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Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: BassAttack1225] #14371348 05/18/22 07:32 PM
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I traded in my 2007 Z21 Ranger , for a new Caymas CX21 PRO, Merc. 4 Stroke.


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Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: BassAttack1225] #14371360 05/18/22 07:42 PM
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Either Basscat or Ranger

Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: Topwater2] #14371364 05/18/22 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Topwater2
Originally Posted by BassAttack1225
Here's the deal... Dad's got a 1972 Ranger, stick steering, with the original Johnson 65 on it. And miraculously hasn't missed a beat and that johnson has fired up every single time. It needs some slight fiberglass work, but still runs. If we had a penny for how many fish thats been caught outta that boat. smile

With all that typed.. we want him to have an upgrade.

A brand new boat, or year old...

He obviously wants a Ranger, but we've heard Johnny Morris's Ranger is not Forrest Wood's Ranger. We've also heard many bad reviews on the Mercury Fourstroke especially compared to the SHO. So perfect world? A Ranger with a SHO... I've learned thats tough to find.

So... what should we buy? What would y'all buy? I got an old school dad, and given his experience, he's a Ranger man.

Thank you so much for the input and opinions.



In the boat section there's 2017 Ranger with low hours, all set up and ready to fish.


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Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: BassKarma] #14371396 05/18/22 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BassKarma
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Ranger is still the benchmark of all bass boats.
If I was able I would go Vexus without the side emblem and hand rails and I would stick a 300r on the azz end.

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Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: BassAttack1225] #14371449 05/18/22 09:38 PM
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If money was no object I'd get a Ballistic .223 with a SHO.

Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: BassAttack1225] #14371478 05/18/22 10:20 PM
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I'd do what I just did on my recent purchase of a used Skeeter, I'd buy the deal. I'd look for a boat certificate or a tournament won boat and as long as it wasn't a Nitro and I kind of halfway liked what I found I'd roll with it. I looked at and rode in a lot of boats before I bought this one and except for the 520 Ranger; on a whole 'nother level, I rode in they were all about the same. The other thing I noticed is console seating can be drastically different from boat to boat. Because I'm all legs, some boats had my knees literally in the dash and some I had plenty of leg room.


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Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: BassAttack1225] #14371575 05/19/22 12:21 AM
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That is easy. It would be a Caymas. Hands down.

Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: Ranger1] #14371785 05/19/22 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Ranger1
I guess my answer would be this one since I got it a couple of days ago


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Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: Bass Buster1] #14371878 05/19/22 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Bass Buster1
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If I were to buy a new boat tomorrow, oh and money was no concern, these would be in the running:

Nitro Z21 XL
Phoenix 21PHX
Bass Cat Jaguar
Skeeter FXR21 Apex
Ranger Z521R



That is a good list, about where I am at. Because of price for the package deal(not Apex for me), I am leaning Skeeter whenever I decide to pull the trigger. I love the new Bass Cat all except for of all things, the clear grab handle thing that looks so cheap. Dumbest thing but is bothers me!


Yeah that Bass Cat oh sh$t handle is a tad annoying and takes away from the look. But it does have a purpose for the passenger that's never been in one.

Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: BassAttack1225] #14371900 05/19/22 01:26 PM
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I’d get a progator as long as they’re still made…very very tough boats. Past that I’d go Charger, Basscat or Blazer.


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Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: BassAttack1225] #14372161 05/19/22 05:36 PM
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Vexus or caymus. I talk to alot of Co's about the boats they have fished in and these 2 seem to be the best experience for them. Besides my z20 anyways but I know how to drive in rough stuff so whatever


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Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: BassAttack1225] #14392980 06/13/22 10:15 PM
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If you dad has fished out a stick steer all these years I would look at a Royal out of Florida. They are sharp!

http://www.royalboats.net/gallery.html

Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: 1bas] #14392985 06/13/22 10:21 PM
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[quote=1bas]If I were buying new tomorrow, I would be looking @ Caymus, BassCat and Pheonix.

These would be my top three choices.

Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: Happykamper] #14392987 06/13/22 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Happykamper
Originally Posted by Ranger1
I guess my answer would be this one since I got it a couple of days ago


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Great looking boat.

Re: If you were going to be a new boat tomorrow! [Re: BassAttack1225] #14393023 06/13/22 10:43 PM
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bass cat hybrid 203, about the same colors as my chanpion.

sho with nizpro supercharger (if we are gonna get real stupit) and about 500hp on a hybrid. LET'S FISH! roflmao

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