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Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13609784 06/27/20 05:03 AM
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I wouldn’t trade my tin scooter for a glass rig. They can’t go where we go and more importantly get back.
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Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13610591 06/28/20 01:42 AM
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Don’t know how to post pics, but my ‘93 Pantera II is a member of the family. Still shines like new and still running great after 534.4 hrs on the 175 Fast Strike. Yes, I still use the VRO pump too.

Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13611858 06/29/20 01:09 PM
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92' Nitro 180FS with a 150 Johnson. Bought from a buddy for cheap and being my first boat I didnt really know if I would keep it or not. 5 years later still love it and doesn't [Linked Image]
cost me a penny outside of regular upkeep. That old Johnson will still hit 52mph with one person in no time. Looking forward to taking it to Steve to get its factory shine back and then carpet after that. Only regret is not being able to use it more but family comes first....

Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13708556 09/23/20 02:36 AM
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My 1978 Ray Craft:

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Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13708954 09/23/20 03:13 PM
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Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13708971 09/23/20 03:29 PM
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MY 1990 Champ 201 DC

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Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13709812 09/24/20 05:27 AM
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My "96 Champion 186. Not sure I will ever trade her.
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Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13709832 09/24/20 10:16 AM
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I had my 2002 triton for 15 years, best thing it is paid for.


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Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13710179 09/24/20 03:47 PM
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1994 (These and sister 15 & 21's made from 1993-97) Dauntless 13. We love this boat for all it can do: it was a ski boat in Fl, a tender for a trawler, a commercial flats/bay boat, some "old guy" (probably younger than me now) put bass seats on it and a trolling motor for a bass boat. Not the best boat for any job really, but will do all of them well. With the motor trimmed up we need 9" water to operate. All the lights, switches, bait well pump have never been gone through and still work like new. Photo from when we lived in Fl.

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Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13711853 09/26/20 01:56 PM
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Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13712292 09/26/20 10:02 PM
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I have a realy hice original 1992 Cham 201 DC Elite with a VZ225 Yamaha on it. Great Boat. Best ride in rough water of any boat I have ever had. Bad news is, I am so old that I can't go out by myself anymore.

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Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13717907 10/02/20 01:42 PM
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Man....Y'a;ll make me feel bad that my '03 Skeeter has some bumps and bruises and needs a wax. These are some gorgeous older boats (kinda how I like my ladies, too!)


I didn't lose him at the boat. I shook him off cause I didn't want my hands to get "fishy"
Re: In praise of older boats [Re: PlanoPaul] #13727235 10/11/20 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by PlanoPaul
My ol’ lead sled ‘91 Stratos 201 Pro. Bought it several years ago for $500. It had a toasted motor on it and was in pretty sad shape when I got her. Found an old ‘84 Evinrude 235 that I completely rebuilt and slapped on her. It drinks the heck out of gas, but moves her fairly well across the water. Anyway, I’ve fixed her up through the years and am in no hurry to get rid of her.

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Had a buddy who had a 87 181 pro loved that boat. I had a 179 v 87 model it was a fast boat but liked his better.


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Re: In praise of older boats [Re: Cuervo Jones] #13727382 10/11/20 09:07 PM
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2000 champion 186. 150 vmax. Bought new. Been great boat. Batteries n trolling motor and no other $ well impellers. Putting few g in refurb can't complain. Bout to retire n no 75000 boat. Lol

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