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Old 11-22-2020, 02:01 PM
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Unless it's changed, Lund's warranty was transferrable but was prorated.
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Old 11-22-2020, 02:17 PM
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If you can swing it get the 175
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:17 PM
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I have a df140 on a Crestliner Sportfish 1750. My version is probably a little slower and is heavier than either of the 17 footers because of greater deadrise. I do not consider my rig under powered. Expect top speeds in the low 40s. With the unique gearing and large prop hole shot is very good. No problem with water sports. The df140 holds a unique niche among power options due to low weight and economy.

I am unfamiliar with the boats in consideration. I went with a 17 and the df140 because I tow a lot.

I expect the 18 runs 1 to 2 mph slower and may be the better option if you dont tow much.
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:42 PM
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A longer boat will ride better as suggested. I still would stick with the 17 foot boats and the 140 Suzuki. Then you are getting maximum performance out of your boat, if needed. Tow a tube and put a load of people in and the 17 should perform better. The 18 foot may be ok for the water sports that you mentioned or you may be back on the forum asking which hydrofoil to add to help the boat plane quicker. It all depends on how much fishing and how much fun you will use you boat for.
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:32 PM
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A longer boat will ride better as suggested. I still would stick with the 17 foot boats and the 140 Suzuki. Then you are getting maximum performance out of your boat, if needed. Tow a tube and put a load of people in and the 17 should perform better. The 18 foot may be ok for the water sports that you mentioned or you may be back on the forum asking which hydrofoil to add to help the boat plane quicker. It all depends on how much fishing and how much fun you will use you boat for.
My plan is 80%+ fishing and the rest fun. Not sure if that would change but my 8 year old loves to fish.
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:10 PM
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My plan is 80%+ fishing and the rest fun. Not sure if that would change but my 8 year old loves to fish.
8 year olds grow into 12 year olds who like to tube and ski! And bring their friends!

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Old 11-23-2020, 08:30 PM
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My plan is 80%+ fishing and the rest fun. Not sure if that would change but my 8 year old loves to fish.
I still think an underpowered boat will be harder to sell later on.

As stated before, travel, if you can, to sit in the boats to get a feel for size and layout.
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Old 11-23-2020, 11:27 PM
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I have owned a df140 on a 18' Superhawk. You will be greatly disappointed in the long run when the kid grows up and you pull a larger two or three person tube. Even a 150 on a 1875 is marginal at best. Doing it right the first will save you more money in the long run and you will much happier.
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Old 11-24-2020, 12:24 AM
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I have owned a df140 on a 18' Superhawk. You will be greatly disappointed in the long run when the kid grows up and you pull a larger two or three person tube. Even a 150 on a 1875 is marginal at best. Doing it right the first will save you more money in the long run and you will much happier.
When I read a post like this I wonder if I am hallucinating my experience when I and older kids water skied behind a 10hp motor.

A motor like this and all the others can pull up tree stumps when properly propped. Proper prop selection is important for any rig and many boaters lack the emphasis to figure it out.
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:14 AM
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I have a hard time thinking a 150 on a sub 19' aluminum boat isn't going to be enough. As far as I know virtually all 175 hp motors share the same block as the corresponding manufacturer's 150. Low end torque would then be pretty much the same, so the only thing you're giving up is a couple mph on the top end.
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