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Old 02-08-2013, 03:07 PM
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Default First bay boat help!!!

i grew up freshwater fishing in Arkansas. been to fourchon and big lake a few times with some buddies recently and i can say that ill never waste another minute bass fishing again. Im looking for a bay boat but i dont know anything about them. can anyone offer up any suggestions? here is what im looking for. fiberglass, Dry ride, at least 22', seats for my kids, trim tabs, digital gauges, no less then 200hp, good electronics, power pole. i dont know anything about the type of hull i need. i know i need a dry ride and the ability to do light offshore fishing. let me know what yall think is a universal kid friednly boat that is dependable. i dont want an entry level boat.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:11 PM
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The biggest question$$$$$$$$ how much, triton is to me the best boat with all the comfort creatures!
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:13 PM
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I know everyone has opinions and there are a lot of good boats on the market. I really like the my Triton 240LTS.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:19 PM
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my buddy has a triton 24lts and he swears by it. he also says blue wave is a good boat. ive been looking at rangers and skeeters but havent heard anything about them. i know they make a good bass boat but thats about it
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:33 PM
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In on one. This should be a good thread. I'm currently researching for my next boat which will be in the 22' range.

I'm looking at blazer bay, frontier 2104, 2200 Pure Bay and nautic star.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:34 PM
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http://www.hayniebayboats.com/
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:37 PM
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Blazer Bay is the best boat for the money......good ride, good lines, and can handle lots of H.P.!!!

They dont have asjustable freeboard like the Haynie, but you only need that if you're under 4ft.....
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Stay away from the plywood coated boats. "Haynie"


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Old 02-08-2013, 03:40 PM
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LMAO...#1 guide boat on Big Lake...More Haynies have been put in the waters of Big Lake in the last 3 years than any other boat by a guide

two of the biggest outfits have went all Haynie
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Blazer bay is plywood coated?
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:42 PM
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Ranger, skeeter?
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If I was buying a new boat it would be a Blackjack.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:49 PM
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LMAO...#1 guide boat on Big Lake...More Haynies have been put in the waters of Big Lake in the last 3 years than any other boat by a guide

two of the biggest outfits have went all Haynie
Haynie is obviously a great, pure fishing machine. The OP wants kid friendly!!!!! Obviously I dont believe a sane person would think of a Haynie as kid friendly. I would think a Nauticstar 22TE or Bluewave Purebay 22 would be a great choice. For more cash, Triton or Blackjack
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If I was buying a new boat it would be a Blackjack.
x2. I plan on getting one next year.
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Xpress with HD hull. Waltrips next boat
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What do y'all think about rangers or skeeters?
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Hey Erik , get that yellowfin
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It just all depends on the money you want to spend.. I've fished a custom built Alum mod-vee boat..


I wanted a nice glass boat.. I did my research.. My due diligents.. I came up with a Triton LTS.. All recommendations where if you get a 22', you are going to want a 24'.

So I looked and looked... After 4 yrs of looking.. I found a great deal on a 2008 24' LTS.. With a 4 stroke 250 Yam.

I drove 1,000 miles one way to get it.. I've never in my life believed I could be so happy with a boat..

Love my 24' Triton LTS.. Its a machine.. On a nice day not scared to go 40-50 miles out for the big stuff.

But I can get in some skinny water too..

They have Haynies, Yellowfin, Sea Hunts, Champion, Skeeter, Ranger, Blazer Bay..... They are all good... Find a boat U like. Test it out..Take Ur family out on it... See If it has the ride, layout, and accessories you want.. If it's close to what U want then buy it..

I know where there is a real nice extremely well taken care off 22 or 24' champion...Can't remember Exactly..

Let me know if you are interested.. i can put you in contact with the guy..
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Haynie is obviously a great, pure fishing machine. The OP wants kid friendly!!!!! Obviously I dont believe a sane person would think of a Haynie as kid friendly. I would think a Nauticstar 22TE or Bluewave Purebay 22 would be a great choice. For more cash, Triton or Blackjack

??? that makes no "CENTS"
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