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Looking into getting a Tracker 175 Txw (17' 8").  I know I will be fine in Pea Hill  and other creeks. Will I be able to cross lake at all?  Haven't spent much time in main lake.  

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That boat should be fine for running around Gaston the vast majority of the time.  It can get rough with a heavy wind, but for most normal days a 17 footer is more than enough to get around. 

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Thanks.  I know we have run bigger boats and jet skis all over the place. But I don't cross the lake much. 

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Trust me, you will be plenty fine! My brother and I grew up fishing out there in a 10' plastic coleman crawdad. We'd take 2-3 batteries with us and TROLL across the lake from Peahill. We stay at Sherwood Forest campground just down from Washburn's. We graduated to a 14' vhull with decks and a 9.9, then finally a 17' nitro. It will definitely be a little rough, but just take your time and really learn the boat and how it handles, you'll be fine. Be safe, have fun, and catch some fish! Love Gaston! 

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Yes, but you have to watch the weather and winds at all times.

The large, open area by Eaton Ferry Bridge is extremely dangerous in windy or rough weather. Waves can get as high as four feet in this area.

I used to tool around Gaston in my old Tracker all the time. No problems.

Just be sure to attach your kill switch lanyard to your life vest and always wear the life vest when in your Tracker.

Good luck and have some wonderful memories of Lake Gaston.

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11 hours ago, Sam said:

Yes, but you have to watch the weather and winds at all times.

The large, open area by Eaton Ferry Bridge is extremely dangerous in windy or rough weather. Waves can get as high as four feet in this area.

I used to tool around Gaston in my old Tracker all the time. No problems.

Just be sure to attach your kill switch lanyard to your life vest and always wear the life vest when in your Tracker.

Good luck and have some wonderful memories of Lake Gaston.

Wait, what? You sold the tracker?

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