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Hello everyone,I'am new here and just wanted to get some info on anyones expierience with Alumnacraft boats?I recently had my boat burn up in a fire and was wondering how they compare to Lund because I read you get more Boat for your $$ with Alumnacraft?Is this true?Does anyone have any knowledge of Moose Lake Implement and their Alumacraft boats?How much of a price difference can I expect comparing a Lund Explorer or Pro Angler to an equivalent Alumnacraft?

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Greetings
I'll weigh in on that one. Personally I never owned an Alumacraft and yes they are probably cheaper but if you look at the used boats for sale, the Lunds I believe hold there value and/or even appreciate. I've owned 2 Lunds. The first was an older boat which I sold for more than I paid for it after 7 years. (granted it was well cared for). The second I bought used in 2000 and I think I could sell it for the same amount I paid for it 4 years ago.

Good luck.

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The Alumicrafts are more bang for the $$$. I personally own Crestliner BUT my buddy is on his third (due to trading up). it is great to fish from, the only time you should care about resale is if you plan on changing every couple years, but if you are the type to keep it fer 10 years don't worry about it. GOOD LUCK!

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I think that you do get more boat for your money with alumacraft. I have a 165 magnum and paid less and got more than I would have if I got a lund. Nothing wrong with lund they make a good boat, I just liked the set-up and lay out better with alumacraft. I would find a boat that suits your style of fishing and one that you like the lay out. It is hard to buy a boat that is not good quality,these days.

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i bought a new alumacraft in 02 and am happy with it. it is a solid boat for the money and with what you save on the boat you can stick that into a bigger and better motor.

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Welcome aboard! I think you will find this site very useful.

Last year at this time I baught an Alumacraft Lunker 165 CS. I really like the boat. The only thing I would change is the transom width. It is a little narrower than I would like. I think the Lund that is similar to mine was a little more expensive. Everything considered I am very happy with it so far.

If money wasn't an issue I probably would have looked around a little more at different makes. I just wanted the most boat for the money I could afford at the time.

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I run a Alumacraft Mag175CS and I happy with my investment. This is my 3 Alumacraft boat.
Lunds are also very nice boats. My younger brother has a lund explorer and he seems happy with it. His problem he can't catch a fish!!!!

Brian

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I have a 2003 Alumacraft 185 Tourney Pro with a 140 4-stroke Johnson on the back.
I will tell ya, its a sweet sweet boat! I dont think it was a waste of money at all for getting a boat like that.
The width is just perfect, it squirts them waves out nice'n far, very good rod storage, nice livewell, and its handling in the waves is smooth!

IMO if you get a alumacraft you will NOT be disappointed!

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You wont be dissapointed with the Alumacraft, I am not bashing Lund's or any other brand, I have had Lunds before. I just could not see over $3000.00 difference in the 2 boats I was comparing. (Lund-Alumacraft) The TP 175 I bought is bigger than the Lund.!

[This message has been edited by Web_1 (edited 05-06-2004).]

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I have a 165 Magnum Alumacraft with a 75hp 4 stroke and I love it. I have also fished out of several Lund and Crestliners...and I loved them as well. Choose the boat that fits your needs and budget and you will be happy.

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Alumacraft is a good boat I have been running them for the last nine years and they are just as good as any other alum. brand. The resale on the Lund does seem to be a little higher but you pay more from the start so I think its mostly a wash.
Jason

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I agree with Jason - the resale PRICE of Lunds is higher. But you're paying more to start with so you should get more when you sell.

I came out extremely well on the one Alumacraft that I sold, and my friends that have sold Alumacrafts have also made out really well.

In my opinion, resale is the last thing you should worry about when buying a boat, unless you're planning to get a new boat every year. Pick out the boat you want and set it up right - good electronics, big enough motor, good trailer, etc. - and you probably won't want to sell it any time soon. And when you do decide to sell, if your boat is set up right and taken care of, you get most of your money back.

Good luck.

[This message has been edited by PerchJerker (edited 05-07-2004).]

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I have used Alumacraft for almost 15 years and been happy. I use the 185 T.P. with a tiller and you can,t beat the space. Two things I like over the lund is: carpeted gunels and a wider bow.

Gofishleech

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Alumacraft without a doubt. When you look at fit & finish, quality of construction, storage, layout -on and on- Alumacraft is clearly superior. Anyone who has not noticed the decline in brand X's quality during their past ownership is not looking. I meet newly converted Alumacraft owners all the time. With regard to the two models you mention - check out the Navigator and the Magnum from Alumacraft. I own a Magnum 165 - 2000 model - have no reason to even shop for anything else.

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I have a 2001 Alumacraft 175 Tourney Pro with a 115 Suzuki 4 stroke. I agree with localGuide it’s a sweet,smooth ride. For my .02 cents I would go with the Alumacraft.
Have a good day.

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I have a Tour. Pro 175 I have been running this boat since 2000 and am extremely happy with it. You will not find a better boat for the money. As far as resale value, I sold my 1993 Dominator in 2000 for almost what I paid for it.

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PerchJerker said exactly what I wanted to say! grin.gif

I've purchased and sold both Lund/Alumacraft. You pay way more for a Lund. Resale is excellent if you take care of the equipment.

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If $3000-$6000 meant nothing to me, I'd probably get a Lund (between these two options). However, to me, that's a huge chunk of change. I don't believe you're getting $3000-$6000 more boat with a Lund. I'd definitely get an Alumacraft and have a good chunk of cash left over. Just my opinion.

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WOW!!! how's that newbie d.b. f.m. has spoken

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I've priced the ALUMACRAFT and the package with 50 HP Honda 4-stroke is only $1100 cheaper than a Lund Pro Angler which has 2 Livewells and a AM/FM cd player and also has a 60HP Yamaha outboard 4-stroke.The comparable Almacraft is a 165 Magnum vs Lund Pro Angler so now I'm leaning towards the Lund.Yamaha also caries a $300 rebate also which makes it a $800 difference.This boat shopping is more complicated then a Guy thinks?

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