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Rob LaMoy

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I just priced a 2002 901 with custom colors and ALL the extras. I have set a goal to be able to pay cash for it by next year. For those that don't know that's about $34,000. That's a lot of $ to drop if I don't like the boat, so I would like some feedback since I will be stepping up and out of my old boat stigma.

How fast top end? Oh I am getting the 200 EFI

Rough water ride?

Storage?

Layout?

How does it trailer?

Overall rating 1-10

Thanks in advance. I have been in the process of developing a business that by practicing financial discipline, will provide me the opportunity to buy what I WANT, not what I can finance. This is why I have stuck with an '89. When I make the next boat purchase, it will be what I have dreamt of for years, and I need to get it right the first time. I feel it neccessary to warn everyone that I am also considering comparable Skeeter, Triton, Ranger, and Champion models.....so sell me. To be brutally honest, I value the info from the members of this board far more than any dealer.

Rob
 

Tom(fishfafun) Lutz

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Rob,



Know absolutely nothing about the 901 but when you consider other boats you should look at the BassCats also. All those you mentioned make a great boat but I think the Cats are a little greater!



Tom
 

Wayne Riley

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Rob

I own a 2000 901 CDX DC with a 200 HP Optimax.To answer some of your questions:1. Top end speed on speedo 74 mph. 2.

Rough water ride is incredible (smooth,real smooth) 3. Storage - there is no place in the boat that isn't storage 4.Trailering - I went with the tandem axle and dual breaks. I pull it with a 2000 Ford Explorer 4x4 XLT 4.0L SOHC engine and have no problems. Still can kick truck into overdrive to pass (yeah, we Canadians hate to follow)!5. Overall rating:9.5

Regards, Wayne Riley Nitro State Team Member (Canada)
 

Michael O

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Rob, This is my second year with the a 2000 901 CDX and it has been a great boat so far. Tons of storage, tons of deck space and a good rough water ride. I also went with the 200 EFI and if I had it to do over again, I would go with the Opti. It is not unusual for me to drop $50 dollars on gas alone for each tournament, at that rate it doesn't take long to make up the difference. Last but not least, I paid cash for my boat when I got it as well, it feels great not to have a boat payment and a new boat.
 

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Rob -



Glad you asked that question........



I've got a picture of one in white, blue and gold custom colors hanging over my desk as a motivational piece! Keep tellin' myself, "Next Spring! Next Spring!"



me!
 

Rob LaMoy

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Scott, my pic is on the frig! It shall be mine.....oh YES it SHALL be mine!
 

Dave Tully

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Oops..pardon the blank reply above. Concur with all the above..I've had my 2000 901 200EFI for a year now. The only thing I'd check on is what type of prop. I have the Laser II and the hole shots were pretty slow.

Dave
 

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If you're interested, I have a 2001 901 that was supposed to go to a state team member that I can sell at a 15% discount from retail pricing...that's a savings of over $3000.00 !!!!!

E-mail me if you want more info....the boat is brand new.

 

Roy Cody

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I got my 901 CDX this past Spring. I really love it. I use it on Lake Erie plus inland lakes also. It really handles the waters of Lake Erie quite well. I have the 200 EFI w/ 25P Tempest. I would like to get a 4 blade 23P Trophy. I get to 70+ GPS but the holeshot could be better. I will trade a little top-end for a better holeshot. It has a lot of storage. I'm not real happy with the 67lb Motorguide. It seems a little noisy compared to the MinnKota I had on my last boat, 91 FS180.

Overall, I's rate my boat at 8-9.
 

Rob LaMoy

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Ken, thank you for the offer, but I am very particular about the boat I want. I have even picked out the custom color package. I have waited a long time for this, and when I accomplish the goal I have set to atttain the boat, I am getting EXACTLY what I have alway wanted. PS, for those of you that think $33,000 is a lot, you should see what my wife wants! LOL But she deserves it and more!

Rob
 

Staci Matheis

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Ken -



Like Rob, I have a specific color pattern in mind........ But if I end up not being able to put together enough for a new boat - do you have trad-ins at your store?



Greg -



You should had oughta write for the Nitro Catalog!



me!
 

Ken Neeley

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Scott,

Occasionally we have trades or special purchase boats at big discounts....holler at me when you're ready and we'll see what we have at the time.
 

Greg Gutierrez

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Spell the most simple words. I mean you think I would

remember how to spell Nit-RRRRR-o when I'm on this forum.

(spell-check, spell-check, spell-check)

Rip Lip,

GregG

PS: Did you ever try that Florocarbin line yet?
 

Rob LaMoy

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Greg,

I tried the fluro but was not impressed. I opted for Sensor. Hard to tie knots, and still had too much memory. Just my personal preference.

Rob
 

Staci Matheis

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Greg -



No, I haven't spooled any up, but I have been using it for years as leader.



I took a good look at the 6# I had and decided that it was just too stiff to use as the main line on the tiny ultra light equipment I use for trout. 2 and 4# mono or fireline seem to work best.





Ken -



I promise - I'll give you a shout!

me!
 

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