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What about G3 or Legend boats?

Besides similar budget limit, I cannot go longer than 15ft and heavier than 1200 lb...

Everything looks great on pictures. I wish I knew how they are in reality.

 

For example this guy with 40HP is priced at $13k

http://www.g3boats.com/guide-v150-t

 

Other ones are Legends in my range

either

http://legendboats.com/boat/prosport/models/16-prosport-ls/#.WNXQFvkrI2w

or

http://legendboats.com/boat/angler/#.WNXQLvkrI2w

 

Cannot find any used G3s, Legends are easier to find.

What do you think guys?

 

 

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Can you guys explain the main difference between the new powerdrive and the terrova? there's a massive price difference of $600. Both are 55# models, both have foot pedal controls, both have ipilot, but ones 1900 ones 1300. It seems the older powerdrive V2 didnt have foot pedal and ipilot, but the newer model does.

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I have a 16' side console with a 24v/70 on it and my next purchase is unfortunately a good cover otherwise itd be iPilot for sure! there's spot lock, and a follow your track feature that is awesome. If your sonar is touch screen you can draw a line and it will follow it, there is also the jog 5' feature to move over a bit....Saw a guy with the auto deploy feature and he didnt even stand up and was on them! Lets see if Im rich enough at the end of summer then maybe, But its not looking good for this season unless Jocelyn at Angling Outfitters wants to sponsor me? No matter what you decide go see Jocelyn for your purchase and installation, they are the best for a reason!

Sheldon

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Ok, so slightly over 15k after exchange rate applied, but perhaps you can negotiate him down a bit. I have loved this boat since spending time in a 20' model in the BoQ a few years back. May be bigger than you wanted, but worth a look.

 

http://www.leadersrpm.com/default.asp?page=xPreOwnedInventoryDetail&id=1678998&p=2&s=Year&d=D&t=preowned&vt=boat&fr=xPreOwnedInventory

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OP were you able to find anything? Theres been a few boats on Kijiji Ive liked but have sold within a day of being posted, and I usually cant get out to see the boat quick enough. Other than that lots of overpriced boats on there, and a lot of flaky people not really willing to drive to a lake to test the boat.

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OP were you able to find anything? Theres been a few boats on Kijiji Ive liked but have sold within a day of being posted, and I usually cant get out to see the boat quick enough. Other than that lots of overpriced boats on there, and a lot of flaky people not really willing to drive to a lake to test the boat.

 

 

Hoping to close a deal on one this week, just have to water test.

 

I agree Kijiji has been difficult to deal with. More and more listings are starting to come up though, so stay patient and be ready with cash in hand in case one comes up that you like. good luck

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I am looking for a boat in this price range as well. Do not you think this boat a little bit too old?

OP, what are you getting?

 

New motor on a older, deep, quality hull, I wouldn't hesitate to venture offshore on Lake Ontario or Erie with this one

 

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-powerboat-motorboat/city-of-toronto/1998-fishmaster-190/1249680216?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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You could buy this.

Sell the current motor and install a nice new one for under your budget.

Or even cheaper if you purchase an off lease engine from Bridgeview Marine.

Currently they only have a 25" shaft but this past spring we picked up a 2016 90hp 4 stroke for my buddy off lease for $6,500.

 

http://bridgeviewmarine.com/product/boat-engines-outboards/used-boat-engines/mercury-2014-90exlpt/

 

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/boa/6065264901.html

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You could buy this.

Sell the current motor and install a nice new one for under your budget.

Or even cheaper if you purchase an off lease engine from Bridgeview Marine.

Currently they only have a 25" shaft but this past spring we picked up a 2016 90hp 4 stroke for my buddy off lease for $6,500.

 

http://bridgeviewmarine.com/product/boat-engines-outboards/used-boat-engines/mercury-2014-90exlpt/

 

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/boa/6065264901.html

Does that bridgeview ship the motors? they are located in BC.

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Does that bridgeview ship the motors? they are located in BC.

 

Yes!!!!

I bought my new motor from them in 2013 and they shipped it to Yellowknife and my buddy bought an off lease one this winter and they shipped. Cost was very reasonable @ less than $350.

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was looking for a boat for a while... sold my old boat yesterday.. bought a new to me 2005 16.5 crestliner split windshield (keep me dry when fishing in the rain) 90hp 4 stroke Merc and some goodies he was asking $17500 sold it to me for $15000 going to show me how to change the oil on sunday seeing as l always had 2 stroke and will take it out for a run with him this weekend... :whistling:

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was looking for a boat for a while... sold my old boat yesterday.. bought a new to me 2005 16.5 crestliner split windshield (keep me dry when fishing in the rain) 90hp 4 stroke Merc and some goodies he was asking $17500 sold it to me for $15000 going to show me how to change the oil on sunday seeing as l always had 2 stroke and will take it out for a run with him this weekend... :whistling:

Nice, was this one located in Hamilton? I was looking at a similar boat.

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New motor on a older, deep, quality hull, I wouldn't hesitate to venture offshore on Lake Ontario or Erie with this one

 

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-powerboat-motorboat/city-of-toronto/1998-fishmaster-190/1249680216?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

That's a fantastic motor on that boat. I bought the 2014 model and researched it a lot.

http://www.boattest.com/engine-review/Mercury/24500098_FourStroke-115_2015

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The OP (FishFinder17) and I made a deal on my 2003 Princecraft Pro Series 174 with a 2004 115 Optimax and 4 HP Merc 4 stroke kicker. We sea trialed the boat last week in Hamilton and closed the deal. He is now in the market for a bunch of accessories to re-equip it since I transferred a lot of the gear from it onto my new ride but even with all the required additions he should be right around his original budget.

 

I'll leave it at that and if he wants to fill in the details that's fine but I'll leave it up to him.

 

Have fun with the new ride!

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The OP (FishFinder17) and I made a deal on my 2003 Princecraft Pro Series 174 with a 2004 115 Optimax and 4 HP Merc 4 stroke kicker. We sea trialed the boat last week in Hamilton and closed the deal. He is now in the market for a bunch of accessories to re-equip it since I transferred a lot of the gear from it onto my new ride but even with all the required additions he should be right around his original budget.

 

I'll leave it at that and if he wants to fill in the details that's fine but I'll leave it up to him.

 

Have fun with the new ride!

 

 

Thanks Greg, it was great to meet you and work out a deal. I couldn't be happier with my new boat.

 

I've picked up all of the accessories I need (for now...) including:

- 80# Terrova

- Humminbird Helix 5 DI GPS G2 (Helm)

- Humminbird Helix 5 DI/Sonar G2 (Bow)

- Promariner 2 bank on board charger

- 2x Group 31 batteries

 

I started working on it this weekend and I can't wait to get on the water. I have the GPS installed and ran the new transducer, onboard charger and batteries are in, and bow finder is mounted. I just need to install the terrova and wire the GPS to the smart craft (thanks for labeling all of the wires) and I'm ready to go. Not long until my first trip...

 

Also wanted to say thanks to all who contributed to this thread and helped with my search.

 

Cheers,

FF17

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