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fiberglass tiller boat

by , Posted to on 08/29/2008 4:00 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2007
Location: ND
Going to trade boats in the spring looking at the Yarcraft is that a good boat???
Re: fiberglass tiller boat
by on 08/29/2008 4:02 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/16/2004
Location: ND
Yup, excellent; as are the Warriors, Skeeters, Tritons, and Rangers tiller boats. Cant go wrong, just depends on your desire for speed, layout, storage (rod and dry), livewell size, garage space, warranty, and dealer prowess.

YES, I am that foolish!

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by on 08/29/2008 4:07 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2007
Location: ND
looking at 1785 bt yarcraft
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by on 08/29/2008 4:08 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
I'm partial to Warrior boats but I believe the Yar-Craft comes in second on my list.  I would highly reccomend the 1890 BT Warrior has to offer in the XST design.  New layout with more storage.  Warrior boats also come with their own hydraulic steer system which allows for you to max out an 18 foot boat with a 140 horse motor.  No other tiller or company can allow such freedom.

Now, depending on size of the boat you are looking for I strongly suggest the 1890.  With Yar-Craft I think they have an excellent boat but I wouldn't want any other tiller model other than the 20 footer.  The reason is floor design.  Their design steals lots of floor room but with the 20 foot boat it's about perfect for the most part.

Before I go wasting more text let us know what you are looking for similar to what luveyes suggested.  Should be a fun forum.

Tim Sandstrom




 
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Re: fiberglass tiller boat
by on 08/29/2008 4:19 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
I have heard excellent things about the 1785 except 1 thing. It isnt very light, and could benefit from a bit larger max HP; then again most guys arent getting tillers because they want to go 50 mph, they are getting them for control, fishability and ease of movement thoughout the boat. From what I have heard and read, it is a VERY capable boat.

YES, I am that foolish!

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by on 08/29/2008 5:18 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
Floor layout means a lot more than brand name to me. Look at everything in your price range. Get in, imagine how your electronics will be mounted, where you'll store the gear you've got, where and how your passenger(s) will sit/fish, what motor you'll run (main and bow/tiller electrics) and where you'll run it from. I don't know diddly about the boats you're looking at but I know what I look for in a boat and for me layout is the most important thing.

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Re: fiberglass tiller boat
by on 08/29/2008 7:03 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/28/2001
Location: ND
make sure if you buy a tiller you get them to throw in some really good rain gear because you'll need it in a tiller!

"Guns cause crime like fly's cause garbage"

Re: fiberglass tiller boat
by on 08/30/2008 05:19 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
Pro V1 what kind of boat do you run??
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by on 08/30/2008 08:25 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/19/2005
Location: ND
Skeeter will be coming out with a "big tiller". I believe it will be available in 2009. I think that it will be around 20' and will have a 150 on it. It will be something to look at come next spring.
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by on 08/31/2008 9:29 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/28/2001
Location: ND
Blazer, I run a console boat but I am and always will be a tiller guy. My last boat was a 18' lund alaskan w/50hp yamaha tiller. Loved the boat other than the wetness factor up until the day I wrecked it.

"Guns cause crime like fly's cause garbage"

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by on 09/01/2008 07:15 AM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2007
Location: ND
PROV ok i have a 17??ft crestliner single windshield w/115 merc now.
Re: fiberglass tiller boat
by on 09/04/2008 1:52 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/10/2007
Location: ND
Concentrate on fiberglass style boats if you want to stay dry. Every Lund that I've been in is a soaker! Their hull designs are terrible. The hull designs on the fiberglass boats are much better at displacing water. I've always stated that Lunds motto should be "Get wet in a Lund"!! My two cents.
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by on 09/04/2008 2:48 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
I have gotten soaked in every boat that I have been in when the waves were big enough...Rangers, Trackers, Lunds, Yar-Crafts, crestliners, alumacrafts..etc..etc.. If you are out in waves that are big enough..all boats are wet.

So when I consider boats, dry vs wet..is not taken into account..all boats are wet to an extent. I take into account how fast I can comfortably travel in big waves..this where I beleive glass has a comfort advantage.

The hull designs seem to "absorb" the power/impact of slamming into the waves a little better than aluminum. You don't get quite as beat up..a little softer landing if you will.

My current boat is glass, and we get pretty beat up in it..it's a budget model. The softest riding glass boats I have been in are Yar-Craft. my $.02
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by on 09/04/2008 3:23 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/16/2004
Location: ND
Permo is lying. His boat is really dry, never takes on water, is really slow, and can handle 5+ft rollers like riding on a cloud.

YES, I am that foolish!

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by on 09/04/2008 4:50 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
You would think that with since it is a tri-hull it would ride 3 times better than a regular hull...but I guess that is still up in the air. I am really satisfied with my chrysler 85 horse outboard motor though.
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by on 09/04/2008 6:56 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2007
Location: ND
thanks for the info going to bismarck next week to check out the 1785 BT Yarcraft
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