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One thing I noticed,  although not shag, the carpet is a little more plush than expected.   It should be nice if you fish bare foot!

 

Does anyone know what's under the front deck?   It seems like there could be a few more storage compartments up there. 

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Good to see others ordering the same boat. I bet they sell a lot.

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15 hours ago, SeriousBlack said:

Good to see others ordering the same boat. I bet they sell a lot.

As long as mine arrives that is all that counts. :D

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ordered mine on the 4th,was told 8-10 weeks for delivery.just hope it doesnt take any longer.can't wait.

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My 10 year old son, Matthew, and I ordered our 40th Anniversary Bass Tracker Heritage yesterday (1/14) at the close of the 2018 Bass & Saltwater Expo in Raleigh NC from a Bass Pro Shop dealer.  I was not only their last customer of the day; I was their last customer of the 2018 Expo!  This will be my very first boat and our families first boat.   My son would rather fish than anything and after years researching the BPS Bass Tracker I was thrilled to see this beautiful anniversary edition boat at the Expo today.  He even said he'd be willing to sell his XBox 360 and all his games to help finance the boat. 😳  Of course I told him that was a sweet offer, but definitely not necessary. But it definitely touched my heart. But then he confirmed it will definitely be a technology free summer. Which he rarely ever plays with technology anymore anyway. He'd rather be outside with me or fishing! 🐟  

 

Needless to say, we are so excited!  In approximately 8 weeks my son and I can officially leave the banks and docks of rivers & creeks and hit the open water in our new boat.   Love the colors.... love the size....love the price....love the smile on my son's face....love the limited edition aspect of this anniversary model (as of now only 2500 will be manufactured)....bottom of the line we absolutely LOVE THIS BOAT!!!!  😍😍

 

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34 minutes ago, Don King said:

My 10 year old son, Matthew, and I ordered our 40th Anniversary Bass Tracker Heritage yesterday (1/14) at the close of the 2018 Bass & Saltwater Expo in Raleigh NC from a Bass Pro Shop dealer.  I was not only their last customer of the day; I was their last customer of the 2018 Expo!  This will be my very first boat and our families first boat.   My son would rather fish than anything and after years researching the BPS Bass Tracker I was thrilled to see this beautiful anniversary edition boat at the Expo today.  He even said he'd be willing to sell his XBox 360 and all his games to help finance the boat. 😳  Of course I told him that was a sweet offer, but definitely not necessary. But it definitely touched my heart. But then he confirmed it will definitely be a technology free summer. Which he rarely ever plays with technology anymore anyway. He'd rather be outside with me or fishing! 🐟  

 

Needless to say, we are so excited!  In approximately 8 weeks my son and I can officially leave the banks and docks of rivers & creeks and hit the open water in our new boat.   Love the colors.... love the size....love the price....love the smile on my son's face....love the limited edition aspect of this anniversary model (as of now only 2500 will be manufactured)....bottom of the line we absolutely LOVE THIS BOAT!!!!  😍😍

 

40th Anniversary Edition 2018 Bass Tracker Heritage

Hello Don and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

Congrats on the New Rig and Best of Luck to you & your son.

He's One Lucky Boy.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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I saw the boat yesterday at the boat show and it appears to be a good deal if you pay cash. Financing in on the advertised $97 a month plan turns the 10k boat into a 15k boat

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7 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Hello Don and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

Congrats on the New Rig and Best of Luck to you & your son.

He's One Lucky Boy.

:smiley:

A-Jay

Thank you so much!   My son wants to eventually become a part of bass competitions. Personally he’s never caught a bass. And honestly neither have I. But I definitely believe that practice makes perfect and I teach him to always begin with the end in mind (to quote Stephen Covey).   So I am hoping that he and I can learn a lot on this forum and that one day he can be exactly where he wants to be in the world of fishing.   Doing what he loves and what we have been doing together since he was 2 years old.... fishing!

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I saw the boat yesterday at the boat show and it appears to be a good deal if you pay cash. Financing in on the advertised $97 a month plan turns the 10k boat into a 15k boat

That’s true. But I guess that’s the same with any boat or any vehicle of any kind. Really anything that you finance. But my goal would be to have a substantial down payment (about $2500) and then make $200 a month payments versus $100 a month payments. Regardless we are super stoked about about finally seeing what’s beyond the bend in the creeks we fish from the bank or small dock.  And personally I really love the brown carpet, orange stripe and the tan seats. It’s groovy!   LOL  We are going to love this retro boat!

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7 hours ago, Don King said:

My 10 year old son, Matthew, and I ordered our 40th Anniversary Bass Tracker Heritage yesterday (1/14) at the close of the 2018 Bass & Saltwater Expo in Raleigh NC from a Bass Pro Shop dealer.  I was not only their last customer of the day; I was their last customer of the 2018 Expo!  This will be my very first boat and our families first boat.   My son would rather fish than anything and after years researching the BPS Bass Tracker I was thrilled to see this beautiful anniversary edition boat at the Expo today.  He even said he'd be willing to sell his XBox 360 and all his games to help finance the boat. 😳  Of course I told him that was a sweet offer, but definitely not necessary. But it definitely touched my heart. But then he confirmed it will definitely be a technology free summer. Which he rarely ever plays with technology anymore anyway. He'd rather be outside with me or fishing! 🐟  

 

Needless to say, we are so excited!  In approximately 8 weeks my son and I can officially leave the banks and docks of rivers & creeks and hit the open water in our new boat.   Love the colors.... love the size....love the price....love the smile on my son's face....love the limited edition aspect of this anniversary model (as of now only 2500 will be manufactured)....bottom of the line we absolutely LOVE THIS BOAT!!!!  😍😍

 

40th Anniversary Edition 2018 Bass Tracker Heritage

Congratulations Don!  You and your son are exactly the type of people that I hoped this boat would attract.  It's a great buy and just the ticket to get a father and his son and /or daughter on the water.  It may be the only boat you ever buy or may be one of many in your future.  One thing is for sure, it's the beginning of memories being made and shared for you and your son.

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10 minutes ago, Goldstar225 said:

Congratulations Don!  You and your son are exactly the type of people that I hoped this boat would attract.  It's a great buy and just the ticket to get a father and his son and /or daughter on the water.  It may be the only boat you ever buy or may be one of many in your future.  One thing is for sure, it's the beginning of memories being made and shared for you and your son.

Thank you so much. Truthfully when I took my young son out fishing 8 years ago when he was 2 years old I knew nothing about fishing.  I simply wanted to spend a lot of time with him so I created Daddy/Son Adventure day every week that involved no mommy, no technology, etc.  Simply a day to love my son.   And since there are a lot of waterways near our home it was just an easy way for us to spend time together.....so began the love of fishing.  So this first boat is truly more than just a boat. It’s kind of a passageway for us. The ‘vehicle’ to get out there and explore. Excitement cannot even describe how we feel right now!  

 

PS It will definitely be the first of many boats. My goal is to give him this boat when he gets in high school and then upgrade to get me a bigger boat. But at this point we’re just taking baby steps.  I definitely have a lot to learn. But such is life. 😊

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only been 11 days since I ordered,feels like forever.hope the start rolling them off soon.time for spring bite before you know it.can't wait.

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1 hour ago, ratman said:

only been 11 days since I ordered,feels like forever.hope the start rolling them off soon.time for spring bite before you know it.can't wait.

That is awesome. Ours will be in around the middle of March. Which is perfect timing for great fishing. I can hardly wait to get my bass tracker out on the water! Congratulations to you and your family on the purchase of your 40th anniversary bass tracker heritage!

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I've already started making a list of things I think I'm going to need to equip the boat.  The $400 gift card is not going to last long!

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was going to get some low freeboard fenders,looks like they may work well.

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2 hours ago, Bolar said:

I've already started making a list of things I think I'm going to need to equip the boat.  The $400 gift card is not going to last long!

The Lowrance Hook2 7X TripleShot is what I'd go for, on sale for $399. Seems like a nice starter unit with Side-imaging, down-imaging and GPS.

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10 hours ago, Don King said:

That’s true. But I guess that’s the same with any boat or any vehicle of any kind. Really anything that you finance. But my goal would be to have a substantial down payment (about $2500) and then make $200 a month payments versus $100 a month payments. Regardless we are super stoked about about finally seeing what’s beyond the bend in the creeks we fish from the bank or small dock.  And personally I really love the brown carpet, orange stripe and the tan seats. It’s groovy!   LOL  We are going to love this retro boat!

My comment wasn't directed towards you, just to the boat/financing in general. The pricing of boats has skyrocketed over the last 10 years. The financing options that BPS and Cabelas offer can look affordable but in reality they may not be the wisest financial decision. You're way ahead of the game with 20% down and doubling your monthly payment.

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Hello guys new to the forum. 

I just put a deposit down on the Heritage after looking at it in person at BassPro. I looked at the Grizzly 14 and by the time you were done with the boat, trailer and motor you still didn't have any seats at 7,000.

I'll take delivery in 4-6 weeks so looking forward to my first real bass boat. I'll be using the boat in south Florida in the everglades and maybe inner costal.  I'm thinking about getting a gps / fish finder to navigate thru the inner coastal waters. 

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Well I hope this can answer some questions. I just bought one. Went to bass pro because I thought it was to good to be true. It's not. Went through the one on the show room floor from bow to stern. What an amazing deal at that price point. The boat motor and trailer are beefy and solid. The color actually works very well. Comes with 40hp four stroke. The only upgrade available is trailer brakes. I have no idea why you would need trailer brakes for a 17' aluminum boat but whatever. I am truly amazed at the quality and features it has. And with the 400 gift card i can get the options i want like on board charger, extra fuel tank, spare tire, fish finder for the trolling motor. I highly recommend to see one you will not be disappointed. Mine won't be in till end of February or March . If anyone has any questions feel free to contact me 

 

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On 1/14/2018 at 11:28 PM, Don King said:

My 10 year old son, Matthew, and I ordered our 40th Anniversary Bass Tracker Heritage yesterday (1/14) at the close of the 2018 Bass & Saltwater Expo in Raleigh NC from a Bass Pro Shop dealer.  I was not only their last customer of the day; I was their last customer of the 2018 Expo!  This will be my very first boat and our families first boat.   My son would rather fish than anything and after years researching the BPS Bass Tracker I was thrilled to see this beautiful anniversary edition boat at the Expo today.  He even said he'd be willing to sell his XBox 360 and all his games to help finance the boat. 😳  Of course I told him that was a sweet offer, but definitely not necessary. But it definitely touched my heart. But then he confirmed it will definitely be a technology free summer. Which he rarely ever plays with technology anymore anyway. He'd rather be outside with me or fishing! 🐟  

 

Needless to say, we are so excited!  In approximately 8 weeks my son and I can officially leave the banks and docks of rivers & creeks and hit the open water in our new boat.   Love the colors.... love the size....love the price....love the smile on my son's face....love the limited edition aspect of this anniversary model (as of now only 2500 will be manufactured)....bottom of the line we absolutely LOVE THIS BOAT!!!!  😍😍

 

40th Anniversary Edition 2018 Bass Tracker Heritage

Congrats to you and the family. I think we need more parents like you in this world. Too many kiddos are being neglected to what is really out there in this world to experience. Video games, tablets, tv, phone etc have allowed for parents to occupy kids time and reduce burden of truly being parents. I still remember the first day my dad put a fishing pole in my hand. Similar situation as you. He was never a fishing type but he just wanted to spend the time with me and my brothers. My dad still doesn't get into fishing like I do, but he doesn't hesitate to go because he just wants to spend that time with me. 

 

I think you picked a perfect first time starter boat for you and your boy. One thing I would strongly suggest is to take a boating course (both you and junior). I would even reach out to any friends, family or even send a request on this forum to anyone that might be able to join you out on the lake with your new boat and show you the ins and outs of boating. This boat is a very manageable boat and great learner boat. 

 

Enjoy and congrats. You def got props for taking the initiative for being a good dad/parent in my book

 

 

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On 1/15/2018 at 12:28 AM, Don King said:

My 10 year old son, Matthew, and I ordered our 40th Anniversary Bass Tracker Heritage yesterday (1/14) at the close of the 2018 Bass & Saltwater Expo in Raleigh NC from a Bass Pro Shop dealer.  I was not only their last customer of the day; I was their last customer of the 2018 Expo!  This will be my very first boat and our families first boat.   My son would rather fish than anything and after years researching the BPS Bass Tracker I was thrilled to see this beautiful anniversary edition boat at the Expo today.  He even said he'd be willing to sell his XBox 360 and all his games to help finance the boat. 😳  Of course I told him that was a sweet offer, but definitely not necessary. But it definitely touched my heart. But then he confirmed it will definitely be a technology free summer. Which he rarely ever plays with technology anymore anyway. He'd rather be outside with me or fishing! 🐟  

 

Needless to say, we are so excited!  In approximately 8 weeks my son and I can officially leave the banks and docks of rivers & creeks and hit the open water in our new boat.   Love the colors.... love the size....love the price....love the smile on my son's face....love the limited edition aspect of this anniversary model (as of now only 2500 will be manufactured)....bottom of the line we absolutely LOVE THIS BOAT!!!!  😍😍

 

40th Anniversary Edition 2018 Bass Tracker Heritage

That's awesome!!! I bought mine at the Raleigh show on Sunday as well! Can't wait for it to arrive. If you live in the Raleigh area I hope to see you and your son out on the water this summer. 

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I just finished a boating course.  I went to the IN DNR website and they had a link to a site I payed for.  I later found out there is a free course here:  https://www.boatus.org/free/ .  Anyhow I did learn a lot, and it will help with the insurance.  It took me a good 4 hours to complete.  I wanted to take the test right away while everything was fresh in my head. 

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I haven't seen the boat in person, but I think it's kind of cool.  The real cool part is all the new members interest in this boat has brought us!

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Looks like they tell everybody end of february or march,regardless of when you ordered.are they waiting to start rolling them out then.Impatient I guess.talked to guy at marina,has been catching on deep structure.just want to get out there and put the first fish on the deck.

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11 hours ago, jbuchanan said:

Congrats to you and the family. I think we need more parents like you in this world. Too many kiddos are being neglected to what is really out there in this world to experience. Video games, tablets, tv, phone etc have allowed for parents to occupy kids time and reduce burden of truly being parents. I still remember the first day my dad put a fishing pole in my hand. Similar situation as you. He was never a fishing type but he just wanted to spend the time with me and my brothers. My dad still doesn't get into fishing like I do, but he doesn't hesitate to go because he just wants to spend that time with me. 

 

I think you picked a perfect first time starter boat for you and your boy. One thing I would strongly suggest is to take a boating course (both you and junior). I would even reach out to any friends, family or even send a request on this forum to anyone that might be able to join you out on the lake with your new boat and show you the ins and outs of boating. This boat is a very manageable boat and great learner boat. 

 

Enjoy and congrats. You def got props for taking the initiative for being a good dad/parent in my book

 

 

 Thank you so much. Anyone who knows me knows that being Matthew’s Daddyis the greatest job that I have in life. I’m so excited about this boat.   We will be taking a boater safety course before the boat comes in and thankfully I have a lot of friends who have experience in the water.   

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17 hours ago, J Francho said:

I haven't seen the boat in person, but I think it's kind of cool.  The real cool part is all the new members interest in this boat has brought us!

Got to say I was pretty stoked to come across this forum while searching info about this boat. This entire forum is a wealth of information and it has quickly become a morning must to buzz thru prior to getting motivated for work day. Not going to lie i tend to read a little more during misc breaks throughout the day as well. 

Another good forum to check out is 2coolfising (mainly for the saltwater guys)

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