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Wade Joseph    0
Wade Joseph

I have been contemplating upgrading my boat from my current mirrocraft 16' single console to a 18' lund tiller. The problem is, I'm not very fond of the current engine options available.

I think I've found a solution. Here is the hypothetical ???

Do you think RJ's would sell me a 1800 explorer tiller with a 5hp (yes FIVE Horsepower) merc?

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Fishing Junky    0
Fishing Junky

Why wouldn't they? Just wondering.

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Jim Almquist    93
Jim Almquist

Wade you should just call around and see if they will sell just the boat even though that might not get you the best price I think they would do it.The other thing you could do is find a motor and see what boats are a option for you.

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Northlander    71
Northlander

You can still get some non current boats with a Yamaha, Honda or your favorite Mercury.

Call them and see what they have available in a non current like 04-06 Explorer. Should be able to buy just a boat and trailer but Im sure you can still get a Lund in those years with whatever you want on it.

I know of 1 guy who just got a 06 with a yamaha on it.

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Fishing Junky    0
Fishing Junky

I just got an o6 w/honda on it.

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Muskycrazy    0
Muskycrazy

Why on earth would you want to put a 5 horse motor on a 18 foot boat ? Did I miss something ? confused.gif

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Fishing Junky    0
Fishing Junky

To use as a kicker. wink.gif

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LoonASea    37
LoonASea

I assumewhat Wade is getting at is,,, if you have to buy a merc with a lund why not buy the cheapest merc and get what you want for the main powerplant ,,,but I've been wrong before

Randoid

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Wade Joseph    0
Wade Joseph

Randoid, you hit it on the head!

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caseymcq    0
caseymcq

Have you considered a different brand of boat that would allow you to get the brand of motor you want?

When I was shopping for boats I was deciding between a Lund 1700 Explorer and an Alumacraft Navigator 175. When I found out that they wanted $600 extra to put a Yamaha on an Explorer that was already $600 more expensive than the Navigator I went with the Alumacraft. I was getting a boat with a 75 hp 4-stroke and at the time Yamaha was the only one that was fuel injected. When it came down to chosing between the two boats the motor was more important.

I come from a Lund family. My dad has a Lund. My brother just bought his second Lund. I think Lunds are a great boat but IMHO Alumacrafts are equal in quality. RJ's sells Alumacrafts too.

If you really have your heart set on a Lund but definitely don't want a Mercury you could probably buy one with no motor. I wouldn't think you would even have to get one with the 5 hp.

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Down Deep    0
Down Deep

You don't have to buy a Merc when you buy a Lund. You just can't get it factory rigged with another brand. One of the local dealers quoted me a price for a dealer rigged Explorer with either a Yamaha or Honda. The dealer said you can hang any motor on any boat. Incidently, I bought a new Explorer 1700 Sport with a 115 4s Merc. Now that I have it proped right it has turned out to be a smooth running unit that is living up to all expectations.

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ReelTimes    0
ReelTimes

I wasn't aware RJs was a Merc dealer. My experience has been they generally outfit their rigs with Yamaha or Honda.

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Down Deep    0
Down Deep

They have been a Merc dealer for several years. They picked it up when Minn Outdoor Rec closed up. Now- when you are a Lund Dealer you are a Merc dealer.

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