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SX180, Skeeter Quality Throughout Smaller Package With All The Big Boat Features

SX - Tournament Series Bass Boats

by: Blue Heron Communications,

(11/19/2000 - Kilgore, Texas) Sometimes, the best fishing is hard to get to and around tight places. The SX180 bass boat from Skeeter may not be as large as some of her big sisters, but the quality and fishing features are not lost. At 17' 8", the SX180 ranks as one of the smaller Skeeter Boats on the market. But this is a Skeeter and Skeeters are made for fishing. Rated for a Yamaha 130 horsepower outboard, the SX180 is quick on the hole shot and anglers get from the ramp to that favorite cove or point in no time. The 82-inch beam provides the stability needed during rough conditions and the space required for fishing from the front deck. The cockpit is built around a console with boat driving in mind with tinted windscreen, easy to read gauges, built in Zercom CID-40 flasher, single cable non-feedback steering and bench seat. Switches are situated within the driver's reach even while steering on a plane. The nineteen gallon divided live well in the back provides for easy separation of fish and the live well control system allows for filling, draining and recirculation. Both the front and rear deck have fishing chairs on 13-inch fixed extensions. The bow panel is complete with trolling motor receptacle and engine trim switch. And every SX180 comes standard with a Motorguide 24 volt foot operated trolling motor with Gator mount.

The front deck of the SX180 is equipped with two oversize rod storage lockers and a roomy tackle storage box. The rear deck has two storage boxes along with an easy access rigging compartment. Gas-assisted lifts have been added to the doors on the rod boxes and rigging compartment. Under the bench seat is additional storage and the front deck has two built-in retractable rod staze.

The SX180 weighs 1,270 pound dry and can carry five persons or 840 pounds. The boat is delivered on a Skeeter single axle tube trailer with Aluma-look wheels. For added boat protection, the trailer is equipped with transom saver, tie downs, spare tire and carrier.

Bow and stern lights, four cleats, heavy duty bilge pump, battery trays, insulated doors and gas-assisted lifts on rod box and bilge access doors are standard features. Skeeter transom washer, 800 gph bilge pump, and bow traction mat provide added safety and convenience. Engineered for the rigors of tournament fishing, the SX series Skeeters are built with composite transom construction with a fiberglass stringer system. The SX180 carries 24 gallons of fuel for those long runs to far off locations.

For more information on the SX180 Tournament Series bass boat and the rest of Skeeter's line of fishing boats, contact Skeeter Products at One Skeeter Road, Kilgore, TX 75663. For the closest Skeeter dealer, call (800) SKEETER or visit the Skeeter website.