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#3241540 - 05/07/13 06:04 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
PinchPoint
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 Originally Posted By: CATCHDAWG
G3/Yamaha... This is a no brainer dude!
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#3241554 - 05/07/13 06:19 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: AllOutdoors]
Model70Man
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I currently have a Yamaha on my small jon boat and it is freaking awesome. I would most likely opt for the Yamaha on the Lowe if it wasn't too much more. I was more interested in the boat design and how it functions for a combo river, lake, and hunting outfit. I usually fish the clinch when they generate and the water rarely is less than 2 ft deep. I see both types of boats on the clinch all the time and on the lakes as well. I was hoping to get feedback about boat design and layout and how user friendly the ergonomics of each boat campared.
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#3241559 - 05/07/13 06:28 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: Model70Man]
CATCHDAWG
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
I currently have a Yamaha on my small jon boat and it is freaking awesome. I would most likely opt for the Yamaha on the Lowe if it wasn't too much more. I was more interested in the boat design and how it functions for a combo river, lake, and hunting outfit. I usually fish the clinch when they generate and the water rarely is less than 2 ft deep. I see both types of boats on the clinch all the time and on the lakes as well. I was hoping to get feedback about boat design and layout and how user friendly the ergonomics of each boat campared.

I think your the only one who can answer that question. I have a Grizzly and the layout is perfect for me, it's wide open down the middle wich is what I wanted. I can assure you though, the G3 is a much better built boat.
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#3241571 - 05/07/13 06:51 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
outdoorsmen22
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look at the crestliner line of aluminums. They all aluminum and i love my vt 17
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#3241581 - 05/07/13 07:07 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: outdoorsmen22]
SilverFox
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I had a Lowe aluminum with an optimax. It was the HP style boat. I liked it and miss it with every rock or tree I see in my fiberglass boat now. I had the 90 HP opti and it got really good gas mileage on the 17 foot boat. I could draft pretty shallow... Around a foot I guess. The trolling motor would hit and the boat was still floating freely.

I have nothing bad to say about the build quality of the boat or the motor. Both performed flawless for me. The optimax got around 5-6 MPG at 80%. Its a different build platform than what youre looking at I know... But Lowe builds a fine boat in my opinion. I looked at the G3 boats but they were out my price range.
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#3241585 - 05/07/13 07:12 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: SilverFox]
SilverFox
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I can say that if Bunch Marine has the Lowe you're looking at they are a good group of guys. I bought 2 boats from them and would buy another in a heartbeat. If you're in a toss up on boats, the dealership would be the deciding factor for me. I don't thunk you can beat Bunch.
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#3241672 - 05/07/13 08:47 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: Football Hunter]
7mm08
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#3241700 - 05/07/13 09:22 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: 7mm08]
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I've always had good luck on the Mercs.. Can't speak for Yammahammer

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#3241783 - 05/08/13 12:44 AM Re: Which boat? [Re: Football Hunter]
Poleaxe
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We currently have a 2006 1652 SC G3 with a 40 horse yamaha on it. Its been a outstanding boat and the Yamaha has performed flawlessly. Never hesitates even in the winter. You can expect the same thing out of both being so light is that the wind can be frustrating at times. We (old man and I) have been looking for a used 18ft for 2yrs now and no such luck. I am not a fan of the small platform on ours but the 18ft platform would be just right. My bestfriend has the exact G3 boat your asking of and ive always loved the size but I find that the CC is wasted floor space where our SC is not in the way or have to walk around it. I would also suggest either that u decide, at applying the rhino lining to all the interior.
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#3241851 - 05/08/13 06:48 AM Re: Which boat? [Re: Spurhunter]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Spurhunter
 Originally Posted By: Kirk
Yamaha................never heard a bad word uttered about them.



I have owned 2 yamahas. Never a problem. BUT, I know 2 guys that have blown up SHO 250's still under warranty in the last two months. Yes, they are cursing yamaha.




did they run ethanol in them? it cost me the only good merc i ever owned.
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