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Old 11-01-2012, 09:47 AM   #1
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Bass Tracker

Hey All,

Wanting to buy a bass boat, and always liked Bass Tracker. I originally thought I would want an outboard, but saw an ad on craigslist that is jet drive.

What do you guys think? Should I stay away from jet drives? Most of my fishing is shallow coves for bluegill and largemouths, so I would be using the electric trolling motor for that.

Any other concerns?

Thanks.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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I think one of my main concerns would be manuverability. I think it would be similar to jet skis, when there is no throttle, you can't turn.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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Bass Tracker TX17 here.
Love it. Does what I want. Shallow draft.
For me it's the perfect ride.....
Believe me I go very shallow. Power trim and I float over logs.
Jets are inefficient. Need a bigger motor for same performance.
You can ding a prop or suck crap into the intake. I'll take a prop for my stuff
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #4
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I sold my big boat a Stratus because I'm retired and fish all the time .Gas prices ,I just couldnt afford it.Bought a Bass Tracker Pro 16 and I like it pretty well but it wont run down the river 60 mph..
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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I'd prefer an outboard myself. I've never had a jet drive myself to have any experience nor do I have the desire to have one. Then again my boat gets used in the bays and ocean so jet drive would make no sense anyway for me.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:44 AM   #6
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I had a 98' Bass tracker Pro165 with a 40hp Force it wasn't a speed demon but it was great for rivers and running up creeks mouths in rivers very shallow draft and stable to fish from loved it. I will have another someday for the money they are tough to beat.
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Hey Tripps, was having a jet drive hard to get used to when manuevering in tight coves and pulling the boat out of the water and onto the trailer(no throttle, no steering)?
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Sorry mine was not jet drive just standard 40HP outboard. To be honest though there was no steering mine unless the prop was spinning a little if it was in full neutral forget steering.
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