Pictures make this boat look smaller than actually standing next to it. No more kids in the boat much. She sits in the water for 8 days and when you pull the plug nothing comes out. It survived being sideswiped by a semi on the highway, getting lodged under a dock by a flowing current, and even four-foot rollers on Lake of the Ozarks. As outboard engine life also effects the value of a boat, we have included engine information as well. From what I have read so far, people are getting high 40's with the 115 Opti. Information on this page is provided to you as a free service of iboats.
I just set up a couple of Google Alerts and hopefully I will find something soon. I love my boat, even with all its faults. They are almost identical to Tracker. Lots of tournament guys will partially fill their boats with water to get the boats lower in the water. The only extra heavy item on the boat is the second battery for my 24V trolling motor. I spend a lot of time on Ky lake and it gets rough.
Bilge switch does not work as I hooked up a auto bilge years ago so it was not manual. Funny thing you mentioned how it looks smaller in photos. I have ridden and driven many boats the last few years, and I would not trade my V18 for any of them except if I could sell one of the others and take the money to buy another v18. It gets up to around 45-48mph with a light load. I might be wrong but so far I have yet to find an aluminum boat like the V-18 by any other boat manufacturer.
I was told that the higher the boat rides the more it side of the hull acts like a sail, how bad is it on the V18's compared to a Mod-V hulled Pro 17? The fuel has been treated however. I personally think that Tracker made a bad decision discontinuing the Tournament V-18. Trailer is Tracker Trailstar with powder-coated steel tubing and GalvaShield corrosion protection, 14-inch rims and new radial tires with covers, trailer jack with wheel, new spare tire with cover, and swing-away tongue. As wide as the hull is at the stern, one would think that this wouldnt be a problem. You've confirmed everything I have found out so far on this boat. I love the Pro 17 because with it I can get into all the coves out here even the shallow ones. Rigged with the very good running and extremely fuel efficient Mercury Optimax.
Reason for selling is not using it anymore!!. A Coastal Edition comes with a rugged vinyl cockpit and decks, instead of marine-grade carpet. You should be able to go faster than that with the 115 Opti. The best top end was 42 with light load and no passenger. The boat I'm fishing out of now, weighs in excess of 2500 lbs loaded, and sits with the keel nearly two feet under the surface - it's aluminum, and it don't blow turned loose to do what it wants in 25 mph+ winds, it will move about 1. Did you know that you can order a custom bimini top for your Tracker Boat? The river gets quite shallow at some parts. Is it a 3 blade or 4 bladed prop.
I want to know how much bottom clearance I will be sacrificing by going with the V18 vs my Pro17. I have had both on my boat. Financing is available and trades are considered. I upgraded the trolling motor to 24 volt digital 75. This weight does not account for passengers, fuel, or gear. Not one popped rivet or leak, since.
Alluminum boats blow like a sail in the wind. Even if this information is the same as the original factory specs, boats are sometimes modified. I have a cc flat bottom boat now Would like to have something that the wind will not move around as bad. The 17 degree V-hull rides like a dream in rough water. Other than a few problems: rotten carpet, disintegrating main deck plywood , dead tachometer, 5 leaky rivets, etc etc, the boat mostly works but I think it's time to decide whether to overhaul the boat and spend some money on it or to just sell it. They even have cup holders.
Stock 072253 Bass boat dream! Good tip on the trolling motor. Outboard motor maintenance records and manuals included. The back deck is also 7 feet across. It's ready for trolling, skiing, casting or tubing—anything a fun-loving family or serious northern angler could want. It's ready for trolling, skiing, casting, or tubing—anything a fun-loving family or serious northern angler could want.