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Alumacraft or G3

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I am looking at getting either a 2008 Alumacraft Trophy 175 with a Honda 115 or a 2008 G3 V175 FS with a Yamaha 115. Anyone have any thoughts on going one way or the other?

Thanks for your help!

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I have a G3 172T with 75hp Yamaha. Looked at the Alumacrafts, but didnt like the layout. I was told that the hull thickness is better on G3. My opinion is that G3 builds a fine boat. They just havent been around that many years so they're not as well known.

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Can you get the Alumacraft with the Yamaha? If that was an option I would go with the Alumacraft with the 115 Yamaha. Otherwise I am partial to Alumacrafts. IMO of the aluminum boats they are the best built. The fit and finish (attention to details) is something Alumacrafts do well, again IMO.

The Alumacraft has a bigger fuel tank, bigger livewells and the bow live well includes a bait storage system. The G3 does have a thicker hull, .200" vs. .160". I don't know if the .040" would make the hull noticably more rigid or if the ride would be any different. The Alumacraft is a few inches longer and 90 lbs lighter. Both are the same width.

Check both of them out, sit in both, poke around, see which one you like best.

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You can get the Alumacraft with the Yamaha. I've been looking at Alumacrafts for a while myself. I haven't looked at the Honda's because they are heavier (I think). As casey said, the Yamaha is the way to go.

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Alumacraft with Yamaha IMO. Better yet, at least for the pocketbook, Alumacraft with a Suzuki. Bulletproof motor for a bit less money. Like mentioned before, Honda's are a bit heavier. I'd go Yamaha (or Suzuki) with the Alumacraft.

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Honda's are a bit heavier.

Nearly 100 lbs heavier!

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I would buy which ever one has the best rod storage I have a 98 alumacraft 19.5 and no rod storage drives me crazy

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I would go with a Alum over a G3. Better boat and higher resale value!

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Alumacraft all the way until G3 cleans up a lot of fit and finish issues.

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they have only been out for a few years, and need alot of work!

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I've got the 07 Tournament pro with a Yammy and I love it.

Plenty of rod storage and the lay out works great for me.

I think i have 5 slots for 8' rods and the rest over 7-7.5'

No issues at all in last 2 seasons.

I think the trophy is very similiar to the TP but cant remember for sure.

G3Who?

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The Trophy is more of a sport & fish boat where as the T-pro is more of a fishing boat. The Trophy has the bow set up so cushions could be put up there for having more than one person sit up there. The T-pro has it set up for more storage, livewell and then the sweet rod storage set-up.

MuleShack - which T-pro and Yammy do you have?

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185CS with the 150 4 stroke & T8 kicker

I think it was more of the hull design that I was thinking of.

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Thanks for all the imput guys! I agree on the Yamaha motor, currently have one on both the fishing boat I am trading in and the pontoon and love them both. The Honda can't be switched out, it is rigged up that way as it is last year's model. The search continues...

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