|11-27-2019 04:05 PM|
|Darren MT||I have owned two Lund 219s and a 202, and commonly fish large windy reservoirs in Montana. As mentioned earlier, the layout is awesome and the ride is superb. They are as dry as any comparable sized boats It's impressive watching other 219s going through rough water compared to other brands. The front deck is huge, with room for two guys to cast. I can easily lay 7' rods on the front deck of my 219. They do not spear waves....running on plane, trolling or drifting. From what you are describing, I really think you should check out a 219 during your search. I think you might really like the layout. I know you would like the ride, especially in rough water.|
|11-25-2019 06:25 PM|
I raised my engine changed my prop and the change was dramatic, now I am adding zip wake tabs.
|11-25-2019 05:42 PM|
|peter8||I have a Lund 219 and after owning 2 Warriors which were both great boats I stumbled on a great deal on my 219. I had to replace my 193 after it was totaled in an accident. I am not a fan of jump seats and wanted a bigger/longer rig so the Lund interested me over another Warrior. I can say that after 2 years now it exceeds all my expectations. It has a huge bow with lots of storage, great cockpit room with removable storage pods, flat dash for mounting electronics and a super ride that got even better when I added trim tabs. They made the ride/dryness even better. They are a definate plus for any boat. I run a 300hp Verado and can hit 60mph when solo. I see Juls also runs a 300hp motor and it is plenty of power. You can buy alot of rigging for the savings over a 350-400hp engine that might get you a few more mph. I usually travel at somewhere around 40mpg when moving spot to spot or bringing her home. I used to say you need to go ?? if your buddy can only go ? Past that now at 66...lol. Also you will not be disappointed in getting the 72" Ulterra. I switched mine out this year from a 60" for the same reasons you are asking about. Whatever great boat you decide on a 72" TM and trim tabs should be considered. Have fun, Peter|
|11-22-2019 01:55 PM|
Hi great post from the OP. Like the OP I am looking for a new boat and considering another 620, a 2060, or 208. I mainly fish SMB on Mille Lacs and if the weather permits fish out of the front. However when the waves come out and I am not comfortable in the front, I face the boat into the wind and use Spot Lock and fish from the rear. I have looked so far at a 620FS Cup and 2060. So far I am thinking another 620 due to the previous comments on the deck room with 620. Also I think the 620 is more refined and a little better in regards to compartment seals, locks, and other amenities. I actually like the side compartments on the 620 and since I am mostly alone and rarely ever troll don't miss the openness of the 2060 and the side rode storage. Also like the individual rod compartments on 620 versus the open wells on 2060. I am 6' 4" and cockpit leg room on 2060 felt cramped but did like the more open view looking forward with the 2060.
For the engine I am struggling. Current boat has 250HO G1 and kind of tired of the oil but has been a good motor for me. Truly like the 1st service at 300hr and being able to winterize while still in the water. Looking at the G2 and also ProXS. I am not into speed as I rarely go above 40 mph and rarely venture more than 5 miles from cabin. I do fish a lot though as I am retired and this might be my last boat. So wanting to do it right.
Any additional thoughts and the boat of choice and engine?
Oh and I was planning to go with a 72" Ulterra as current 60" is out of the water way to much. Any others that have gone to the 72" and any problems or concerns?
|11-20-2019 10:18 PM|
My boat is really dry when itís on the trailer
sorry could not resist
|11-19-2019 02:45 PM|
95% of the musky casting guides on St. Clair run Rangers. Maybe there is a reason? From your list, I have only fished St. Clair from a 621, and never in rough conditions. It is a great fishing platform. At your height you will be looking over the top of the windshield.
|11-18-2019 11:49 AM|
Take your checkbook, hop a plane to Japan, buy the boat, have it shipped back and hop on the plane and return home and wait for your "Special boat" to arrive!
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|11-09-2019 04:33 PM|
|Smallies & Muskies||
Multi Species Boat
Fish on the great lakes and fish a large variety of states and lakes. Ranger 620 would be my pick of the 3 you listed, boat drafts better than the others and has a good hull design. Fairly good experience and i liked working off the bow better than Skeeter (felt crowded). Can't speak to the Triton completely as I've only ridden in them and trolled out of them. Want to throw a wrench in your list and bring up Tuffy boats.... this is also a good boat for a guy who spends his time on the deck and can handle big water... just a thought as this boat is designed for deck work.
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