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I am looking at buying a 1700 Superhawk and my first question is does anyone have one and do you like it? Also I was looking at Crystal Pierz in Crystal. Has anyone had any bad experiences there or are there any dealers in the metro area to recommend? I dont want to travel a long ways to look at boats. I do live in Montrose, so St. Cloud would be about as far west I would go or anywhere in the city.

THanks Slab

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I have a 1700 superhawk with a 90 merc on it!
I like the entire unit! Alot of space considering its size! Pushes real easy and planes like a rocket!
2-guys and all the gear I can run 42 mph on the gps and with 4-guys your still looking at 35mph! Not bad for a 90hp! Only complaint I have is the narrow gunnells! Their great being you gain alot of space but they are a pain for rigging anything on the sides!

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Chode
Do you have a 2 stroke or a four stroke? I was thinking of upgrading to the 115 four stroke. I will be using the boat to do skiing and tubing also, so I was thinking I need a little more power. It does sound like though you have enough power with the 90.

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I have the 2-stroke! I can jerk out any size person skining or tubing without ant hesitation! I am also proped right which is a big bonus! Most dealers never sell the right prop for the boat/motor!
I looked at 4-stroke but at the time the price was to high to gain any benefits. Yes a 4 stroke would be nice but I can't say I have ever kicked myself for buying the 2-stroker. I guess yes you may gain a little on top end with the 115 but your probably only looking at maybe what 3-4 MPH if really lucky 5. I also have ran against the s ame boat with the 115 and yes he pulls away but at a slow pace and only gets a little bit ahead. I guess the thing to look at is this boat weather being a 90 or 115 its still gonna only be a 45 mph boat at very best. If you want speed step up to the 1750 fishhawk with a 150, then your talking 55-60 mph. Also max horspower on 1750 is only 140 now.

The thing about c restliners is they push really easy. Also the deadrise on the 1700 superhawk is so mininmal so it realy goes.

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THanks Chode, I am going tomorrow to look at them closely and try to do some dealing. My wife likes the Lund 1700 fisherman. So we will have to decide which is the best deal. The Lund is a little more. We will see though.

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Please, before you make a purchase from that dealer, drop me a line. I bought that same boat from that same dealer last year, I think you would find my experience very interesting. I would post it here but the powers that be understandably don't like bashing a business on the forum. I hope that you read this in time.
jnovatney@mn.rr.com

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I have decided to use my boat this year yet and then buy something next spring. The more I have been looking at boats though I think I am now going to go with a Lund 1700 fisherman. Thanks for all your help.

Slab

Setterguy,
I would like to hear your story. csayler@mail.actg.org

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I am with Setterguy I purchased a 1700 SuperHawk from Crystal Marine. And to say it politely I will never buy another boat there again. If you want details as to why please e-mail me privately.
I have had some dealings with Minnesota Marine in Ham Lake and they were very good to deal with. As for the boat it has been great once I got the all the bugs resolved. I wished I had bought a 4-stroke motor but I went with the 2-stroke.

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I am with Setterguy I purchased a 1700 SuperHawk from Crystal Marine. And to say it politely I will never buy another boat there again. If you want details as to why please e-mail me privately.
I have had some dealings with Minnesota Marine in Ham Lake and they were very good to deal with. As for the boat it has been great once I got the all the bugs resolved. I wished I had bought a 4-stroke motor but I went with the 2-stroke.

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You will not be disappointed in your Lund decision. Nothing against Crestliner, just have a Lund myself and absolutely love it. Bought my most recent one at Pierz actually.

Good Luck and Good Fishing!

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