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    Phoenix boat problems?

    Im thinking about switching to phoenix for next year. Ive heard alot of good things about them, however like any other boat im sure they have thier problems. Do you guys mind sharing with me what some of these problems/dislikes are?

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    PM sent to ya Cory

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    The only dislike i would have with my
    720 is the butt seat is pressed on to the
    pro pole so you can not remove the seat
    And put it in a storage compartment out
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    Quite honestly there is really not anything to complain or dislike about my boat. I am going on 1.5 yrs with it and with anything you would figure the honeymoon phase would be over after a year but, still loving it! Although I don't know what I would do if they made a 919! I would have to really consider trading for the wider deck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big water phoenix View Post
    The only dislike i would have with my
    720 is the butt seat is pressed on to the
    pro pole so you can not remove the seat
    And put it in a storage compartment out
    of the way
    I thought on my 721 I could put the butt seat in the driver's side rod locker..... Of course I just used that compartment for rain gear, life jackets, etc. so it had space to spare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOboat719 View Post
    Quite honestly there is really not anything to complain or dislike about my boat. I am going on 1.5 yrs with it and with anything you would figure the honeymoon phase would be over after a year but, still loving it! Although I don't know what I would do if they made a 919! I would have to really consider trading for the wider deck.
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    Our warranty claims here at the dealership have been minimal for Phoenix compared to the other brand of bass boats we used to carry. It makes a huge difference when a manufacturer takes there time and builds it right with quality components versus rushing one out the door to tout we make X amount of boats per year.

    If you put your trust in Phoenix, you wont be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Phillips View Post
    I thought on my 721 I could put the butt seat in the driver's side rod locker..... Of course I just used that compartment for rain gear, life jackets, etc. so it had space to spare.
    You are right Jason about the older style Buttseats. I can store one in my 618 starboard locker just fine. The new style however look to be quite a bit bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp71291 View Post
    920?
    The 920 is too big for my garage! The 719 is 19'8" and I have about 1/2" to close the garage door. Phoenix needs a 919
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    I was just wondering when they will be coming out with a 1019 over the 919 I would like a little wider deck LOL HA LOL HA

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    The 1019 will be out right after Ranger introduces the Z513x13. Heard it will be 13' long by 13' wide and they are going to rate it unlimited to try and finally break 65.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Phillips View Post
    The 1019 will be out right after Ranger introduces the Z513x13. Heard it will be 13' long by 13' wide and they are going to rate it unlimited to try and finally break 65.
    Jason I am sorry to inform you but there is no Z513 in the works the latest news out is a Z514 that is only 12 feet wide and they are trying for 60 first. I think we need to walk before we run LOL HA LOL HA

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    Quote Originally Posted by VX521Ranger View Post
    Jason I am sorry to inform you but there is no Z513 in the works the latest news out is a Z514 that is only 12 feet wide and they are trying for 60 first. I think we need to walk before we run LOL HA LOL HA
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    Come on Cory im banking on you getting a 920 I think youll really enjoy a bird
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    If I get one it will be the new 920.... With the sho of corse

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    Quote Originally Posted by corybyrum View Post
    Im thinking about switching to phoenix for next year. Ive heard alot of good things about them, however like any other boat im sure they have thier problems. Do you guys mind sharing with me what some of these problems/dislikes are?
    Cory. Have had this 721 for a little over a year now. One major complaint. It still only has about 40 hours on it. Keep telling the Mrs. that it's almost "criminal".

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    Mmmm, let me think............................................. .................................................. .................................................. ...
    Nope, guess I can't really offer suggestions on things I don't like. Only things would be a few options I would do differently, but those are personal choices.

    I do fit my front butt seat in the starboard rod locker (on the 618, it has to "lay flat" so the inner lid stiffener doesn't touch it). I also have fenders, ropes, hats, fire extinquisher, shoes, cup holders and life jackets in there with it.

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    I'll give you a couple minor things. 1. The live well drain plugs are not on the bottom of the wells, so you can never get them dry, plus the plugs don't actually keep the water from coming in from outside the boat anyway. 2. The ribbed seal less design of the compartments works wonderfully, but there are no ribs on the bilge area lid, so when you stop and water comes up the back it'll get into your bilge, so if you like to keep your bilge dry it isn't easy. She is hard to keep the water off the back of her unless you stop really carefully. That is my list of dislikes, so as you can probably guess I'm pretty happy.

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    My 719 chines badly when I'm really in the throttle. Cooler sorta sucks. Bad backwash when you shut down quick. Fishes great, goodies everywhere and overall a great boat. The Phoenix folks are great and responsive.

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    JSWYG,
    Your chine issue may be as simple as setup. I can run 72 with no wobble in my 719 but anything after that I have to stay in front of it. But not bad. I guess I never paid attention to the backwash since all my other boats have done it and i have gotten used to feathering it down to a stop.
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