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Old 07-20-2015, 07:19 PM
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So i was recently thinking about buying a Lund Fury, but i am now going to buy a Crestliner Fishhawk 1600. It is rated for up to a 75 hp motor. The boat seems relatively light, its 830 pounds. So my question is, is the 75hp really necessary? Or would i be better off with a 60hp merc because its a light boat. I am considering the 60 because it is 100 pounds lighter and is probably a little better on gas..but i don't want to sacrifice too much speed. Opinions on which motor to get?
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:45 PM
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Here's the receipt for replacing the rotten transom on my 8yr old 1850 FishHawk that was stored indoors all but the days I fished:

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Old 07-20-2015, 08:52 PM
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So my question is, is the 75hp really necessary? Or would i be better off with a 60hp merc because its a light boat.
The simple answer is no - the 60 would be fine. My Rebel is around 960 dry weight and also has the 9.9 hanging on the back. I went with the 60 because it was considerably lighter than the 75 and I knew I wanted a kicker for some of our hp restricted lakes. It gets on plane just fine and will run 30 mph at 6000 rpms, fully loaded with one other adult. Most will tell you to max the hp - not sure what top end would be with the 75. I think you would be fine with either motor. Enjoy your new ride.
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:03 PM
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Do keep in mind that while the 75 is heavier, it is a shared block with the 90 and the 115. It is a de-tuned 115 Merc. This will give you much better lower end torque, and will also allow you to spin a taller prop. I am curious what the price difference is, that might make me see it one way or the other. I am guessing it would be at least a grand or two? Not saying really what I would do, because you are really right there in between with that rig. My 1675 Impact came stock with a 60, but with the weight and size of my boat, it was a no brainer to spend the extra for the 90. With yours, not such an easy choice.
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:12 PM
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With the 60 the total package price is about 15, with the 75 its about 18
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:13 PM
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wow really...that really makes me think. I just saw somebody on here talking about replacing a rotten transom on their couple year old Lund Pro V, which is also a brunswick product?
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With the 60 the total package price is about 15, with the 75 its about 18
That makes it tougher for me. Hmmmmm. I would say stick with the 60 if its 3 grand more I think.
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:39 AM
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I am not going to say to many bad things. I saw one today on Lake, older fish hawk looking thingy. Compared to my rig it was joke on water. He pulled up next me ogling.New fish hawks are pretty nice with glass windshield do not have to much bad to say. Make sure sealed correctly every nut and fastner on back boat! I do prefer my current boat to Superhawks sorry.
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:52 AM
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That makes it tougher for me. Hmmmmm. I would say stick with the 60 if its 3 grand more I think.
I think I'm going to go with the 60, then get a 15 kicker for the horsepower restricted lakes near my house that i often fish.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:58 AM
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Alot of horsepower restricted lakes by me are 9.9 max hp rule. Make sure you find out the restrictions at your local lakes. would hate to see you get the 15 and cant use it!
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