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Soo I’ll be getting a new boat Monday. I decided after looking for over a year I still want to get the Lund adventure series. They have a 1675 and a 1775 which is a 16 ft 10 inch boat or a 17 ft 10 inch boat. I will be fishing mainly Lake Erie. Is it worth the extra thousands of dollars to get the 1775? I can afford both but wonder if it’s worth the price increase. Thank you

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Get the larger one.

While not a dramatic length difference, it will matter on big water even if you only 'plan on fishing nice days'.

Good Luck and most of all

...  CONGRATS ON THE RIG ! ! !

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A-Jay 

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If I were going to fish Lake Erie on a regular basis, I’d be buying a 19 footer

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47 minutes ago, Scott F said:

If I were going to fish Lake Erie on a regular basis, I’d be buying a 19 21 footer

FIFY

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2 hours ago, Scott F said:

If I were going to fish Lake Erie on a regular basis, I’d be buying a 19 footer

Sorry that’s out of my range. 18 it is

2 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Get the larger one.

While not a dramatic length difference, it will matter on big water even if you only 'plan on fishing nice days'.

Good Luck and most of all

...  CONGRATS ON THE RIG ! ! !

😁

A-Jay 

I plan to fish all days lol. So I guess the 18 ft it is

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It's always better to have a little more than you "need" than to need a little more and not have it.....

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Bigger boat, bigger engine, longer trailer etc, if you have a place to store a larger boat and the funds to purchase it, you will be safer and happy you did.

Tom

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These boys above speak with wisdom.....you'll thank them when you see those walls of green.

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Some days on Erie you can't go out with a battleship it's so bad. Bigger is better for big water.

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I was on a ferry in lake Erie two weeks ago and I wasn't sure if we would sink or not 

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2 hours ago, Craigholland said:

Some days on Erie you can't go out with a battleship it's so bad. Bigger is better for big water.

Yup, "I want to fish on one of the great lakes, would a bigger boat be better?" Yes Gordon Lightfoot, it would...

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4 hours ago, BassWhole! said:

Yup, "I want to fish on one of the great lakes, would a bigger boat be better?" Yes Gordon Lightfoot, it would...

I didn’t know if a foot was a big deal. I can see going from 17-20 feet yeah.  But I’m getting the bigger one.  Can’t wsit. 

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The only reason they make the 1675 is to fit in a 20ft deep garage.  The beam is the same as the 1775.  I have about 6" to spare in my garage with my 1650 rebel XL

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Ask a woman if a little extra length matters.....

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I have the Rebel XL Sport 1725 and even though it's a 1ft difference, the 16 when I see it seems noticeably smaller/more cramped. Even with mine I'm only fishing lake Ontario on the smooth water days, but that's more so from me not wanting to deal with bouncing around rather than the boat not being able to handle it. Still though, for the great lakes a 20' + would be nice. 

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If you can store it and pull it always get bigger. No one ever got out on the water in a boat and said, "Man, this boat just to safe and spacious."

 

There's water shrinkage, where boats seem a lot smaller on water than on land. 

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Yep.  Get the longer one.  I went the 17' route instead of the 18' and wish every day I would have gone bigger.

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On 9/7/2019 at 6:57 PM, Ksam1234 said:

 

I plan to fish all days lol. So I guess the 18 ft it is

 

I'm very familiar with Erie and I know for a fact, this won't happen!

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37 minutes ago, S Hovanec said:

 

I'm very familiar with Erie and I know for a fact, this won't happen!

Well I will.  If Erie is rough I’ll go to smaller inland lakes.  Obviously won’t fish in 40 mph winds but ya. And really familiar ? Then could you help me ha. My first time out truly on a boat , and good advice or areas would help.  I fish out of Dunkirk harbor 

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24 minutes ago, Ksam1234 said:

My first time out truly on a boat......

Have you considered getting seasick?  I live near the Great Lakes and took my new boat out on Erie and Lake Michigan. Every time, even with relatively light winds, the constant swells and rocking of the boat, got me sick. I never get sick on inland lakes, but big water, even on a big boat, makes me chum the water. 

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1 hour ago, Scott F said:

Have you considered getting seasick?  I live near the Great Lakes and took my new boat out on Erie and Lake Michigan. Every time, even with relatively light winds, the constant swells and rocking of the boat, got me sick. I never get sick on inland lakes, but big water, even on a big boat, makes me chum the water. 

Nah I have a pretty good stomach.  I have been on boats  before out in big waves and held up fine thank god. 

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11 hours ago, Ksam1234 said:

And really familiar ? Then could you help me ha. My first time out truly on a boat , and good advice or areas would help.  I fish out of Dunkirk harbor 

 

When Erie is blowing, I go back to camp and drink beer!

 

Not familiar with Dunkirk, but have always wanted to take a drive over and check it out. I fish the PA waters, mostly from PI Bay to the NY line.  Occasionally I'll go west and fish towards OH.

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On 9/11/2019 at 9:05 PM, Scott F said:

Have you considered getting seasick?  I live near the Great Lakes and took my new boat out on Erie and Lake Michigan. Every time, even with relatively light winds, the constant swells and rocking of the boat, got me sick. I never get sick on inland lakes, but big water, even on a big boat, makes me chum the water. 

Glad I'm not the only one. When I'm underway in rough waters it's not too big of a deal. When I stop, try to fish, get bounced around, stare at my electronics, and try to tie knots in those same waves is when I start turning green. Never actually lost it out there but I  know my limits. 

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1 minute ago, Krux5506 said:

When I stop, try to fish, get bounced around, stare at my electronics, and try to tie knots in those same waves is when I start turning green. Never actually lost it out there but I  know my limits. 

 

Don't look down or at the floor when tying knots or fishing. Hold the hook and line up so you're looking out of the boat at the horizon.  I'm the opposite, I get queasy on dead calm days.  I prefer some motion.

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