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Tracker Grizzly Jonboats? #683594 07/29/03 03:18 PM
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Im looking to replace my old 14 PolarKraft with a 15 semi-vee Grizzly. Im looking for a little more room and taller sides. I like the fact that I can get a model with a 20 transom and just about the perfect size to max out my trailer and garage. Does anyone have any experience with any of these boats? I cant remember right off hand but I believe the model I was looking at was a 1548L.

I dont expect my current Evinrude 9.9 to push it to well but I would think a 25hp or so would do pretty well. I think its actually rated for up to a 40hp.

Does the semi-vee design actually cut the water better than the standard flat bottom?

The only thing holding me back is the $1600 price tag!


Re: Tracker Grizzly Jonboats? #683595 07/31/03 08:46 PM
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Good choice for an all welded,mofified vee, Grissly. Works well in the chop(alot better than a flat bottom) but is still stable. Would have to recommend going to a 16'er at least. You'd appreciate the extra ride and room. Would not buy new unless I was planning on keeping it for 10 years or so. There are LOTS of used 16' allwelds out there for sale reasonably priced. I was going to do the same as you a while back with my old 14'er. Very glad I bought a late model 16'er and sold my old boat as a package. What I have now does rivers,lakes and bays very well. Mine is a Sea Ark, but War Eagle,Weldcraft,G3,Alumicraft are all about the same. Wasn't impressed by Bass Tracker much. (only my $.02 worth Tracker owners )

Re: Tracker Grizzly Jonboats? #683596 07/31/03 09:50 PM
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I hear you about going to a 16 footer...the only problem is I want to keep it in my little 19'garage. Which is just enough room for my little trailer and a 15' boat. Thanks for letting me know how the semi vee does in the chop. I will definitely keep that in mind.

We do have a larger boat in the family that I can use for open water duties. But for 90% of the type of fishing I do, having a little boat that I don't have to worry about keeping clean, getting scratched in the trees, spilling catfish bait in, or whatever just makes alot more sense. I couldn't imagine being without a smaller boat like this, be it the one I have now or the little bigger grizzly.

I just checked out the HydrillaGorilla site and I'll have to order a book!


Re: Tracker Grizzly Jonboats? #683597 08/01/03 01:23 AM
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_Hey JonBoater: Welcome To The Best Fishing Information Site On The Planet...Texas!!

_Dont forget to check out the Xpress All Welded Jons!! www.xpressboats.com and if you have any questions check out West Boats in Mesquite!!
www.westboats.com for the Best Service, Best Prices and Friendliest Folks in the boat business!! Butch West is Xpress Boat's Top Dealer and will beat anybody's price!!

_Good Luck Choosing a New Boat and Catch A Big'un Yall

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