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Narrowed it down to two. Can get the Ranger z185 with the z package and a 150 Merc Pro XS or the Triton 18 trx tournament package and a 175 Merc Pro XS for almost the same price... Triton will run about 10-12 mph faster but I know Rangers aren’t as quick but are built like a tank.

 

I’ve been eyeing the Ranger hard but the Triton is starting to look pretty good to me too. Need input lol. 

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Can't go wrong with those...But if it were me I'd take the faster, higher-HP boat and never look back since they are similar in price.  Not all about top speed either...Higher HP has many advantages on a bass boat.

 

Beyond that, I'd take a look at the front deck size and layout along with the storage layout....That's where you'll spend the most time, so make sure you like how it's laid out.  

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Make sure your accessories are about equal, T/M, Electronics, trailer etc. The Ranger Z package is a nice feature especially the soft ride seats, but I don't know if it still as it was that new ownership is building them.

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Id go ranger for the layout. I hate the center front deck storage compartment on the TRX. 

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On 1/20/2019 at 11:08 PM, RHuff said:

 

Narrowed it down to two. Can get the Ranger z185 with the z package and a 150 Merc Pro XS or the Triton 18 trx tournament package and a 175 Merc Pro XS for almost the same price... Triton will run about 10-12 mph faster but I know Rangers aren’t as quick but are built like a tank.

 

I’ve been eyeing the Ranger hard but the Triton is starting to look pretty good to me too. Need input lol. 

I would compare the triton 18trx to the ranger 518L both can max out with a 200. In his case I would go with the ranger 518L. The z185 would compare more with the 189trx. In your case I would go with the triton but look at the 518L it's an amazing hull better then the triton in my opinion but will cost more. 

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On 1/21/2019 at 10:04 AM, scbassin said:

Make sure your accessories are about equal, T/M, Electronics, trailer etc. The Ranger Z package is a nice feature especially the soft ride seats, but I don't know if it still as it was that new ownership is building them.

I've noticed zero difference in the quality of my previous 2009 Z520 "pre-Johnny Morris" Ranger and my current "Johnny Morris" Ranger Z520L....  :thumbsup3: 

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My vote is for the Ranger.

 

Speed was not even on my list of "must have's" in a bass boat...  I could care less about constantly swapping out props, etc just to gain a couple mph top end speed.  I cruise at the blistering speed of 30-35 mph 95+% of the time anyway.  I'd be more concerned with build quality, layout, safety, warranty, resale value, etc than speed.

 

Good luck :thumbsup3:

 

 

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I was really into the z185 until I looked at a z518.. I think that’s now my favorite out of all that I have looked at..

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On 1/26/2019 at 9:08 PM, RHuff said:

I was really into the z185 until I looked at a z518.. I think that’s now my favorite out of all that I have looked at..

What are the bi differences between a Z185 vs a Z518?

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15 hours ago, mheichelbech said:

What are the bi differences between a Z185 vs a Z518?

 

 

The z518 has the new comanche console and a lot more cosmetic details as opposed to the z185. It also has a step and lock box in between the two bench seats as opposed to it being a bare bench which nothing there. The z518 has fenders added on the trailer too where the z185 does not. 

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