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2 hours ago, Rockytop said:

I finally remembered to take a picture of my "new" boat. I've been wanting a Ranger RT 188 since my buddy bought one in 2015. I decided last June it was time to part ways with my old 1995 Stratos 285 Pro XL that I've fished out of for the last 26 years and in August I found my RT 188.  It's a 2016 with a Yamaha 115 V max SHO. It had only 8 hours on it when I bought it. I don't know how you could own a boat for six years and put only 8 hours on it but I got a practically new boat for $15,000 less than a new one.Ranger.thumb.jpg.5c7722f2fde64505c4d81292076459b0.jpg

Good deal looks new. ?

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9 hours ago, Rockytop said:

I finally remembered to take a picture of my "new" boat. I've been wanting a Ranger RT 188 since my buddy bought one in 2015. I decided last June it was time to part ways with my old 1995 Stratos 285 Pro XL that I've fished out of for the last 26 years and in August I found my RT 188.  It's a 2016 with a Yamaha 115 V max SHO. It had only 8 hours on it when I bought it. I don't know how you could own a boat for six years and put only 8 hours on it but I got a practically new boat for $15,000 less than a new one.Ranger.thumb.jpg.5c7722f2fde64505c4d81292076459b0.jpg

Nice! I see a millennium marine palma style seat, I love mine. 

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15 hours ago, Skunked again said:

Nice! I see a millennium marine palma style seat, I love mine. 

My wife got it for me on black Friday I love it too.

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Got new boat wet yesterday finally.  First time I posted pic of my Durango without a kayak on top.

  Lowe Stinger 175 with Merc 60.   Not big, but should be perfect for my 2800 acre lake.  Everything checked out well except the Motorguide 70 foot pedal is exceedingly stiff.  I need to see if they bound the cables somewhat when installing the transducer.  Otherwise pretty happy with it so far. 

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7 hours ago, Choporoz said:

Got new boat wet yesterday finally.  First time I posted pic of my Durango without a kayak on top.

  Lowe Stinger 175 with Merc 60.   Not big, but should be perfect for my 2800 acre lake.  Everything checked out well except the Motorguide 70 foot pedal is exceedingly stiff.  I need to see if they bound the cables somewhat when installing the transducer.  Otherwise pretty happy with it so far. 

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Congrats. Nice boat ?

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On 1/29/2023 at 8:58 AM, Choporoz said:

Got new boat wet yesterday finally.  First time I posted pic of my Durango without a kayak on top.

  Lowe Stinger 175 with Merc 60.   Not big, but should be perfect for my 2800 acre lake.  Everything checked out well except the Motorguide 70 foot pedal is exceedingly stiff.  I need to see if they bound the cables somewhat when installing the transducer.  Otherwise pretty happy with it so far. 

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Congrats, looks perfect for getting into the skinny pads on the Lower Potomac too.  Ultrex's have a tensioner that can adjust how stuff the pedal is, but not sure about MG. Found this though: 

 

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26 minutes ago, Junger said:

 

Congrats, looks perfect for getting into the skinny pads on the Lower Potomac too.  Ultrex's have a tensioner that can adjust how stuff the pedal is, but not sure about MG.

Appreciate that.

  I took the pedal out yesterday (just four screws).  I adjusted the tension screw and sort of examined the cables.  The motor does seem to move easier, but can't really know until I get back on the water.  The motor hits the trailer tongue, so I can only operate while holding it up at awkward angle.  I expect it to be better, but also expect to cut the cable ties for the ducer cable and reattach 'looser'.  I do think the motor cables are impacted by the transducer install.  If that doesn't do it, I'll take it back to the dealer.  I also would have them replace the band holding the transducer on.  It gets in the way when I try to stow the motor 180 degrees from where it is now.  Not a big deal....a small nuisance, though.  I mentioned in a different thread that this dealer is new to fishing boats, so I'm sort of their guinea pig.  But, they have been pretty good so far....we both have had some learning to do.

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On 1/29/2023 at 7:58 AM, Choporoz said:

Otherwise pretty happy with it so far

I hope you don’t intend to sit on that back pedestal seat (post) otherwise your happiness may be a bit lessened (I would hope).

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Last summer had to downsize as I now fish by myself due to wifes health issues.  Went from a 22' down to this 16' ,  great boat, excellent condition, really enjoying the easier launch and load compared to that 22'. 

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17 hours ago, airshot said:

Last summer had to downsize as I now fish by myself due to wifes health issues.  Went from a 22' down to this 16' ,  great boat, excellent condition, really enjoying the easier launch and load compared to that 22'. 

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Looks good…

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8 hours ago, GaryH said:

Looks good…

Thanks, I got lucky, it is a garage queen, original owner was an older gent and he took really good care of everything, kept all his reciepts and records. Second owner also kept it garaged, he and his wife bought property in the UP of Mich, they needed money to build on their property, so I was at the right time and place.  Had to drive 200 miles, but well worth the trip..

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Here’s my new ride well new to me  I got her at the end of last summer  my 1968 17 foot MFG Edinburgh with a 1984 70HP Johnson on the back the price was right. The guy just wanted it gone so I dragged her home and told my wife about it when I pulled in the driveway with it lol took some lumps but after she look at it she let me keep it lol.   Allie she needed was a water pump and a thermostat and some fresh fuel.  I was able to take her out  twice before I had to winters her.  It’s quite a change going from a canoe the this  I still plan on keeping my canoe for the spots I can’t put the big boat  now I’ve been spending the winter getting her rigged for fishing F307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpegF307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpegF307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpegF307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpeg6582AB5D-623E-4626-9872-3017181C2A1B.jpeg.5a292be2b1bb9b6b2dd870ae2588cf0f.jpeg026890BD-06EC-4AA6-8D13-567ACE406EBA.jpeg.b0fd429813949208c3659e9506938069.jpeg

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4 hours ago, Ratherbefishing75 said:

Here’s my new ride well new to me  I got her at the end of last summer  my 1968 17 foot MFG Edinburgh with a 1984 70HP Johnson on the back the price was right. The guy just wanted it gone so I dragged her home and told my wife about it when I pulled in the driveway with it lol took some lumps but after she look at it she let me keep it lol.   Allie she needed was a water pump and a thermostat and some fresh fuel.  I was able to take her out  twice before I had to winters her.  It’s quite a change going from a canoe the this  I still plan on keeping my canoe for the spots I can’t put the big boat  now I’ve been spending the winter getting her rigged for fishing F307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpegF307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpegF307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpegF307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpeg6582AB5D-623E-4626-9872-3017181C2A1B.jpeg.5a292be2b1bb9b6b2dd870ae2588cf0f.jpeg026890BD-06EC-4AA6-8D13-567ACE406EBA.jpeg.b0fd429813949208c3659e9506938069.jpeg

Congrats. Have fun with her.

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5 hours ago, Ratherbefishing75 said:

Here’s my new ride well new to me  I got her at the end of last summer  my 1968 17 foot MFG Edinburgh with a 1984 70HP Johnson on the back the price was right. The guy just wanted it gone so I dragged her home and told my wife about it when I pulled in the driveway with it lol took some lumps but after she look at it she let me keep it lol.   Allie she needed was a water pump and a thermostat and some fresh fuel.  I was able to take her out  twice before I had to winters her.  It’s quite a change going from a canoe the this  I still plan on keeping my canoe for the spots I can’t put the big boat  now I’ve been spending the winter getting her rigged for fishing F307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpegF307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpegF307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpegF307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpeg6582AB5D-623E-4626-9872-3017181C2A1B.jpeg.5a292be2b1bb9b6b2dd870ae2588cf0f.jpeg026890BD-06EC-4AA6-8D13-567ACE406EBA.jpeg.b0fd429813949208c3659e9506938069.jpeg

Last summer had to downsize as I now fish by myself due to wifes health issues.  Went from a 22' down to this 16' ,  great boat, excellent condition, really enjoying the easier launch and load compared to that 22'. 

5 hours ago, Ratherbefishing75 said:

Here’s my new ride well new to me  I got her at the end of last summer  my 1968 17 foot MFG Edinburgh with a 1984 70HP Johnson on the back the price was right. The guy just wanted it gone so I dragged her home and told my wife about it when I pulled in the driveway with it lol took some lumps but after she look at it she let me keep it lol.   Allie she needed was a water pump and a thermostat and some fresh fuel.  I was able to take her out  twice before I had to winters her.  It’s quite a change going from a canoe the this  I still plan on keeping my canoe for the spots I can’t put the big boat  now I’ve been spending the winter getting her rigged for fishing F307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpegF307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpegF307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpegF307B48B-85E0-4D9E-9D15-45A7660DC9A6.jpeg.fab38a7e1838b1ffa53d52624e7a19d2.jpeg6582AB5D-623E-4626-9872-3017181C2A1B.jpeg.5a292be2b1bb9b6b2dd870ae2588cf0f.jpeg026890BD-06EC-4AA6-8D13-567ACE406EBA.jpeg.b0fd429813949208c3659e9506938069.jpeg

Those were very popular when I was a young lad, easy to recognize that MFG hull...they had a great ride in chop...hope to see some pics of her on the water!!

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6 hours ago, airshot said:

Last summer had to downsize as I now fish by myself due to wifes health issues.  Went from a 22' down to this 16' ,  great boat, excellent condition, really enjoying the easier launch and load compared to that 22'. 

Those were very popular when I was a young lad, easy to recognize that MFG hull...they had a great ride in chop...hope to see some pics of her on the water!!

I have a couple videos from last September ill I can’t figure out how to post them they are to large  but she moves right along I’ll definitely have to take some better shots of her in the water this spring 

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On 2/7/2023 at 7:14 AM, Ratherbefishing75 said:

Here’s my new ride well new to me  I got her at the end of last summer  my 1968 17 foot MFG Edinburgh with a 1984 70HP Johnson on the back the price was right. The guy just wanted it gone so I dragged her home and told my wife about it when I pulled in the driveway with it lol took some lumps but after she look at it she let me keep it lol.   Allie she needed was a water pump and a thermostat and some fresh fuel.  I was able to take her out  twice before I had to winters her.  It’s quite a change going from a canoe the this  I still plan on keeping my canoe for the spots I can’t put the big boat  now I’ve been spending the winter getting her rigged for fishing

Good looking old girl. And howdy neighbor. I live in Rockland and grew up in Brockton. 

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7 hours ago, BigBiscuit said:

Good looking old girl. And howdy neighbor. I live in Rockland and grew up in Brockton. 

7 hours ago, BigBiscuit said:

Good looking old girl. And howdy neighbor. I live in Rockland and grew up in Brockton. 

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Thank you. What part of Brockton did you live in. I’m in the Campello section. Right off plain street? 

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37 minutes ago, Ratherbefishing75 said:

Thank you. What part of Brockton did you live in. I’m in the Campello section. Right off plain street? 

I grew up in Campello on S. Leyden St. Lived there until 1975. Then my parents moved to another house right off of Copeland St behind the S. Junior High School. I've been in Rockland for 42 years now.

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1 hour ago, BigBiscuit said:

I grew up in Campello on S. Leyden St. Lived there until 1975. Then my parents moved to another house right off of Copeland St behind the S. Junior High School. I've been in Rockland for 42 years now.

Small world lol   I live on Montello st ext. the dead end at the top of plain st   I’ve been in the street since 1978    Where do you usually fish   I mostly go to the nip and sabbatia 

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12 minutes ago, Ratherbefishing75 said:

Small world lol   I live on Montello st ext. the dead end at the top of plain st   I’ve been in the street since 1978    Where do you usually fish   I mostly go to the nip and sabbatia 

South Shore in the house, Whitman here… Major MA representation on the old BassResource.

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10 minutes ago, Ratherbefishing75 said:

Small world lol   I live on Montello st ext. the dead end at the top of plain st   I’ve been in the street since 1978    Where do you usually fish   I mostly go to the nip and sabbatia 

My daughter and her husband live on Oldham Pond in Hanson. I fish there a lot out of convenience. They have a dock and my son-in-law has a Skeeter bass boat, but we fish all over really. That's the only pond that is a regular for us. Everywhere else is fair game. Oh, and Monponsett in Halifax is kind of a regular too, but that gets fished harder than most, so the bite can be tough there.

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