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Lund or crestliner.

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Just seeing what the thoughts were on Lund or crestliner. I'm looking for a new boat and want something that I can use on Erie as well as the smaller lakes in PA. Also the kids like to tube. I'm leaning toward a crestliner super hawk. Just looking for any info or recommendations thanks.

 

 

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I have a 2150 ss crestliner with a 175 verado  just love it  haven't had any problems looking to upgrade to a hardtop this year

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I have a 2150 ss crestliner with a 175 verado  just love it  haven't had any problems looking to upgrade to a hardtop this year

I have a Lund 17 ft. It's a 2004. It's in the shop for a rotten transom. Lunds are noted for this. A very hard company to deal with .


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my current boat is a 2015 Crestliner Commander and I like the room it offers, the trailerability, and the ability to handle water.... nice high gunwales .... 115 Merc 4 stroke with a Merc 9.9 ProKicker.....I can't speak for the Lunds, but I love the Crestliner.

I've owned a Starcraft Islander 191V, and a Trophy 2052........ Each boat offers a little something different, but at this point in my life, the Commander is perfect. 

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I have the crestliner 1900 phantom ss and like J.Sparrow it fits all my needs 

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you should also take a look at the starcraft  line I have a 18 ft super fisherman real nice boat take the kids tubing and skiing then out for walleye. I don't know where you live but Bow And Stern Marine on river rd. in Tonawanda has done real good by me. one thing to keep in mind is you may need a bigger motor to get skiers up. I went from a 115hp merc 4stroke to a 150 for better hole shot. kids grow and bring friends equals more power needed to get them up skiing

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I have a 22 ft Crestliner Eagle. Bought it new in 2000. Wish I would have bought a 4 or 5 year old Pursuit instead.

Would have been about the same money.

Buying new is stupid.

Depreciation is outrageous.

Also, next boat will be an outboard.

I/O ' s are a pain when they start getting 15 years old. Too many rubber parts that age and start leaking.

Nicest things about any of the aluminum boats:  great gas mileage for boat and tow vehicle, easy to tow, easy to load

Worst things: rough ride in big waves, they get you wet in medium to big waves, they blow sideways very easy when your trying to get back on the trailer.

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Thanks for all the info. I had a fish hawk 16 ft. Loved it. But need more room. Yes I think a 150 hp is the better bet Thanks again. I will check out Starcraft


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Lund and Crestliner are both owned by Brunswick and are made in the same factory in Minnesota.   Main difference is in construction of hull- Lund uses rivets and the Crestliner is welded.   To me choice between the brands boils down to personal preference on construction, layout and local dealer.  Brunswick also owns Mercury so most Lunds and Crestliners come with Mercury power.    Starcraft has added a Starweld line so they have riveted and welded aluminum choice as well.  Brunswick is a big marine player owning Searay and Boston Whaler as well.  Interesting to check out their corporate site to see all their brands.. 

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My 1990 Lund tyee 1850 kicks ass. 115 Johnson with a 15 Johnson kicker. Love it. Handles the waves and catches fish.

Fish On!!

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Yes thanks for the info. I have been looking at the tyee. It would fit our needs well. Just out of my price range new. I think we are down to a super hawk or tyee. 

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I spent a lot of time doing research 3 years ago before buying my new boat....And YES I bought it NEW and don't care about the depreciation!. I went with the Crestliner 2050 "Authority". She has a Merc 200 Verado, 10HP Merc Pro Kicker & the biggest Minn Kota I-pilot /lync combo. got the full canopy kit and set it up right. High gunwales all the way around. has a step thru transom where the swim platform form is. it is an awesome fishing boat for Erie & the fingerlakes....but one of the kickers for my decision was that it is an awesome family boat as well. we have 6 grand children. with the high gunwales, almost impossible for them to fall out, but when they are done swimming or tubing, they can easily climb back in all by themselves...youngest is 6.   I totally LOVE this boat, fell in love at first sight (after doing my research)...Have had her for 3 years now and couldn't be happier. I'd recommend taking a look at one. She is SEXY & trailers real nice too. I swear to GOD. almost every single time I take it out of the barn, someone comments on what an awesome boat it is

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