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I am currently sealing the deal selling my 17' astro with a 115 mercury, and i am looking to upgrade soon. 

 

Just needing some advice. I am thinking i am going to spend about 12k at MAX. 

 

Heres what i want in a boat:

 

1. 1995 and up. 

2. 18'-20'+ Preferably 20'

3. 200hp+

4. Dual axle trailer

5. Dual console (Optional)

 

I am a very picky person and know what i want and i will wait til i find it to buy it just like i did my first boat, but i found a 1999 Skeeter ZX202c with a Yamaha Vmax 200 and i am already in love. I was curious to see if any of you run Skeeters and Yammies and if so what you think about them. 

 

Another thing, what is your opinion on a dual console? I just think it would kind've be a luxury to have but i dont know and thats why i put optional .

 

Thanks in advance. 

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I can't speak to to skeeter or Yamaha ........but I wish I had not bought dual console. Unless it was like some newer boats with removable/optional 2nd console. Otherwise I will not buy another dual console.

It feels like it takes up too much deck space to me.

But I think my wife likes it.........most passengers are probably glad to have the 'protection'.

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I can't speak to to skeeter or Yamaha ........but I wish I had not bought dual console. Unless it was like some newer boats with removable/optional 2nd console. Otherwise I will not buy another dual console.

It feels like it takes up too much deck space to me.

But I think my wife likes it.........most passengers are probably glad to have the 'protection'.

 

Glad to have the protection but not really worth it huh? I feel like you would lose a lot of room with it as well and a lot of people have told me that. Thanks for the quick reply. 

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I do not think it is worth it.

I actually looked into the feasability of removing the 2nd console........way too much work, or too much money to pay anyone to remove it professionally.

 

I am going to stick it out for a while and then hopefully sell it and buy another single console.

 

Good Luck with your search.

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I had an 03 ZX200 with a 200 HPDI and it was one of the best boats I ever had.  A second console does make the boat fish smaller but is really nice for passengers if you fish buddy tournaments.

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I had an 03 ZX200 with a 200 HPDI and it was one of the best boats I ever had.  A second console does make the boat fish smaller but is really nice for passengers if you fish buddy tournaments.

Did you have good luck out of the yamaha?

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I ran Yamaha outboards for 10 years and never had an issue with one.  They are as dependable as any outboard on the market.  I will say the Optimax gets better fuel economy than the HPDI.

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Have any of you had a Ranger 487vs? If so how'd you like it?

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