Easy to trailer by myself, gets into shallow areas with no worries. Needs a bow-mounted sonar unit instead of the console display. If you plan on fishing open water at all, the 16ft is going to be aweful in any type of wind. Lowes are leaps and bounds better than Trackers as far as build quality. I currently own a Tracker 1542 flatbottom that just receives light use that I bought 2 years ago new.
This will help since I run the Ohio River and its tributaries. The motor will top out at 5400 rpm which is lower than the 5500-6000 rpm normal operation range and appears to be under powered for the boat. I have to replace em just after one year. Is there any way to keep water from 06 40 Merc going into these compartments and getting everything wet or is it suppose to not let water in? Later models came out with a divider. I replaced the transom tie downs, as the factory ones were crap. All of those boats only figured out to around 140hp for a max rating.
Now it runs like a scalded dog and fishes great. Trolling motor battery almost new. I should know, I've owned a Dodge pickup for years. Until I saw it for sale I did not realize Tracker made a fiberglass bass boat. The boat is an '89 and is still solid but in last 2 years the livewell pump died and the water, tach, bilge switch and speeo have gone bad.
I really recommend upgrading to it. The Pro Team 165 is tough enough to handle years and years of fishing. Performance wise it'll come down to the engine you choose mostly. The reason for the leak was not because of rough water, but rather because I purchased it with a roller trailer which overstressed the area where the rollers contacted the hull. No one can believe how nice my Bass Tracker 3 is.
If I could do it again I would buy something in the 18-19' range. It is definitely the most fun boat to drive. However, the manufacturer is apparently free to state a lower rating if desired, and sometimes does. Only a demo ride on 95 75 Merc rought water but ran great. No choke in sub zero, great running motor! This really works well for me and my fishing partner.
Important as you don't want to blow the motor. I love fishing from the big platforms front and back. In the case that you are hunting for Tracker Pro 175 Boat Parts, you have certainly come to the perfect place. This was the worst customer service experience I have ever had. They should be able to match them up pretty close and you can only see one side of the baot at a time so know one will know they don't match perfectly.
Do you think any of them ever responded. The graphite dash board is inexcellent condition. I am waiting for one with higher pixels. The location of the front seat is too far forward. The rubrail is clean with a few dock marks. I can't find a scratch anywhere, not even on the keel.
I filled the boat with water in the driveway yesterday to see if they leaked and they did. Larger motors need 89 octane and special oil. The major cost of the boat and the most important part of the package is the motor. You might have a tough time fishing all day on 12volt. Hull:Overall appears to beinexcellent condition with out any signs of fading or oxidation. The overall package is 7 feet 5 inches long with an 89-inch beam and transom height of 22 inches.
I need to slow down on the wanting to buy right now and look for something that wont cause me headaches and problems down the road. Call Bob for details at 352-223-7935. It by no means is the fastest boat on the water but it is very dependable and I have no problem handling the rough waters. It is too heavy for the boat though. Is powering above the rated maximum legal? I am ready to upgrade to a new glass so I can fish more tournaments competively.