I have narrowed my decision down two 2 boats. I am looking at a 2011 Lund 1750 Tyee and an Alumacraft 2010 1850 Trophy (Demo). Both boats will have a 150 hp and hydraulic steering. The Tyee has a merc and the Trophy has a Yamaha both with 5 year warranties. There are numerous other details about financing and some minor options, but I don't want to make this post too confusing. Ultimately the New Lund is about $6,000 more and a foot shorter, has a cover, and will allow a trade in ($5,000.00). The Alumacraft Has a demo engine, Is bigger, can hold 8 ft rods, and much closer to my house, Vhf radio, but will not allow a trade in.
The boat will be used on both inland lakes ( Chippawa Flowage, Chain o lakes, Bull shoals in Arkansas), and on lake michigan, probably 60% on LM.
Thanks in advance for any opinions, anyone interested in my crestliner check out the trading post