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13 minutes ago, senile1 said:

Since I am satisfied with my current bass boat and am not in the market, I kind of ignored this thread.  Then I noticed that the posts just keep growing and decided to take a look.  The number of newer and completely new members responding to this thread is phenomenal.  To all of you who have decided to purchase this boat, I hope it increases your fishing satisfaction.  

We all may need a little more patience at the ramps … Us with the new boats and those who are ramp veterans.  Hopefully all will get it down to an art soon enough though.

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I recommend practicing on a slow weekday. 

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Even though I have a smaller Bass Tender on a trailer … I am going to be doing some practicing once I finally get mine.

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1 minute ago, EFreyyz said:

No luck searching for Tracker Heritage Group on facebook.   Any suggestions?  Thanks!

www.facebook.com/groups/144923976202645/

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Hmmm … that is odd.  I just cut at pasted the link and it went right to the page.  Have you searched groups for Tracker Heritage Owners?

6 minutes ago, EFreyyz said:

Below is a screen grab of the facebook response for that link.....will keep trying.

 

Sorry, this content isn't available right now

The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in.

Sent you a message.  I do have the group privacy as Closed but not as Secret so that I can approve members as the join.

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33 minutes ago, EFreyyz said:

No luck searching for Tracker Heritage Group on facebook.   Any suggestions?  Thanks!

Looks like there's going to be a ton of guys on here to chat with in a month or two.

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Just now, 12poundbass said:

Looks like there's going to be a ton of guys on here to chat with in a month or two.

Issue fixed with EFreyyz … just getting this group thing all figured out. LOL

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2 hours ago, senile1 said:

Since I am satisfied with my current bass boat and am not in the market, I kind of ignored this thread.  Then I noticed that the posts just keep growing and decided to take a look.  The number of newer and completely new members responding to this thread is phenomenal.  To all of you who have decided to purchase this boat, I hope it increases your fishing satisfaction.  

I am new to this forum.  I belong to a lot of other forums, but never a fishing forum.  I have a youtube channel under my username here.  I joined because it was the most happening place for this boat.  I have many kayaks, an inflatable boat, float tubes... but this is my first bass boat.  I have helped launch boats and trailered before, but I have still be researching and prepping to test on a slow day for ramp etiquette.   

 

Now that I am here, I hope to be a productive member of the community.  

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I am new as well … this thread the only one that I have contributed to so far.  SO cannot wait for my Heritage but is good to find place to talk and discuss the boat while we wait.

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Trailering... As anyone noticed that the trailer has a 7 pin connector?  I have a 2013 FJ Cruiser that I plan to tow the boat with.  I installed a factory tow package years ago that only has a four round pin connection.  I want to upgrade the wiring to a 7 pine and possibly install a brake controller just to future proof it.

 

Can anyone confirm just want 7 pine connection it is (flat or round)?  I don't want anything keeping me from driving off with the boat when my time comes.

19 hours ago, ratman said:

Just talked to my dealer,and she told me my boat is load eligible and will be here next week!My wait is almost over!

My dealer said I was two weeks out... Man I cannot wait.  

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17 minutes ago, jaimeastin said:

Trailering... As anyone noticed that the trailer has a 7 pin connector?  I have a 2013 FJ Cruiser that I plan to tow the boat with.  I installed a factory tow package years ago that only has a four round pin connection.  I want to upgrade the wiring to a 7 pine and possibly install a brake controller just to future proof it.

 

Can anyone confirm just want 7 pine connection it is (flat or round)?  I don't want anything keeping me from driving off with the boat when my time comes.

My dealer said I was two weeks out... Man I cannot wait.  

I chatted with Tracker Sales online last week to ask the same question. I was told that it is a 7 pin SAE standard connector. The overall connector is round and the pins are flat. I'm not sure which you were asking about. I ordered mine with trailer brakes so I wanted to know exactly what the connector was so that I'm set to go. I went into Bass Pro and looked at a 170 with the trailer brakes also. They are drum brakes with a surge type actuator so the connector, a round 7 flat pin SAE, is only wired to 4 of the pins. There's not even a 5th pin needed for the brake lockout on the drum brakes so all you need to do is cut off your 4 pin and buy a 7 or even a 7/5/4 multi connector for the vehicle side and then attach your wires to the correct terminals. You can always add a brake controller later for some other trailer but you won't need it for this even if it has brakes.

 

This is what I'm getting for mine... Etrailer * Item # HM48470

 

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My Silverado only has a round trailer plug so that's one of the first things I asked about when I ordered.  The trailer is for a 2" ball also. 

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44 minutes ago, tjsadler said:

I chatted with Tracker Sales online last week to ask the same question. I was told that it is a 7 pin SAE standard connector. The overall connector is round and the pins are flat. I'm not sure which you were asking about. I ordered mine with trailer brakes so I wanted to know exactly what the connector was so that I'm set to go. I went into Bass Pro and looked at a 170 with the trailer brakes also. They are drum brakes with a surge type actuator so the connector, a round 7 flat pin SAE, is only wired to 4 of the pins. There's not even a 5th pin needed for the brake lockout on the drum brakes so all you need to do is cut off your 4 pin and buy a 7 or even a 7/5/4 multi connector for the vehicle side and then attach your wires to the correct terminals. You can always add a brake controller later for some other trailer but you won't need it for this even if it has brakes.

 

This is what I'm getting for mine... Etrailer * Item # HM48470

 

Thanks, you answered my question.  I did not order boat with brakes seeing the load is fairly light.  I was just not sure if it will still come with a 7 pin connector or not.  My future proofing and adding a brake controller to my vehicle is more so if I ever decide to buy much larger trailer that does require a bake controller.  So adding the brake controller to the vehicle was just something I would do regardless of this boat.  

 

As for as the trailer pins, there are 7 pin configurations in both flat and round... So I was wanting to make sure that it was 7 pin flat as I kinda expected.  What you are buying is similar to what I have in my amazon cart.  Thanks again.

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1 hour ago, jaimeastin said:

Thanks, you answered my question.  I did not order boat with brakes seeing the load is fairly light.  I was just not sure if it will still come with a 7 pin connector or not.  My future proofing and adding a brake controller to my vehicle is more so if I ever decide to buy much larger trailer that does require a bake controller.  So adding the brake controller to the vehicle was just something I would do regardless of this boat.  

 

As for as the trailer pins, there are 7 pin configurations in both flat and round... So I was wanting to make sure that it was 7 pin flat as I kinda expected.  What you are buying is similar to what I have in my amazon cart.  Thanks again.

This also right?

https://www.amazon.com/CURT-57184-4-Way-Electrical-Adapter/dp/B001EOV424/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518552652&sr=8-1&keywords=4+pin+to+7+pin+trailer+adapter

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Staying with trailering … Does anyone know the proper hitch ball height to tow the boat level?

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8 minutes ago, Bisk1tSnGraV said:

Staying with trailering … Does anyone know the proper hitch ball height to tow the boat level?

It's a case by case deal.  If you can get a tongue height when the trailer is perfect level, the you can get the proper hitch.  There adjustable ones, but they are VERY pricey.

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Already bought spare tire,but have been looking at different carriers to mount it.Then I noticed in a couple of pics of boat and trailer that there is a small rack on starboard side of trailer,maybe to hold spare?you can see it on heritageboat.com slide 30

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How frustrating,

got a call today from BPS in Raleigh asking if I still wanted to order the Heritage, I said of course I do I already put a deposit down and signed the paper. She said ok we will have the manager order it just wanted to make sure, well it's been almost 2 weeks since I thought I ordered the boat already.

now it's another 12 weeks out

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26 minutes ago, Fly guy said:

How frustrating,

got a call today from BPS in Raleigh asking if I still wanted to order the Heritage, I said of course I do I already put a deposit down and signed the paper. She said ok we will have the manager order it just wanted to make sure, well it's been almost 2 weeks since I thought I ordered the boat already.

now it's another 12 weeks out

Wow, that sucks. I ordered mine from Cabela's in Garner. BPS had the Heriatge at the Raleigh Saltwater and Bass Expo and I ordered mine there. While I was getting ready to do the paperwork my wife mentioned how it would be nice if they could deliver it to Cabela's since we live close to the one in Garner and the BPS guy called over one of the Cabela's guys and we did the order through them.

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What’s up fishing bros !!!!! Oh man how can you turn this deal down? So I have seen boat ,done all kinds research,crawled in boat,called tracker.....So unless the hull is somehow built different it is exact same as pro 170 .170 out the door is I think they told me 15,800 .My heritage out the door 12,013. Sooo all is same except the Weights so I’m guess the live well and fuel tank being larger in 170 makes the coast guard do diff math. I do not understand how specs being so close changes hp size and people.But I don’t care 🤷‍♂️ lol I love the carpet!!!!!I don’t need speed gauge cause even if I c it I can’t go any faster ,the fuel    I’ll get bigger tank lol. Called my rep tonight and mine not even started 😩😭😭 I ordered 1-29    Look forward to learning how to catch the huge lunkers from u guys . That’s what I wanted my name to be but hit wrong button so now I’m linker. Lol lol  

 

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After reading all of the posts about deliveries I called BPS in Pearland, Tx to check on the status of my order. They told me to call back today because the sales manager was going to call the factory to get a delivery status. When I got in touch with them today they said the orders that were received during the Houston boat show were going to be filled during the next couple of weeks. I placed my order a couple of weeks after the boat show, so they said I was still looking at about 4 weeks for my delivery. I'm hoping that they can at least meet that date, or if a miracle happens beat it. 

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2 hours ago, Linker hunter said:

What’s up fishing bros !!!!! Oh man how can you turn this deal down? So I have seen boat ,done all kinds research,crawled in boat,called tracker.....So unless the hull is somehow built different it is exact same as pro 170 .170 out the door is I think they told me 15,800 .My heritage out the door 12,013. Sooo all is same except the Weights so I’m guess the live well and fuel tank being larger in 170 makes the coast guard do diff math. I do not understand how specs being so close changes hp size and people.But I don’t care 🤷‍♂️ lol I love the carpet!!!!!I don’t need speed gauge cause even if I c it I can’t go any faster ,the fuel    I’ll get bigger tank lol. Called my rep tonight and mine not even started 😩😭😭 I ordered 1-29    Look forward to learning how to catch the huge lunkers from u guys . That’s what I wanted my name to be but hit wrong button so now I’m linker. Lol lol  

 

Linker, that was a good read and it made me smile.  Yeah it is in all respects, it is a one 170.  We should be able to carry more weight... Maybe it is marketing to make if seem less than.  The layout is like a 160.  We can easily make the sitting bench like.  I might make a rod storage...  Most like I will just have it as is.  

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