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Ranger the only bass boat with no wood in transom?

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I was told that Ranger is the only bass boat that doesn't use wood in it's transom (I'm assuming wood is used for the floors on all bass boats) and that other boats use wood in the transom. 

Is that true?

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Completely fasle!

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Almost no one builds with wood in a modern day bass boat. Ranger was one of the first to go away from wood back in the 80's I believe it was. Go out to youtube and search for videos from the Ranger,Triton Skeeter, Phoenix etc. They all have videos on how they build boats. These are very informative.

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13 minutes ago, fishnkamp said:

Almost no one builds with wood in a modern day bass boat. Ranger was one of the first to go away from wood back in the 80's I believe it was. Go out to youtube and search for videos from the Ranger,Triton Skeeter, Phoenix etc. They all have videos on how they build boats. These are very informative.

 

When did most bass boats go to not using wood? 

I just bought a 2014 Stratos. I'm assuming that wouldn't have wood in the transom.

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6 minutes ago, tcbass said:

 

When did most bass boats go to not using wood? 

I just bought a 2014 Stratos. I'm assuming that wouldn't have wood in the transom.

Ranger was the first to doaway with it in 88 or 89. Most companies followed suit shortly after. Pretty much any fiberglass bass boat 2000-present won't have a wood transom. 

 

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Ranger dropped wood around 1987.  I have a friend that wrote the best article I ever read about buying a used boat. Bryan (the author) is a friend of mine, has his own website, and is one of thee three best sticks I have ever met. I have been lucky to share my boat with him and learned a ton doing it.  If you want to learn a lot about used bass boats get a glass of your favorite beverage, find a nice comfy chair and spend a little time reading his article.  Go here:  http://www.baybass.com/node/200 .  When you get done let me know what you thought. I actually saw him spit and polish his R81, sell it and go on a crazy search for his next rig and finally purchase it. It is a neat read. By the way he has had many Rangers and is a bit of a historian on them.

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8 minutes ago, iabass8 said:

Ranger was the first to doaway with it in 88 or 89. Most companies followed suit shortly after. Pretty much any fiberglass bass boat 2000-present won't have a wood transom. 

 

 

Thanks, that's the type of answer I was looking for.

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“SKEETER” WAS THE NAME ON THE FIRST:

• Bass boat

• U.S. Coast Guard approved bass boat

• V-hull pad design

• Sponson hull capability concept

• Production composite bass boat

• Aluminum deck grid system

• Completely closed transom with no splashwell

• Full-length rod box and Rod Staze™ system

• Bass boat rated for a 150 HP engine

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Skeeter 175 SF 1987/88 had wood glass over transum and stringers.

The reason wood transums were eliminated was dry rot. I know first hand from repairing this problem.

Tom

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My old buddy Jack (fishfordollars) Yates did his 1988 Skeeter Starfire, it was a full top cap off restoration with complete wiring & plumbing. No wood in the transom, I know I helped him!

Skeeter paid Jack to display it at tournaments.

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