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Dahitman44

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It looks like we are considering a new boat. The boys are getting bigger and now they want to tube and learn to ski. Can't do that behind the old fishing boat. I am getting rid of my 03 Alum 165 magnum CS with a 60 hp eveirude

We are looking at a Crestliner 1850 sportfish with a 150 Merc optimax.

I am wondering if anyone has any experience with either the boat of the motor. Especially the motor.

A buddy of mine has the 04 1850 sportfish and he loves it but it has the Yahmaha 150 on it. I would like that engine but they will NOT put it on.

Any info on the 150 optimax or 1850 Sportfish?

Thanks

Hitman

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Hitman, I would post this under the "Boats and Motors" topic and I think you will see some replys. What are you going to do with your 03? I just bought an Alumacraft the end of December and its almost killing me seeing it sit in the garage.

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I have a friend that has the 125 and he constantly complains that it isn't enough power to pull his kids? Another 25 might do the trick... I am not sure. I wouldn't trust what the salesman tells you about the ordeal (my buddy's salesman told him the 125 would be more than enough to pull skiers).

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Hit we have a 150 optimax on our boat currently. I really have no complaints with teh motor at all, it runs good, haven't had any serious problems, but i would still look to see if you can find a boat with a 4 stroke on it. Bc they are the cats meow.

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Shae --

How quiet and nice is it?

How would you rate it?

What prop do you have on it?

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Its pretty quiet, not as quiet as the 4s but quieter than the old moters

On a scale of 1-10 i would say its a 7.5, there is room for improvement, its not the most powerful moter, i think there is some lost power in there but it pushed the 19 ft allumicraft at about 42 mph, which is plenty fast for where i fish and pulls people fast enough i guess, but havent been pulled by this boat very much.

And as for the prop, i actually have no idea, i just know that there is one on there. grin.gif

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Shae --

How old is your 150?

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Hit and Shae

Not positive on this but I beleive an opti or etec are much torquier and faster outa the gate than four strokes. This would defineatly be a skiing consideration. four strokes are sweet though, love my merc.

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I beleive an opti or etec are much torquier and faster outa the gate than four strokes


really? I thought it was the other way around, and then the 4 stroke didn't have the high end like the 2 strokes. Same thing with my snowmobile.

Those four strokes are sooooo quiet though. they just purr!

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Yeah i guess im not sure but i know those 4 strokes get up and go,

Hitman,

Our 150 is a 2001 model and even though its nice, the next boat will have a 4 stroke.

A. Shae

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Yeah, I hear ya. I like both motors fro different applications

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