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    Fisher Bass Boats - any info on them ??
from John (  
1/9/2001 4:20:00 PM


 I am considersing buying a Fisher FX Fiberglass bass boat. Iknow that these are no longer made. Does anyone have one or have any info on them? Speed? Rough water? Any info, Thanks.

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   Fisher fiberglass from Don-ri (  1/9/2001 6:51:00 PM
 Don't do it.

   fisher from Kent (  1/9/2001 10:00:00 PM
 i dont know much about them but probably more than the guy above there used to be a few around here and the fit and finish looked pretty nice you can probably expect to get a good deal because most so called experts feel if its not made anymore than its no good this simply aint so BUT the same attitude will hurt you in resale if its a good clean rig at a good price and your going to keep it a while i wouldnt be afraid of it good luck

   fisher fiberglass from Kent (  1/9/2001 10:35:00 PM
 I just rememberd something after posting above i think the fisher fiberglass rigs where designed by john storie who was originally with champion then viper and now the makers of hawk im not certain here but you might research it

   Fisher from jighead34  1/10/2001 4:59:00 AM
  Kent is correct it is a Storie design i parked a 2000 cobra beside a 97fx19 the hull is identical, fx19 has more rear deck space though. Rough water ride is pretty good,I ran one that radared at 73mph 3bl prop w/200efi merc. Jighead

   fisher / procraft from Bob (  1/10/2001 9:11:00 AM
 John I belong to a bass club in south dakota and a member is a fisher/procraft dealer. they are the same boat I have fished in them lots of times I think they are great. as a mater of fact Tom has some great deals now. 1999 fx18 with 2000 xr6 150 for 14, 000, 2000 superpro 200 with 200 efi 21000. the boats are ready to fish. check it out call Tom 605 589 3441 tyndall motors tyndall S.D. good luck and good fishing Bob

   Fisher boats from Bill (  1/10/2001 9:20:00 AM
 John I have a Fisher F-18 with Merc 150 , no compalints handles rough water very well , stable platform for fishing ,will do 63 depending upon conditions. I dont know what Don-Ri is talking about. Fisher made aluminum boats for a long time (very reputable name) then sold to John Morris BPS. Tracker made the glass boats the f-16, f-17 , f-18 were the old Nitro hull design . The 19 , 20 , 21 footers were Stories design. The reason Tracker no longer makes Fisher Fiberglass Boats is because The Marine Group (tracker) purchased Astro and Procraft lines. Fisher (part of The marine Group ) is now back to making aluminum boats . If the boat you looking at is in good shape and priced right I dont think you will be dissapointed .If you want more info e-mail me . I have a close friend who sold these boats Bill

   Right up my alley from billiebass (  1/10/2001 5:19:00 PM
 John- I run a 1998 FX-19 Fisher with a Mercury 200EFI. The boat will run in the low 70's with a 10" jack plate. It is, without a doubt, one of the best fishing platforms ever made. Now for the rest. Since they are no longer manufactured, they will be VERY hard to sell. The pre-1998 boats did not have knee braces in the transom and are very susecptible to serious cracking ( a friend of mine just had Tracker Marine replace his with a new Procraft because they could not fix it). The Fisher is almost idenntical to the Viper (Cobra) and the Hawk, John Storie designed all of these hulls. The finish on those two boats are much better (inside and out).The interior lay-out is pretty close to perfect, lot's of storage and big rod lockers. The ride in rough water is second to none. I have run in 7' waves in the California Delta in it. If you get a good deal and plan on keeping it, great. Otherwise, it's a tough call. If I can answwer any questions, drop me an e-mail. Bill- Former Fisher Pro-Staffer.

   I have one from Chris (  1/11/2001 3:45:00 PM
 I have a 1998 Fisher FX-18DC Tournament with a Mercury 150 Optimax. It runs in the low to Mid 60's MPH with a 10" jackplate. I have it loaded down though, ton of tackle, 4 batteries, etc. I totally agree with billiebass above. These are one the best boats ever built. The rough water ride is excellent, speed is ok, the storage is unbelievable and I have not had one problem with the boat. They shouldn't have stopped making them. Likewise, I think if you get a good deal, buy it and keep it. It should keep you fishing for a long time.



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