Who's getting a new or different boat?

2/13/16 @ 6:27 PM
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Big_Shane
Big_Shane
USER since 3/26/15
I ordered a Lowe FM 1710 with an xi5 pinpoint gps trolling motor and humminbird helix 7 side imaging/gps.It will be powered by a Mercury 115 four stroke. I'll put my 597 up at the bow. The color will be blue flame which I think looks pretty sharp. Super stoked for it to get here in April. Any other cool new boat stories or new to you boat stories? Big Smile
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3/6/16 @ 9:53 AM
skybuster1969
skybuster1969
USER since 10/22/03
hello fellow lake-linkers . My wife and I are looking to get our first boat with our tax return . My question is , is it better to jump on a boat now or wait for more to come out of storage ? You can PM me if you wish . Thanks for your time Dave

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2/28/16 @ 8:31 AM
mattg589
mattg589
USER since 2/27/05
I bought a 2005 Crestliner Fishhawk 1850 with a 150 Optimax a few years ago.

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2/28/16 @ 8:28 AM
ciezkl07
ciezkl07
USER since 11/18/09
sloshkosh

I used local dealers to find my boat. Every Lunch I did a search of used boats of dealerships within a few hours of me, Waukesha County. I got a great deal at Daves Turf and Marine. Great people and even let me take it for a test drive. American Marine in Shawano normally has a pretty big selection of used boats. Best of luck.

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2/27/16 @ 7:57 PM
jbird68
jbird68
MEMBER since 1/24/05
Looked at the 2000 Lowe I mentioned earlier. It was OK but needs more work than I want to put in to it. Carpet needs replaced and possibly soft floor in one area. Spare tire is shot. Missing one market light. Trailer needs repainted. So while we were there we looked around at their inventory. He had a new 2016 Alumacraft 165 competitor in burgundy with a 60hp Mercury. Very nice but pricey. He did have a 2015 Classic that did not have a motor on it yet. Now I want a new boat. Ugh! Would need 2 extra seats, 4 total. Said he could put either Evinrude or Mercury on it. Big wish list.

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2/27/16 @ 5:32 AM
Big_Shane
Big_Shane
USER since 3/26/15
Matt what did you buy?

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2/26/16 @ 11:11 PM
schmelme
schmelme
USER since 12/20/07
Bought a 2016 crestliner 1850 fishhawk. Rigged with 150 Merc 4 stroke. Putting a 36v xi5 on it. 2-Hds 9 gen2 touch units. Nmea and ether networks. Pick it up in a couple weeks to start installing the goodies.

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2/26/16 @ 10:16 PM
fishhook
fishhook
USER since 9/16/01
Not a new or different boat,but it feels great when I bring'r home from winter storage every February!

Maiden voyage next weekend!

Early spring walleyes.

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2/26/16 @ 12:25 PM
fetch-um-up
fetch-um-up
USER since 2/19/06
Picked up a 17' back troller. Little older but nice boat in the size and shape I wanted. Now will be busy customizing with rod holders and electronics. Going to put my 15' Resorter with 45 Honda on Craig's list soon for someone else's dream boat!........

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2/26/16 @ 8:59 AM
mattg589
mattg589
USER since 2/27/05
I found my boat on Craigslist. It was pretty dumb luck, but it was exactly what I was looking for. www.walleyecentral.com and www.bassboatcentral.com are two sites that I frequent quite a bit as well if you're willing to travel for a boat. I would also check with local dealers.

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2/24/16 @ 11:51 PM
sloshkosh
sloshkosh
USER since 3/30/04
Looking but not finding what I want. Where do you guys look online?

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