Home   |  Message Board   |  Information   |  Classifieds   |  Features   |  Video  |  Boat Reviews  |  Boat DIY
Walleye Message Central - Reply to Topic
Walleye Message Central

Go Back   Walleye Message Central > Boats, Motors, Electronics and Trailers > Boats > Ranger 1880 MS

Thread: Ranger 1880 MS Reply to Thread
Your Username: Click here to log in
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
07-13-2019 12:23 PM
ranger1850
Ranger 1880ms

Quote:
Originally Posted by padronanniversary View Post
I choose the 1850 for the rod locker.... wife didnít want step. But I found out there is a little more storage with the 1850. The factory puts the battery charger on starboard storage in deck, and takes up a huge amount of space. the 1850 puts it in front of batteries inside front deck.
My battery charger was in bad location in port side bow storage area, he moved it end near passenger in the storage area. My wife is like yours, she dislikes the step in the 1880. Any I agree their is more storage in the 1850. Upfront in bow, I kept porta pot, life jacket or two and other smaller items.
07-13-2019 11:01 AM
oldlund Are there any downsides to cutting ends off tubes in the center rod locker? Iíll check the WOT RPMs next time Iím out.

I also bought the sea sucker 3 rod pro vertical rod holder and mounted in front of rear livewell. Iím happy with that (no holes) and might buy another. It holds the rods nicely but if you put a net on one of the side 2 tubes it isnít strong enough in heavy chop, but for just rods seems as sturdy as Iíd need it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
07-13-2019 10:26 AM
padronanniversary
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranger1850 View Post
Any good reports on 2018 or 2019 with 150. I am not worried about top end speed. I like some of the features of the 1880 over the 1850. I do have 2012 1850 with 150 4 stroke Yamaha which has been great. I like the rod storage area of the 1880 and battery placement. I am curious why some doen like location of the deep cycle batteries. The ones on my 1850 are not easy to get at, especially at my age.

I also like to hear from owners of 2018 or 2019 who own 1850's and why you went with that boat over the 1880.

One final thought on the 200 on the 1880ms is the high price tag compared to any 150.
I choose the 1850 for the rod locker.... wife didnít want step. But I found out there is a little more storage with the 1850. The factory puts the battery charger on starboard storage in deck, and takes up a huge amount of space. the 1850 puts it in front of batteries inside front deck.
07-13-2019 10:09 AM
Dkrum I cut the ends off of the rod tubes in the rod locker. Had to take out the bow locator to get to them. Now I can get 2 rods up to 8'6" and several 8' in there.
07-13-2019 10:08 AM
Dkrum (double post)
07-13-2019 09:11 AM
ranger1850
Ranger 1880ms

Any good reports on 2018 or 2019 with 150. I am not worried about top end speed. I like some of the features of the 1880 over the 1850. I do have 2012 1850 with 150 4 stroke Yamaha which has been great. I like the rod storage area of the 1880 and battery placement. I am curious why some doen like location of the deep cycle batteries. The ones on my 1850 are not easy to get at, especially at my age.

I also like to hear from owners of 2018 or 2019 who own 1850's and why you went with that boat over the 1880.

One final thought on the 200 on the 1880ms is the high price tag compared to any 150.
07-12-2019 11:39 AM
eyesnskis I'm really enjoying my 1880 after running it for a couple months now. It's a little different since it's a '16 so it's before the update to allow for a 200, but I still get a loaded top speed between 45 and 46 mph(gps) with my Merc 150 4S. Last Saturday was my first time in "rough" water with it, 20 mph north winds on Winnebago and loved how it handled them!

I finally got my electronics all upgraded to what I'm comfortable with(From Lowrance Elite 9 and Hook 7 units to Humminbird 859 and 999 units) and would like to upgrade the TM to a 36v Terrova at some point, but the 24v that's on now still does the trick.

I don't have the jump seats in the back but the kids fit just fine in it for now, in a couple years might be a little different story though. My starboard stern box has my cranking battery, tools, and a throwable. I use the port stern box for my rod holders and other gear that can bounce around together.

I haven't found a good use for the "pockets" in the sides between the seats yet, I'm sure they'll be a good place to accumulate snacks and stuff on longer trips out though.

Now if all the idiots would stop pulling kids in tubes and stopping to load skiers in the main river channels around here I would be able to enjoy it a lot more!
07-09-2019 01:18 PM
fisher_i_am They are there

Not aluminum

Molded in fiberglass black angles on each runner

The shelf will have to cantilever a little bit
07-09-2019 11:31 AM
Diesel Pro Best current pic I have of my rear access area.
07-09-2019 08:05 AM
Diesel Pro I have the ski pole in mine and there are no aluminum angles behind the framework for this.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.