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Description: I was watching one of the tournament shows recently and it may have been "Major League Fishing" where I saw one of the pros was in a Z7. These are my thoughts! I fished tournaments out
I was watching one of the tournament shows recently and it may have been "Major League Fishing" where I saw one of the pros was in a Z7.
These are my thoughts! I fished tournaments out of a 17' Stratos for years that would only run about 35mph with two of us in it. Each year I would win enough to pay for all of my expenses of tournament fishing from equipment to fuel to entry fees.
I have always been with the mind set that you will never catch a bass at 65 mph or at 25 mph or at 10 mph! Whether you are fishing from the front of a twenty footer or the front of a seventeen footer you are at no real dis-advantage while you have a line in the water.
The bigger the engine and the bigger the haul will equate to the bigger the fuel bill! You will be a little more comfortable and you will go 65 instead of 50 and get to that starting spot in the big boat sooner but you will also get back to the fuel pump sooner as well.
I would fish out of a eighteen footer with a 150 over a larger boat just for the sake of it is going to be thirty percent cheaper in fuel cost and thirty to forty percent less expensive in just overall cost.
So if I can buy a Nitro Z7 at lets say 30K or larger boat that would be 40K or more to purchase I am ahead of the game right out of the gate.
It aint the size of the haul, its how you wave the wand that wins tournaments! The Z7 is a great boat, I have fished out a couple! Ranger makes a great boat, but are at the top of the market price wize!
But I believe with the economy still struggling and gas prices still going up you have got to be able to afford to fun fish and pay tournament fees once you make the purchase.