05/05/18 09:28 PM.

PB 10.58 Joe Pool

Re: Triton 186 [Re: Klinker] #12744565
05/05/18 10:04 PM
05/05/18 10:04 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,472
San Antonio
Minner Bucket Online content
Extreme Angler
Minner Bucket  Online Content
Extreme Angler

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,472
San Antonio
Originally Posted By: Klinker
To be fair, you have to take it easy in the 3+ footers in a Boston Whaler.


True, it just doesnít handle rough stuff like bigger boats which is not surprising. Overall I was very happy with it. Time will tell if I like my new Skeeter that much more.

Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12744574
05/05/18 10:12 PM
05/05/18 10:12 PM
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 933
Harker Heights
G
greenen Offline
Pro Angler
greenen  Offline
Pro Angler
G

Joined: May 2008
Posts: 933
Harker Heights
I have a 2009 18X3. Little wider hull with a 150 so a little slower but pretty stable in the chop. Back deck is where I would want a longer one with a backseater. I have enjoyed it.

Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12744737
05/06/18 12:38 AM
05/06/18 12:38 AM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 114
Arlington
R
RPD Offline
Outdoorsman
RPD  Offline
Outdoorsman
R

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 114
Arlington
I have a 1999 triton 186, does everything I need it to do and I'm very happy with it.

Last edited by RPD; 05/06/18 12:39 AM.
Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12744830
05/06/18 02:13 AM
05/06/18 02:13 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,376
McKinney, TX
D
David Burton Online confused
Extreme Angler
David Burton  Online Confused
Extreme Angler
D

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,376
McKinney, TX
I had a 2001, if I remember correctly, the only way you get warranty is if you are the second buyer and the pay is less than 10 years old.

Good boat, speed is on par with bigger boats, and it is maneuverable. Feather the throttle when coming off of plane...


David Burton
2015 Skeeter FX 21

...and down goes PhotoBucket with the new Terms of Service... I predict they will be out of business or begging for forgiveness inside a month. 6/30/2017
Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12744884
05/06/18 03:02 AM
05/06/18 03:02 AM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 735
magnolia texas
kevine80 Offline
Pro Angler
kevine80  Offline
Pro Angler

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 735
magnolia texas
i had a 2010 tr186 --was a great boat ! it was a little bit of a handful to drive on the big end --but all tritons are

the only problem was that back seat guy has to pay attention --there is no lip in the back and if you dont pay attention you will walk right outta the boat !

Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12744888
05/06/18 03:06 AM
05/06/18 03:06 AM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,484
C
cephusjoe Online content
Extreme Angler
cephusjoe  Online Content
Extreme Angler
C

Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,484
Most 18í6 are great boats. Nimble and great fishing platforms. They do lack the speed but can bet you where you want to go and can go a lot of places that the big ones canít. Iím probably going to sell mine soon as I have 2 boys 6 and 3 and will need more room lol. But when they get to the age they can get their own boat I may downsize again... may lol


Mcurtain county okie
Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12745413
05/06/18 09:11 PM
05/06/18 09:11 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 64
F
fisherman2012 Offline
Outdoorsman
fisherman2012  Offline
Outdoorsman
F

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 64
I've got an 07 tr186 that I bought new. Have not had any problems with it all. It is a little rough riding in rougher water and when coming off plane do it slowly or the water will wash up on back deck

Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12745457
05/06/18 10:17 PM
05/06/18 10:17 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 19
San Antonio, TX
T
Triton417 Offline
Green Horn
Triton417  Offline
Green Horn
T

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 19
San Antonio, TX
I purchased my 2005 tr186 in 2010. Love it, does everything I could want. Donít have any plans of changing boats.

Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12746023
05/07/18 01:23 PM
05/07/18 01:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,916
Garland, TX
2
2015fordnut Online sick
Extreme Angler
2015fordnut  Online Sick
Extreme Angler
2

Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,916
Garland, TX
I've had my 01 Tr186 since new upgraded electronics twice and trolling motor once. Like everyone else says it does ok up to 3 foot rollers anything bigger take it slow. Defiantly have a jack plate. With me and a partner full fuel tourney load live well 3/4 full have hit 61-62 GPS. I fish with the wife mostly now as we've raised 3 kids with it and they are off on their own. Never let me down still as pretty to me as it was the day I picked it up.




Re: Triton 186 [Re: mak123] #12748012
05/08/18 09:49 PM
05/08/18 09:49 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 252
G
Gman72 Offline
Angler
Gman72  Offline
Angler
G

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 252
I had a 2003 tr186......I would have never got ride of it if it was single console.....that passenger console made things get a little tight....but we fished 3 out of it all the time because my son wanted to bring a friend....just gotta be super careful. Ran about 57-59 with a Merc150 efi

Loved it so much I went To the TRX21 with a single console....looks like the deck of an aircraft carrier smile

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1