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lund or alumacraft

Re: lund or alumacraft
by on 03/18/2010 1:11 PM | Reply #41 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/11/2009
Location: ND
Clay,

You will save quite a bit up front but you'll lose it on the back-end. When you sell or trade a Lund vs. Crestliner you will definitly notice the Lund has a much better resale value. Just take a look at some used ones of both makes and see for yourself. Try to compare apples to apples the best you can.

As for the construction of the Crestliner I can't speak from personal experience. I now own my 3rd Lund, it's a Tyee 1850 GL and I really like it. My opinion is get the best boat you can for the money you have to spend regardless of make and model and then go out and enjoy the heck out of it. There are a lot of makes of boats that'll get you out on the water for a fun day/weekend of fishing. Good luck.

Steve
Re: lund or alumacraft
by on 03/18/2010 4:31 PM | Reply #42 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/28/2002
Location: MN
Why would anyone buy an aluminum walleye boat if a glass boat was available for about the same $$$$?  I can see buying a used aluminum if the price is right, but, if your gonna dump some cash on a nice boat why not go glass? Curious to the pro's of owning riveted hull metal boat vs. a one peice glass unit.
 
Re: lund or alumacraft
by on 03/18/2010 6:17 PM | Reply #43 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/28/2007
Location: ND
There are numerous reasons to have aluminum over glass.  Some people don't like to beach their glass boat, it's no big deal with an aluminum one.  Some people fish the river all the time, and there are a ton of people that really don't like taking their glass boats in the river.  And believe it or not I much preferred the rid in a Crestliner Tournament Series 17' boat over a Ranger 617.  It wasn't as dry but a much nicer ride. 
archer Said:
Why would anyone buy an aluminum walleye boat if a glass boat was available for about the same $$$$?  I can see buying a used aluminum if the price is right, but, if your gonna dump some cash on a nice boat why not go glass? Curious to the pro's of owning riveted hull metal boat vs. a one peice glass unit.


Re: lund or alumacraft
by on 03/18/2010 7:48 PM | Reply #44 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/21/2009
Location: nd
Back when I fished Tournaments which ended 5 years ago for about 18 years, we ran Lund and back than they where alot cheaper than glass boys. We had a factory ride with Lund so we had a new boat every year, thanks to Dons Sportland in Breckenridge which is no more now, back when Alumicraft started the engineer from Lund left and thus started the new hull design XB2. We ran lunds in 16' to 20' size so got to run them all. We did alot of rigging and jigging so boat control was a must, we hated the tiller models than, even though 85% of them where tiller boats that fished tournaments. The windshield deal took off with pros later on and when we ran a windshield boat it was no comparision. You have to get them setup right and it did cost a few more dollars to do that. I have spoken to and riden in every boat out their and can say Lund has a great boat.. Both alum and glass have their place. All I know is they are all to high priced now. First boat was $12,000 loaded with all we wanted on it last boat was over $50,000 loaded up. Why some of these companys get rid of a good model is BS. Heck with world now days only Ranger is left standing on it's own two feet, Guess Bass boys helped their. Even used boat prices are nuts.
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