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Old 08-17-2010, 08:58 PM
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Hello, I have another question for everyone. I'm looking a 2 used boats, both 2003, one a Pro v 1900 with a 200 Mercury EFI and a 9.9 kicker, the other a Ranger 619 with 200 Yamaha V-max and a T-8 kicker. The 1900 has better electronics, about 100 more hours and is a few thousand cheaper in price. Looking for some input on these rigs. I am thinking the 619 is going to ride better, I like the storage in the 619, but I also like the open layout of the 1900. Lastly can anyone tell me the length and beam on the 619 I can't find that info anywhere? Thanks in advance for the info.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:03 PM
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The 2003 619 is 19'2" long. Take it from someone who sold his 2006 aluminum Lund last fall and bought a 2003 619. Buy the Ranger!!!!
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:15 PM
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I too have sold two aluminum boats in the past year because I was not happy with them. Finally found a 2002 Ranger 619 and couldnt be happier. I never owned a Pro V but I did own a Tyee and a Baron and I would take the Ranger any day over the other two. You wont be disappointed with the ranger!
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:15 PM
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Anybody ever wonder why so many early 619's come with Yamaha 200's and most early 620's have Opti's? Makes me wonder but I don't know why.

BTW buy the Ranger.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:13 AM
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I don't know if it is correct but iboats.com lists the beam on a 2003 619 as 92 inches.

Good Luck
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:44 PM
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Well I finally did it. After searching for over a year and having 3 or 4 boats sold out from under me, I went with the Ranger. Just pulled it home last night and hope to get it wet tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for all the advice.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:00 PM
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Thats a nice looking rig! Congrats!!!!

Did i talk to you on the phone about a Skeeter in SD?
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:08 PM
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I am pretty sure I did. Did you find a buyer? I was still really tempted by your boat. But after getting this one home and finding that it barely fits in my garage, I don't think the skeeter would have fit anyway.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:27 AM
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Merv, congrats on your new rig. It looks very sweet, and you got an awesome color scheme. I would like to know what your specific complaints were about the aluminum boats that you owned that caused you to go with glass. From my perspective, I have always owned fiberglass bassboats, and then bought a Lund Mr. Pike 16 last year. I think this boat rides great, and the layout is awesome. Eventually I'm going to make the move to a bigger boat. Depending on my budget, it will be a choice between a 619 or 1860 Ranger, or a Pro V 1900 or 1825 Explorer Lund.

One of the factors in making my decision probably relates to the other part of your question about Yamaha Motors being prevalent on later model 619's. I think its about tournament incentives. Guys running Ranger/Yamaha or Ranger/Evinrude combos get major incentives in FLW events. That would be my issue too. The only reason I'd change from my current boat would be to fish major tourneys on big bodies of water in my area. Most of them are FLW-sponsored events. Its almost not worth it unless you're running a Ranger.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:11 AM
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I am pretty sure I did. Did you find a buyer? I was still really tempted by your boat. But after getting this one home and finding that it barely fits in my garage, I don't think the skeeter would have fit anyway.
Thats great you found what you are looking for! Great looking color too!

I know we had some discussion on motor types and correct me if Im wrong.... The V-max is the same motor as the HPDI just set up with a short shaft??? For some reason I think when I was boat shopping once I was told that.
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