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Lund 1660 Classic SS vs Lund 1625 Rebel SS

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Anyone have any thoughts or experiences with these two boats? I am looking at a new boat replacement. I really like the option on the Classic for aft seating that's hinged. Two rear fixed seats when up, or flip down to give large rear casting deck plus access to battery compartments. Makes the 16 footer able to seat 2 adults and 2 kids on occasion. Does anyone know if this option can be added to the 1625 Rebel? Their hulls are almost identical. Guess I can find out from the dealers this weekend if no one knows.

I like the layout of the Rebel a little better as the storage options seem nice. Livewell on bow and deeper bow storage.

Also any opinions out there on 75 Merc vs 75 Yamaha (both 4S EFI)? Doesn't sound like much to switch to Yamaha. Any top speed info for either model with these boats? Thanks in advance

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I purchased the 1660 Classic last year and have no regrets. The aft hinged seating is a great option also. Very nice riding boat and well set up. I would without a doubt purchase this boat again.

I have a 50 4 stroke merc and with myself in the boat top end is around 34. If you are going to be running with three or more I would bump it up 20 or so HP.

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Thanks Harvey Lee. 34 is some pretty respectable top end from a 50 horse. Must be an efficient hull design. Unless price gets to be excessive, I'll only be looking at the 75's since we would also like to pull skiiers and tubers as our kids get a few years older. There was a 60 horse Etec out in western MN pre-rigged that might also work; it weighs only 220 lbs. The Etec 75 was 320, so about 80% the weight of the Merc.

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    • Thanks guys, was out for 4 days this last weekend and seen the migration in full swing. Surprised on how many juivies with the adults. Seen them pushing as far north as Aberdeen. Did shoot a nice ross with a neck band and double leg band on Friday. Hope to get out this weekend again. Big thanks to all the South Dakota landowners for being so nice and allowing us permission onto there land for hunting.
    • Borch there is never a bad Turkey season    
    • i've had a wheeler for 3 years now and in the brainerd area, i havent come across a situation yet when the snow was too deep to drive on. This last blast is pushing it, but with chains, no problem. most of the time the snow is blown off or hardens up fast on the lake-just have to stay away from the plowed roads/drifted areas. If i were to go to the tracks route, I would just buy a used snowmobile for 1/2 the price
    • At that price I would wonder about the quality of the metal construction and how evenly heat will be distributed.     Not sure why you are avoiding "teflon" pans, but a well seasoned cast iron or carbon steel pan comes pretty close to being non-stick.   Gotta be careful with how you clean them and minimize cooking stuff like tomato sauce in them, but otherwise they work great.   Getting the seasoning on them can be a little bit of a pain, but not that bad. 
    • never used ceramic, been thinkin of trying that cooper whatever its called frying pans!!!!!!!
    • tracks, tracks, tracks if you ask me.  You can get some pretty good deals on used ones as well, just need to buy the mounting hardware specific to the machine.  I have a 825 gator and without tracks I go no where in the winter with my snow load.    
    • Yep, I'll be adding a shield.
    • what about j-wheelz? Been around for a few years now but I never hear much about them?   Or you could just get a set of tracks?
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