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Shoot, I'm from Miami and I lock everything up. My wife asks me why I do it, and I tell her I lived in Miami. 

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Picked up the boat today and ran it down to the lake with a buddy. Ran the engine for a little while and played with the trolling motor and fish finder. My buddy caught a couple bass while I was playing with everything like a kid. Can't wait to take it out again. Love this boat so far.

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When it rains in my boat water collects in the storage compartments under the seats. I was expecting these to be water tight. Anyone else have this problem? I guess it goes without saying that these boats don’t have an automatic bilge Pump? If I leave it in the pond and it rains hard that’s a real problem!

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5 hours ago, Cullum44 said:

When it rains in my boat water collects in the storage compartments under the seats. I was expecting these to be water tight. Anyone else have this problem? I guess it goes without saying that these boats don’t have an automatic bilge Pump? If I leave it in the pond and it rains hard that’s a real problem!

 

Yep, water gets in everywhere when it rains.  You would think with that groove around the top of the box, it would help keep water out :rolleyes:.  If you keep the boat out with no cover, you will always have wet compartments (mold :tongue6:).  On the water you will also need to wire an auto-bilge switch.  :occasion14:

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8 hours ago, Cullum44 said:

When it rains in my boat water collects in the storage compartments under the seats. I was expecting these to be water tight. Anyone else have this problem? I guess it goes without saying that these boats don’t have an automatic bilge Pump? If I leave it in the pond and it rains hard that’s a real problem!

I keep my boat on the driveway with the cover on it. my main issue is that my boat is sloped downward and when it rains water gets into the back hatch and settles in the front of the boat. I continually raise it up to try to keep it level and I put a tarp over the cover and motor to try to keep the water out.

 

Adding an auto bilge switch is fairly easy, so you should consider it. I don't get water in my seat box with the cover all. finally I keep no damp water collection containers in the dry, excuse me, wet storage box.  If you let water stay in this box, everything molds. If it can r us, it will rust. when I did was drill drain holes in that hatch so water at least would not stand in there.

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Thanks, I installed an auto switch on the bilge Pump today. I’m putting necessary papers in a small dry box in the box in the back deck. It seems to stay fairly dry in there. I’m putting nothing under the seats because it’s going back in the pond and summer rains are coming frequently now. At least now when I wake up and there’s a thunderstorm I won’t have to worry about the boat because of the auto switch. It still puzzles me how all that water gets under the seats and doesn’t run out. 

Maybe I should drill holes in the under seat compartments so at least the water can get out? 

 

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15 hours ago, Cullum44 said:

Thanks, I installed an auto switch on the bilge Pump today. I’m putting necessary papers in a small dry box in the box in the back deck. It seems to stay fairly dry in there. I’m putting nothing under the seats because it’s going back in the pond and summer rains are coming frequently now. At least now when I wake up and there’s a thunderstorm I won’t have to worry about the boat because of the auto switch. It still puzzles me how all that water gets under the seats and doesn’t run out. 

Maybe I should drill holes in the under seat compartments so at least the water can get out? 

 

 

Do you have a cover?  Unless you continually dry your compartments and gear after every rain, your going to have a mold problem.  The only way around it that I can think of is to keep the water out in the first place :dontknow:

 

 

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It's been quite here.  I've been running pretty solid this summer.  I wish the boat would stay cleaner.  The carpet is like a lint brush.  It catches everything, especially cottonwood fuzz.  Yesterday the Hook read a water temperature of 83 ̊, so the scum is baking a line around the hull :rolleyes:.  I need some time to clean, no real complaints.  I'm finally starting to catch some fish of size.  Up until now I've been only catching aquarium size fish :fish-bowll-3:

 

My next project is to run strip LED's along the inside gunnels.  I got the OEM switches and the lights, I just need to gather some wire to get it done.   :Captain:

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I keep catching them in my Heritage! Great little boat for the money!

 

 

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I see it’s painted this time, although I prefer the silver. Standard is the 40hp but affordable upgrade to the 50hp for $395. I’m glad to see they are making another run of these boats, I love mine!!!

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8 hours ago, FreeDivr said:

I see it’s painted this time, although I prefer the silver. Standard is the 40hp but affordable upgrade to the 50hp for $395. I’m glad to see they are making another run of these boats, I love mine!!!

 

Wow, there are choices now.  Red or Black hull and 40 or 50 hp engine.  I wonder what the "New LED Courtesy light at the bow" is?  Nice.

 

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A little disappointed. When I posted that link, the price for the 40hp was $11,545 with prep & freight. Now today it is $11,995. It's a good chunk of money regardless of the extra $450, but it's still lame to see the price increase overnight like that.

 

Also; to the owners of the Heritage/Classic, is the front deck large enough? It looks fairly small to me, especially when compared to the 170.

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On ‎7‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 7:45 AM, KrzyyImportz said:

A little disappointed. When I posted that link, the price for the 40hp was $11,545 with prep & freight. Now today it is $11,995. It's a good chunk of money regardless of the extra $450, but it's still lame to see the price increase overnight like that.

 

Also; to the owners of the Heritage/Classic, is the front deck large enough? It looks fairly small to me, especially when compared to the 170.

I usually fish alone.  The deck is good enough for me.  With livescope, I have shared the deck with my wife.  it works, but it is tight.  Still... I do not regret my purchase.

I just saw the add for the new boat, painted, motor choice, etc... I still love my boat.  The paint will help with keeping it clean for sure!  The extra horses would be nice, but I have not complained with my 40.  Everything else is the same... I already have LED courtesy lights and other customizations.

Its a good time to be looking for a good boat.  

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I fish with one or both of my teenagers and the boat handles all three of us fine, one front/mid/rear. I’m a big guy, 6’1” 280 lbs and although you need to be somewhat mindful of the large step down I do not feel cramped on the bow, either sitting or standing. That’s only my experience and opinions may vary. Absolutely love my purchase. 

 

As a a side note I wash the boat each trip back and while it will need a good scrubbing with some polish if you want to keep that showroom shine once or twice a year, I actually prefer the virgin aluminum color to the painted, again personal preference.

 

Anyone looking to get one should know I think it’s a great boat for the price! 

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11 hours ago, FreeDivr said:

I fish with one or both of my teenagers and the boat handles all three of us fine, one front/mid/rear. I’m a big guy, 6’1” 280 lbs and although you need to be somewhat mindful of the large step down I do not feel cramped on the bow, either sitting or standing. That’s only my experience and opinions may vary. Absolutely love my purchase. 

 

As a a side note I wash the boat each trip back and while it will need a good scrubbing with some polish if you want to keep that showroom shine once or twice a year, I actually prefer the virgin aluminum color to the painted, again personal preference.

 

Anyone looking to get one should know I think it’s a great boat for the price! 

 

Yep, fish from it a few times and you won't think about the step down, it becomes automatic.  I can't imagine the amount of touch-up paint I would need if my hull was painted :nod:

 

I have been using Bar Keepers Friend to clean my hull.  Much easier than the Starbrite acid that I tried.  We had some of this stuff under our sink.  From what I understand, Comet is bad for aluminum.  Bar Keepers won't shine the aluminum, but it leaves a more natural metal look to it.  Anyhow, I'm sticking with this stuff when cleaning the hull. :occasion14:

 

 

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I'm new to the forum but have been following from the beginning.  I got my heritage boat last may and have been enjoying it every day I've had it.  It's been fun fishing with it and when I can't,  just cleaning and babying it at the house. My 8 year old daughter was the first to catch a bass from this boat.  I want to thank everyone for their posts as they have been very helpful.

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Almost a year and a half of ownership, I can say I am still very happy with the boat.  I usually fish alone and I can cramp up the bow, but still I do not want to upgrade.  I have had 3 people on the boat... for just bait fishing, it s fine... For lure fishing, I would imagine that it could get messy.

 

I have not had any issues other than the stupid cheap fuel filter I purchased on amazon.  Please only use the mercury/quicksilver fuel filter.

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Gotta get out there, maybe this evening or in the morning! Love my Classic!

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I called my local tracker dealer about this boat and was told it's a pro 170..

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Last weekend in my Heritage. It’s a fishing machine!!

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On 7/26/2019 at 5:15 PM, SeriousBlack said:

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I keep catching them in my Heritage! Great little boat for the money!

 

 

You've been catching some nice fish!  The heritage is working great for you.

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21 hours ago, Terrance Waters said:

You've been catching some nice fish!  The heritage is working great for you.

Thanks! It's an amazing boat. Perfect for around here. I couldn't tell you how many I've caught in it so far. Since I had one of the original Tracker 1's back in the day with an optional 40 HP, when this one came back on the market as the Heritage, I had to have it again. I named mine 'Resurrection' LOL!

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I have had my boat for over a year now and have been a long time follower of this thread. I wanted to share some of the stuff I have done to mine since so many people on here have been so helpful getting mine to where it is. Below are pictures of my battery, gas tanks, charger, trolling pedal tray, and  humminbird units. I also put on a SE Sport 400 unit and it really helps with the hole shot, getting on plane and gave me an extra 2 mph on the top end. Hopefully this help others with their ideas and layouts.

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3 hours ago, Passing Tradition said:

I have had my boat for over a year now and have been a long time follower of this thread. I wanted to share some of the stuff I have done to mine since so many people on here have been so helpful getting mine to where it is. Below are pictures of my battery, gas tanks, charger, trolling pedal tray, and  humminbird units. I also put on a SE Sport 400 unit and it really helps with the hole shot, getting on plane and gave me an extra 2 mph on the top end. Hopefully this help others with their ideas and layouts.

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Have same folding cleat in same spot,i use it with a 4 foot bungy tie up line and it works great.

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