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Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat #13261734 08/27/19 08:46 PM
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I would just like some feedback. I have a 2011 21 FT Skeeter with a 250. Great boat. No issues. But I got it to tournament bass fish with my son on the high school team. Well, he is older now and while I still fish, I don't bass fish as much. It's more fishing and also wanting to go to the lake for fun. I have considered the Tahoe Deck boat with the fishing package at Bass Pro. Not a fish and ski, but a large boat with room for friends and still has a trolling motor, etc. Has anyone else here owned a deck boat and fished from it?

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Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: ScottYonce] #13262428 08/28/19 02:29 PM
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My brother did and it was awesome for the family weekends. Would take it out at dawn and dusk to fish, and pull the kids around in between. Miss having that option.

Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: ScottYonce] #13262488 08/28/19 03:17 PM
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We recently bought a Avalon tritoon (3 tubes) with 150 yamaha. (tahoe made by Avalon also). It has a remote hand held (wireless) device for troll motor., can be operated from back seat if you want to, I have not tried it in any strong wind but it does work in 3 MPh. It is set up for fishing with 2 pedestal seats up front that swivel and lean back and turn , also 2 in back do the same. It has seat, couch in center seats 4 easy. We like it for cruising, tubing, fishing. All 9 in our family go out at one time.




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Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: ScottYonce] #13262495 08/28/19 03:24 PM
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Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: 410MAN] #13262531 08/28/19 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 410MAN
We recently bought a Avalon tritoon (3 tubes) with 150 yamaha. (tahoe made by Avalon also). It has a remote hand held (wireless) device for troll motor., can be operated from back seat if you want to, I have not tried it in any strong wind but it does work in 3 MPh. It is set up for fishing with 2 pedestal seats up front that swivel and lean back and turn , also 2 in back do the same. It has seat, couch in center seats 4 easy. We like it for cruising, tubing, fishing. All 9 in our family go out at one time.


I would do this instead....looking for one now in fact, though I am keeping my old bass boat too


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Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: ScottYonce] #13262597 08/28/19 04:56 PM
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A good friend of mine had one like you described, he got a lot of multi use out of it and we caught a lot of sandbass and hybrids out of it!


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: ScottYonce] #13262681 08/28/19 05:52 PM
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Hard to beat a tritoon or center console for multi purpose use. If you lean more toward the leisure side(tubing, crusing, etc), I would get the tritoon. If you lean a little more toward the fishing side might consider a center console. I switched from a center console to a bass boat last yr and miss my center console. Just has so much more flexibility than a bass boat. There really isn't a boat made that is more single purpose than a bass boat.

Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: ScottYonce] #13263107 08/29/19 12:00 AM
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Noooo! But yah I understand, trying to get the FIL to get a pontoon for this reason.


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Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: ScottYonce] #13263161 08/29/19 01:11 AM
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I have had same idea. I have even started the research. Im looking at Sea Hunt and Sportmans center console. This way I can fish fresh or saltwater.

Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: ScottYonce] #13263219 08/29/19 01:48 AM
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The ride is about the same.

Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: ScottYonce] #13263270 08/29/19 02:16 AM
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That’s why I bought a used Pontoon Boat 3 years ago but kept my Skeeter .

Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: 5X3Phoenix] #13264256 08/29/19 11:11 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. That helps

Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: ScottYonce] #13267254 09/01/19 11:03 PM
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Check out the new Tahoe 2150CC. Same hull as the deck boat but a great layout for family fun and flips to a fishing boat in minutes.


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Re: Considering trading Skeeter for Deck Boat [Re: ScottYonce] #13267319 09/01/19 11:57 PM
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I went from a fishing boat to a Nautic Star deck boat (203SC) with an F150 for the same reasons. Added a trolling motor and Helix. Overall, pleased. My major complaint is that the front casting deck is tiny and the trolling motor takes up a good chunk of it. Not sure what your budget is but have you looked at the Yamaha FSH 210? Reading good reviews.

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