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Old 01-10-2017, 08:06 PM
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There is a huge price difference between the Lund Pro V 1875 and the 1975. Over $10K different. I compared the 2 boats in features and layout. BUT is that extra 1 foot worth that much money?
The boat will only be used on a a single lake that is 5 miles long by 1 1/4 mile wide.
2 people fishing most of the time. Sometimes 3 people
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:16 PM
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Does that 10000 also include a bigger motor? For the Lake you are fishing I would just get the 1875. The bigger boat would have more storage space. That would not be as big of issue with the size Lake you are fishing. You can always run back to the truck or cabin to get different gear. If you are mainly a caster boat control is a little easier with the smaller boat. I would use the savings to buy more expensive fish finder or maybe the minnkota ulterra.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:20 PM
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When I run it through the boat builder, the difference is $6K with the same motor, 10K with a 225 V-rod vs the 200.

For the small lake you're on, get the 200 and save $4K.

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Old 01-10-2017, 10:04 PM
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I think it would be wise to actually see the boats in question. While 1 ft doesn't seem like much on paper it ends up feeling like more when you account for the change in beam (width). Furthermore models aren't always sized in exact 1' increments despite their nameplates. I agree with what has been said about looking into the motor. While conventional wisdom would be to max out power you can certainly get by with less. I have a 115 on my 18' and only wish I had more power on big lakes. On a smaller lake 35-40 MPH will take you to the fish in short order.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:17 PM
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The 18 footer is adequate for your lake. I have a 1700 fisherman on a 5700 acre lake. Will handle anything I would want to be out in.. Usually fish 2. Sometimes 3.. Rarely 4. For those times the 18 would be better. For that 10,000 you can add some really nice toys.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:33 PM
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If you run in rough water, big water, ya in my opinion, the longer the better....giggiddy. When your runnin rough water, the longer boat is good for spannin the waves and not gettin caught in the trough.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:35 PM
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Only you can make that decision... You would probably have to sit in both boats to decide.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:26 AM
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There is a huge price difference between the Lund Pro V 1875 and the 1975. Over $10K different. I compared the 2 boats in features and layout. BUT is that extra 1 foot worth that much money?
The boat will only be used on a a single lake that is 5 miles long by 1 1/4 mile wide.
2 people fishing most of the time. Sometimes 3 people
The 1875 is perfect for your needs. I'd price it with the Merc 150 4 stroke.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:26 AM
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There is a huge price difference between the Lund Pro V 1875 and the 1975. Over $10K different. I compared the 2 boats in features and layout. BUT is that extra 1 foot worth that much money?
The boat will only be used on a a single lake that is 5 miles long by 1 1/4 mile wide.
2 people fishing most of the time. Sometimes 3 people
The 1975 you priced must have a larger engine and more options than the 1875 you priced.(?)

I just looked at retail pricing (Dealer manual):
--Base package difference difference between the 1875 Sport and 1975 Sport both with w/ 175 Verado -
at RETAIL is a bit over $6000

*However.... as for which to get .... (IMHO)
I would recommend you get the 1875.
The 1975 is a great boat... I have owned 2 and driven the 2017 version, extensively.
--But for the lake you are on..the 1875 will answer all the calls.
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I too would suggest the 1875 for the Lake you'll be fishing, it's plenty of boat. Save the $10K and outfit nicely as others have suggested.
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