A Little About Me - Ryan Tripp
But as a proud new owner of my own, I've really had a perspective change, I've come to realize more personally now just what a difference those features make when you are out on the water. Just how much nicer it is to get ready, get launched, fish, tear down and go home with a good boat like a Ranger.
The New Beauty - My Ranger Z119c
What I Love About My New Boat
I've taken my new boat out every chance I've gotten, rain or shine and I absolutely love it. Even as the wind, waves and rain are crashing against it, this boat has proven to me that the claims of Rangers legendary Stability and Fishability are not exaggerations.
I chose to rig my Ranger with a Mercury 225 Pro XS, and after coming out of the break in period I have been able to open it up and it flies! The motor performance is outstanding, with a hot foot installed the response and control are fantastic. I have a 24 pitch Mercury Fury prop installed on it am considering stepping up to the 25 pitch, but so far the speed and performance have been stellar.
A Storage Solution that Actually Works
I can easily fit all 10 of my Dobyns Rods inside my rod locker rigged and ready to go. Right next to my rod locker in the central compartment I can store a staggering amount of tackle, so much so I may need to devise a system for keeping it organized (according to everyone else). The front deck is amazing I have plenty of room to move around and quickly maneuver about while reeling in a toad.
At The End of the Day
Lets face it, even the best day out fishing has to end and that is another place where this boat shines. Once again this is where easy and abundant storage comes in handy, but also the value of having a sturdy custom high quality trailer. From the collapsible tongue for storing the craft safely in a smaller garage to the dual tandem axle trailer, road armor and lightweight strong wheels. The quality of Ranger doesn't just stop at the boat, it extends to every aspect of the package, and saving 30 minutes of tear down and clean up at the end of a 8 hour day is worth every penny.