1999 Ranger 617T
This boat was originally purchased out of Frankie’s Marine in Minnesota in 2000, used for two years, then stored from 2002 through 2005 when I purchased the boat in August 2005. This boat was used very little from 2005 through 2014, weekends, and most often fished on Rush Lake, Minnetonka and White Bear. The boat has a small “circular” burn on the carpet of the storage area as it was bought this way from original owner. I have had this boat in indoor storage since fall 2016 due to a move out of state where the boat has no use and have decided I will stay in Montana. Their have been numerous updates as follows:
2009: Through a certified Ranger Boat technician this boat was completely stripped of its clear coat, scratches repaired and entire boat then coated again. At this same time a hull guard was applied.
2009: Replaced original trolling motor with a MinnKota Terrova, 72” shaft, 101lbs thrust. Shaft may be little shorter as cannot remember, but got longest possible at the time for muskie fishing purposes in “rough” water.
2010: New tires on trailer (single axle), new spare tire, had trailer completely overhauled for wiring, added a 4 bank battery charger to run trolling motor on separate battery. Wiring for trolling motor, bank charger all done through Frankie’s Marine.
2011: Bought a new “butt seat” for the front deck of the boat.
This boat was brought in EVERY SPRING for a tune-up and then again EVERY FALL to prepare it for the winter, used very little last fishing season of 2015-2016 as getting ready to move. This boat has a cover, has been meticulously maintained and it can fish up to 3 people who are experienced with muskie gear, although 2 people is optimum.
70hp Suzuki 4-stroke
Rod Storage: I stored 8 complete muskie set-ups, with up to 9 foot rods, they fit.
Dry Storage (x2) for boxes, rain gear etc…….
30gal fuel capacity
Two adults, full gas capacity, 5 lakewood boxes and other gear and boat would move along at 37-41MPH (best if little chop on water)
Single axle trailer
Lifetime trailer registration (MN)
Price (USD): $16,500
Engine Brand: Suzuki
Engine HP: 70
Engine Year: 2001
by: WILLIAM MURPHY