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Skeeter boats?


Scoot

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What can people tell me, both good and bad, about Skeeter boats? I used to think of Skeeter as a bass boat, but in the last 7-10 years they've really come a long ways in making boats that appear to be well suited for bass, walleye, muskie, etc. I'm looking at a 1880 WZ with a 150 Yammy. I have no questions about the Yammy brand (love 'em and wouldn't own another motor- except maybe Suzi). The 150 might be a tiny bit underpowered on this boat (it's rated for a 200), but I'd be comfortable with the 150 on this rig.

So, please give me feedback on this boat (not motor and not boat/motor combo). Are Skeeters reliable, solid, and dependable?

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They have made multi-species boats since the late 1980's. In all my internet readings I have never heard any person mention a problem with Skeeters.

I have the older 1850 model that is very similiar to the new 1880 mold. I absolutely love the performance and they are very well built. The ride in rough waves would amaze you and you will stay dry.

A friend in the LETS league runs this boat. It's very nice. I don't think you will regret that purchase at all.

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I used to cruise in a Skeeter. I can't remember the model, but it was a walleye boat. Really nice boat. No problems whatsoever.

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I'm on my second Skeeter, both bass boats.......The first one was an early eighties model that my buddy fished tournaments out of for years, beat to death, then I got it....It was totaled out on Minnetonka when we got hit by another boat. Have seen it sold recently on e'bay, so it is still alive. I now have a 98' and love it, never a problem, stout hulls, good ride. You won't regret it...

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I have a 2004 skeeter 1790t tiller.

I agree on the great ride in rough water. It tracks well when drifting and trolling and has got plenty

of storage.

I do wish they had spent a little more time on the details of the interior.

The fuse panel is in a stupid spot. It's difficult to get to. The livewell drain is in the back of the livewell

an inch from the bottom so it never fully drains. I also have no dry storage. Like I said, just little irritating things.

These are things that between the dealer and myself are fixed, but I feel that if Skeeter had any kind of a quality

procedure, they would have fixed these minor problems and saved me a couple of trips to the dealer.

Although the 1880 is rated for a 200, a Skeeter rep told me that with the 150 4 stroke

you'd get in the lower 50's with an average load.

Now that I'm on my second season with my Skeeter and the bugs are worked out, I really like it.

Like I said it's got a great ride in rough water.

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