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Old 12-09-2011, 02:01 PM
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i just got email from Ranger regarding the new generation2 lowrance hds system he said they will getting them in january -febuary 2012
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:43 PM
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well ranger has finished building my boat december 28 so should be getting it withing the next 2 - 3 weeks so exciting will post some pics when it it gets here
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:08 AM
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A bottle of NSAID's will help the cheek pain from too much smiling. Preparation-H will help the other end from the strain from climbing in and out of the thing over the next month. Enjoy!!!!
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:00 PM
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well tomorrow is the big day finnally going to pick up my new 2012 ranger reata rs thank god for a short short winter going put it in the water saturday i will post some pics sunday
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:59 PM
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picked up new boat todAy must say it looks bigger then i thought cant wait to put it in the water tomorrow will post some pics sunday night
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:10 PM
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Ok, I'm looking at diving in to a new 2012 Ranger Reata 1850. This is what I'm thinking please let me know thoughts. This will Be used 60 ski 40 fish. maybe closer to 70/30 lol.

Im thinking a 150 pro xs will be plenty for power. Not sure the 175 Pro XS is worth the extra 1500 bucks. Me and my friends are all around that 200-240lb range (we like to ski to when we can get the kids off ) and I want to make sure we have enough power. I think this has been talked about before. but any info would be great. Also anything I should make sure they do for set up?

other options 80lb ipilot
2 graffs nothing special.

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Old 03-29-2012, 02:52 PM
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We do a lot more fishing than skiing. In your case the 175 would be well worth the money! No one ever says I wish I had gone smaller! It may seem like a lot now, but you will be glad you spent the money! May only be 3mph on top, but with big guys in the boat the bigger motor will pay off on pulling skiers up and getting the bow down a little quicker!
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:21 PM
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We do a lot more fishing than skiing. In your case the 175 would be well worth the money! No one ever says I wish I had gone smaller! It may seem like a lot now, but you will be glad you spent the money! May only be 3mph on top, but with big guys in the boat the bigger motor will pay off on pulling skiers up and getting the bow down a little quicker!
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:35 PM
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would go for the 175hp in my opinion that little extra power goes long way
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:06 PM
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I'm not sure if the extra 25hp gives you much. I hate to be the dissenting vote here...but I go by a rule that "there is no replacement for displacement." The 150 and 175's are the same displacement. All the manufacturers do is a few tricks to let them rev out a hair more and achieve another 25 hp. That has nothing to do with the torque. You want to ski, so you want torque. Weather the engine pushes the boat at 47 or 50 mph has nothing to do with this. Now I have never confirmed this...but I think that if you lined up 2 boats with the exact same hull and one with a 150 OptiMax and one with a 175 OptiMax....the holeshot and pulling power would be identical. Someone prove me wrong if I am indeed wrong...but back it up with evidence!

When it comes to torque (i.e. holeshot in boating terms)...there is no replacement for displacement. Many 150 and 175's are absolutely identical in displacement.

This is coming from a guy who spent $2500 more back in the day when the difference in cost between a 150 and 175 was alot more (2007...so long ago! LOL)....and I'm still not 100% sure that the extra money got me anything more than 2-3 mph on the top end which only a GPS could tell. Don't get me wrong...I love my 175 ETEC...I am 100% happy with my motor. But the 150 for $2500 less probably was better bang for the buck.

At $1500 difference...you have a bit more of a difficult decision to make. Of course, nobody can deny that the ego loves the bigger motor too!
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