poor rivet job. Durability, dependability and value - the key elements needed for avid outdoorsman. Their refined performance-tuned hulls deliver faster hole shots, increased stability and higher top-end speed. Previously I had the Xpress vx17cc with a Yamaha 60. Some of today’s popular aluminum rigs fall short of fiberglass counterparts in one department: speed. Save This Boat. Just my .02$ Logged Go2Baits, Flying Fisherman, Nemire Lures. After a few request, it was time to put the boat tour video together. G3 Jons provide an array of all-welded models for hunting to fishing and everything in between. Post by B_KLCK8 » 23 Apr 2019, 21:28. Itr does not get any better than that. They do not make boats that remind me of big water boats intended to be smashing waves day in and day out. Frdtrtnfx4. I'm having difficulty determining the amount of jet HP I will practically need to run a welded Jon on a rocky river shoreline with up to 4 guys … They don't make one that does it all. Were thinking about getting a boat and are looking at both the Lowe Stinger 175 and the Tracker Pro Team 175 TF. xpress use to be( and still is) a good boat. 17-18' G3 or Lowe Roughneck Jet HP Feedback . G3 Boats, Lebanon, Missouri. Good Luck in your quest. I LOVED my xpress but when I was looking at new boats they were a bit pricey. beam Jon Boat model 1442 are one preferred choice among the fishermen. 101K likes. when i have issues i contact yamaha and the next day the parts at my door. They try to fix it but now I have a leak. I have a 2004 Triton 186 Magnum w/150 Merc XR6. Here's my answer In the mean time please post up experience with the models mentioned above, the Boat companies, or dealers within 200 miles of me. The warranty period begins on the original owner’s new boat purchase date. And this is a concern cause I want to mount a small outboard kicker/backup. More… 5. Replaced the the tires after two months. Wanted to here everyone’s opinions on these two boats in comparison. Had a few more problems. I've got the Lowe Stinger 175 (17'5") and love it. G3 1652 VBW . When i was … Looking to upgrade to a bigger aluminum boat. I can get some more info if anyone is interested, My father in law just got his express back from Arkansas,he has a 16-17 ft CC that he bought new last year,he had to send it back because the welds were breaking on the beams under the deck,we used to have a g3 and I liked it a lot better,he hasn't had a lot of good things to say about his express, I love my G3 as well. My G3 is all welded except where they rivet the floor and side panels in. Re: G3 vs. Crestliner You are not required to take the motor that's on the boat. 2007 Lowe is making  190 and 195 models. Lowe Fishing Boats. Researching aluminum boats and giving thought to a V-hull around 16' and fairly wide. As far as 17.5 boats go, I felt it gave me the best bang for the buck. I bought a G3 last March. Maybe you want a performance pontoon boat? It rides good and the 4 stroke 90 Yamaha is great on fuel. I looked at the Triton and Xpress, didn't really like either. They both appear to be good boats, the G3 is wider but bottom width is about the … Most of them are fine companies but I would say that Tracker is more ot the Pinto line and SeaArk and G3 are the Caddy side of the line. Lowe Pontoon Boats in Lebanon, Missouri, is home to the state-of-the-art Lowe production facility, where expert craftsmen apply cutting-edge manufacturing technology and time-honored boat-building expertise to every Lowe pontoon. No rocket science here. Gave 2nd to my dad when he retired and bought #3. If you want a good ride similar to a glass boat take a ride in an Xpress. If anyone has one of these three boat please give me your feedback. it wound up being the cheapest price, and had the best fit and finish. G3 LX3 25 Cruise . Replies (4) Share: 0 0. reds on reds on reds Mandeville Member since Sep 2013 3114 posts. Post a reply. (Read 27691 times), Quote from: Nyk on May 10, 2007, 12:11:29 PM, Quote from: mgtaylor10 on May 11, 2007, 12:01:24 PM, Quote from: greg hall on May 11, 2007, 12:18:32 PM. I have to look at the bright side, I'm still fishing. EXPLORE SERIES. I would love to have a tin!! We contacted g3 and they said they would replace it with no question. Or, perhaps some thoughts regarding another brand. Manufacturer Specification. by kdubinwa » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:40 am . still can't find it. I currently own the camo 1860 G3 with 90hp Yamaha. The livewell siphons completely if I push the pump-out and turn it back off or if I running on the water. Posts: 63 I have never owned a Lowe, but have fished out of one quite a bit. I have a xpress x60 with a 115 yamaha and i have no complants my boat has been in every were from the gulf of mexico up and down the mississippi river and all the lakes in between i havent found any water yet that i was scarred to put it in . I have a 2014 Lowe FM 175 Pro WT, and love it. The Lowe boat is sweet. the xpress was good but it just did not feel right, the welds were ok at best, the trailer seemed cheap, the wiring was shotty. The dealer that I bought from lost his Mercury/Lowe line and replaced it with the G3. What about customer service from both companies? Any info would be greatly appreciated. 11 posts • Page 1 of 1. The Lowe has 2 livewells whereas the G3 only 1. Its a 20/74. Check a tracker out as well unless you dont like them. There's room for 3 folks to fish. Lowe was founded in 1971 to build high value aluminum boats and canoes to fit a family's boating needs. For what its worth, my buddy has a like new 2010 G3 Eagle 190 side console he is fixing to sell, Motor has less than 100 hours on it. Oh yea! The buttons on control panel went out. Trying to understand women is like trying to pick up a turd by the clean end. Everyone I know who owns one is very pleased with it. The dealer that I bought from lost his Mercury/Lowe line and replaced it with the G3. Lowe Pathfinder or G3 CCJ. it seems though they are not a s roomy as they use to be. Since then, Lowe has created generations of family memories through great experiences on the water and has developed a reputation for building high quality, yet affordable aluminum boats and pontoons to suit almost any need. Even though they warranty the heads with some talking, I had to pay for installation. I bought a Lowe last spring. (that was southern for expensive) I wish it had a little more storage in my boat but thats the only complaint I have. I forgot the the trowling motor was wire backwards and on 12 volts. Register Logout . Sportsman Series. I looked at the Lowe Roughneck and like them but they seemed a little cramped. GPS speed is 62 M.P.H cant beat that in a tin  boat! Lowe boat warranties are transferable through your local Lowe dealer adding to the resale value of your boat. I have a Duracraft Bass Bay and Play that is as heavily built as any I've ever seen. Have to install an automatic bilge pump  to keep up with the problem. G3 Jons provide an array of all-welded models for hunting to fishing and everything in between. Contact. The G3 has a very open floor but less storage. The Lowe strikes me as having a bit more quality than the G3 and the 1667WT has a floor and offers a bit of storage as well as a live well. Request Price. I've got the Lowe Stinger 175 (17'5") and love it. Nice stable boat,very happy with it. I want a side console, would rather have a flat bottom, but the G3 has the console more towards the rear and i want to be able to fish 2 people off the back comfortably. Lowes, Tracker, G3, Ranger and many others. Buy what you want -- not what the dealer wants you to have. One of these three are my choices as well. Pure aluminum is being used for the construction of flat hull type Jon Boat model 1442 whose thickness is kept around 0.063 in. Lowe Utility WV1260. Its not heavy duty enough. The SF 212 WT is one of the most versatile pontoon boats on the market today.It is a mid sized pontoon platform boat that comes packed with features you would expect to find in a luxury cruising pontoon, but it’s also suitable for use as a fishing boat. But the G3 comes with lighter weight Yamaha F70 whereas the Lowe I can get with either a Suzuki 70 or Mercury 75 - both of which weigh a good bit more than the yamaha. However, speed is the costliest (and arguably least necessary) aspect of a bass boat. This is not enough power for those windy days on the big lake.2nd is the need for speed..50 hp is just not enough Im already upgrading to the 90...Other than that the boat is great. since yamaha makes the boat, they stand behind it. Problem for me is I would rather have the Yamaha motor, Not the Mercury. Fit and finish on the lunds and alumacrafts were nicer, but those boats also cost a solid 5-7 grand more when I priced them out. Dont rule out war eagle. I even heard that the guy who started G3 before they were bought by Yamaha started or was a "higher up" at Lowe. Ive listed the particular models I have looked at and any input would be greatly appreciated. Mount Vernon, Washington. 0 0. I have narrowed my options down to Lowe, Polar Kraf…login to view the rest of this post. I really like the Triton but just like everyone has said $$$$$$. You might consider what I did. as for performance, i would guess its pretty close between the 3, My boats gps at 65mph, full tank 2 batt. With 14 feet length and 62 in. Couple dealers in the area carry the Xpress, G3, Lowe and Sea Ark boats and was wondering if anyone on here had experiences with any of them in either the 1860 or 2070 models? Brought a new Motor from a different dealer. Ask yourself this: Do you needto go that fast? I've been dreaming and looking hard at those three for a couple of years...here's something I've gleaned...but it's from competitive dealers so it 'may or may not' be correct/true. i looked at the same tree boats and chose the g3 hp 180 with the 150. the triton;s fit and finish was not that good, exposed screw heads, it cost to much, the overall package seemed cheap. Now when I purchased mine Triton was not making tin boats so I cannot comment on them. I've fished it all winter with no problems what so ever. I am on my 3rd Xpress ... Sold first one to upgrade to 2nd one. The G3 Boats Model 1442 is one of the best Jon Boats on the market in the present time. With in a hundard miles of me are about 20 boat building companys. !..Mines an 05 1860 camo cc with a 75 merc 2 stroke..I bought mine from a lady 4 years ago for 7,500 cash money! Lowe SF 212 WT. She said some of the manufactures will just drag their feet until the dealer and customer get frustrated and just go away. My Father-in-Law owns a G3 and I'm impressed with the quality of the boat in general! Moderators: Dogman, NCSUDucker. Re: G3 Gator tough 18dk Vs. 1860 Lowe Roughneck by shoveler_shooter » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:42 pm I might get jumped on for saying this, but over the years I've seen more complaints regarding welds with G3. I love my Lowe Roughneck cc plenty of room for the family & its wide!! i had an 01 18ft and it was a big azz boat for 18 ft.. I looked at the Triton and Xpress, didn't really like either. Replies (4) Options Top. I am guessing that you are a first time owner and would not notice much difference among them. Post by Reddrum1 » 10 Nov 2015, 20:31. I bought a Lowe last spring. G3 Boats is a Yamaha-owned boat company and manufactures over 100 models of aluminum fishing boats and … Couple dealers in the area carry the Xpress, G3, Lowe and Sea Ark boats and was wondering if anyone on here had experiences with any of them in either the 1860 or 2070 models? Top. hole shot was 2.34 seconds with worked prop. I am definitely thinking best price the G3 I like is the HP180 with a 4 stroke Yamaha 115 but it is priced high. I have studied the pro and cons to all of them. I have a Triton VT 17 WITH A 50 HP MERC....I have had it for about two weeks now..If I had to do it all over again I would have bought the 19 with the 150.Dont get me wrong I love my 17 but I made two mistakes one was to only put a 65 24vt trolling motor on it. Music: "Double Helix" by Ethan Meixsell The seats and the fit if the boat are great. Warranty is solid as well and they have a reputation of honoring there warranties. Sea Arks are pretty badass as well. The brand new ultra-fast, ultra-sleek Stinger® HP Series - the superb blending of improved performance and tricked-out, custom fishability. I bought sc but wished it was a cc. Smallmouth; Offline; Posts: 120; Re: Tracker vs. G3? I've looked at, did my homework and fished in a lot of different aluminum boats over the years and I'd have to say the workmanship, quality, stability and performance is exceptional. 2012 yr. Just turned 300 hours ,use it here on the rivers and Louisiana marsh. Advertisement. The gas tank is forward of the CC and it helps balance things out. « Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 09:50:47 AM » I guess there is good/bad with both. #5 01-27-2016, 03:26 PM huntrfish. 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