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Crestliner #13630608 07/14/20 07:12 PM
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Does anyone have an opinion about Crestliner boats? I am looking at a new boat in the next couple of weeks and have been looking at Crestliner and Xpress. I don’t know much about either one and would like to hear some thoughts.


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Re: Crestliner [Re: etexbasser] #13630619 07/14/20 07:17 PM
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The Multi species fishermen on the great lakes talk highly of them . I was looking for a multi species boat for awhile and decided if I went aluminum it would be Crestliner all the way .

Re: Crestliner [Re: etexbasser] #13630672 07/14/20 07:59 PM
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They make a good boat. Either of your choices are good! Mark Standridge is in a Crestliner probably every day of the year!

Re: Crestliner [Re: etexbasser] #13630761 07/14/20 08:58 PM
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I have an Xpress H20 Bay and we love it. Plenty of room for fishing and enough seating to take 5 or 6 out for a day of fun.

Re: Crestliner [Re: etexbasser] #13630788 07/14/20 09:16 PM
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My fishing partner drives a Crestliner. Excellent boat with the widest bow platform I've seen on one. It's like fishing off an aircraft carrier... thumb


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Re: Crestliner [Re: etexbasser] #13631166 07/15/20 03:32 AM
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Thanks for the reply’s. Will let you know what happens when it happens. I am currently in a Triton 18cTX and have for sale.


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Re: Crestliner [Re: etexbasser] #13631331 07/15/20 12:16 PM
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I've got a crestliner TC 18 with a 90HP mercury and I love it. has two big livewells, one up front and one on the back. doesn't use any gas or oil. has a 70lb thrust trolling motor that will almost get it on plane if I needed. have no gripes about it at all.


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I have an Xpress H20 Bay and love it. Had 2 seats installed up front and it fishes great for crappie

Re: Crestliner [Re: etexbasser] #13631973 07/15/20 09:12 PM
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never heard anything bad about a crestliner, but what ever you get put a minnkota trolling motor on it with auto deploy. You can thank me later

Re: Crestliner [Re: etexbasser] #13631983 07/15/20 09:22 PM
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After Mark Standridge, Three Nails Guide Service, had been guiding about 18 months, I asked him if he could get any boat he wanted for guiding crappie fishing, what would it be? He said this same Crestliner. Good enough for me.


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Re: Crestliner [Re: etexbasser] #13632035 07/15/20 09:53 PM
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Thank you sirs for your advice.


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Re: Crestliner [Re: etexbasser] #13632097 07/15/20 10:36 PM
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I don’t care for aluminum boats.

Re: Crestliner [Re: etexbasser] #13632901 07/16/20 03:43 PM
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my partner has a 2018 pt 18 and its junk. had to take it back to the dealer several times for porpoising issues (dealer said very common problem cause they had a bad hull design) and they had to weld trim tabs on the back it helped but still not perfect. the bottom floor by the console feels like ur going to fall through it. Then the trailer isnt much better, one of the running boards already broke, carpet is already ripping on the bunks several missing bolts and screws. he was backing his boat off the trailer a few days ago and one of the running boards came off his trailer cause they used tiny screws to hold the boards down. the brackets that the boards sit on are already bent. he fishes about once a week and never travels very far to fish and it stays under a boat shed. Theres other design flaws also.

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