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Sounds Like Ranger Will Not Be Building A 522C

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I was hoping they'd be building one for 2014.  Called the factory today and it doesn't look like that will happen.  Rats. 

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that sucks, i cant afford one anyway. But i dream of it quite often.

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I'm sure you can do with JUST a 522!!! :eyebrows: :eyebrows:

 

Jeff

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Guess you were just never meant to bass fish. :wink2:

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curious as to why anybody needs a boat that big. Heck, tournament guys dont even go bigger than a 521

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Why not???  I would love an "aircraft carrier" like front deck to fish off of!

 

Jeff

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Simple. Because HE WANTS ONE and HE CAN AFFORD IT.

We buy stuff all the time that we dont need.

We got guys on here that buy G Loomis NRX and St. Croix Legend Extreme but two of the tops pros in the world yesterday finished days one of the classic in the top 4 with quantum rods and Abu rods. (Hardly highend stuff...mid grade at best)

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curious as to why anybody needs a boat that big. Heck, tournament guys dont even go bigger than a 521

 

He owned a Lamborghini, a 522 is nothing lol

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curious as to why anybody needs a boat that big. Heck, tournament guys dont even go bigger than a 521

 

No one "needs" a boat that big, but what does need have to do with it? Most of us have more stuff than we need. My disposable income is limited, so what might be excessive for me would be very basic for some. I have friends though that think my collection of gear and the money I spend on fishing related stuff is silly. I grew up in a culture that defined excess as anything more than we could afford. I have since spent time around many that base their self-value on the worth of the stuff they own. Either extreme puts an unhealthy emphasis on money. Within my financial limitations, I spend my money on what I consider important and what makes me happy. That is way it is supposed to work in my view. God bless America! 

 

The tourney guys are limited by horsepower. If they could run bigger motors they would run bigger boats-at least much of the time when conditions and locations would allow.

 

Redline what is the difference in the "C" designation? I looked at the web site. Is it just subtle differences in rigging and high-end fixtures or are there major differences in construction and materials? Maybe for a little extra coin you could have them customize one for you?! 

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i talked with Randy Hopper today, and he said, "Not yet".  They won't be building a 522C "yet", but it's in the planning.

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Jeez way to jump all over me like I was putting somebody down. My question was a serious one which has yet to be answered. What advantage does that boat give you over a 521? A 522 with a 300 on the back will probably run the same speed or remotely close to the same as that of the 520 with a 250. (521's are slower). Honestly, what would you do with that much space. When you can put your extended family under the deck of a 521 what more do you want in terms of storage? If rough water is that big of a deal the larger v bottoms seems a better route. I'm asking an honest question as to why someone would want that boat over a 520 or 521. Not putting anyone down on their choices. Honestly, if I had the coin I would be in a Phoenix or a Basscat, but guess what, I dont.

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I usually fish with my dad, on occasion my soon to be wife and every once in a while with a couple friends.  The extra space is very useful to me. 

 

The difference between the 521 and the 522 is space on the rear deck.  It's considerable.  I feel much better about my dad having some extra room back there to maneuver around in.  My first boat was a 520 DVX.  It always felt small to me. 

 

There are several differences between the current Comanche and the new C series.  it's an all new hull.  I'm not in a terrible hurry to get one, as I've decided to take on some substantial work projects this year so free time will be minimal. 

 

Glenn, please tell Randy that as soon as he decides to build a 522C, I'd like to be first in line. :)

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The "C" is the carbon hull.

The C designates the new lay out. You can get a 520c with out carbon. They are only making 100 520c carbons I think I read somewhere.

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I obviously have chosen the wrong career path. The better question here is what direction do I need to turn to afford a boat like that?

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Do something you enjoy, be the best you can be at it, don't worry about the money. 

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I can appreciate that philosphy but at the same time unfortunately money makes the world go round. Ill be lucky if the day ever comes I can afford a boat like that. I enjoy my job, love my family but I would be lying to tell you that I wouldnt do whatever it takes to be financially secure enough to afford that boat.

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Money does make the world go round.  But I can tell you that money does not make you happy.  It brings with it a whole slew of other prorblems. 

 

Anyway, back to the Ranger.  I think I'm going to wait for the 2014 model to order.  I don't care to have a 2013.  Z522 with a 300 verado this time instead of the race motor.  I'd rather have an extended warranty than a high strung 2 stroke this time. 

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I can't get the thought of a z118 on upgraded dual axle trailer with a 150 and all of the options out of my head right now. This might be the longest I have been struggling with this thought since I was a young boy with no job and just dreams. HELP

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Why are you struggling? :grin:

I was boat shopping for 3 years before I finaly pulled the trigger. The most difficult issue I had was figuring out my priorities in a boat. All the boats I've ever owned have not been "perfect", and as I have evolved as a fisherman, my priorities have changed. A Z118 was in the mix of choices for awhile. What do I want from a boat? I opted for the Lund for 2 reasons. First was the big water capability, and second, this could very well be my last boat. Once I was firm on my priorities, the Z118 was no longer a fit. A nice boat nonetheless.

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I obviously have chosen the wrong career path. The better question here is what direction do I need to turn to afford a boat like that?

 

I heard stealing peoples money works good, i meant wealth management :D

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Why are you struggling? :grin:

I was boat shopping for 3 years before I finaly pulled the trigger. The most difficult issue I had was figuring out my priorities in a boat. All the boats I've ever owned have not been "perfect", and as I have evolved as a fisherman, my priorities have changed. A Z118 was in the mix of choices for awhile. What do I want from a boat? I opted for the Lund for 2 reasons. First was the big water capability, and second, this could very well be my last boat. Once I was firm on my priorities, the Z118 was no longer a fit. A nice boat nonetheless.

 

 

I need a glass boat.  AND to keep the one I have now.  No big water like say....Lake Michigan.  I plan on becoming an expert at Pickwick.  No deep V needed.  But I NEED a Ranger!!

 

Jeff

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With whose money?

 

Jeff

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Why even mull around the idea then? I can sell you my old deep v. LOL

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