Buying a new boat!

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Which boat would you buy?

Poll ended at Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:21 pm

Triton
2
20%
Ranger
1
10%
Phoenix
1
10%
Stratos
0
No votes
Skeeter
1
10%
Bass Cat
3
30%
Champion
0
No votes
Other
2
20%
 
Total votes: 10

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Buying a new boat!

Post by preinbold » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:21 pm

Here's a fun poll question and here are the rules:

Scenario: You inherited $80,000 and you have to spend the money on a new BUT it has to be from a boat manufacturer that you currently don't have a boat from. What boat would you buy? Be sure to include length, motor, HP, electronics and all of the bells and whistles.

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Re: Buying a new boat!

Post by Steve81 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:50 am

I'd love to run a 20 foot Stroker with a 300 hp. It would be pretty cool to have tournament rigged boat that did 100+

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Re: Buying a new boat!

Post by C Manley » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:27 pm

I used to like Ranger a lot but after riding in Matt's triton and seeing Marty's I'd probably go with that.
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Re: Buying a new boat!

Post by Dirksy » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:50 pm

I had to change my vote because I didn't read the initial post all the way. I would probably choose a Bass Cat if I couldn't go with Skeeter. I would go with the new limited edition Bass Cat Jaguar, 21 foot, more features than you can shake your cane at. I really like the passenger side rod holder. Makes the cockpit a little more cramped but that would be a really convenient feature. http://www.basscat.com/jaguar.html

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Re: Buying a new boat!

Post by preinbold » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:53 am

I would go with a Phoenix. They have the looks of the Triton, they are fast and I like the design below the bow....it just looks cool!
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Re: Buying a new boat!

Post by Dirksy » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:30 am

Did I mention the Jaguar is rated up to a 350hp?

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Re: Buying a new boat!

Post by hookemup » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:25 pm

Dirksy wrote:Did I mention the Jaguar is rated up to a 350hp?
350! yipes mine is rated for 300 and I cant even imagine having that much power I am afraid to put the pedal to the metal with the current motor! have ya ever been 80 in a boat Dirksy?? it is amazingly scary and dangerous! call me a wuss but 65 is a nice speed for me.

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Re: Buying a new boat!

Post by Dirksy » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:57 pm

I'd be cruising 95mph eatin a sandwich from the cooler with a sandwich tray in it. This boat has all sorts of awesome features, but 350 is stupid on that. Couldnt use it in tournaments and ya would have to be cleaning the seats all the time for every time I pee my pants!

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Re: Buying a new boat!

Post by preinbold » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:10 pm

LOL that is rich! :lol:
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Re: Buying a new boat!

Post by mattsullivan » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:41 am

Skeeter it is! The ZX 250 is the best rough riding, big water, boat that still does upper seventies trny. loaded that I've ever been in. The last one I was in was a 2007 model and from my understanding, they have changed the hull design up a bit so I'd have to go for a ride in the new FX and see what's up but as for now....that's where my money would be going! For those of you that are used to the slower Rangers...the Z Series rangers will run lower seventies with a 250 merc trny loaded. That's a heck of a lot faster than any of the other ranger series. You are going to have to stay with a Z520 though in order to keep that speed..get into a Z521 and you'll be back down to around 68 topped out if you're lucky........
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Re: Buying a new boat!

Post by Chris Harvey » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:07 am

Okay Allison boats posted these pictures to facebook this week and now I know how to answer the 80k boat question! Allison XB-21 Bassport Pro Elite, single console, in these colors (this boat is actually the same hull but a different model that has second row seats, but the colors are the juice!). Motor would be a Mercury Racing 250 Sport XS that can push this rig to the high 90s and still be tournament legal on all circuits (hopefully they would color-match the motor). Fortrex 112 US2 troller, Lithium Pros batteries (80 amp starter, 2 36 volt 40 amp trollers mounted midship), Humminbird 1199s mounted on their incredibly cool telescoping mount in the bow and on a Bass Boat Technologies (Phoenix style) mount in the dash, and two white 8' Power Pole blades with a custom painted orange knuckle and foot. Hmmmm, we might be pushing that 80k now :roll:

If you're not familiar with Allison's 21 foot boats they are absolutely the finest thing that floats. Incredible low end performance, jumps on plane and holds plane as low as 15 mph, better rough water performance than any bass boat made. Plus they can scream on the top end and get double the fuel economy of regular boats! Come tournament day you can call this purple and orange special the FedEx Saturday Delivery!
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