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Cane Pole
02-06-2006, 06:56 PM
I been looking at some boats. Just need boat w/o motor etc. I like the looks and set up of the pro crappie 175. Anybody own one? Fill me in on it.

I called Union City Marine (Union City, Tn). Price $9995 with 25hp,tm, and basics. Asked what price was without eng, tm, etc. He said $9995. Now this is a real deal don't u think?

shuorc
02-06-2006, 07:14 PM
I have a 1992 Tracker Pro 17 with a 40 hp Johnson bought used for $3500.00
in 1997 and I really like to fish from it. The day after buying a new one you'll see a good used one.--shu

CrappiePappy
02-06-2006, 07:29 PM
now that most boats & motors come in "package" deals, like that .... LOL!!

I know what ya crowin about, Tom. Got a Tracker dealer close by. I'd ask them about getting "just the boat" ... but figured they'd tell me the same price (with or w/o motor). Maybe you ought to ask your Union City dealer ... what it would cost with a 9.9hp on it :D That should drop the price by $950 ... and you could remove the 9.9 and sell it (I take it you have a motor you intend to put on it, already). Tell them to "just hang it on the transom" (leave it "unconnected") ... they have to sell the whole "package" deal, as that's the way Tracker is sold - and a 9.9hp is the smallest motor offered for that "package" ........ cp :cool:

crappie joe
02-06-2006, 08:21 PM
I bought a super guide v16 tracker boat 1997.
with a 40 hp .

Upgrade to more horse power cane at least a 40 hp
25 will leave you wanting more power.

PanMan_VA
02-06-2006, 09:25 PM
Tom,

I bought a PC 175 with a 50 hp four stroke last September and like it. It is not very fast (32 mph @ 5800 rpm with the stock prop), but gets a little better than 10 mpg. I added rod holders for spider rigging and a depth finder up front with the transducer mounted on the trolling motor. The dual live wells are ok and the dual bait wells are great. The lower deck up front is nice as well. The only thing I have any difficulty with is getting the boat on and off the trailer by myself.

If you have any specific questions, I'll be glad to answer them for you.

toph2o
02-06-2006, 09:29 PM
I bought one last spring. 25 hp Is all I wanted because most of the places I fish have a 25 hp limit. I like the 2 minnow wells and the2 live wells. I also went with the power trim, a must for us older guys, and the 4 stroke. I have 5 years to work then I plan on useing it every day , not just the weekends. toph2o

ILUVCRAPPIEFISHIN
02-06-2006, 10:02 PM
Just bought a 2000 pro 175 with a 40hp motor for $5000. It is a great boat! There are alot of good used ones out there!

bmoffitt30
02-06-2006, 10:15 PM
I have had a 2005 Pro Crappie for almost a year. I love it. No complaints at all. I have a 2 stroke 50 horse on it. The bait wells are great. The lower deck is great as it provides more room than a standard bass deck, especially if I bring my dogs along with me. I haven't had any problems loading and unloading by myself. I would definately recommend it.

heycods
02-06-2006, 10:19 PM
I had a choice when I bought my sea ark, I liked the all aluminum decks and the transom with no wood on the ark and thats the way I went, I have never looked back on the deal, I also have the 50 hp 2 stroke Jonny it will fish for 3 days on a tank (18gal) of fuel. tops out at 30.5 gps on a good day rpms at 5600.
I dont know about the new trackers but they had plywood decks a few years ago.

Corn Cob
02-07-2006, 03:04 PM
I bought a boat at the B'ham boat show Sunday. So, I have a 2000 Tracker 175 with 60 HP Mercury for sale. It has Lowrances at console and on trolling motor. It is a great boat for me and the wife or other partner and the 2 bait wells are handy for both crappie and drifting for smallmouth and stripers below TVA dams. I don't have to always be supplying minnows for better half. Did not want to get rid of it, but my grandkids are 5,6,6, and 5, and the 175 was just not deep enough sides for us grandparents to feel safe. We ended up getting a Triton Deep V with 28" sides.

jimfish
02-07-2006, 03:13 PM
I been looking at some boats. Just need boat w/o motor etc. I like the looks and set up of the pro crappie 175. Anybody own one? Fill me in on it.

I called Union City Marine (Union City, Tn). Price $9995 with 25hp,tm, and basics. Asked what price was without eng, tm, etc. He said $9995. Now this is a real deal don't u think?


I have a 1997 pro team 175 with 75 merc. get 45mph with stain .prop it gets used a bunch . If i needed a new one it would be a 175. Good Luck

squirrel hunter
02-07-2006, 03:15 PM
Tom,

I bought a PC 175 with a 50 hp four stroke last September and like it. It is not very fast (32 mph @ 5800 rpm with the stock prop), but gets a little better than 10 mpg. I added rod holders for spider rigging and a depth finder up front with the transducer mounted on the trolling motor. The dual live wells are ok and the dual bait wells are great. The lower deck up front is nice as well. The only thing I have any difficulty with is getting the boat on and off the trailer by myself.

If you have any specific questions, I'll be glad to answer them for you.
Why can't you just drive the boat up on to the trailer?

Crappie Top
02-07-2006, 03:56 PM
There is a 2003 175 Pro Crappie with a 40 horse 2 stroke Merc for $7000 in the classifieds here.

PanMan_VA
02-07-2006, 04:37 PM
Why can't you just drive the boat up on to the trailer?

It is the crawling out of the boat and over the back of the tow vehicle to get to the driver's that is the difficult part if I drive the boat onto the trailer. With my coordination, I will end up wet. Also, some of the places I fish are TM only. My TM won't quite get the boat back on the trailer. That is why I use waders to walk out to attach the wench strap to retrieve the boat. Getting the waders on and off in a timely fasion when others are waiting on me takes a little effort.

If I could talk my boys in to fishing with me, things would be much better on several levels; but, they prefer to play soccer and I support their decision.

I would make the same choice again if I were to buy a package in the same price range. The great features of this boat far outweigh any difficulty during launch/retrieve created by me fishing alone. Any boat that has a drive-on type trailer would present the same challenges. I have had several folks remark that they were going to invest in a pair of waders because they liked my solution to the fishing alone challenge.

Now I just need to figure out how to modify the motor to get 60hp so I can keep you in sight during our fishing adventures. See you on the water. I'll be the one with the slow boat because the live wells are full of fish.

scrap
02-07-2006, 05:44 PM
See you on the water. I'll be the one with the slow boat because the live wells are full of fish.


Now thats some funny stuff there.......:D :D

ceb
02-07-2006, 05:52 PM
PanMan -

Have you given these any consideration? They may help.

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=44922&hvarDept=200&hvarEvent=&hvarClassCode=4&hvarSubCode=4&hvarTarget=browse

PanMan_VA
02-07-2006, 06:05 PM
PanMan -

Have you given these any consideration? They may help.

http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTextId=44922&hvarDept=200&hvarEvent=&hvarClassCode=4&hvarSubCode=4&hvarTarget=browse

I gave those some thought, but I decided on the waders since I didn't think the planks would fit on the trailer very well. I did have similar planks on my last boat and they worked great.

Cane Pole
02-07-2006, 06:55 PM
There is a 2003 175 Pro Crappie with a 40 horse 2 stroke Merc for $7000 in the classifieds here.

Did not find this boat. Musta sold it or changed mind about it.

Cane Pole
02-07-2006, 07:02 PM
I have a new engine and Tm and all electronics on 96 Spectrum. I looking for hull only deal. Prefer the Tracker 175 crappie pro. Mostly for me Honey. She ain't too keen on setting so high in the boat. Me boat is in very good condition.
Open for suggestions.

Crappie Top
02-08-2006, 05:28 PM
Sorry Cane Pole. When i said here i meant here in my local paper. here is the phone # if you would like to call the guy 256-423-3124.

Corn Cob
02-09-2006, 04:40 PM
Sorry Cane Pole. When i said here i meant here in my local paper. here is the phone # if you would like to call the guy 256-423-3124.

Can you tell me what paper this is from or check the phone # again. I've tried the phone number and they say it is not available.

cnorf
02-09-2006, 05:18 PM
I have an 2000 crappie pro with an 50 4-stroke ----Love it...Only thing about the two bait wells, after running a while - water gets too warm for the minnies. I added an Pro-Air system (seen in bass pro shops $61.00) Found an new one on ebay for $35 with shipping. Made an big difference. I also had trouble unloading boat by myself - I added Fentress trailer glyde sliks- also found in bass pro. This made unloading easy, it really slides. Just make sure you stay fastened until boat is in water. A friend of mine dumped his procraft on the ramp at cumberland backing into water - he was in habit of unfastening boat and just launching it. With these glyde sliks -- its gone.......

I also have an 98 Ranger R70 with 85 hours on it - this is because I like the tracker to fish out of better....

Crappie Top
02-09-2006, 05:22 PM
I tried the # myself after double checking it. I called the newspaper to see if maybe there was a typo they are gone for the day. Paper is Athens News Courier (Athens Al.) # 256-232-2720. Good luck, maybe they can get you in touch with him.

CrappieHead
02-09-2006, 07:57 PM
It is the crawling out of the boat and over the back of the tow vehicle to get to the driver's that is the difficult part if I drive the boat onto the trailer. With my coordination, I will end up wet. Also, some of the places I fish are TM only. My TM won't quite get the boat back on the trailer. That is why I use waders to walk out to attach the wench strap to retrieve the boat. Getting the waders on and off in a timely fasion when others are waiting on me takes a little effort.

If I could talk my boys in to fishing with me, things would be much better on several levels; but, they prefer to play soccer and I support their decision.

I would make the same choice again if I were to buy a package in the same price range. The great features of this boat far outweigh any difficulty during launch/retrieve created by me fishing alone. Any boat that has a drive-on type trailer would present the same challenges. I have had several folks remark that they were going to invest in a pair of waders because they liked my solution to the fishing alone challenge.

Now I just need to figure out how to modify the motor to get 60hp so I can keep you in sight during our fishing adventures. See you on the water. I'll be the one with the slow boat because the live wells are full of fish.

Well I am having the same trouble with my boat loading it a lone. So I made a walk board that I mount with a strap on top the pickup bed about 2-3 foot past the tail gate. It is a 2 X 12. So now I just walk from the boat to the truck and slide over the side of the truck on dry land. It is strapped down in the front and rear of the pickup bed.

PanMan_VA
02-09-2006, 09:52 PM
I have an 2000 crappie pro with an 50 4-stroke ----Love it...Only thing about the two bait wells, after running a while - water gets too warm for the minnies. I added an Pro-Air system (seen in bass pro shops $61.00) Found an new one on ebay for $35 with shipping. Made an big difference. I also had trouble unloading boat by myself - I added Fentress trailer glyde sliks- also found in bass pro. This made unloading easy, it really slides. Just make sure you stay fastened until boat is in water. A friend of mine dumped his procraft on the ramp at cumberland backing into water - he was in habit of unfastening boat and just launching it. With these glyde sliks -- its gone.......

I also have an 98 Ranger R70 with 85 hours on it - this is because I like the tracker to fish out of better....

I have also added glyde sliks to my bunks. It makes a big difference.

Billy
02-10-2006, 06:58 AM
You guys might want to try one of these. Never used one but should work. If the handle isnt long enough walk down the dock or add some length. Pretty good idea and looks like it might solve ya'lls problem. Billy

http://cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0037214018321a&type=product&cmCat=search&returnString=hasJS=true&_D%3AhasJS=+&QueryText=boat+hook&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.22&N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=boat+hook&noImage=0&returnPage=search-results1.jsp


If the link doesnt work.....search "boat hook" at cabelas.....BPS has em too.

PanMan_VA
02-10-2006, 10:49 AM
You guys might want to try one of these. Never used one but should work. If the handle isnt long enough walk down the dock or add some length. Pretty good idea and looks like it might solve ya'lls problem. Billy

http://cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0037214018321a&type=product&cmCat=search&returnString=hasJS=true&_D%3AhasJS=+&QueryText=boat+hook&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.22&N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=boat+hook&noImage=0&returnPage=search-results1.jsp


If the link doesnt work.....search "boat hook" at cabelas.....BPS has em too.

Thanks for the alternative approach Billy. I'm going to have to try one of those.

Pat Curtis
02-10-2006, 10:55 AM
I really wanted a Tracker this spring...a Pro Team 18. BUT, getting married in August..so I bought a cheaper StarCraft for now. In a few years, a Lund will be behind my truck.