New Ranger owner with new to me 2000 r83vs

Started by icuOklaCity, September 26, 2021, 11:30:51 PM

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Well I hadn't owned a full size bass boat since mid-90's (Bass Cat) due to spending 20 years chasing drilling rigs all over the country and no time to even get the bottom of a boat wet...  So around 2014 I had just got my company up and running and was getting back into bass fishing, then a family medical issue came up and had to sell everything to pay the med bills. Decided on just getting a small aluminum boat that I convert and fished tournaments out off for the last 5-6 years.. Actually like fishing from it against guys in high end boats. But the older I get the harder it is on me . By the end of 8 hrs. I felt like a got ran over by truck.

So I broke down and got A 2000 r83vs with A Mercury 175 EFI on a manual jack-plate. Hydraulic steering, MotorGuide Digital Pro trolling motor with Hummingbird Electronics.. Gel-coat still looks good with no chips or cracks anywhere. Besides 1-- 2" long deep scratch right beside the passenger seat on top cap. Going to upgrade the trolling motor to Minn_Kota Ultrex or Ulterra still deciding which one....


Welcome aboard!  ~c~
Awesome looking ride you've got there. Check out our sponsor, Marine One Coat, they've got a kit that will make that deep scratch disappear. I'm an Ultrex man myself, but that Ulterra with the auto stow and deploy might be easier on the old bones.
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Beautiful ride!! Congratulations :toot:

Let us know when you start putting fish in the boat! We've got a rod contest for fishing reports going on through the end of October.

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Welcome to the Ultimate Bass family! Glad to have you with us.

Great looking ride! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

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Really nice ride!!! Spent a tournament on Oneida, comfortable ride.
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