View Full Version : Anybody use one of these Tacker boats?

Barnacle Bill
02-11-2008, 02:56 PM

02-11-2008, 03:10 PM
Looks like a pretty decent deal even though I can't tell you about it.

02-11-2008, 03:16 PM
Yes! I've got one, and it has been a joy to own. The only draw-back is it only goes about 27 mph with two people in it. Other than that it has been great. It does pretty well on gas too. At $4800.00 that's a pretty good deal, but I'd still work on them a little. Good luck.:) :)

02-11-2008, 06:15 PM
We had the 17' model with a 70hp for a number of years and it was a great boat. Every time I bounce my Skeeter fiberglass hull around the treetops while jigging, I miss that Tracker V !!

02-11-2008, 07:15 PM
I had one like that but it was a few years older. The deep V sure made it nice while on the lake in winds. Had no problems with it as it was a solid boat. But I sold it too for a little larger one.

Barnacle Bill
02-11-2008, 07:19 PM
Are they pretty stable and how fast do they run with the 40? I noticed they are only 8" wider than what I got but mine isn't a deep-V.

02-11-2008, 08:01 PM
As I mentioned it runs about 27mph with two people in it. It is a very stable boat. It takes on fairly large waves without any mishaps. I would recommend it very highly.:)

02-11-2008, 08:16 PM
Makes for a good trollin boat that's why all those walleye fisherman use em.

02-11-2008, 08:55 PM
Looks like a good deal. but sure would be nice to have a bigger motor.

02-12-2008, 06:50 AM
I had a 17' circa 1995 for 11 years. Came with a 60-too slow for my taste and I put a 90 on it and that made all the difference in the world. I think the 16' would be underpowered with a 40.

Couple things to look for if you haven't had a deep V; make sure the trolling motor has a long enough shaft to stay in the water in heavy waves. BPS tends to sell the deep V's with shorter shafts than are required. If it's riveted, go over the bottom closely looking for loose rivets. After sliding over alot of wood and flexing the bottom repeatedly in an 11 year life, mine started taking on water and I had to repair it twice--that means tearing out the deck and bucking the rivets; look closely at the bow just below the water line and just back from there to the flat area of the hull--that's the stress area. If it's welded, check the seams. Check the transom at the corners and in the engine area; over time, they can develop stress fractures that are hard to see. With a 40, that's probably not the case here, but check anyway.

All that being said, I loved the boat. Always felt safe, no matter what the conditions.

02-12-2008, 09:14 AM
Looks like a good deal to me.

02-12-2008, 09:38 AM
There is a Targa with a 90 at the dealer on SML. I had one before my Nitro. I wish I had it back at times. Very nice ride. They are not as heavy as some of the other deepV's and can get pushed around by the wind some. I had a autopilot on mine that caused this to be a little worse because of the digital steering. Great boats for trolling.

02-12-2008, 01:39 PM
Have Your Local Boat Shop Pull Out The Blue Book On It So You Know What It's Worth. Great Looking Boat.