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Old 04-11-2017, 02:06 PM
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I finally pulled the trigger on a fishing boat. It's a 1999 Crestliner Fishawk 1650 with a 90 hp Merc. One of the marinas on lake Eufaula was selling it for a local fisherman. They inspected the boat, replaced the fuel line and a dinged prop, and let me test drive it before I bought it.

For those unfamiliar with this area, Lake Eufaula is a big damn lake. I greatly apreciated getting to test it on big water, with some wind and a light chop, before buying it. Of course, the deep vee hull design used by Crestliner was made for these conditions.

I am located close enough to Tulsa that my local Craig's list contains over 300 used boats, mostly fiberglass bass boats. Deep vee boats like Crestline and Lund are rare and sell quickly. The last one listed close to me was sold just 24 hrs after it was posted. So when I saw this one listed at just below blue book, I was waiting at the dealer 15 minutes before they opened.
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Nice, when do you want some company?
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Good deal, Hick!! Very nice boat... keep an eye on the lower unit, though.... a dinged prop
can also mean somebody might have also smacked the lower unit. Check the skeg and
see if there are any scars Get a lower unit seal kit, some sparkplugs and an extra prop,
because, well, " stuff " happens, and usually it is in the middle of nowhere.
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Those and the lunds are nice big water boats. Excellent choice. I just bought a 12ft Jon boat yesterday. I have an old 14ft alumacraft. It's decked out nice. I wanted a small boat I could leave on the side of the lake at the club I belong to. It's a no wake lake so all I'll need is my trolling motor. I always thought my next boat would be something like you bought. Lilacs are blooming here so it's time to get fishing. Good luck.
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I can grab my bass/crappie/catfish rigs and meet you within the half hour if you need some gas money or free beer. ��
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Nice. I bought a 1974 StarCraft deep v last year. Just got it finished. It sat outside for twelve years, and all the wood including the transom needed replaced. I've got less than a grand into it, including the trailer. It only has a 35hp Chrysler (rated up to 80), but that's enough for Beaver Lake here in Northwest Arkansas. I did hit some choppy water the first time I took it out, and it cut right through the waves. Gotta love the V in conditions like that.
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I love aluminum boats with outboards. The only thing better would be a welded boat instead of riveted. A vee shaped hull makes a big difference. I am on Tahoe and Pyramid Lake sometimes and other large lakes.

Is your engine a 4 cycle. It makes life much easier.
Do you have canvas for a top, side curtains and a back drop? It helps extend the season by a lot.
Fish finder, CB radio, rod holders, CD player make life on the water even better.
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I love aluminum boats with outboards. The only thing better would be a welded boat instead of riveted. A vee shaped hull makes a big difference. I am on Tahoe and Pyramid Lake sometimes and other large lakes.

Is your engine a 4 cycle. It makes life much easier.
Do you have canvas for a top, side curtains and a back drop? It helps extend the season by a lot.
Fish finder, CB radio, rod holders, CD player make life on the water even better.
Crestliner uses fully welded aluminum hulls. Lund uses riveted aluminum hulls.
Both are very well regarded for fishing on large, windy lakes.

The motor is original, i.e., a 1999 Merc 90 hp 2 cycle motor.
It only has a single Starboard consul. I may add a canvas top for shade.

It is fitted with an older flasher unit at the helm (with secondary bow station repeater) plus a modern fish finder.

The weather here pretty nice eight months of the year.
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Have a 2012 just like it
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