Looks like I'm going to be pulling the trigger soon on a new boat. 175 Alumacraft Competitor with 150 4 stroke Merc with double bubble counsels. 24v 80lb Ipilot link with two Helix 9s. Anyone been in these boats? I'm upgrading from a 96 Tracker 16ft prov angler. The new boat will have a stainless prop installed from the dealer. What can I be looking at for top end speed with just one person and no gear? I'm told I should be seeing something in the upper 40s. I was looking at a Lund 1775 impact but the price was a hair (not much) higher. I started looking at a Tracker Targa 18ft with walk through windshield but the hull issues scared me away.
If anyone has ANY input on my boat of choice I would like to hear it. Price, performance, good, bad. I hope to be able to fish Green Bay and Bago on good days and be able to fish Petenwell on days where my old Tracker wouldn't cut it.