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Old 01-12-2018, 04:52 AM   #1
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I've got the boat fever, and Im bringing the boss around to the idea, but not exactly sure what I want. I'm not a fishing purist, so I need something versatile enough to bass fish occasionally, but run juglines out of too. Ive got a 16/50 Xpress but looking to upsize some to an 18 foot or bigger. I like the Xpress boats but I have also seen a couple of the Tracker aluminum boats that I like. What is your ideal rig? Post pics if youve got 'em.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:14 AM   #2
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18x48 Godevil surface drive boat with either a 37hp mud motor or a 40hp Jet
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:35 AM   #3
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A buddy's boat so I don't have to mess with it
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:09 AM   #4
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A buddy's boat so I don't have to mess with it


Boom! Took the words out of my mouth.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:32 AM   #5
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Skeeter ZX200 w/ Yamaha 200 fourstroke for me. Two power poles, 24 or 36 volt trolling motor, 12 inch graphs front and console, hydro jack plate ummmmm. .......


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Old 01-12-2018, 06:36 AM   #6
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:37 AM   #7
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Skeeter ZX200 w/ Yamaha 200 fourstroke for me. Two power poles, 24 or 36 volt trolling motor, 12 inch graphs front and console, hydro jack plate ummmmm. .......


Sierracharlie out…
Nice, and if all I did was chase them green fish, I think I would have a Skeeter. Just would feel bad cutting shad in such a nice rig.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:45 AM   #8
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Not sure about brand, but I've always wanted a 18' aluminum all weld with a 60-90horse on the back.

I've had bigger and smaller but always felt this was the boat I really would like to own. Simple and useful, low to no frills.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:47 AM   #9
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Perfect would be anything that didn’t say Tracker on it
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:48 AM   #10
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A nice 15-16 ft aluminum boat with a 25 or so tiller outboard!
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:51 AM   #11
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Skeeter FX20 with a 250 SHO. One day...
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:51 AM   #12
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21ft shoalwater cat
Elevated console
200 Yamaha SHO
24v min Kota I-pilot
Lowrance electronics in dash
1 power pole
Boat will be tangerine orange and grey.

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Old 01-12-2018, 06:59 AM   #13
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A buddy's boat so I don't have to mess with it
X3

Two happiest day's of my life. the day I bought a boat and the day I sold it.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:59 AM   #14
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Let’s see this years perfect boat would be:

24ft cat with a mid tower
Merc 350
Dual 8’ power poles
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16” Simrad
Dual live wells with O2 system and a live well chilling system
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:02 AM   #15
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Ranger RT188. Very stable, shallow draft, all aluminum. You can get it without carpet if you like but I use one of those filet boars for cutting up shad. I owned a tracker before I bought the ranger and I will not EVER buy another tracker. Some have good luck with them but I didn't. I love the Ranger. Plenty of well laid out storage space.I can't get pictures to load but I could text them to you.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:03 AM   #16
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Skeeter ZX200 w/ Yamaha 200 fourstroke for me. Two power poles, 24 or 36 volt trolling motor, 12 inch graphs front and console, hydro jack plate ummmmm. .......


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yup one of these....
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:06 AM   #17
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A buddy's boat so I don't have to mess with it
This ^^^

The reason they call it a B.O.A.T is because it’s an acronym for “break out another thousand”.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:11 AM   #18
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Yellowfin 39 offshore with triple Yamaha’s


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Old 01-12-2018, 07:18 AM   #19
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Supra the wife is never to happy when i take it fishing and drew the line with a firm H**L no when i said i could use it to get to some of the corp land to deer hunt so I'm sure she wouldn't be for running lines with it either.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:20 AM   #20
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:20 AM   #21
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Wide 16ft aluminum with a 40hp


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Old 01-12-2018, 07:21 AM   #22
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:26 AM   #23
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Bullet 21XRS with a DBR 300xs.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:28 AM   #24
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Look at the Excel 183 or 203. Aluminum center console boat that would be a versatile boat for all around use. Another would be the Ranger rp190.

I went back to my roots of bass fishing and picked up a Nitro Z19. If I hadn't I was leaning towards the two above.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:34 AM   #25
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The perfect boat
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:36 AM   #26
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X2. Stay away from the tracker.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:39 AM   #27
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16' Xpress duck boat with Hydra lift hull 50 Yam. with tiller steering trolling motor. Open floor with rod/gun box. I like to trotline but can also pole fish.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:42 AM   #28
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Perfect would be anything that didn’t say Tracker on it
X2 except for the discontinued Avalanche. The last aluminum boat ever built by Tracker that was worth a crap. Full 1/8" thick molded hull aluminum that is nearly indestructible and all high end hardware with good carpet. Too bad they never made it with a center console and rated for 200hp.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:44 AM   #29
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:44 AM   #30
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Thank the lord they are outlawed on Lake Kiowa as are lake fleas during certain hours.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:46 AM   #31
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The reason they call it a B.O.A.T is because it’s an acronym for “break out another thousand”.


Reminds me of what the Old Man on Pawn Stars calls them. " big hole in the water that you throw money into"
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:47 AM   #32
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A boat that belongs to someone else who needs a fishing partner
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:51 AM   #33
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I don't have a need for 2 motors. But this is a very versatile boat. If I ever have 40K I'll buy it lol.


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Old 01-12-2018, 07:54 AM   #34
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And comes with filets flash frozen and in my freezer
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:55 AM   #35
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I had an 18 xpress with a 90 it was a starter boat. I ran it from duck hunts to the surf. Jug lines to boat docks. But, it was rough,wet maxed out at 4 people and wet. I upgraded with a 214 nautic star with a 150. I'm VERY happy. I've added a power pole and ipilot.

IMO the perfect boat doesn't exist. A man needs at least two. I would have. 23 cat of some sort with a Yamaha. Poles, t-top ans some tunes. That would take care of the lake and bay.

Spring and winter I'd take a 17 foot tin boat with a tiller jet. Prolly 54 or 60 wide with cat walks,an ipilot with the puck mount. Spud poles,winch and plugs to remove some leds. The metal boat would be a custom build to get what I want

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:06 AM   #36
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My buddies boat!
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:09 AM   #37
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:10 AM   #38
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The one we have now, its perfect! Contentment is where its at!!!

I have a Laguna 22' with 150HP Verado. GPS trolling motor makes it even better!

We love it!
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:10 AM   #39
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Yours............
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:11 AM   #40
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I want this so bad, but I don't need it at all.

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:22 AM   #41
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Just an FYI for all those saying "my buddies boat". My buddies get one shot on my boat. They don't help out pitch in, in some way, never again.... Keep that in mind while you are saying "yours"
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:30 AM   #42
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:31 AM   #43
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Just an FYI for all those saying "my buddies boat". My buddies get one shot on my boat. They don't help out pitch in, in some way, never again.... Keep that in mind while you are saying "yours"
There's a reason I was on my buddies 52 foot Hatteras every Marlin tournament. Just because I won't own one doesn't mean I won't pull my weight when the time comes physically and monetarily.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:35 AM   #44
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I don't have a need for 2 motors. But this is a very versatile boat. If I ever have 40K I'll buy it lol.


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Old 01-12-2018, 08:37 AM   #45
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Freeman is a close second for me, but if I’m dreaming it’s a Buddy Davis


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Old 01-12-2018, 08:37 AM   #46
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Quackerbox nailed it. A man needs more than one!
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:43 AM   #47
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There's a reason I was on my buddies 52 foot Hatteras every Marlin tournament. Just because I won't own one doesn't mean I won't pull my weight when the time comes physically and monetarily.
And your type is welcome aboard any day.

I have had so many people show up on the boats I have owned and ride along, not offer a thing and leave. That is the last time they are invited!
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:45 AM   #48
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That's what I thought too. I priced it out with a 150hp and tunnel. He was telling me depending on my options 35-40.


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Old 01-12-2018, 08:45 AM   #49
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X2. Stay away from the tracker.
Tracker marine owns about 70% of the boats made today. May not say tracker on it but they are likely built by them.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:45 AM   #50
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That's what I thought too. I priced it out with a 150hp and tunnel. He was telling me depending on my options 35-40.


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