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Postby seaneen » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:42 pm

I am looking to get a boat, but was not sure if this Boat would take rough water. If not any suggestions in this price range?.
http://www.trackerboats.com/boat/index.cfm?boat=2294

I like TDB BUT TOO RICH FOR MY POCKET
http://www.tdbco.com/tdb_17_sea_class.htm

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Postby tclark » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:44 pm

First of all I'd like to say ya'll have a nice forum going here; this is my first post although I've lurked around for a while and learned alot-seems to be some pretty knowledgable guys on here. Anyhow, I am far from an expert on boats but I have been reading tons over the last few months about different aluminum boats and I think for 10 grand you can get a better boat than the Tracker. Not to knock them, but they're built with thinner aluminum that is also less durable than many others. Gator Trax has a very informative site(gatortraxboats.com), and seem to make a heck of a boat. They're built more for shallow water and stumps, but I'm sure other companies make sturdy boats made for rough water in the same price range as the tracker. Just my cents.
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Postby Webfoot12 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:17 am

The Tracker Grizzley is a great boat. Solid, durable and can take a beating. I have a 1648 and I love it. I think you would be very pleased.
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Postby DJH1 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:38 am

I wouldn't hesitate to buy a tracker, but if you buy the package I would surely go with a bigger motor, at least a forty horse for minimum. The 25 hp is just too small for that boat.

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Postby Smackaduck » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:51 pm

My buddys got a 1754 tiller and its all right but constantly busting rivets out. Its just not a real well built boat. The hull is o.k. but the floor and gun boxes are riveted in they are always coming loose. If it was a little motor maybe not. Also if you were going with the 17 get the max horsepower you will be glad you did.
If they're dumb enough to be lured in by plastic you're really just doing them a favor.

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Postby 2dogs1949 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:35 am

My buddy and I ran a 1754 with a 29 hp Mudd Buddy for a few seasons. You would have to slow down when it got nasty but we never thought we were in danger. He moved to Florida and hung a 60 Yamaha on it, He fishes all over the Tampa area and has never complained about the boat. We put a wood floor in it with foam underneath.
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Postby seaneen » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:02 pm

Thanks Gents for the reply, and if I go with this will definatly get a bigger Moter. WOULD THIS BOAT BE SAFE IN OPEN WATER SEA DUCK HUNTING?

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Postby Smackaduck » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:05 pm

I would not go out in the sea in anything less than a 2072 but then again Ive never been out to sea.
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Postby DJH1 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:03 pm

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Postby 2dogs1949 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:07 pm

If you pick your days weather wise and don't have a far run to a safe haven, you'll be fine sea duck hunting. If sea duck is you're primary hunting, then I woild go with a v hull for sure. I run an 18 Alaskan w. a 75 hp 4s and still pick my days.
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Postby doug » Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:30 pm

sea ark, saeark.com
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