View Full Version : Wareagle 861 predator boat

08-09-2012, 02:23 PM
I,m new on this site. I have been looking at boats for awhile and have narrowed my search down to a wareagle 861 predator. Actually found this site while reading about the boat on a post from someone on here and Kent Driscoll from Wareagle. The boat is rated for 115hp. But I think I would like a 9ohp. Does anyone on here own a wareagle 861? If so , what horsepower? Would like to know how it performs! ANy insite will be appreciated. There is no dealer close to here.

Mrs. Crappie Stalker
08-09-2012, 02:55 PM
We've got the 2011 model with a 115 Yammy 4 stroke. If you're gonna pull the trigger, get the 115, you won't be disappointed. With me & Paul, a big ole Lab, 2 full live wells and all our gear, she'll still do 45 mph (gps) and doesn't take forever to get up on plane. It's a solid boat, built tough and imho best suited for crappie fishing.

08-09-2012, 03:16 PM
NEVER....NEVER....go DOWN in horsepower....NEVER. You should be looking for ways to get a 150 on it if you could. Stay with the 115.

08-09-2012, 04:03 PM
i have a war eagle 861 with a 90 yamaha 4 stroke. with my wife, my daughter and myself i can get 36 ish mph. if i were to do it over i'd try to figure out how get the extra $ for the 115hp. i'm not dissatisfied, but the extra power would come in handy. virginia doesn't have a war eagle dealer either. i made the 15 hour drive to mississippi marine in tupelo to get mine. bill morgan's a good guy to work with and gave me the best price and i shopped around a lot since i was going to have to travel anyway. if you talk to bill ask him about a walk around trailer. love mine! have fun

08-09-2012, 04:19 PM
Wondering if you would share an approximate cost.Also what sort of gas performance do you have? I know I want this boat, but want to be sure before I spend a bunch of money and not be satisfied. Done that one time before. Thanks for the post

08-09-2012, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the post. Can you tell me what sort of gas usage you get? And an approximate cost for one. Haven't found any dealers on line with a price posted. I want to make this be my last boat. lol.

Cane Pole
08-09-2012, 04:32 PM
I have a 861. Got everything on it including his/hers coffee cans and mud dobbers. 115 Yama 4 stroke. It still floating......I ain't looked for another big boat since I got this one in 2008.

08-09-2012, 04:40 PM
i think you might need to call the dealers. there are lots of options ($) to think about before settling on what you're going to buy. i couldn't tell you what my fuel economy is. 662-842-8262 ask for bill; nice guy. they hope to earn your business, but i never felt any sense of obligation until the deal was made.

08-09-2012, 05:13 PM
i bought one in 2011 with 115 yam 4 stroke and min kota terrova i pilot. did pretty good on gas, mine would run 39 mph gps. 26000.00 sold it and went fiberglass.

08-09-2012, 08:29 PM
Just a thought but it would be worth comparing to the PFC 18 from express. I've had both. If I did it again I would probably go fiberglass boat like above and have great bass boat and get set up for crappie like he has done with his z8. Nice z8 set up!! Also go 115 at least and and if xpress do the 150. I did the 115 and it does 48 loaded to 50 with jack plate

08-09-2012, 08:35 PM
Oh. I loaded my boat down including hydraulic steering up grated seats power pole lighted live wells and compartment swing tongue trailer. It has the nicest trailer too. Extreme coat liner instead of carpet. Extra seat. Nice graphs. $29500. Got it in Jan and is 2012. Have only had it out for less than 2 hours because my wife has been sick all year. It's brand new still. If my wife gets better I may sell it and order a 920 Phoenix and set it up like that z8. Ill be taking a huge hit on a boat that has never even been tied up and only has 30 minutes on the motor.

08-09-2012, 08:52 PM
Oh also got led lights on trailer aluminum wheels tie down that rachet middle seat upgraded trolling motor. So that might help with estimated cost.

08-10-2012, 08:59 AM
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