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Old 11-05-12, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default New used boat for me

Sunday me and my wife went and pick up my new boat it is a Triton TR18 with a 150 EFI motor this is my first fiberglass boat. I am a little nervus and am looking for some good pointers for this boat all so am looking at in stulling a swing hitch has anyone ever did this and if so can you give some pointers on this.

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Old 11-05-12, 01:24 PM   #2
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congrats on the new "toy"/ hole in the sater, wife hating, kid hogging, NEW friends ride buddy. hahaha! i don't know much about what you are refering to as for the hitch, but i have heard good and bad things about them.

post up some pics the new ride for us though please. we love to see new rigs. and tell us how many NEW friends ya get once they find out about it too. lol!
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Old 11-06-12, 11:19 PM   #3
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What year is it? I had a 1998 TR18. The early model Tritons are chine walkers at higher speeds. I liked the boat other than that.
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nice boat have fun with it
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Old 01-14-13, 08:05 PM   #5
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congrats on the new "toy"/ hole in the sater, wife hating, kid hogging, NEW friends ride buddy. hahaha! i don't know much about what you are refering to as for the hitch, but i have heard good and bad things about them.

post up some pics the new ride for us though please. we love to see new rigs. and tell us how many NEW friends ya get once they find out about it too. lol!
John, ya left out "water flea chasin". Sounds like a nice boat. Can't wait to see a few pics!
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Old 01-14-13, 11:27 PM   #6
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By swing hitch are you referring to a swing away tongue? If so, I have one on my Nitro, and that was the main reason I got this particular boat. It shortened the package by about 2 feet which means I can store it in the garage. It has worked out well for me.

Congrats on the new toy-hope you load the boat every time out!
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Old 01-15-13, 09:44 AM   #7
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My first 'glass boat was also a Triton TR-186 w/150 Merc XR-6, back in 2001. Great boat, enjoy.
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Old 01-25-13, 11:55 AM   #8
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Nice boat to learn with,dont over drive it if its a handfull back off,dont let others prepare you for launch,meaning you take straps off and on and put plug in and out.
Other than that its all an experience hopefully enjoyable.Swing away tongue just makes it a shorter pkg to place in garage,also makes it worth a tad more.
Its also a drive on back trailer to about tire fenders not over them slowly advance as one enters at 1-2 mph take out of gear once on solid place back in gear and drive it up to winch-slowly after a time you know how deep to place it that was just a guideline,but not floating,yet still float enough can drive it up,less weight on it.

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