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Skeeter Boats


taxmancommeth

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Anybody own a skeeter boat? Looking for something that will be used for fishing 75% of the time, skiing / tuding the other 25%. The following Skeeter boats look like good rigs. Any comments / concerns that I shoudl know about?
ZX1775SC
SL180
SL190

Any other great fishing boats, OK skiing / tuding botas please pass it along. Researching for my purchase in 2 years!

Thanks,
TAX MAN COMMETH GUY

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My family had a Skeeter 180 Fish and ski for a couple years. It was a fast and fun boat, but on big water with wind forget it. That became scary at times. We switched to a Crestliner 1850 Sportfish and could not be happier! Fish in almost all conditions and it ski's and tube excellent. It is a lot safer for the small kids that are around now also(higher sides).

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Brian Rogers

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Catch-N Tackle and Bio Bait

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We have an 1850 walleye boat and it's the best thing we've ever owned. We pull our two teenage daughters and friends and when they're done we drop a line. We've never had a problem with big water,always stayed dry.

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I couldn't agree more with the Crestliner. I bought a 2004 Crstliner 1850 Fishhawk with a 150 on the back and could not be happier. I was in EXTREMELY rough water this weekend and did just fine. I also had the family out last weekend to screw around with. This boat will have absoluutly not problem pulling skiers and tubers. Very comfortable to fish from. Like the advice I got when I made my purchase!! "If you can't afford a Ranger 618 or 621 then buy the Crestliner Fishhawk!"

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I bought an S-1850 and it is the best riding boat (driest, fastest, smoothest) I have ever owned. It's a deep V boat that is comparible to the ZX series 1775 and 1950. I don't know why Skeeter got rid of the 1850, but from what I heard they might be bringing this size back in '05.

These boats are built tough. I have never heard of anyone have an issue with a Skeeter. Can't say that about a huge majority of boats out there.

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I have the 1850 and also think its a great boat. perfect size and fishability and would work great as a ski boat.

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I would think the 1775 with a 150 would fit the bill.

I have a new 1790T Skeeter and am amazed by how dry the ride is compared to my old boat, a 1999 Alumacraft Tournament Pro 175.

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