Bought my boat from my brother-in-law about 15 years ago.(He bought a 20 footer since he was a part time guide on the Potomac.) I truly love my 1986 373. Had to put a new motor on her in 2003, but we're still winning tournaments together.
New Ranger Z520C
I had posted earlier about moving to Louisiana and buying my Ranger Ghost, but had just ordered my new Z520C.
Well...I got it last week from Cabela's in Gozales, LA. I did the Mercury break in thing on Friday and fished the West Pearl River on Sunday in our local club tournament (oh yeah, I won as well).
Ranger you've certainly outdone yourselves, from the live well covers, the measuring board at the ready, the running lights built in, having my plier holders as well as a cup holder in front of me all day to putting the cooler in the right place. And the most important thing of all, no more adjusting my HDS 10 so I could see it, its now mounted in the dash where it's suppose to be. I just wanted to say, I truly would not fish out of any another boat. Did I mention the trailer with the full plug built in, a parking brake and custom racing wheels....she even looks amazing.
Thanks Ranger Boats and FLW...
I just traded my Ranger Reata for a new 2013 Z518 with tandem trailer. Love what I have seen so far. Looking foward to getting into the structure scan and finding those fish hinding places. Only hate that I did the change in Dec.
Ranger Reata 210
Just bought my first Ranger. This 2001 Fish/Ski looks brand new. Glad previous owner took great care of it. Super excited about spring time. Can't wait to enjoy it with the family.
Hi, my name is Kurt Bergstrom and I have been a Ranger owner since 1999. I have been to Flippin and really enjoyed the tour and facility and cannot tell you how fortunate I feel to be a part of the Ranger "family". I really appreciate the fact that if I have an issue whatsoever I can call Ranger and actually talk to someone. Today I had an experience with one of your drivers that says a lot for the type of company you are running. He was delivering an 1850 Reata to Anglers Edge in Loves Park, Illinois and the boats are unloaded offsite by my shop. Today the driver (name unknown) was so cordial and knowledgable about the Ranger product. It was wonderful to hear him compare Ranger to any other boat on the market today. It was below freezing temperatures and he took the time to talk.
There is a lot to be said for the "big boats" that fish the FLW Everstart Series, but for the guys who can't afford them, like me, here's a little encouragement. 2012 was my first year fishing from my own boat. A 2001 Ranger R71 with a 125 Mercury engine. I managed a 28th place finish in the Northern Division final standings. Please don't let the size of your boat keep you from the tournament trail. Just fish smart and be safe.
I wanted a Ranger so bad that I bought a 1998 R93 Sport that had been sitting out in the weather in Tx for 5 years. After 4 months of work I have a great looking and running boat. Handles rough water and fishes great. Now my dad and brother want one!
I went to the dealer to look at another brand and my wife fell in love with the Ranger. Boy am I glad she did. It has a Yamaha 250 HPDI and really flys. Only wish I had a garage big enough to store it inside.
What a boat... I purchased my 1992 365V from Larry Nixon just after the 25th Anniversary Bassmasters tournament on Beaver Lake. After 20 years it still looks new...
I purchased my new Z117 in July from Real Deal Marine in Alexandria, Louisiana. Extremely surprised with the performance and handling. The Z117 with 115 Evinrude HO feels like you are riding in a larger tournment boat. Would highly recommend for someone in the market for a 17 or 18 footer.
I just got my first brand new Z118. What can I say except WOW! The Evinrude engine is so quiet and full of power. It is like driving a sports car with all the comforts of the most expensive luxury car! Thanks Ranger for building this boat for me.
My First Ranger 335V
I just purchased my first Ranger boat :). It's a 335V that has sat in a barn for 10 plus years. It's beautiful. the hull is in perfect shape. Can't wait to get it in the water for the first time.