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#3240957 - 05/07/13 06:04 AM Which boat?
Model70Man
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I'm torn between 2 boats. They are the same price. The first one in a G3 1860 CCT with a 90hp Yamaha and the second is a Lowe Stinger 195 Camo with a 115hp Mercury ProXS. I will be using the boat for fishing the Clinch River, Bass fishing lakes, and hunting. I've read some reviews on the web and they are basically the same. Do any of you own one of these boats? Can you give me some Pro's and Con's for the boat you have. I'm trying to get as much info as I can before I buy.

Here are links to the boats:
http://www.g3boats.com/gator_tough_prop_tunnel_hulls_-_aluminum_fishing_jon_boats

http://www.loweboats.com/2013/stinger-bass-boats/stinger-st195-camo/
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#3240961 - 05/07/13 06:06 AM Re: Which boat? [Re: Model70Man]
Lady's man
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I would say lowe. i like mercury jmo
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#3241007 - 05/07/13 07:23 AM Re: Which boat? [Re: Lady's man]
stik
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yamaha would be the deciding factor.
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#3241028 - 05/07/13 07:42 AM Re: Which boat? [Re: stik]
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I have a 1999 G3 it's the 17 foot one I really like it has Yamaha motor I have never had any problems with mine the only thing I would change that I should have got at least a 20 foot one.
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#3241059 - 05/07/13 08:16 AM Re: Which boat? [Re: Todd Lamb]
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If I had unlimited funds I would buy a brand new Yamaha motor for my boat.
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#3241061 - 05/07/13 08:23 AM Re: Which boat? [Re: RUGER]
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I have a 2007 lowe with 4 stroke merc.. its the 16.5 fishing machine. really like it.. no issues, nice quality built boat..
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#3241074 - 05/07/13 08:34 AM Re: Which boat? [Re: pressfit]
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I am around a variety of boats and outboard motors each week. Just talking to the owners of the boats I get the following impressions.

G3 Boats.......Their owners love them.

Lowe Boats.....Their owners like them but don't like them as much as the g3 owners love theirs.

Outboard motors.

Evinrude/Johnson......These motors are cursed daily.

Mercury...............Their owners love them but they do have issues occasionally.

Yamaha................never heard a bad word uttered about them.
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#3241108 - 05/07/13 08:56 AM Re: Which boat? [Re: Kirk]
mathews338
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 Originally Posted By: Kirk
I am around a variety of boats and outboard motors each week. Just talking to the owners of the boats I get the following impressions.

G3 Boats.......Their owners love them.

Lowe Boats.....Their owners like them but don't like them as much as the g3 owners love theirs.

Outboard motors.

Evinrude/Johnson......These motors are cursed daily.

Mercury...............Their owners love them but they do have issues occasionally.

Yamaha................never heard a bad word uttered about them.

my thoughts exactly!

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#3241203 - 05/07/13 10:46 AM Re: Which boat? [Re: mathews338]
TN Larry
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Is the G3 going to have the 4 stroke on it? That would definitely be a pro for me even though the Optimax is a nice motor and gets super gas mileage for a 2 stroke motor. I have a 200 Optimax on my boat.

I don't see that you can go wrong either way, however, I think that I like the layout of the Lowe better. It appears to have a bigger front deck and more storage.

If the Yamaha, is a two stroke, I would pick the Lowe, if it is a four stroke, I would be split down the middle.
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#3241242 - 05/07/13 11:36 AM Re: Which boat? [Re: TN Larry]
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Love my Yamaha
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