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#3148421 - 05/14/18 06:50 PM Buying a new boat...
GC Online
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 16458
Loc: Missouri
Looking at a Ranger aluminum 18.5' with 115 horse Merc for my bass fishing forays. Getting excited about it...
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#3148429 - 05/14/18 08:45 PM Re: Buying a new boat... [Re: GC]
atd Offline
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Registered: 04/07/11
Posts: 1179
Loc: Miami Beach
They make a good bass boat. Good on you!

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#3148430 - 05/14/18 08:51 PM Re: Buying a new boat... [Re: GC]
Predator257Roy Offline
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Registered: 10/11/08
Posts: 998
Loc: Sunny Central Florida
Take a look at Xpress. They have aluminum boats too. I'm really liking mine. Nothing wrong with a Ranger though!
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#3148459 - 05/15/18 07:03 AM Re: Buying a new boat... [Re: GC]
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PM Junkie

Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 16458
Loc: Missouri
Yeah Xpress is definitely in the running. There are so many good boats today, kinda makes it tough to choose from. My son in law has a Tracker that I really like. Seems Tracker has really upped their game over the years and is building a very nice boat now. Lot of choices!
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#3148462 - 05/15/18 07:55 AM Re: Buying a new boat... [Re: GC]
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Registered: 10/11/08
Posts: 998
Loc: Sunny Central Florida
I got good discounts on a 2017 close out in the beginning of 2018. Couldn't have bought what I have without the discount.
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#3148474 - 05/15/18 10:53 AM Re: Buying a new boat... [Re: GC]
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PM Junkie

Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 16458
Loc: Missouri
Last winter a local dealer had the 2017 Ranger 188 w/115 marked down around 21K. Was a pretty good deal.
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#3148484 - 05/15/18 01:39 PM Re: Buying a new boat... [Re: GC]
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Registered: 10/11/08
Posts: 998
Loc: Sunny Central Florida
I started by looking at the H20 Bay, ended up with the H24 Bay. I'm glad I didn't go any smaller! I guess a bass boat may be a little differant deal. If it seems to small for you on the lot, it will be definitely be too small on the water.
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#3148510 - 05/15/18 08:20 PM Re: Buying a new boat... [Re: GC]
J C Offline
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Registered: 04/01/13
Posts: 65
Loc: AL
Getting close on a seaark 2072. A lot to mull over.

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#3148515 - 05/15/18 08:27 PM Re: Buying a new boat... [Re: J C]
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Registered: 10/11/08
Posts: 998
Loc: Sunny Central Florida
I first looked at a 2072. You definitely have to look at Xpress. I feel like I got so much more boat! Definitely a dryer boat than what the Sea Ark would have been. I'm not knocking Sea Ark, just happy I looked around some more. Good luck and whatever you get, being out on the water is great.
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#3148546 - 05/16/18 11:44 AM Re: Buying a new boat... [Re: GC]
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Registered: 03/22/02
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Loc: Henderson,Nevada,USA
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Definition of a boat: Large hole in the water you throw money into.
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#3148566 - 05/16/18 03:00 PM Re: Buying a new boat... [Re: GC]
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Wish I still had one though.
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#3153542 - 07/04/18 02:08 PM Re: Buying a new boat... [Re: GC]
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Registered: 03/19/15
Posts: 3186
Loc: southeast texas
How does the H24 take the chop and rollers? I have an x21 bass boat. We fish Sam Rayburn and the jetties. My boat rides too low in the water for the rougher days at the jetties. She wants to fip a little water when ships go by.


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#3154982 - 07/15/18 05:34 PM Re: Buying a new boat... [Re: GC]
Predator257Roy Offline
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Registered: 10/11/08
Posts: 998
Loc: Sunny Central Florida
I’m very happy with the H24. Rides great thru the water. Handles the waves fine when you won’t to be in it that rough. No sense of flipping with passing boats. Very glad I went with the 24’.
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