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Title: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 17, 2018, 08:48:51 PM
http://www.heritageboat.com/?cm_sp=HtgBBTrJan2018_EMAIL&om_rid=Ns7xpp&om_mid=_BaX3y$B9kFOLZ$ (http://www.heritageboat.com/?cm_sp=HtgBBTrJan2018_EMAIL&om_rid=Ns7xpp&om_mid=_BaX3y$B9kFOLZ$)

Tracker is coming out with a 40th Anniversary Edition of their first aluminum bass boat.

This brought back some fond memories for me. I had a 1979 (second year they were made) Bass Tracker that I bought in 2000 from a fellow club member. It needed a lot of work but it sure was fun fixin' it up and getting to fish out of an almost historic boat.   ~sun

Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: SteveTX on January 17, 2018, 09:18:04 PM
I just watched that video. Had some cool historic kind a feel to it. However I found the boat not so inspiring by todays standards. And it was $10K
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Oldfart9999 on January 18, 2018, 06:42:23 AM
Compare the cost to the Tracker Pro 16 or 17. The thing the disappoints me is the lack of rod storage, only 3, really? The other is it won't take a 60 horse, or a 50, other than those 2 items it's a nice starter package at a decent price.
Rodney
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Princeton_Man on January 18, 2018, 06:59:38 AM
I have to agree with Rodney and Steve. Particularly Steve's nostalgia comment. I do remember that boat! There's very little chance I'd buy it today for that kind of money.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Polaris425 on January 18, 2018, 09:02:15 AM
I may buy one to hold me over until I can get another BCB... lol
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Nutt on January 18, 2018, 03:29:49 PM
For the price, that would be a great little starter boat, or great for someone who just wants to do some perch jerkin on smaller bodies of water.  This boat at this price is right up the alley for a couple of people that I know.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Polaris425 on January 19, 2018, 08:40:55 AM
I may pick something like this up to use on club ponds, but I won't be stuck to the club pond like I would w/ a Jon boat. no pun intended.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Goldstar225 on January 21, 2018, 07:26:53 PM
For the price, that would be a great little starter boat, or great for someone who just wants to do some perch jerkin on smaller bodies of water.  This boat at this price is right up the alley for a couple of people that I know.

I agree completely.  I think it's ideal for someone who doesn't need to get on a big lake.  I've looked at one in person and think it's a great idea.  When you compare it to the 160 or 170 with equal motors, it is as big as the 170 but about $4,000.00 less and it beats the 160 price by about $2500.00.  No matter how you cut it, that's a darn good price.

I'm not in the market for it, I just bought a 2018 PT 190 but 7-8 years ago I would have been all over it as my first step up from a jon boat.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 07, 2018, 09:13:59 PM
Been looking at it since it came out.  Girlfriend works at Cabelas so just waiting to find out what her price on it will be.  Think we might pick one up if the discount is good enough


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 12, 2018, 03:30:55 AM
Looks like we are going to go fill out the paperwork on Tuesday.  Spoke to one of the reps and I guess they have limited them now to 2500 and sounds like they are just about all gone. They think they will be all gone this week or so from what the sales guys were telling me this morning.


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: SteveTX on February 12, 2018, 11:27:19 AM
Congrats then.  ~c~ I haven't seen one in person how well is the storage laid out? I cant find any walk through or details on it.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 12, 2018, 11:34:14 AM
Congrats then.  ~c~ I haven't seen one in person how well is the storage laid out? I cant find any walk through or details on it.

Storage is minimal to be honest. Gear and rod storage are gonna be my biggest problem.  Thinking about cutting open the front deck and putting in a few compartments.  Looks like it has room for a few.  She is buying the boat so canít do to much right away.  Honestly we figure good starter boat for a few years then major upgrade so see how it goes for now


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: SteveTX on February 12, 2018, 11:47:43 AM
Yeah I have a couple that I have been taking fishing I just sent all the info to him. He has been looking thinking he might score a decent used boat during the winter. It hasn't happened. This would be a great alternative maybe since he is new to boats being all new might be a great thing.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 12, 2018, 02:10:21 PM
Just tell him to move quick if he is going to.  Think they will be sold out by end of week or next week


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: SteveTX on February 12, 2018, 03:45:40 PM
Just tell him to move quick if he is going to.  Think they will be sold out by end of week or next week


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We are over an hour drive from the closest BassPro so I told him to call and talk with them for more details. Maybe see if one is on display? I think he said he would. I think he wants a little bigger boat but its like I told him satisfaction of knowing its all new and works properly is worth a lot. He has seen my struggles with little issues here and there on my used boat so he knows to pros and cons.

Thanks for the info though.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: SFL BassHunter on February 13, 2018, 06:06:51 AM
It looks much better when you watch the video. For some reason I didnít like the colors in the pics but it doesnít look half bad.


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 13, 2018, 09:29:45 AM
Honestly it wouldnít be my first choice in colors but I do remember being a little kid when that boat originally came out and I have some of the BPS catalogs from back in that time so I do like it from the nostalgic stand point.


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Lipripper on February 13, 2018, 09:35:14 AM
Honestly it wouldnít be my first choice in colors but I do remember being a little kid when that boat originally came out and I have some of the BPS catalogs from back in that time so I do like it from the nostalgic stand point.


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Like you said buying the boat and it is a good starter boat. Be sure to take some  ;PHO) when you get her home.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 13, 2018, 03:47:14 PM
Well we were planning to go tomorrow morning and sign the papers for it now we are second guessing it and thinking about maybe going with the 175TXW instead.  Few thousand more but we both want to get into some tournaments and set up on it would be so much better.  Will decide tomorrow morning which we go with


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Lipripper on February 13, 2018, 04:13:28 PM
Well we were planning to go tomorrow morning and sign the papers for it now we are second guessing it and thinking about maybe going with the 175TXW instead.  Few thousand more but we both want to get into some tournaments and set up on it would be so much better.  Will decide tomorrow morning which we go with


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If y'all both want to get in to tournaments with it then go for it. Better to change now than after you get one and wish you had spent the extra money for one that would suit your needs better.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Lipripper on February 13, 2018, 04:17:09 PM
My friend who I go Crappie fishing with has a 2014 Pro Teamô 175 TXW and we like that boat.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 13, 2018, 04:40:34 PM
Ya looking at the amount of storage each of them has I think the Heritage just might not be worth it at this point.  We also want to take a lot of camping/fishing trips so we are planning on spending balling periods of time on it so the size and storage of the 175 I think will suite is much better.  I am taking her in the morning to see the 175 but I think I already have her convinced we should go with it


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Wizard on February 13, 2018, 05:37:13 PM
I bought one of the first year boats to fish on small lakes. It was 4-5 years old at the time. The hulls were thin and didn't hold up as well as today's boats. The marine plywood must have been made in China. Marine plywood is designed to withstand water and weather elements. Being covered with carpet, I couldn't see the wood When I bought the boat. There was a little give and a little spring to the deck but I thought little about the plywood deteriorating already. The first season, the boat performed as expected. The second season, the fishing seats started to give way. I tore off off the carpet and the plywood was rotten in many places. Marine plywood at that time was stamped "Marine Plywood". No stamps found on the wood. Now, I have had 17 fiberglass boats and 4 tin boats. That Tracker was the only one I would label a POS. I hope the anniversary boat isn't made the same as the first boat.

Wizard
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 13, 2018, 09:17:22 PM
Alright this is getting tough.  We have both come to the agreement that the Heritage will definitely be to small so now that we are looking at the 175 and  upped the budget by $5k I have started looking at used boats in that $15k price point and have actually found some real nice ones.  Gonna be a tough decision between a brand new aluminum or a older used fiberglass


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: cojab on February 13, 2018, 09:29:26 PM
Alright this is getting tough.  We have both come to the agreement that the Heritage will definitely be to small so now that we are looking at the 175 and  upped the budget by $5k I have started looking at used boats in that $15k price point and have actually found some real nice ones.  Gonna be a tough decision between a brand new aluminum or a older used fiberglass


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Now that your at this point, take your time. There should be some nice used boats coming up for sale now. Since you decided against the Heritage, you have plenty of time. They aren't going to stop making the 175 anytime soon.
BTW, I just saw the Heritage today. My BPS had one on the floor with a big Not For Sale sign on it. Said they had 10 on order and they wouldn't sell this one until the others got in stock.
While I'm sure it will suit some people just fine, it is small and there is very little storage.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 13, 2018, 11:06:50 PM
Now that your at this point, take your time. There should be some nice used boats coming up for sale now. Since you decided against the Heritage, you have plenty of time. They aren't going to stop making the 175 anytime soon.
BTW, I just saw the Heritage today. My BPS had one on the floor with a big Not For Sale sign on it. Said they had 10 on order and they wouldn't sell this one until the others got in stock.
While I'm sure it will suit some people just fine, it is small and there is very little storage.

That is the exact plan.  Still hope to find one by the beginning of April


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Oldfart9999 on February 14, 2018, 06:48:42 AM
The 175 is a nice boat and depending on the body of water could serve you well. If you are fishing large bodies of water you may want a glass boat.
Rodney
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: basss on February 14, 2018, 08:37:11 AM
I agree completely.  I think it's ideal for someone who doesn't need to get on a big lake.  I've looked at one in person and think it's a great idea.  When you compare it to the 160 or 170 with equal motors, it is as big as the 170 but about $4,000.00 less and it beats the 160 price by about $2500.00.  No matter how you cut it, that's a darn good price.

I'm not in the market for it, I just bought a 2018 PT 190 but 7-8 years ago I would have been all over it as my first step up from a jon boat.

Ditto, for the money; the best value I've seen.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 14, 2018, 03:30:58 PM
Well I am glad that the GF is totally on board with me about the Heratage being to small for us.  She really liked the 175 will certainly fit us much better.  We have a few local used boats that we are going to go check out real quick but think we are both leaning towards the 175 at this point. 
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Lipripper on February 14, 2018, 05:56:48 PM
Well I am glad that the GF is totally on board with me about the Heratage being to small for us.  She really liked the 175 will certainly fit us much better.  We have a few local used boats that we are going to go check out real quick but think we are both leaning towards the 175 at this point.
Good for you and I think the new 175 will work out fine. I know I don't have to tell you cause you will want to show her off but we need  ;PHO)  lo lo
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 14, 2018, 08:13:38 PM
Ya I will have plenty of pictures and videos coming down the pipe as we get closer to getting the boat.  We both want to get into some tournament fishing so the list of upgrades and modifications that I already have for the boat is crazy.  Would like to get it soon so I can start working on them! I will be sure to post a ton when they happen


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Lipripper on February 15, 2018, 04:19:56 PM
Ya I will have plenty of pictures and videos coming down the pipe as we get closer to getting the boat.  We both want to get into some tournament fishing so the list of upgrades and modifications that I already have for the boat is crazy.  Would like to get it soon so I can start working on them! I will be sure to post a ton when they happen


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The first step is to decide what you want a new boat with a warranty or a 9 year old boat without one.  lo lo
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 17, 2018, 10:28:33 PM
If you havenít ordered yours yet and you want one of these before summers over you better hurry.  They donít have many left and they just announced the other day delivery dates are now into June


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: kodi2k6 on February 26, 2018, 05:08:56 PM
I have been fishing out of a 1985 SeaNymph 15' BassAttacker w/30Hp Honda 4-stroke(2002) for over 30 years now and I think the Tracker Heritage Edition is going to be a nice up-grade for me.  The salesman told me not to expect delivery until the end of June.  I am looking forward the extra length, width, and power with trim/tilt that I haven't had.  I think $10K is a really good deal and my only disappointment is the lame fishfinder that they put on the console but that can be fixed.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on February 26, 2018, 05:12:08 PM
Congrats on the new boat kodi2k6!


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Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 26, 2018, 05:34:17 PM
Kodi2k6, I know I already said hello but let me welcome you again to Ultimate Bass and the great bunch of anglers we have here. Congrats on the new boat.  ~c~

I had a 1979 Bass Tracker, the second year they were made and to be honest if I had the $10K to spend I would buy one of these Heritage Editions. It should serve you well for anything from small ponds to moderate sized lakes.

When you get a minute stop by the  Let Us Get To Know You  (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?board=254.0) board and say hello.

And be sure and get your name in for those  New Memberís Contest  (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=1403120.0) and the Weekly Contests  (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?board=193.0) I mentioned.

Looking forward to seeing you around the boards and to learning from your posts. Holler if you need a hand with anything.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: SteveTX on February 26, 2018, 08:54:21 PM
No doubt kodi2k6 congrats on the new boat.  ;D Should be a great new toy.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Oldfart9999 on February 27, 2018, 07:19:39 AM
Sounds like a great deal for Kodi!!! Welcome aboard!!! Be sure to gives a review and some pics when you have time on her!!!
Rodney
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: kodi2k6 on March 01, 2018, 01:02:25 AM
I bought one of the first year boats to fish on small lakes. It was 4-5 years old at the time. The hulls were thin and didn't hold up as well as today's boats. The marine plywood must have been made in China. Marine plywood is designed to withstand water and weather elements. Being covered with carpet, I couldn't see the wood When I bought the boat. There was a little give and a little spring to the deck but I thought little about the plywood deteriorating already. The first season, the boat performed as expected. The second season, the fishing seats started to give way. I tore off off the carpet and the plywood was rotten in many places. Marine plywood at that time was stamped "Marine Plywood". No stamps found on the wood. Now, I have had 17 fiberglass boats and 4 tin boats. That Tracker was the only one I would label a POS. I hope the anniversary boat isn't made the same as the first boat.

Wizard

Before I ordered my Heritage boat, I did some comparisons with their other boats and I found the hull thickness to be thicker than the Tracker Pro 160's and the same as the Tracker Pro 170, Pro Team 175, Lund 1875 PRO-V BASS, and the Lowe FM 160 Pro.  So, I don't think that hull thickness should be a concern.  I am a "glass half full" kind of thinker in believing that Tracker has learned something in the last 40 years and that they can make a boat of acceptable quality.  I have spent my last 30 summers in my SeaNymph BassAttacker and it still has its original plywood decking because it was cared for and garaged when not in use.
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on March 01, 2018, 01:27:16 AM
What I can not figure out and I have asked several BPS sales reps and they have no answer either is why the Heritage is only rated for 3 people.  If you look at the specs on a few of the other boats including the one that is the exact same size it is rated for 4 people.  This was another reason why we ended up deciding against the Heritage.  I have two nephews that we like taking out fishing with us and the last thing I need is a ticket for over limit. 
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: Lipripper on March 01, 2018, 09:35:22 AM
What I can not figure out and I have asked several BPS sales reps and they have no answer either is why the Heritage is only rated for 3 people.  If you look at the specs on a few of the other boats including the one that is the exact same size it is rated for 4 people.  This was another reason why we ended up deciding against the Heritage.  I have two nephews that we like taking out fishing with us and the last thing I need is a ticket for over limit.
That is strange and your right you don't need to get a ticket up there in Wis and being from Illinois they law guys up there just look for reasons to give us Illinois guy tickets.  ;D
Title: Re: Bass Tracker 40th Anniversary Edition
Post by: jfergus7 on March 02, 2018, 12:53:03 AM
Wardens up here are very cool with me since I have known them all for years.  Regardless a ticket I donít need.


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