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    Default Poor Guy Crappie Boat

    I sold my old jon boat to get something a little larger and safer.

    A retired guy on SS often can't afford much of a boat these days, as they cost so dang much.

    Would an old Tracker 17 make a decent crappie boat? Anything else you like better for say $5000, or less?

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    Had a uncle that fished Grenada lake for years out of a tracker pro 17 with a 40hp on it! Served him great!!


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    I fish out of a 175 Tracker and it does fine. Would I like to have a big glass boat? Sure but mine gets the job done.
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    I too fish out of a 175 Tracker and it is great.
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    I have always like those Tracker Aluminums.
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    I caught a lot of fish out of my old tracker pro 17 with a 60hp Merc.

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    buddy custom rigged a BT with a little effort and materials and we have fished out of it for 20 years with an ancient 28 HP motor on it and does just fine. will you go buzzing all over lake to compete in tournaments? not likely but for just feeling the thump you don't need to spend a lot. more important is your trolling motor and electronics and they don't have to cost a fortune.

    Heck I have a basspup 10 foot plastic boat with only a trolling motor on it I do very well with as well and that was $700. don't agonize over cost or worry about how it looks.
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    I fished out of a 16 ft. Tracker for 22 years....good boat.
    I have spent most my life fishing........the rest I wasted.
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    I still fish out of my Tracker Pro Team 17 that I bought new in 1996. It's been a great crappie, bass, catfish, and ski/tubing boat.

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    Trackers are just fine. Just make sure you take it out for a test spin before buying. And when you pull back off the launch, have the seller pull the drain plug to see if any accumulated water is in the bilge. Older Trackers have a rep for leaking rivets. That can be repaired at little cost, but you should at least know if there is a problem or not. It can help with negotiations.
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