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Anybody seen the new 40th anniversary boat? It's a great price at $9995, but the "chocolate Brown" carpet and seats aren't my cup of tea. I know it's a throw back boat, but whoa those colors are ugly. The hub caps are cool though. LOL 

 

For you guys who lived and remember the 70's do you look back and cringe at the browns, yellows, and pea greens used all over the place? Those were some hideous colors. 😂

 

 

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I had a 1984 Bass Tracker. Back then, I think you had 3 different models, all of them were brown. I didn't think that the brown was so bad. I guess different strokes for different folks. :D

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Colour fashion is cyclical. If you look at car colours there are starting to be a few bronzes and other brownish tones available. After years of grey and silver there is at last a return to a bit of colour. I think it looks just fine. It is supposed to be a bit of a statement boat and it achieves it's purpose very well. I expect they will be very popular and you will see lots of them over the next few years with the water lapping at the rear decks with a couple of big guys from Jersey flinging senkos around. :)

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I don't doubt they'll be popular. It's a pretty good deal for a boat like that, plus the cover, plus a $400 gift card to Bass Pro/Cabelas. 

 

I didn't see any specs on it, I'm guessing it's a 16'? 

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29 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

I don't doubt they'll be popular. It's a pretty good deal for a boat like that, plus the cover, plus a $400 gift card to Bass Pro/Cabelas. 

 

I didn't see any specs on it, I'm guessing it's a 16'? 

It’s a 16’ 8”

 

looks like a solid solid deal to me. 

 

I’d like to see one in person. Especially with the pressed bottom. Most of the trackers I’ve seen in person at Bass Pro had some really bad welds on them. 

 

 

Just wish i didn’t fish HP restricted lakes. Wonder what it would cost with a 9.9. 

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13 minutes ago, Skew12 said:

It’s a 16’ 8”

 

looks like a solid solid deal to me. 

 

I’d like to see one in person. Especially with the pressed bottom. Most of the trackers I’ve seen in person at Bass Pro had some really bad welds on them. 

 

 

Just wish i didn’t fish HP restricted lakes. Wonder what it would cost with a 9.9. 

It would be interesting to see if they come with other motor options or if it's an all or nothing package. 

 

So these HP restricted lakes (which I've never heard of until joining this site) you can't put a bigger motor in and just idle? What is the purpose of a HP restricted lake? We have "no wake" lakes here (very few) which everyone respects. 

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1 hour ago, 12poundbass said:

It would be interesting to see if they come with other motor options or if it's an all or nothing package. 

 

So these HP restricted lakes (which I've never heard of until joining this site) you can't put a bigger motor in and just idle? What is the purpose of a HP restricted lake? We have "no wake" lakes here (very few) which everyone respects. 

I’m guessing it’s an all or nothing. Easy way to keep the price down. 

 

In some lakes around me, SE Va, you can still have a main big engine like a 40hp or whatever, with either the prop removed or the gas line removed. They cannot run. Most of these lakes are city water supply lakes too. However, in some you can’t even have the bigger engine. So a 9.9 kicker would work. But a 9.9 pushing a boat that size isn’t easy. Plus the weight of the main engine. 

 

My guess for this is due to the layout/size of the lakes. A lot of them are not really wide open, but long and narrow. Maybe it’s a skier thing too. 

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1 hour ago, RenegadeBassin said:

I don't know @12poundbass the more I look at the chocolate brown the more I like it :lol: It's different. 

Maybe if it were "chocolate Brown" shag carpet I'd like it. 😎

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2 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

Maybe if it were "chocolate Brown" shag carpet I'd like it. 😎

Pair of fluffy dice hanging in front of the windshield? 

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6 minutes ago, RenegadeBassin said:

Pair of fluffy dice hanging in front of the windshield? 

You got it, lava lamp next to the Lowrance Hook 4!

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froni was just looking at my Tracker book and I compared this boat to the Pro 160.

 

This boat is 6 inches longer

8 inches wider on the bottom

6 inches wider at the beam

Retail for the Pro 160 is $11,995!

 

That's a heck of a deal actually! 

 

The only thing I'm scratching my head about is a cover for the 175 TXW is $475 so why is the one for the heritage $700? Because it's free?

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I think the Heritage model would make an excellent budget starter boat. The $400 gift card is just enough to get a Garmin with Sonar, side imaging and GPS (w/out maps).

 

Finance it for as long as possible and then sell it to upgrade in a couple years because I bet it will hold its value and one could get most of their money back.

 

Hmm...

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Just saw this boat earlier today.  I kind of like it.  It does look like a good price for a boat that is almost 17 ft. long.  It also has a 4 stroke motor.  When I first saw it, I thought it may not have a trolling motor or fishfinder.  But after checking, it has both of those.  Maybe it'll be a good boat for those that are in the market for it.  Nice retro look.

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Be nice if people had their choice of interior colors.

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8 hours ago, 12poundbass said:

It would be interesting to see if they come with other motor options or if it's an all or nothing package. 

 

40hp is max for the Tracker.

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2 minutes ago, tander said:

40hp is max for the Tracker.

I was wondering if you could go with a smaller motor like @Skew12 needs.

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I had a 78 Starcraft for a workboat for a few years, it was a wonderful rig for what I needed it for, and man, ya gotta love the 70s oranges and puke brown and green colours! 😂

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17 hours ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

I think the Heritage model would make an excellent budget starter boat. The $400 gift card is just enough to get a Garmin with Sonar, side imaging and GPS (w/out maps).

 

Finance it for as long as possible and then sell it to upgrade in a couple years because I bet it will hold its value and one could get most of their money back.

 

Hmm...

If you finance that boat for 10 or 12 years your going to be upside down on it before it ever gets wet.

 If you make a sizable down payment it helps of course , but they all depreciate .

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I checked on the new boat while at work today. The only option available is a trailer brake upgrade, $445.00. That's it. 

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13 hours ago, rangerjockey said:

If you finance that boat for 10 or 12 years your going to be upside down on it before it ever gets wet.

 If you make a sizable down payment it helps of course , but they all depreciate .

If you finance almost anything you'll be upside down on it. Isn't that the American dream? LOL

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I remember boat colors a little different 😉

 

Down south we had a lot of Skeeters, Rangers, & Champions; everything was Gunmetal or Red on a white hull.

 

We were more concerned catching bass than making a fashion statement!

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8 hours ago, 12poundbass said:

If you finance almost anything you'll be upside down on it. Isn't that the American dream? LOL

Yeah well, like I said they all take a nose dive.. Some brands worse than others.. I would think the market for that boat would be pretty limited on the resale side. But if you fish small lakes 10k won't buy much these days.

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