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#3597840 - 02/23/14 08:26 PM Re: stratos vs. triton [Re: outdoorsmen22]
SilverFox
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Kick them both to the curb and buy a real boat! Skeeter! \:D
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#3597847 - 02/23/14 08:32 PM Re: stratos vs. triton [Re: SilverFox]
SilverFox
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In reality I don't have much experience with a Stratos. I've been in several Triton boats. They all were pretty good boats and pretty fast. They all needed a driver when you got up around 60 and beyond. They want to walk with you. If you don't mind driving them they are fine... I like doing the grandpa driving where I just lay my arm across the wheel and roll.

One of the guys I fish with has a 196 with the 200 mercury. It'll run over 70. It fishes fine and seems to be well built. He came out of a similar set up ranger boat... The R91 with the 200. He likes the Triton better.
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#3598370 - 02/24/14 12:46 PM Re: stratos vs. triton [Re: SilverFox]
TN Larry
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What is the Triton?
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#3598383 - 02/24/14 12:57 PM Re: stratos vs. triton [Re: TN Larry]
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Like swapping nickels, not much difference in the 2 imo. Stratos has been downgraded a lil to an entry level boat below the Rangers since Ranger bought them when OMC went bankrupt years ago. Still a good boat as is a Triton but overpriced imo!
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#3598399 - 02/24/14 01:09 PM Re: stratos vs. triton [Re: Winchester]
SilverFox
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The Triton boat is built in the same place as Ranger boats.
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#3598403 - 02/24/14 01:12 PM Re: stratos vs. triton [Re: SilverFox]
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Yeah Ranger owns them both now! Stratos is definitely the cheapest of the 3
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#3598481 - 02/24/14 02:56 PM Re: stratos vs. triton [Re: Winchester]
JimFromTN
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I would be more concerned with the motor on the back than which boat unless you are talking mid-90's stratos. After Earl Bentz left, their quality went down hill. My biggest complaint with stratos is that they usually come with a johnson/envinrude on the back. I would stay away from any motors that have the word "Ficht" on them or "Optimax" if its older than 2003. If you are worried about the condition of the boat, get in it and put you weight on the drain and see if it is spongy. Thats usually where the floor starts to rot first. Also, grab the motor in the back with it tilted up and lift up on it to see if the transom flex's at all.
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#3601810 - 02/27/14 02:21 PM Re: stratos vs. triton [Re: JimFromTN]
rutnstrut2
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I had a stratos 196 loved it! But like stated before I over 70 they walk alot. Have a tr21 now I love it too! Tuff choice but I would say triton.
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#3601833 - 02/27/14 02:57 PM Re: stratos vs. triton [Re: rutnstrut2]
Jmed
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Motor condition is the most important factor
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