IMHO Ranger is the best bass boat out. They can't be beat. Stratos has a nice boat as well as Skeeter Boats. Go with at least a 125hp on a 16 or 17 footer or you will be looking for more motor quickly. A bass boat is not a bass boat that can't run 60 + mph.
Ranger and Stratos both equip their boats with very good trailers, I haven't seen a Skeeter in a while but 5 years ago they had a nice trailer also.
i know i will be in the minority here.. and ranger and the other boats are all awesome.. but depending on what you do, you may like an aluminum boat instead of fiberglass...
When i used to camp & Fish more, id keep the boat pulled up to shore but sometimes you would be in rocky shorelines.. iwas glad to have aluminum.. if it had been fiberglass id have scratched or banged the fiberglass up...
sometimes id keep it tied to shore and the water would smash the front againsts the shore or shoreline... if i had fiberglass, id be less apt to pull it into rough shoreline for fear of damage to the fiberglass...
I dont really necesarily want a bigger motor. I'm only 15 I dont need to be going 60+ lol, 50-70 hp sounds good to me on one of these smaller Lund boats. Just want one big enough for me and couple buddies to go fishing. Lund boats are really popular the older smaller ones are everywhere.
Ya the rebel is what im leaning towards once I get some money. Of course it would be awhile for that but ya oh well. Just would be something nice to have for fishing with my buddies. Again thanks for the help.
Don't forget the G3 line. I bought an aluminum boat from them two years ago to go with my Starcraft and I never use the Starcraft any more. Much smoother ride and it has more room to fish. just a real solid boat at a bargain price.
I think Chief got too much sun; Ranger Boats are the best bar none! And yes, you will pay for the name as you would on a Triton. I bought my Ranger boat 7 years ago and it still looks and preforms like new.
As far as what boat might best suit you, I would consider aluminum in your neck of the woods. I visit Wisconsin from time to time and they have a lot of shallow waters and rocky bottom. I believe a lot of waters in your area are similar to Wisconsin.
What I don't like about aluminum is they are noisier and they aren't as comfortable.
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