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2000 Stratos 17 Vindicator

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Well my son and I are moving up a bit. We just put money down on a Stratos w/115hp Evinrude DI. Hopefully it will be a decent bass boat for us. Our first real bass boat. I think the price was fair at $7500. I'm just wondering if this is a deal and if other members have had decent luck with Stratos?

Looks to have all the options we need to start fishing some local tourneys. But yet still just go out and have some father son fun!

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Great looking boat! I love my Stratos. Did you have the motor checked by a technician before buying?

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Yes, Believe it or not, It only has 35 hours on it. Pretty much just sat in the garage and hardly used. No errors on the computer and good compression. Fired right up from a cold start and idles fine. Haven't done a water test yet, But will before final payment is handed over.

I haven't seen a similar model, But other 1999 and 2000 Stratos are listed more like $9K and up. I think I got a good deal. Boat is supper clean with very little wear on anything. About all I need to upgrade is the electronics. Which I have a HDS 5 for the bow. I'll need to get something for the helm. Might even get the StructureScan.

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Great looking boat, good luck with it. I love the look of the Stratos boats and the old Javelins.

Mike

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My buddy has the exact same year stratos but a 19 footer and he loves it. I have fished with him a few times in his boat and it seems like a good ride. Good luck and I hope you enjoy.

Jenga

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great looking boat and good setup and i notice you said you have a hds-5. well lowrance uses humminbirds structure scan so you would get a better deal on humminbird i just dont like humminbird so we went with the hds-10 and hds-8 with sctructure scan. love it to death

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I didn't know Lowrance was using Humminbirds tech. I will price check both. Thanks for the tip!

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