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#828073 - 07/18/08 10:53 PM Recommendations needed on aluminum boat dealer
MarkW
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Looking to buy new aluminum boat in the 16 to 18 foot range. Hearing good things about War Eagle, G3, Titon, Express, and a few others. Any advise on good dealers in central or eastern TN would be appreciated. Preferably in or around Nashville, Knoxville, or Chattanooga. Leaning towards Merc or Yamaha on the engine (70 to 90 HP) and still on the fence with consideration of 2 or 4 stroke.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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#828100 - 07/18/08 11:26 PM Re: Recommendations needed on aluminum boat dealer [Re: MarkW]
javman150
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My reccomendation would be C & O Marine in White Bluff outside of Nashville. I live in Athens, AL and I got tired of listening to and seeing first hand the way dealers around me treated their customers. I went to C & O and they treated me like they wanted me business. They wanted to know what I wanted in a boat and not just show me the most expensive thing on the lot. I bought a 2008 Stratos 294 XL with a 200 ETEC HO from them. When I got it home I noticed a bad spot on the bottom of the boat where the plug is. I called Todd at C & O and asked what we could do about it. He made a call to Stratos they picked it up the following Monday fixed it and brought it back to me the next day Tuesday afternoon. Go see those guys they sell XPRESS and War Eagle. Tell Todd nathan Ezell sent you up there. Thats where I would go first.

Edited by javman150 (07/18/08 11:26 PM)

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#828161 - 07/19/08 04:00 AM Re: Recommendations needed on aluminum boat dealer [Re: javman150]
KENBOB10
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Hands down, G3. Madisonville Marine in Madisonville. I have a HP 200 and love it. They have a huge selection of different sizes.
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#828162 - 07/19/08 04:27 AM Re: Recommendations needed on aluminum boat dealer [Re: KENBOB10]
Swamphunter
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I have owned 2 G3's, but I have an Xpress right now. I dont think you can go wrong with either one. I had a factory defect on the first G3, and they really stand behind their boats. They bent over backwards to make me happy. The G3's rode better in rough water, but didnt turn very well. The Express could be better in rough water, but turns on a dime and jumps on plane. Either way you will be happy.
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#828180 - 07/19/08 06:11 AM Re: Recommendations needed on aluminum boat dealer [Re: Swamphunter]
stik
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polar kraft is worth consideration. and yamaha all the way on the motor. i bought mine at nichols marine in lenoir city and have never been disappointed in their service.
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#828317 - 07/19/08 09:17 AM Re: Recommendations needed on aluminum boat dealer [Re: stik]
snaildarter
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I really like my 17' polarkraft (w/ a 40hp yamaha 2 stroke). Does nichols still sell polarkraft?. My boat came from there in '02.

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#828327 - 07/19/08 09:37 AM Re: Recommendations needed on aluminum boat dealer [Re: KENBOB10]
KENBOB10
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 Originally Posted By: KENBOB10
Hands down, G3. Madisonville Marine in Madisonville. I have a HP 200 and love it. They have a huge selection of different sizes.


Keep in mind also Mark. The king of catfish guru's fishes out of a G3.
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#828348 - 07/19/08 10:10 AM Re: Recommendations needed on aluminum boat dealer [Re: KENBOB10]
8 Ball
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Registered: 08/21/07
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G3 no doubt, I've got a an eagle and my buddy has a gator and the gator is an absolute beast....
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#828419 - 07/19/08 12:33 PM Re: Recommendations needed on aluminum boat dealer [Re: 8 Ball]
Radar
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Best dealer for sales and service I have done business with is Lawrenceburg Marine . They sell Alumicraft boats . I love mine . I have bought several used boats from them as well as new .
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#828629 - 07/19/08 06:05 PM Re: Recommendations needed on aluminum boat dealer [Re: Radar]
scn
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PM sent.
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