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2002 tracker boat should I buy it


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I am looking at a 2002 tracker boat. It has a 50 horse tracker moter on it I dont know any thing about them. it has all the thing you could wont but it is a bass boat. I mainly fish for bass but I have a baby or fishing partner on the way in 2 months and dont know if is good to have a bass boat with a 2 year old when he wonts to start fishing. it is the tracker pro team 175 if anyone has any info I would love the help. Thinking about buying it this week for the bass opener next weekend so HELP if you can!

thanks

Jeff Krop

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Jeff;

I own a 1994 Bass Tracker, However mine is the aluminum hull, is that the type you are looking at? If so I can anwser any qestions you may have.

~Matt Jung

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yes it is.

do you like the boat and do you like having a bass boat?

Is it ok for a baby and will he be OK as he gets older?

Is a 50H tracker moter a good moter and will it be fast?

thanks for the help

Jeff Krop

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Jeff;

Yeah I love the boat. I have a 60hp. motor and it tops out at 40mph. I've never had any problems with my motor except having to replace the trim relay. The boat itself is very stable. To test it we took 3 guys, (total weight of the 3 is around 600lbs.) and leaned them all on one side. we could hardly get the side to touch water. It corners and handles like a V hull would. It is nice being a Bass fisherman myself to have a boat that sits low to the water. It seats 3 easily and if need be a 4th can sit on the casting deck edge. Your new fishing partner should will be very safe in it.

Hope this helps any more questions just ask.

~Matt Jung

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As for kids in the boat.. I dont think it matters if its a ranger or a Pro V.. if there is trouble, they will find it. Its good to get them started pretty early in the boat in reasonable conditions so they can learn the do's and dont's.. My kids was 2 when I first took him out, by the time he was 3 he had it down packed... sit on the floor(when moving) usually, sometimes the beginning of the front deck... and the empty pedistal holders were juice cup holders I guess?.. works for me, and keeps him out of harms way, and it makes him feel at home.

Exposed/loose fish hooks are more dangerous than shallow boats.. the trick is to get the kids trained in, and acting as responsibly as possible.. some kids love to be in the boat, others dont... none like to be in trouble... dont forget some sunblock... sunburns arent good.. and the obvious, wear the life jacket made for their size that will not come off.

Crayola crayons come off paint pretty easy... game boy's dont take much space.

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I just looked at the Tracker Boats website and it gives you an estimated speed for the boat with different hp engines. It listed between 34-35 mph which I think seems to be a reasonable speed. The max hp rating for this boat is 75 hp so it isnt that far off. If you were looking at a v-hull tracker, I would highly not reccommend this boat, my friend bought one and the thing barely gets on plane with 3 people, and he got a motor upgrade with it even! The v-hulls just don't ride well at all!

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I have a 2000 Pro Team 165 with a 40hp. Only thing I would change is putting a Minn Kota trolling motor on it.

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That boat will do fine as long as you don't take it out on real big water, they have a flat bottom and don't handle big waves very well. As long as you keep an eye on the waves and wind you should be alright...and don't ever forget your PFD's!!

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Personal Floatation Devices smirk.gif

(Life Jackets) Mandatory on kids now! smile.gif

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