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I was hoping to get some feedback on the new Trophy 2103 or any Trophy CC Owners out there. The boat looks great, seems to have just about everything you could need. Is there anything that I should know about before buying this boat next April?

Any suggestions, hints or tips would be greatly appreciated.
 

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id look at the 21 parker, i may be biased owning one but having the pilot house is a great asset in michigan weather and they have a huge back deck. i guess it all depends what you want the boat for but personally i would buy a walleye boat before center console alot more versatile. i guess it depends what kind of fishing you like to do,troll,drift,cast,jig etc. also where do you plan on mainly using the boat and do you want to fish the rivers as well. i looked for 2 years before i purchased my boat but i knew what i wanted out of a boat. thats the biggst factor if you want to be able to do everything walleye boats are the most versatile IMO as they can be used in big water and also the river effectively. a little research can go a long way in your happiness on your purchase
 

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QUOTE(thor450mx @ Aug 15 2009, 09:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Troller11,

Thx for the reply. Is it the 2120 Sport Cabin that you are reffering too?

yes that would be it, i have the 2520 but i like to use my boat in lk mich also. but like i said if you dont plan on purchasing until next year look around and look at how the boats built. is the hull put together with rivets or nut bolt. throughbolted is alot better then rivets so you have to take that into consideration if theres a little difference in the pricing.
 

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Are you looking at buying new or used? You can get a helluva lot more boat buying used than you can new. The market is flooded with boats right now and it is a buyer's market. Like troller said, it'll come down to how you want to use the boat- trolling, casting, jigging, muskie, bass, walleye, fish alone, fish with buddies, fish with family, need storage, need dry ride, need room, you want a trolling motor, you don't don't want a trolling motor...the list goes on. Alot of guys will buy a boat because they heard about it, or they saw it on TV and it's totally not the boat they need for the water and species and style they fish.
 

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I would prefer new. Not to say that there arent any good deals when it comes to buying used but with all the incentives, rebates and very low finance rates it seems to me that new would be the way to go at this point (Trophy has rebates up to 15,000 pending on the model year 2007-2009). Fishing mainly for Musky and Smallmouth on St. Clair (trolling and casting). Would also like to fish for Kings on Huron. Have a fishing buddy... would love to have more fishing buddies however the older I get the more of a looooser i become : / Trolling motor, definately.

Not so much leisure however if the wife and some of her freinds want to go out for the day they could.
 

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i have a 21' walkaround im selling at the end of the season it is a 2004 trophy nice boat and have taken good care of it great fishing boat
 

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I've been looking at getting a new boat myself. I was also looking at Trophy boats. Initially, I also thought I wanted a CC and was looking at 21-23ft Trophy and Polar boats. I think the Polar boats are put together better than the Trophy boats from looking at both brands. However, I dont think Trophy's are junk.

I have however decided that even for fishing, my fiance and I have decided that a CC would be good for fishing only and if we only take 2-3 total people out. I had a chance to ride a CC boat, albeit a 19', the other day and I decided I want something with more seating and a little more protected but still fishable. The sales rep I was speaking to pointed me towards the dual console boats and both my fiance and I agree it is the right boat for us. They are bow riders with windshields, but still have the fishability back half like a walkaround would have. I still might consider a WA boat, but they are heavy, slow, and still really only designed for 3 people on the back half without getting super crowded unless you get into a 28-30ft boat. My fiance wants something she can chill on while I fish or we can take two other couples with us for a ride. We frequent the sand bar on Torch lake throughout the summer. And lastly, can be the boat be trailered long distances with a 1/2 truck is a big consideration as well.

Here are the two brands and models I am considering now. (I still kick around a Nitro as they just came out with a deep hull boat, but since Bass Pro and none of the dealers sees fit to order one for the showroom floor, I'm not buying something I havent seen in person and can look over well. Its look great on paper and looks like an excellent walleye boat, but still family friendly.)

Trophy 2206 Dual console...
http://www.trophyfishing.com/brochure.asp?modelid=122473

Polar 2100 dual Console...
http://www.polarboats.com/po2100dc.html

Nitro Sport 290 deep hull bass/walleye boat...
http://www.nitro.com/boat/?boat=3110

I want something that can break at least 50mph for calmer days and it must be an outboard. I do not like I/O's for many reasons.
 

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I agree with Esoxfly - used is the way to go. You can probably find a boat 2 to 3 years old with very low hours that is almost like new. They have already absorbed the depreciation for you. People are desparate to unload stuff right now. The money you save could be put toward equipment for the boat... electronics, muskie livewell, rod holders, etc...

Good luck!
 

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QUOTE(thor450mx @ Aug 15 2009, 10:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Fishing mainly for Musky and Smallmouth on St. Clair (trolling and casting).....Trolling motor, definately.

And this is what I was getting at. The boat you have pictured would be great for trolling, but not casting. Of course you could cast, but mounting a trolling motor would be an issue. You'd need an 80" shaft (which they don't make) to keept he head in the water in 3' of chop on LSC. Likewise, that is alot of boat to move with an electric trolling motor.

I'm a caster, 100%, so I was looking more for a bay boat with flatter gunwhales, a lower freeboard, but still a hull that would take the waves. Everything is a compromise. My boat is prime for casting and it works awesome in the big waves with some finesse- tacking, throttling up and down, etc. But it'd be a wetter ride trolling the Dumping Grounds in a straight line...plus it has no seats!

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If I was looking for a "do it all" boat, I'd look at a multi-species like a Ranger 620 or a Lund. You've got seats and deep gunwhales for trolling, a bow for casting, windshields for a warm, dry ride, and they mount kickers and trolling motors really well. And that's a recommendation from a center console guy!
 

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I own a Trophy 1703 CC and really like the boat. It handles great on St. Clair and I'm preparing to use it in the Gulf this fall. I fish for muskies and have never had a problem.

If you are buying new, there are a few suggestions that I have. First, don't try to skip on accessories when you purchase the boat. Make sure it has a trolling motor, VHF, radio/stereo, raw water wash down, etc. These items can be purchased after-market, but then you have to worry about installation costs and such. I would make sure that the day you pick the boat up it is already set up the way you want.

Second, take a look at the little things, especially storage. That is one thing my Trophy is short on. Are there enough rod holders, where do you keep the life jackets, where will you store tackle and boxes?

Hope it helps.
 

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i am upgrading to a 27' sportcraft or parker dont know yet- that is why im selling it i have caught alot of muskie this year and in the past i wouldnt be selling it if my brother didnt want to go in on another boat with me as for price i dont know yet between 18,500-20,500 are u going to be trolling or casting
 

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oh sorry i can get pics if intrested and has been stored in garage for the past 3 years
 

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QUOTEnitros fall apart in the showroom

I beg to differ. My nitro is 5yrs old and its all in how you care for the boat. Does it have Ranger quality? I wouldn't go that far as most boats dont, but the Nitros do not fall apart and dont carry the ranger price tag either. They are decent boats. I wouldn't have bought one if they were. I worked at Bass Pro for quite some time and had the chance to look over Nitros all the time. I also frequented their service department for a couple of years as well. Their service was bad, the boats, not so bad. My boat has been in some rough seas also.
 

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