I currently have 1895 Yarcraft Storm. Love the boat but it is 20 years old. I can afford a new one and may go that route but I also am looking at used rigs. I am looking at the 19 to 20 foot range. I want a deep and larger cockpit VS wasted deck space up front. I just don't cast much. Ranger 619's don't seem to have much space back there. When you get to the larger ones the cost and size are more than I need. Warriors seem to fit the bill but it's hard to justify the cost. They are real expensive. Anybody have the glass Lunds or Skeeters? I have scoured the used boat market using Walleye Central and Boats 1 and not found anything that trips my trigger. Any ideas and experiences? Thanks. Mrt.
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For years I was in the same situation as you are now . I have a little 15 foot Skeeter bass boat my dad bought brand new and it never left the family for 36 years . I loved it but it was small and had no storage or live well space. Was looking new for years and because of my financial situation couldn't get the funds for a new 16 foot aluminum. Finally was at Cedar Lake Sales and worked to get into a new Crestliner but couldn't get it done, ironically they had a 2004 Ranger 180vs Reata trade in that my wife said what's wrong with this one ? I checked it out , did some research and made the deal. I got a 18 foot fish and ski without the windshield. It fishes like my old Skeeter , has plenty of storage , and I can have more than 3 people in it , and we can pull the tube and get my big butt up on my skis . Oh it also has a Yamaha on the back which is what I also wanted after owning a evinrude . Keep looking , do your homework and you will find your perfect rig .
Same scenario as Cold Front. My Crestliner 1850 is 18 years old. Want to get new one beginning of 2021. The boat of my dreams has always been a 20" Tyee. For sure will go with a Tyee just not sure if Ill go 20' or 19'. Not sure if Ill go with fiberglass or Aluminium. One thing I do know for sure is I want a Yamaha and Yamaha kicker. Can be done but it will cost me.
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Sounds like you're looking to stay with glass? A gentleman where we go in MN has a nice Alumacraft (unsure of model) that is deep and roomy. I saw an Alumacraft Trophy 195 on the road the other day and just from bring behind it you could tell there was a ton of room. But....not glass.