What to do

Started by Lipsnatcher26, January 28, 2018, 05:54:00 PM

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Lipsnatcher26

Should I keep my 1989 ranger 361v or get a 2018 tracker pro team 195 txt
Ranger is solid as can be but other owner let it sun bake for years I have tried everything still looks like crap
1989 ranger 361v/merc xr6 150

WTodd

IMO a paint job, some new seats and even some new carpet would a ton cheaper


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Lipsnatcher26

I already did seats and carpet what paint would you recommend
1989 ranger 361v/merc xr6 150

Princeton_Man

I'd have to say a lot depends on the water you fish and how much love you have for the Ranger. I would suggest checking out this video by Protec Products. They used to be a sponsor here and I'm a very satisfied customer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpFFgYyE9JI It really works but it requires some work.

New Tracker is nice.  Will have much better fuel economy regardless which engine you get and tin boats bounce off rocks better than glass boats.

I've got the Ranger RT198P on my shortlist for my retirement boat. I love my glass boat, only problem is there are a few places I won't take it because it is glass and there's some good fish in those places.
Stratos 285 XL Pro 150 Evinrude ETEC

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Lipsnatcher26

It has some meaning I love it, first boat I have ever bought but is ugly I got it for 2 grand I fish Toledo and other stumpy lakes
1989 ranger 361v/merc xr6 150

WTodd

Quote from: Lipsnatcher26 on January 28, 2018, 06:56:18 PM
I already did seats and carpet what paint would you recommend
If it were me I'd use the same paint Ranger used


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DonM

You live in Benton.  You might go by Pro Gator on Hwy. 3 and ask what they recommend.  They have been around a LOOONG time and are nice folks.
DonM

Princeton_Man

Quote from: Lipsnatcher26 on January 28, 2018, 07:10:15 PM
It has some meaning I love it, first boat I have ever bought but is ugly I got it for 2 grand I fish Toledo and other stumpy lakes

I believe you may be able to get that old gelcoat shine again for a lot less than the cost of a new rig. I'm not real familiar with the new Tracker or the 361V. You may gain about a foot in length with the new Tracker but the Ranger may be a bit more stable in the wind and rough water. I looked at the specs for both and the weights are going to be that much different.
Stratos 285 XL Pro 150 Evinrude ETEC

Dobyns Rods - LSCR Club

Oldfart9999

Quote from: Princeton_Man on January 28, 2018, 07:06:42 PM
I'd have to say a lot depends on the water you fish and how much love you have for the Ranger. I would suggest checking out this video by Protec Products. They used to be a sponsor here and I'm a very satisfied customer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpFFgYyE9JI It really works but it requires some work.

New Tracker is nice.  Will have much better fuel economy regardless which engine you get and tin boats bounce off rocks better than glass boats.

I've got the Ranger RT198P on my shortlist for my retirement boat. I love my glass boat, only problem is there are a few places I won't take it because it is glass and there's some good fish in those places.

This or,
Quote from: DonM on January 28, 2018, 08:48:22 PM

this.
The new boat with better mileage and a warranty are tough to beat though.
Rodney
You live in Benton.  You might go by Pro Gator on Hwy. 3 and ask what they recommend.  They have been around a LOOONG time and are nice folks.

Old Fishermen never die, their rods just go limp.

Lipsnatcher26

Not much I can do but fish it I will post pics when I get a chance
1989 ranger 361v/merc xr6 150