Stratos 176T vs Nitro 640
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I hate to tell you my fishing stratos friend, but you got ripped off!!! I bought one of the newer 2007 176XT, and the reason I say newer is because my father bought one the same day as well and his steering colum and a few things just look a little different. I bought the blue on white and he bought the white on red. My steering colum is more hi tech looking and the manufacturing dates show mine to be newer by a few months. Anyway the point is this. I bought the boat with a 70 2 stroke yamaha, extra fish finder, transem savor, very nice trailable boat cover, boat paddle, 3 life jackets, anchor, anchor rope, and ski rope, and upgraded to a stainless prop. All for tax taters and everything out the door. 15,000 even. Although, I live in Alabama!! But I will be more than happy to give you the number of the dealership and they can see about shipping you one.
The only one complant I truely have about my boat is this. And if you own on be careful. The rear deck fishing chair is mounted to close to the transem. It needs to be about 3 to 4 inches moved toward the front. Because when you get in shallow water and you have to trim your motor up alot the rear seat will spin around and hit the motor and scratch the callon.
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Posted May 22 2007 - 08:09 PM
It also comes with just a 12V Minn Kota and the depth finder leaves something to be desired. I'd want at least a 65 lb thrust 24V trolling motor and quality depth finders at the console and at the bow. If I were to purchase this boat, I'd want at least 70 horses on the back as well. Once you start adding it all up it gets a lot harder to choose.
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Posted June 14 2007 - 09:00 AM
step on toes.I do agree the 70 yammie to be the first upgrade,next would replace the
depthfinder with at least something in the lines of the x96 lowrance,and yes a larger
trolling motor than 40 lb thrust but not to the degree and going to a 24v,motorguide and
minn kota make 12v models to 55lb thrust which would be better than the 40,a spare tire
and mount along with a motor mount would be nice,at this point you are in the 15-17k
range aren't you for a boat rated for a 75 in 17 1/2' length.I have not priced them but
ranger makes a 170 model that 17' rated for a 115,skeeter a 16'8" rated also for a 115,
but i don't know how price compares to the stratos.One more thing i would remember,being
it is a entry level fiberglass and only available in four colors,when the time comes
for owners to upgrade will not the market be flooded with these boats being sold off?You
know once taken off the lot you loose 20-25% off the bat... :-/
Posted June 25 2007 - 11:55 AM
Posted June 26 2007 - 08:42 AM
While I was looking I found a 1997 Nitro 911 with a 225 hp Merc for 16K. I thought about it, but decided against it (barely).
Look around at some used boats, you might be surprised what you find.
However, most lenders will finance a new boat for 15 years, but a used one for only 6. It's something to keep in mind.