Tracker Avalanche...........Ole Bucky!!!
As far as fishing.... I loved mine, big, wide, stable fishing platform. All the benefits of tin, with the look of glass...... best of both world's right? Not so fast......
The Avalanche has a known porpoising issues........ the boat would be a bucking bronco at any low to mid range speed. Wide open it was fine, anything less than say 3/4 throttle without the perfect amount trim and its a true "8second ride"
I tried everything to correct the issue, whale tails, slow , fast, no trim, more trim, changing props, motor height, adding a jack plate weight distribution inside the boat, everything. I even tracked down the guy (retired) that did the hull testing for tracker for the boat and had a long conversation with him
I added the jack plate the week before I sold it..... I think that might have helped, but I only made 1 lake run after installing the jack plate because someone was coming to look at the boat that weekend.
you can google the porpoising issue and see it is a known issue with the boat
the best advice I can give is:
1. DO NOT buy the boat without driving it and spending some time putting it through its paces, at all speed and all trim ranges
2. DO NOT think any porpoising you find in the test drive can be "fixed" later
3. DO NOT by the boat without a lengthy water test
for the record, mine was newer one I want to say 09 or even a 10....... and had a 150 optimax on it.
Many members from here rode in mine, Including 00MOD and Glenn. I hope this helps, feel free to PM and we can talk on the phone if needed