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Offline Birdguy

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Re: Lund Boats
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2023, 08:14:23 PM »
Lund or Smokercraft, I would buy the one that was the better deal.  If you are looking at doing salt water, creeping up to 16' will get you a steering wheel and canvas if you are lucky.  I would buy one of those used over a 14' new.  Even for just lakes, it gets hot (and cold/rainy) out there and shade is nice.

 :yeah: My thoughts exactly! Have an OLD 14' Starcraft that I have owned for over 25 years and love to death, but definitely think that 16ft would be the ticket!

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Re: Lund Boats
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2023, 09:19:33 PM »

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Re: Lund Boats
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2023, 11:58:12 PM »
Lunds are known as one of the best freshwater boats there are. They have the greatest reputation of all boats for freshwater due to build quality and hull design. I have fished on my buddy's Lund many times last year and it is nice, but it is also a 2022 so it better not have problems haha. There is a cult of people who will only buy Lunds, but for good reasons too not only the name. You won't find that with bargain boat brands.

The only thing I would look out for is how beat up the hull is. Rivets will leak the more stumps the operators have hit...
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Re: Lund Boats
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2023, 07:26:01 AM »
I have a 16' Lund with a 25 hp on it and use the heck out of it.  Been a great boat and very reliable.  I had a 14', but upgraded to the 16' for stability and a better fishing platform.  I also added a Minn Kota trolling motor to the bow with a foot control.  Considering spending the money to upgrade that to use spot lock and remote as my son now uses it for bass fishing.
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Re: Lund Boats
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2023, 08:19:56 AM »
1650 - We ski, duck hunt, and fish from it

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Re: Lund Boats
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2023, 10:31:18 PM »
I just got back from fishing in northern Minnesota where at least 75% of the boats were Lunds. When I asked my friends why that was they were in complete agreement they are the best boats on the water(they are also made there). Four out of four in our group were Lund boats. Donít know all brands but Lunds will serve you well. My small fishing boat is a very nice Crestliner which is doing a great job for me here too.

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Re: Lund Boats
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2023, 01:00:24 PM »
I have a 1981 16í Lund WC and it is one of the most versatile boats a guy could own.  Mine has a 50 hp Honda on it and is a multi purpose boat.

You cannot go wrong with this style of boat in Washington.  Columbia Springers and steelhead, Ilwaco, Neah Bay, Area 8-2, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.  Banks and Roosevelt and a few dozen lakes along the way. 

It has two modes:  saltwater and bass.  Bass mode adds a front deck with seat and a bow mounted   Minn Kota riptide.  This mode is also for Searun cutthroat.

It has also been a great SCUBA and freediving boat for me as well as shrimping and crabbing.  I have a nice Arima 19í Sea Ranger with a teak hard top and I use the skiff two to three times more often.

Hope you can find one and get a fair price.  You wonít be disappointed.  Mine is 42 years old and still has zero leaks.  Must have been built on a Thursday.

« Last Edit: July 05, 2023, 01:09:06 PM by SeaRun1 »

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Re: Lund Boats
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2023, 02:16:47 PM »
I have one as well, what a great little boat itís been
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