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G3 Eagle 175 v. Crestliner CX17 v. Tracker All Fish 18

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Looking to buy a new boat this spring.  These are the three boats I am considering. Based off the online info, which seems like the best deal? Thanks

 

http://www.lakesidemarinepa.com/index.php?view=inventory&viewid=881

 

http://www.lakesidemarinepa.com/index.php?view=inventory&viewid=858

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/122918005609?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true

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Well lets start with the Tracker. It is in Fort Lauderdale so it will cost a bunch of time or money to get it.

 

Now you need to go sit in both boats at Lakeside. Fortunately they have a large barn so weather does not matter. Call and ask to talk to Barb and tell her Bob Rampolla sent you there.  She will get you in touch with her husband. Ibelieve it is her husband that handles sales)

Here is the basic differences.  I believe the Crestliner will be a bit wider and has one large center storage compartment up front with a side rod box.  Take your longest rod and make sure it fits inside it. That boat has a 24 volt- 70# Minn Kota cable steer Maxxum trolling motor. It is the same one I own, it works great.  It has two depth finders already on board. It has a 75 Merc 4 stroke which will move the boat fine.  I kinda like the 4 stroke idea.  This hull is basically the old Triton VT hull which ran well.

 

Now for the G3. My experience is the G3s are a bit narrower, but you will need to see for yourself.  It has one depth finder at the console and it has almost the exact storage setup my boat has. There are two large tackle storages and a center rod locker. Again try your longest rod in it.  It does have a 90 Yammy on it but it is a two stroke.  You will have different things to do to each motor. The 4 stroke Merc should run quieter, but i have never run one. It does have a really nice 

 

As far as quality they are close, but I would go for the Chrestliner myself. I say that but they are both much better boats than the first 4 boats I have owned.  You can catch a lot of fish off both. Good Luck and let me know if I can help. If I am on my feet again by the time you go look at them, I would be happy to meet you there if you would like. 

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The tracker V18 is a desirable hull and will probably be gone by the time you are ready to buy.

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I had a 2008 G3 175 w/50hp yamaha. Great lil boat, awesome motor. Fit 8' rods in the locker. Now, the bad. Its a narrow beam and was too tippy for my liking. Im 50 with bad knees and a bit top heavy:D

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That is why I suggested checking it out while he can compare both rigs at once.

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34 minutes ago, fishnkamp said:

That is why I suggested checking it out while he can compare both rigs at once.

That is my plan, but I want to have all the info i can get before I drive a long ways, because if the boat is right for me, ill be purchasing it then. I like the Crestliner better, but I prefer the storage and trolling motor of the G3. The maxim is still a great motor though.

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Quarry Man are you on facebook. If so look up a friend of mine. He just listed a really decked out Tracker for someone else.  Look up Tom Wolverton.  He listed it for his friend Vinny Rosetti. Has some worn carpet but decked out with power pole, HB electronics etc. he wants $5500.

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