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hi i am new to bass boats and am wondering if this would be a deal? its a ranger 1983 320v with a merc 125. now the guy wants 3500 for boat motor and trailer. everything is working. one livewell isn't working but everything else is. now my one problem so far is the fact i dont own a truck. ive got a subaru Forrester 4cyl auto.. the manual says it will tow 1000lbs without trailer brakes and 2000 lbs with brakes. now will i be able to tow? and one last question i was thinking of getting into a club and tourneys, will the length of this boat stop me from tournament fishing?

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If you buy that boat plan on it not stopping the load and plan on buying a transmission real soon.  The other option is to get a bigger tow vehicle.

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Fully loaded with gas and gear, that rig probably pushes close to 2000 lbs.  That's way too much IMO.   You need to be looking at aluminum boats, not fiberglass with that tow vehicle.

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Thats a good price thought. Is it worth passing up? Our 2003 Pro 16v Tracker with a 50hp 4 stroke is like $10,000.

Would you beable to find someplace on a lake (like a friend, or family member) to leave tied to a dock?

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If you are planning on buying something... I would buy a larger tow vehicle. That boat seems like a great deal but it will not be worth your money if you cannot get it to the water.

JMPO :D

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I would buy it then pick up an old F150 to tow it with.

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Just because it says Ranger on it does not mean it is worth the 3500.00. That boat is 25 years old and could(And probably does) have many things wrong with it.

Transom

Flooring

Wiring

Trailer

engine

Carbs

Just to name a few. Water test it and have a mechanic go over it carefully before you decide. Check title paperwork also.

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