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    What boat has the widest front deck?

    Looking at the Phoenix 721, ranger Z520, skeeter FX20, and the Triton 20XS. Which one has the wides front deck. I would love to go sit in them and look but at the time I am forward deployed to Japan. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (KramerSP)

    I am certain you will get a lot of reponses to your question. This is just a guess, but I would bet the Ranger has the wider deck of the three brands you mentioned. To me, deck width is not a big deal, all of them are plenty big. By the way, thank you for your service.

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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (billius)

    Out of those, Ranger z520.
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    if you flip alot skeeter cause of the low gunnels other than that triton or ranger never been in a pheonix


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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (BMCD)

    <table width="90%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=center><tr><td>Quote, originally posted by BMCD &raquo;</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">Out of those, Ranger z520.
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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (KramerSP)

    My Z520 Beam measure's 95" and outside rub rail to rub rail is 96-1/2".

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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (KramerSP)

    <table width="90%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=center><tr><td>Quote, originally posted by KramerSP &raquo;</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">Looking at the Phoenix 721, ranger Z520, skeeter FX20, and the Triton 20XS. Which one has the wides front deck. I would love to go sit in them and look but at the time I am forward deployed to Japan. Thanks for the help. </td></tr></table>

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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (KramerSP)

    Out of those choices, I'd also guess the Ranger. The Phoenix 921 would be more comparable, since it has a wider front deck than the 721. My friend just got one, and it's a beast. It may not be quite as wide, but it's definitely close to the Z520.

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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (KramerSP)

    <table width="90%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=center><tr><td>Quote, originally posted by KramerSP &raquo;</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">Looking at the Phoenix 721, ranger Z520, skeeter FX20, and the Triton 20XS. Which one has the wides front deck. I would love to go sit in them and look but at the time I am forward deployed to Japan. Thanks for the help. </td></tr></table>


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    I measured the Ranger Z520 and the FX20 today.
    Ranger Z520, 64" across at seat pedestal and 80" across at front of console.

    The FX20 is 58" at the front pedestal and 77' at the console.

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    Is that rub rail to rub rail or useable deckspace? Rubrail to rub rail is useless, measuring the inside edges gives us the real numbers.
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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (tnsnow)

    All manufactures seat pedestal locations aren't the same distance from the front edge of the carpet. So the measurement there may not be apples to apples. When I did all my research on deck widths, Ranger was definitely one of the larger ones. I didn't measure a Nitro or Triton, so in all fairness I can't comment on them and the Pheonix 921 wasn't around at the time.

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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (tnsnow)

    <table width="90%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=center><tr><td>Quote, originally posted by tnsnow &raquo;</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">I measured the Ranger Z520 and the FX20 today.
    Ranger Z520, 64" across at seat pedestal and 80" across at front of console.

    The FX20 is 58" at the front pedestal and 77' at the console.</td></tr></table>
    I got curious and measured my 19XS, a 19'9" boat. It is 66" at the pedestal. I wonder what the 20XS is.


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    I just measured my 2010 Skeeter 20i. It's 63" wide at the front seat post and 79" in front of the consoles. That's carpet to carpet, useable deck space. It also has low gunnels for flipping and pitching. I believe Ranger reduced gunnel height for 2012 on their Z520, but earlier models have higher gunnels.

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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (BMCD)

    <table width="90%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=center><tr><td>Quote, originally posted by BMCD &raquo;</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">Is that rub rail to rub rail or useable deckspace? Rubrail to rub rail is useless, measuring the inside edges gives us the real numbers.</td></tr></table>

    That is inside measurments, carpet edge to carpet edge. We also have a 2010, ZX200 which is wider than the FX at the same places. Triton has the largest/deepest storage boxes but about the same width as Skeeter.

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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (tnsnow)

    Measure at the pedestal. Rangers are the widest but I would consider the height of the gunnels as well.

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    Thanks for all the input. I am flopping between the Z520, 7/921, or the FX20. Ranger has the awesome width of the front deck and I hear the Z520 is a mid 70s boat. The FX costs a bit less I think and the front sits high out of the water with low gunnels. Looks to be a mid 70s to 80 with the right tuning. And the Phoenix 7/921 has the best tackle management system I've ever seen and an absolute outstanding value from what I've heard. They seem to be mid to high 70s boat as well. ( I've been talking speed, not price). If anyone has anymore input then it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (tnsnow)

    <table width="90%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=center><tr><td>Quote, originally posted by tnsnow &raquo;</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">I measured the Ranger Z520 and the FX20 today.
    Ranger Z520, 64" across at seat pedestal and 80" across at front of console.

    The FX20 is 58" at the front pedestal and 77' at the console.</td></tr></table>

    My Z520 measures 70" (inside measurement) at the front seat pedestal. Did they change the layout of the new Z520's???
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    Re: What boat has the widest front deck? (briansgi)

    <table width="90%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=center><tr><td>Quote, originally posted by briansgi &raquo;</td></tr><tr><td class="quote">

    My Z520 measures 70" (inside measurement) at the front seat pedestal. Did they change the layout of the new Z520's???</td></tr></table>


    Ranger lower the gunnels so guys could flip better.


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