Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

stratos 176xt

Recommended Posts

I like mine, but don't TX fish and can pick my time to fish big waters also fits in my garage.

I'm sure some one else will chime in here.

I know this has been covered before so if you do a search I'm sure you'll have plenty of info to chew on.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

You can find video on youtube of the 176 in action with a 75hp motor.  Even with that engine there's still a lot of boat dragging through the water.  Couple that with a less than aggressive v-hull and you'll get wet along with being beaten pretty good in rough water.  Probably a great boat for lakes that aren't known to kick up.  Looks like a nice stable fishing platform.  

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I looked at a 176xt when I was in the market and I liked the price but I am happy that I stayed away.  The smaller motors that have to be used with this boat are put under a lot of strain and get bad mileage because of it, the hull is not that revolutionary and the boast needs more power to last a long time and get better fuel economy.

I bought a 1998 Skeeter SS90 and couldn't be happier.  It is about a foot shorter than the 176xt and runs great with a 90hp Yamaha.  I don't drag any water and the fuel economy is amazing.  I can get up to 50mph and it handles rough water pretty well for a 16' boat.  Plus it holds rods up to 8 feet.  Most manufacturers still make comparable boats if you want to go new.  Check out these (all in relatively the same price range as the 176xt):






In any boat under 18' I would not get a dual console as you will be very cramped and lose rod storage space.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels


    bass fish

    fish for bass