Looks like I am the odd man out. I have a 1991 Ranger690 Walleye style boat. Repowered with a 1998 Evinrude 175 carbed. It has done everything for me. Bassing, catting, stripers, salt-water, skiing. Have had a 60 lb blue cat in the 50" livewell. Rear deck extension for bassin, out for everything else. 12 rodholder bases. 59 mph empty with cool dry air. Running a 22 Raker. Would love to test run a 21 Renegade.
I love this boat. My 3 year old son is safe riding with me, with the deep sides. We are going to have a blast in this boat for years to come.
I love my Ranger.
Tiny Ranger, I have wanted a 320 since I can remember. That is a sweet ride.
04 Model 175VS ...and yes it fishes bigger than any other 17.5 boat
125 Merc...and when it grows up it'll be a 150
Once the kiddies ..hmmm..young adults..ehh..20-somethings.. ...are off the payroll there will be at least a 185 wif an Opti sitting in the garage..although given the pace at which my offspring are moving to get on their own two feet..there well could be a whole new line of Rangers out there...
It's all good though..and I ain't complaining. Good Fishin to all!
1980 275 fish ski. 1980 175 merc. On the speedo I have clocked 57, My buddy has a GPS that I want to use to check it with. I have only had the boat about a month, love it. You would never know by looking at it that it is a 1980 model. Great shape.
8' oak mission style with an old mercury wheezer. The prototype for the new Z series. Works great when I take it up north where we have the shore lunch. You can turn her over and fire up the wheezer to slice your potatoes!!
'03 520 DVX, all the options, 225 HPDI, MinnKota 101, XM radio, CD changer, Hotfoot, on-board charger, 4 disc brakes, swing-away trailer, top of the line Lowrance units - the works. Custom ordered. Love it!
175 vs 115 merc 52 mph on the speedo 21trophy plus
i love my boat i sat on the 185 and the 175 not much difference on the bow as for room at the very front but big diff in price i also put 2 garmin 240s on it bike seat and other goodies. but when the little guy graduates from the baby sitters i be gettin me a full size Ranger of course got my eye on a 195 with a 200 on it
but for now this one catches fish and looks awsome, oh yeah its a 2004.
I added the 519 polls and the 518 polls that places 519/518 into 2nd place with only one vote away from 185. That mean 519/518 is most popular 500 series boat and second popular boat of entire Ranger line. I guess it has to do with price and versality of it.
I request to pin this post to keep at the top because the polls are getting slower now and start to float down - there are always new members with boats coming in.
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2011 Ranger Z520/Yamaha 250 SHO