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    Default Re: Ranger bass boat with a 5.7 L. I/O ???

    The I/O bass boats aren't that desireable. They tried to make it in the market, but people just didn't buy into them. First and foremost is the issue with cold weather operation of an I/O versus an O/B. If a serious fisherman wants to go out and fish in December, the I/O winterization is a real killjoy. Most bass boats also don't weigh enough to warrant the power advantages of the I/O setup. Lastly, the shallow draft of the bass boat means the I/O sits up high and you lack the ability to get the outdrive out of the water when running in the shallow stuff. It also intrudes on the deck space when the engine is in the boat. Lots of reasons they didn't take off in the bass boat market, but I sure didn't know they ever made a Ranger with a Bravo outdrive.
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    Default Re: Ranger bass boat with a 5.7 L. I/O ???

    I wish everyone would put their location on the posts.

    I am looking for a "donor" boat. Where is this one? I have a customer with a 22 ft. bayliner with a VP AQ130. He got the boat for cheap and has spent a lot to revive the interior and a new bimini top. Now he wants some power to pull his kids and grandkids around the lake.

    We are looking for a V-6 to V-8 complete set up.

    This is near Fresno CA.
    If this is in CA or close please PM me.
    When will people learn that impellers require regular
    replacement and are not drive it till it pukes items?

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    Default Re: Ranger bass boat with a 5.7 L. I/O ???

    Quote Originally Posted by cr2k View Post
    I wish everyone would put their location on the posts.

    I am looking for a "donor" boat. Where is this one? I have a customer with a 22 ft. bayliner with a VP AQ130. He got the boat for cheap and has spent a lot to revive the interior and a new bimini top. Now he wants some power to pull his kids and grandkids around the lake.

    We are looking for a V-6 to V-8 complete set up.

    This is near Fresno CA.
    If this is in CA or close please PM me.
    I'm with you. I wish everyone put their location on their posts, but this one has it, Worth County Missouri.
    Ray

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