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Got my first boat (not counting old jon boat). '18 Crestliner VT 17. Lots to learn, for sure. 

 

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My first new boat. Skeeter zx250

 

 

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Awesome set up you got there. 

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My 2018 Tracker Pro Guide V-165.  This was actually the day I first picked it up this summer.  Had a 2001 tracker bass boat, but I needed something that would keep clumsy excited little kids out of the water and in the boat.  The 115 hp on this thing is a big step up from the 60 hp motor that I had on my bass boat.

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ordered in early June,  and it came in last week.  haven't even had a chance to get it close to water yet.  maybe next week sometime:)  so far I love it and I haven't even fished in it yet:)

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Cockpit of my BG2. Yes, she's slow, but at my age I'm in no hurry.

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Nice rig.  I had an OG PBG.  Paddled like a sheet of plywood, but was really ahead of the game at the time when it came to fishing.

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On 7/19/2018 at 7:27 AM, A-Jay said:

 

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I WAS happy with my new boat...until I saw this. This thing is ridiculous. 

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20 minutes ago, NorthernBasser said:

I WAS happy with my new boat...until I saw this. This thing is ridiculous. 

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I say The Same Thing every time I turn the ignition key "off".

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My family's compromise......

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On ‎8‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 1:57 PM, NHBull said:

My family's compromise......

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Looks like mine's big brother. They are great boats.

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1 hour ago, jbmaine said:

Looks like mine's big brother. They are great boats.

You have good taste. 😂

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My paid for setup. I've since added a Ultrex 80, which I love, and a Helix 7, that I'm still figuring out!  

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Mine for now is an all electric Lowe 1040 perfect to slip into my truck bed and hand launch to get at those LMB that have never (or rarely) seen a lure. I've equipped it with most of the necessities, bilge pump, rod holders, running lights, horn, interior lighting, flood light, bait bucket and cooling fan (It gets hot here) outlets, GPS, USB outlets, and fish finder all run by a self made dashboard.

 

 

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Sporting the new Power Plant ~ 

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On 9/22/2018 at 9:23 PM, A-Jay said:

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Sporting the new Power Plant ~ 

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A-Jay

I'm curious what lead to the repower just a couple years in? 

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10 hours ago, punch said:

I'm curious what lead to the repower just a couple years in? 

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The 2016 Optimax Two Stroke was running great.  It had 125 hours on it, a full year left on the all inclusive factory warranty and looked brand new.  While still having an almost a cult following, the big two strokes Mercs are No Longer made and are pretty much bullet proof. 

  With the warranty expiring next year, and after finding out what Mercury wanted $$$ for a 3-5 year extended warranty, I started looking for another plan. 

  Then came the release of the new V-8 ProXS 4 stroke.   Mercury was offering this new motor in a 25 inch shaft option which is what I needed (not offered in the 2-stroke version) and the unit was by & large plug & play with my existing motor.  Meaning I could use all my existing wiring, steering system, gauges & controls.  Seemed right and the timing couldn't have been better.   

Called my dealer and we 'ran the numbers'. 

In the end, the funds I expended on this new motor (after the dealer trade in) were close to what I would have needed to spend on an 'extended warranty' for a three year old motor. 

 Instead, I got a brand new V-8 4 stroke 200 hp unit that weighs the same as the two stroke AND with a full Five Year factory warranty. 

This was an easy decision.

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