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Re: How old is your boat? [Re: RTM] #13912297 03/05/21 08:11 PM
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2003 Skeeter ZX 200 Helix 10s, 360, Talons.

Man, she's a beaut!


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Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Cmack] #13912300 03/05/21 08:14 PM
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2003 Fisher Pro-Hawk 180
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Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Cmack] #13912307 03/05/21 08:18 PM
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Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Cmack] #13912315 03/05/21 08:21 PM
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First point:
As long as it’s 100% composite (most since 2000) and has a reliable motor I think an older boat is great, should last a long time. Easy to update TM and electronics to keep up with the times.

Second point:
With global warming, oh sorry we don’t call it that anymore especially after the latest polar vortex , with climate change and the world ending in 10-12 years who wants to waste money on a new boat.

Third point:
Is anybody working to develop an all electric outboard motor? Just saying.

Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Cmack] #13912323 03/05/21 08:28 PM
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2009 Triton 18XS bought in 2011 and paid for in 2 years. Still fits fine for me although I'd love a couple more feet of length for other fishermen in the boat.

Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Cmack] #13912344 03/05/21 08:53 PM
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Had a 1997 Cobra I kept for 12 years. Sold it and ordered a Z521 Ranger in summer 2012 so going on nine years. I do have the itch for a new rig though.

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Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Cmack] #13912348 03/05/21 08:58 PM
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2000 Cobra 201d 225 Mercury 225 efi. Bought new for 25000. Still looks new. Original everything still on boat , same carpet. Wouldnt trade if i could. Have had people wanting to buy it few times but not for sale

Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Cmack] #13912366 03/05/21 09:16 PM
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1987 Nitro with a Yamaha ProV 150, still running (knock on wood),

Taking it out next weekend for the first time in 2021, hope it still gets me there and back.

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Slide right, coming in .... Fish On!
Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Ranger 188] #13912367 03/05/21 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Ranger 188
First point:
As long as it’s 100% composite (most since 2000) and has a reliable motor I think an older boat is great, should last a long time. Easy to update TM and electronics to keep up with the times.

Second point:
With global warming, oh sorry we don’t call it that anymore especially after the latest polar vortex , with climate change and the world ending in 10-12 years who wants to waste money on a new boat.

Third point:
Is anybody working to develop an all electric outboard motor? Just saying.


They've developed the electric main motor - but cord storage is a problem.

Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Cmack] #13912385 03/05/21 09:34 PM
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Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Cmack] #13912389 03/05/21 09:36 PM
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Currently fishing out of a 94 Ranger 364v with a 2008 Etec 150. Just upgraded all the electronics, added Ultrex, Livescope and added hydraulic steering. My only wishes are that it had a full casting deck (i can always add that), that it was a bit longer and had better tackle storage. The last is the only real reason i would consider upgrading. It runs about 60 which is plenty for me.

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Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Cmack] #13912437 03/05/21 10:23 PM
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I bough this "Deck Boat" new in 1995(26 years) . I replaced all of the bearings this week for the first time. I have had to replace the stator and that is all as far as repairs go.

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1980 Ebbtide Dyna-Trak 166SS; 1980 Mercury ELPT 140HP. We moved 3 times so built 3 car 25'+ deep garages for boat with each move. Before each move, my wife asked if we could built a house for wife & 4 kids at same time building garages. I replied "SURE" which explains why we have been married ~42 years and counting. I still have same boat and SAME wife!! Boat runs great and in great condition!! People ask if I will get new boat and I reply "I will have to get new wife before new boat!!!"
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Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Cmack] #13912476 03/05/21 10:51 PM
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I'll put a new motor on it one of these days, it only has about 2000 hours on it. [Linked Image]

Re: How old is your boat? [Re: Cmack] #13912485 03/05/21 10:55 PM
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I am not the original owner but my boat is 20 years old. The previous owner replaced the original trailer. This one is a 2006. Other than some lower units, I have only had to rebuild the fuel pump. I have put a new trolling motor, windshields, a few helm instruments, Am/FM/satellite radio, steering helm and GPS/Fish finders on it. I put the power pole on it.

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