View Full Version : new boat selection help

02-10-2014, 08:02 PM
im gonna be purchasing a new boat before spring, im in a 07 triton ts17 now but im wanting to get into a glass boat for the stability when spider rigging, which is how I fish 95%of the time, I have a standard 9ft garage door, the boat easily fitting thru it is the only requirement, I have, ive pretty much narrowed it down to a skeeter 190 tzx, a ranger z118, or a triton 18xs, im wanting insight on any aspect on these or any boat in this class

02-10-2014, 09:25 PM
Put hands on each one with a tape measure. All three are great boats and very stable. To me biggest concerned is width of deck up front for 2 people fishing side by side.

02-10-2014, 09:27 PM
Check out the stratos 186 and 189 VLO.

02-10-2014, 10:03 PM
They will fit but close! 8.5 is all you can pull down the road. I would not like to back it in unless you can get good and straight !

02-10-2014, 10:52 PM
Check the classified section.

02-10-2014, 11:27 PM
Fisherman series from Ranger best crappie boat ever made. If all you going to do is crappie fish and want comfort and stability then try these boats.

02-11-2014, 08:32 AM
I took spray paint and laid 2 boards 4 inches apart on cement where left tire needs to go and sprayed it,it helps more if cement comes outside,it also show if you are going straight in or at angle,make the paint stripe as long as you can