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Need Some Advice/info On A 2000 Ranger R83

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I stumbled upon a 2000 Ranger R83 today in the local marina show room. I have half heartedly been looking to get into a bass boat from a 2001 Tracker Pro Crappie. This Ranger is a single console with a 150 Merc. The body is in pretty good shape for the age, just the R and the A are missing on the drivers side of the boat. Theyre asking $10,000. But i think i can get it for $9,000. I dont tournament fish and 90% of my fishing is a strip mine where i idle from spot to spot. Twice a year i take a trip to Kentucky Lake and Lake shelbyville, where i would run it hard. It has 120 hours. The boat was garage kept and the carpet and plastic and such inside is in good shape. The seats are ripped but they have the leather to re wrap them at no cost (i saw the new leather). Would this be a good deal? Or hold out until something better comes along? I dont know much about outboards or the workings of one. Also, to get to the strip mines i have to drive on gravel for about a 1/4 mile at about 5 mph, would this ruin the fiberglass?

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I have owned Ranger boats since 1974 & I would not pay anywhere near that price for that rig.

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I have owned Ranger boats since 1974 & I would not pay anywhere near that price for that rig.

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Check out the post on Triton vs Ranger in this forum. It may give you some ideas.

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I have owned Ranger boats since 1974 & I would not pay anywhere near that price for that rig.

Even though $9k falls squarely in the range on the NADA value for the boat?

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I have owned Ranger boats since 1974 & I would not pay anywhere near that price for that rig.

Can you give any reasons why you feel this way?

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When I buy a car from a dealer, I try to figure out what they have into it and let them make $500-$750 or walk away.

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