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Considering buying a 1999 Triton TR-17, anything thoughts?
« on: June 10, 2017, 11:55:51 AM »

Hey there,
I'm considering buying a 99 Triton TR-17 with a 115 Johnson 2 stroke outboard. Boat appears to be very well cared for. The guy is asking 7 grand for it.
Any feedback about the boat/outboard would be greatly appreciated. I've  never ridden in a triton or owned a Johnson outboard.
(The guy is willing to take me for a test run, thing about it, he live about 500 miles away. Just want to assure I'm getting a good/decent deal before driving all that way).
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Re: Considering buying a 1999 Triton TR-17, anything thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 12:14:24 PM »

I fished some tournaments years ago with a buddy out of his TR-20. It was a '97 I think and it was a great handling boat. 

IMHO you can't go wrong on the motor if it's been well maintained. As with any motor, even if the test ride lights your fire, have a shop give it the once over, hook it up to the computer and get the history. It may cost you $50-75 but it could save you from having to spend a lot more than that.
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Re: Considering buying a 1999 Triton TR-17, anything thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 01:24:21 PM »

Should be a great small water boat as long as everything checks out.  Just remember it is still 18 years old and one should anticipate some problems.
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Re: Considering buying a 1999 Triton TR-17, anything thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 06:48:28 PM »

It's an 18 year old boat like Bud said, like PM said i'd have it checked out. If it checks ok try to get the price down, it would be a nice boat for small to medium size waters and calm big waters.
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Re: Considering buying a 1999 Triton TR-17, anything thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 01:15:44 PM »

Thank you for all the replies, will take all the advice into consideration.
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Re: Considering buying a 1999 Triton TR-17, anything thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 05:29:55 PM »

Let us know what you do.
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Re: Considering buying a 1999 Triton TR-17, anything thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 01:25:34 PM »

Update: I ended up passing on this deal and went with boat from my local lake. As much as i thought this Triton was a good deal, I ended up with a Champion 186 that had been recently serviced (within 2 months of buyin) and had a compression test with 120 on all 6.. Pretty happy with my purchase. Again thank you for all the input.
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Re: Considering buying a 1999 Triton TR-17, anything thoughts?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 01:44:21 PM »

Congratulations on the new to you boat.  I hope it brings you years of good service
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Re: Considering buying a 1999 Triton TR-17, anything thoughts?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 07:08:11 PM »

Congrats on the new boat Lewis!! We need pics though!!
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