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Aluminum bass boats #13250563 08/17/19 02:43 AM
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What’s the best priced well equipped aluminum bass boat? I really like the Ranger rt178. With 60hp, upgrades tm and electronics i think It would be about $27k. That’s with ulterra and hds 7/9 bow/console.
Anything similarly equipped for less?

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Re: Aluminum bass boats [Re: wh2004] #13250584 08/17/19 03:02 AM
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All I can tell you is my sons Vexus 1980 is like riding in a glass boat. Love this boat.


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I fish out of a Crestliner PT20. Cant complain. As far as deck space, storage, and live well size I think it's the best aluminum boat for the price.

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What ever Boat you get max out the HP. and Ranger is nice but the Triton's are built at the same place by the same people and cost $2000 to $3000 less. only difference is console and stickers, and I've been happy with my Tracker PT190 that is in the price range of what your wanting to spend.


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Re: Aluminum bass boats [Re: wh2004] #13250703 08/17/19 11:36 AM
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I had a used 2000 Xpress 17ft with a 90 Yamaha power pole and great electronics. I built this boat to fish locally. I am an old guy and loved this set up. It was a 'flat' bottom, Rough on windy days and was limited by the small 10 gallon gas tank. I sold this boat to a guy who wanted to fish with his young son. I searched for nearly two years for a Ranger RT 188 (used) finally found one in Tennessee. It has a 115 mercury and so much more storage and walk around room. Very good in rough water, huge 21 gallon fuel tank, and best of all easy to pull. I have upgraded the electronics, trolling motor and added a jack plate. I have set this boat up for me to fish bigger water and rough water. As stated I am an old guy ( 72) still love to fish; this newer an bigger boat makes me fee much safer. Much easier to move around in the boat also. My advise on Aluminum boat ' buy what you can afford but try to go bigger' ! This is the last boat I will ever own so I have to make sure it will be safe for me in my OLDER years.
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Originally Posted by wild bill
I had a used 2000 Xpress 17ft with a 90 Yamaha power pole and great electronics. I built this boat to fish locally. I am an old guy and loved this set up. It was a 'flat' bottom, Rough on windy days and was limited by the small 10 gallon gas tank. I sold this boat to a guy who wanted to fish with his young son. I searched for nearly two years for a Ranger RT 188 (used) finally found one in Tennessee. It has a 115 mercury and so much more storage and walk around room. Very good in rough water, huge 21 gallon fuel tank, and best of all easy to pull. I have upgraded the electronics, trolling motor and added a jack plate. I have set this boat up for me to fish bigger water and rough water. As stated I am an old guy ( 72) still love to fish; this newer an bigger boat makes me fee much safer. Much easier to move around in the boat also. My advise on Aluminum boat ' buy what you can afford but try to go bigger' ! This is the last boat I will ever own so I have to make sure it will be safe for me in my OLDER years.
wild bill

I have a RT 188 115 pro Xs too. First aluminum I’ve ever owned sits flat in the water and fishes great.
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Re: Aluminum bass boats [Re: wh2004] #13250808 08/17/19 02:33 PM
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aluminum bass boats are aluminum bass boats they are less expensive easier to pull down the road but when you get on the water they dont ride as good as a glass boat of the same size an react different to the trolling motor they have there place in the market.

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I have a txw 190 with a 115, spot lock trolling motor and 2 9 inch ff and it was around 27


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We recently bought a Tracker 175TXW Tournament Edition, with a 75 Mercury. I like it a lot. Rides great. It came with a bigger trolling motor and a second battery than the standard model comes with. The wife wasn’t that happy with our previous aluminum boat, since it only had one cup holder (seriously), so I was forced to buy a new boat.

Real stingy on gas consumption, and I worked that trolling motor hard for the last 3 days and never ran short of battery power.

If there’s a negative, it’s that it does get blown around in strong winds.

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Re: Aluminum bass boats [Re: wh2004] #13251440 08/18/19 02:47 AM
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We bought our Ranger RT188, w/ Yamaha 115 VMAX SHO, that was just over a year and a half old for just slightly more than what a brand new Tracker TXW175 with a 75 hp Mercury on it. cheers


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