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Hello, Im recently retired and ready to start fishing again! Only1 problem! No boat!! Im looking for a starcraft fishmaster 186/196 or a lund fisherman 1800/1900.

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Welcome to LOU rkp. I think you'll enjoy it here and in retirement especially:smile: Great bunch of helpful folks here.  Good luck with the boat search.....things may be better here in terms of offerings as the early Spring rolls in.

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6 hours ago, Sk8man said:

Welcome to LOU rkp. I think you'll enjoy it here and in retirement especially:smile: Great bunch of helpful folks here.  Good luck wit the boat search.....things may be better here in terms of offerings as the early Spring rolls in.

Thanks

 

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I went from a cramped 1988 Grumman CC 16.5 footer to the 2005 FM196 with a 115 merc 4S, and a 9.9 kicker,  which to me is like fishing in my living room.
I love it.  I tow it with a toyota highlander no problem.  It's  a big water boat set-up for trolling with 4DR's and dipseys..  On Oneida its a little clumsy with the high sides if you want to sit down and jig (nothing beats a casting platform), but when the waves kick-up you will be glad you have it.
Anything newer than mine should have a 150hp or more.
as a reference, I paid 18K (Loaded), May, 2019

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I don't want to fish with four guys in that boat. I, like RKP am looking for a fishing boat for 1000 Islands and maybe a little on the lake.  Wife wants me out of the family Sea Ray Sundeck as much as I want a real boat to fish out of.  Right now, lot's of junk at a premium price out there.  As people get vaccinated and kids sports programs and other activities start back up, boat prices will come down. 7 yr old grandson has gotten the bug.  Looking forward to Spring.

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  • 2 weeks later...
Anybody know what years Starcraft had the aluminum floor in the fishmaster?

I have a ‘12 with wooden floors , so before that.

I also had an ‘06 with aluminum. I miss that boat.


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