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    I'm looking at a deep V boat for all-around fishing and to keep my family comfortable. This will allow me to keep the boat .

    What will I lose with this vs a flat bottom Bass Tracker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestNative View Post
    I'm looking at a deep V boat for all-around fishing and to keep my family comfortable. This will allow me to keep the boat .

    What will I lose with this vs a flat bottom Bass Tracker?
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    Seriously just from personal experience, the only real tradeoff I had over the years is with a v bottom fiberglass boat you will increase your draft in the water. If you don't have to deal with shallow water then you will probably be happy with the ride and stability of a v bottom.

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    I’ll never go back to a flat bottom!
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    I fished out of a Crestliner V-hull for many years with no ill effects. Certainly a dryer ride than a comparable flat bottom hull (at least for the person in the rear). My only experience with a flat bottom has been in a Tracker however. In rough water, it's hard to beat a V-hull, although I enjoy fishing out of a flat bottom as well.

    Spider rigging would be more challenging out of the V-hull for sure. But otherwise, you can do just as well with them.
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    I love the 18.5 foot Stratos. Very stable, pretty good ride. Nice and heavy. If I hit a wave it just settles back in the water.
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    Fish and ski v Hull is a good mix. My budget would determine how nice it would be. They come in both glass and aluminum.
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    Really depends too whether looking at glass or aluminum deep v and what style of fishing you do. Both catch a lot of wind compared to a glass bass boat making really precise boat control more difficult. The ride of a fiberglass v hull in rough water is unsurpassed though and as heavy as most are, don't blow around as bad as the aluminum versions.

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    A Michigan member has a deep v Crestliner that is for sale. Loaded and in like new condition. Turn key boat with all the necessary stuff.

    As others have said, you fish a deep v, you usually don't go back to a flat bottom. Basically, you can do more, and fish water and conditions you otherwise cannot with a flat bottom.

    Fiberglass is nice and doesn't get pushed around as much but the trade off is price! Deep V boats are at a premium right now with many used boats going for more than original value. Currently, my 2013 Alumacraft Competitor and 2015 Dominator book out higher than I paid for them new.

    If you want info on the above boat, PM me and I'll get you the boat link and info.

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