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Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here

by , Posted to on 01/22/2008 2:44 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
Well folks, the floor plan is finally available for the 2008 Lund Fiberglass models.  I've been curious for a long time on how the floor plan would look.  That is, would the fiberglass models have the same looking floor plan as their aluminum models?  Part of me believed they would not and sure enough, they are different.  So my suspicion on the aluminum boats is true...they have more freedom in allowing storage space design because if they didn't the Lund fiberglass would have made their boats the same (after all, they are known for their excellent floor plans).

Here's a a couple links for comparison on the 20 foot dual console Lunds:  208 Pro-V GL vs. 2025 Pro-V IFS SE and for fun vs. Warrior's V203 Eagle

Here's a link to the full line of Lund's 2008 Models.  What stinks is Lund hasn't produced a tiller fiberglass yet so I can't compare a real man's boat.  Maybe next year!

Other Lund models are similar to Warrior and other fiberglass manufacturers.  You'll notice the floor plans are very similar.  Now that we can finally compare apples to apples the question becomes who has the advantage?  Oh the fun shall begin!!!

Tim Sandstrom




 
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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 2:47 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/28/2007
Location: ND
yea it's really not possible to build a fiberglass boat with as much storage space as an aluminum boat. The engineering for strength won't allow it.
Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 2:53 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/09/2002
Location: ND
A real man's boat?

Does that mean it comes standard with oar locks?
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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 2:54 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
I figured that but I know a few people that like to rip on me and say how good their floor space is compared to other manufacturers.  Of course, they were comparing the Lund aluminum to similar fiberglass competitors.  I can rest knowing there is limitations!  Sure is wierd putting the next two words together...Lund Fiberglass.

Tim S.




 
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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 2:56 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/22/2006
Location: ND
I like how the 208 Pro-V GL Aft seats are more towards the center line of the boat. This allows you to have more room on the sides of the boat when trolling or jigging. Impressive boat.

Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 2:58 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/27/2004
Location: ND
The hull design looks similar to their aluminum so I'll assume they will be a more rough and wet ride compared to the warrior. I would imagine the price wont be any better than warrior or yarcraft. IMHO, Lunds are way way over priced.
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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 3:04 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
3XGutshot,
I believe the 208 Pro V Gl with a 300hp Verado is north of 50k. The hull design is based off of their Aluminum boat hulls.

Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 3:14 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
$50k for a Lund hull? Ridiculous to say the least.
"The only enemy of guns is rust and politicians."
"The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry."

William F. Buckley, Jr.
"Unarmed helplessness is for sheep and the French."  Ted Nugent

"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."
 -Thomas Jefferson


The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
-Thomas Jefferson




Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 3:33 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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I believe it was closer to 60k.

Tim S.




 
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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 3:35 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
Say, that also satisfies another argument in that people believed it was cheaper to make fiberglass.  If so, the suggested retail prices don't fall in line with that!

Tim Sandstrom




 
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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 3:39 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/12/2003
Location: ND
At that price I think i'll keep my 2000 Lund fisherman for a few more years!Only 3 more years of payments and she's mine!!!!!!!!
Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 3:43 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/27/2002
Location: ND
From what I've heard, rigged with a 275 Verado and 9.9 pro kicker the boat was at 59,and change. Lot of money.
Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 3:45 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/08/2003
Location: ND
The 186GL is the EXACT same layout as a Ranger Reata, too funny!!! I guess if your going to try and mimic a company, they picked the right one!!
 

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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 3:50 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/24/2003
Location: ND
This isn't the first time Lund made a fiberglass boat. Didn't they make the Cherokee from like 86 to 94?

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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 4:18 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
rng,

Yeah they have and they actually had one out last year (not sure what model) but this is the first time they've had a "renovated' design.

Waly,

Now, now, Ranger?  You watch too many bass tournaments!  Hey, hey!

Tim Sandstrom




 
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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 4:25 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
They also made the Nisswa in about the same timeframe.

3x, can't say I know why your so high on the Warriors, the only two guys I know personally that have them both have trouble getting them to plane out. One is an 1898 W/175 Opti that you have to go 25mph or faster in to stay on plane and it was a WET SOB! The other is a 2121 W/300 HPDI Yammie and it had to have a hydroplane added to the cavitation plate to get the boat to plane out. The 1898 was 25HP under max, the 2121 was maxed out. I've run both just a bit, neither were impressive. Hard to think of any boat strapping 300 ponies to the back and not being $60K or more.

Just remembered a 3rd guy with a Warrior, a 177 Eagle with 90HP Merc 4-stroke and it's nearly perfect.

You need to look past the "I have one so it's the best" attitude most folks have. At least look upon one with your own eyes and in person before you bash. I don't have a lund, haven't had since '02, and don't have anything to do with them, I just like to see criticism come from 1st hand experience rather than a brand name.

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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 6:00 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Horsager,

A wet Warrior boat huh?  I am assuming you were in some nasty conditions...conditions that any boat will get you wet.  I've heard of the plane and balance complaints but each have been taken care of whether it be through some weight adjustments, repair or simply giving the person a new boat but when it comes to the dryness.  With the ride I gotta disagree with you on that because I have yet to be in a Yarcraft or Warrior where they didn't produce a very pleasurable ride.  For that matter, any fiberglass (well most anyway..some of them brands out there like to spear the waves pretty bad...I won't mention names) is a smooth and dry ride compared to aluminum boats.  It's just one of those things.  With that said, ANY boat will have its issues just like at any time a person can drive off the car lot with a lemon.  You gave 3x a ribbing with his stance but you have only been in two boats.  I know quite a few Warrior folks that would be happy to take you for a spin in their boats (of which they are very pleased with in all regards).

I'll have to take you out in a Warrior tiller and see what you think.  Of course, I don't believe in being the macho guy with big horse power so you won't be happy in that regard (I don't know if you care about speed or not) and you'll have to get use to going backward when it comes time to fish!

Anyway, the point of it all to me is no more do I have to wonder if the fiberglass industry was being stubborn about the interior of their boats nor do I have to question whether the fiberglass is a tad more expensive.  I can honestly rest in peace now.

Tim Sandstrom




 
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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 6:39 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/27/2005
Location: ND
I have owned both fiberglass and aluminum boats. I believe it's a persons preference. Personally, I will not buy another aluminum boat. The comfort, handeling of waves, and comfortable ride will keep me in glass. Sure, it hauls and rides heavy, but I'm not looking for 60 MPH on the water. I top out at 42 to 45 MPH and that is with a 140HP. Fast enough for me...I hope they show these new models at the boat show coming up in Fargo.

 
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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 6:40 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
That layout looks just like my Skeeter. Tim do you accually think Lund would sell their glass boat cheaper than aluminum even if it cost less to make? And as for layout they only go by what buyers want not what "lookers" say they want.
Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 7:18 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/24/2004
Location: ND
The government did a drop in interest rates today. WTF - what we need is an increase to keep in check with inflation. Big increase = lower boat prices / bankruptcy boat companies. Keep the prices in check. Over 50k for something you use how many times a year. Especially in this frozen piece of s tundra.
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Re: Lund Fiberglass Boats Are Here
by on 01/22/2008 8:07 PM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: SD
Warrior tillers are flat out awesome boats. I personally find their console boats a bit primitive (best way I could explain it), but the ride is dry and smooth. Definately not a first choice for a glass boat for me personally. From what I've found, similarly rigged "big" glass boats are close in price. Feature for feature, that is. I am really looking forward to the reviews of the glass Lund. I've spent lots of time in a Pro V and like the hull. Is it glass? No. But it is still quite nice. I am sure the glass version will be much improved. Yarcraft has a great riding hull. They too are a bit primitive in some ways, but the 209 and 219 TFX have really improved things. Only had a quick ride in a Triton (215X), fast for sure. Not the smoothest from what I've told, but no firsthand experiences. Best ride I've experienced is in a Ranger. Smooth in some nasty stuff. Maybe a bit wetter than a Yarcraft or Warrior, but the ride I experienced was better than the two listed. Can't wait to experience a Lund and see how it stacks up.
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