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Bass Tracker

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by T Fades, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Nov 1, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    T Fades

    T Fades [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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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.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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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
     
  4. Nov 9, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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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..
     
  5. Nov 9, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    jtav2002

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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.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2012 at 7:44 AM
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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.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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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)?
     
  8. Nov 14, 2012 at 5:26 AM
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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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