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    17ft 115hp vs 18ft 150hp

    Talk me into or out of the 17ft 115hp combo.

    I'm really tempted to get a Triton 17 Pro brand new with a 115 Merc on ProXS Optimax. I can get this brand new for the same price a slightly used 18ft with a 150 will run.

    How small is a 17ft 6inch boat? How fast will a 115hp push a 17footer?

    Interested to hear from those fishing out of 17fts with under 150hp

    Keeping in mind that I am 5'9 and weigh 150lbs, do I really even need a 18ft boat?
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    I think the 17'/115 Combo would be a nice rig and pull well behind your truck

    New boats are nice and have warranties, but a bigger boat has it's advantages, it's a toss up. I think think a 115 over a 150 would sip fuel and you could afford a few more jars of stinkbait
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    What Dustin said..as long as the 115 will allow you to host older fat guys on a fishing trip or two..
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    The 115 Is apparently quite a bit more fuel efficient.. Being brand new is what would sell me...
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    Growing up my dad had a 16' fiberglass bass boat with 115 merc.
    The boat fished well and handled really well.
    I don't remember getting beat up any worse than i have been in a 18'
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    I would be willing to bet after you purchase this boat that your next boat will be bigger than this boat. Just sayin.

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    The 17/115 is all you "need". But if you don't care so much about fuel costs and crave the
    better holeshot and speed then get the 18/150.

    I estimate the 17/115 top speed would be 56 mph because I have owned that combo before in
    both Nitro and Ranger.
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    How much heavier is the 18 ft combo. Dustin brings up good point on towing. I have a 4L v6 tacoma and am not buying a larger truck just for a new boat
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    I assume your looking at aluminum still?
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