Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
WPCfishing

Tournament Boat

Recommended Posts

I'm going to get back into tournament fishing again. The bug has me..

I'll need a boat. I'm considering a new Lowe or a used Fiberglass that would have to be mint. I wouldn't consider anything less.

I'll be fishing the North East.. Would you recommend the new Lowe Aluminum or a pre-owned glass boat? 18' should work for me. $15k + or -..........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should be able to find a pretty dang nice glass boat for 15k. Just don't get in a hurry when buying.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lowe Stinger perhaps?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glass boat for sure! If you're fishing with a partner or co angler you might want to think about a 19 or even 20 foot boat and with 15k, like stated already, you should be able to get a heck of a used boat. Let us know what you pick! Either way you're gonna love it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know prices in the N/E but on the west coast I bought a 1998 ZX202 (20' 2") Skeeter with a rebuilt 200 h.p. Yamaha V Max (had to do a little adjustment to get it to run right - minor stuff) with min. electronics (gave to friend) and an old 44/88 trush MK. Replaced all electronics & tm. Total cost was under $15,000.

I also put an onboard charging system (3 bank), added another bluige pump, bought a 12' push pole, and all new safty equipment.

This was 3 yrs. ago and with over 200 hrs. since, NO PROBLEMS! I run her at an avg. speed of 50+, the new electronics work fine and the replacement tm as well.

A little time and elbow grease on your part, you should end up with a great boat!

Minor engine work consistised of replaceing the plug wires and cleaning fule lines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd look into an Xpress boat/ best I ever owned, looks like glass but built like a tank.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can find really nice glass boats for $15k up here.  Especially in the hills since there is such a limited customer base for a bass boat.

For Example:

https://burlington.craigslist.org/boa/5130065035.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is nice boat for the money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×