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Old 03-15-2014, 12:40 PM
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I have a 1997 Smokercraft resorter with a 2012 30HP Evinrude Etec on it. I predominately fish the Delaware up around the Phillipsburg area, but the boat has been to Lakes Champlain and Erie and the St Lawrence seaway where the boat did very well. The resorter is 15'6" and weighs 520 lbs dry weight. The Etec moves it along at over 30mph with no problem.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:27 PM
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My buddy is a guide up in ontario. He is on alumacraft prostaff and absolutely loves the boat. Has fished many other brands and swears they are head and shoulders above. I found it to be great ride with the hydraulic steer tiller and all.
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:26 PM
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Have a 14' Legend that I got in Ontario. Manufactured by Starcraft here in the USA, biggest difference is the thickness of the aluminum. It is 1.0 vs .85 that Starcraft uses.
I use it in the two rivers, Sandy Hook Bay and around the hook on calm days.
Readily admit that I preferred my 14' Grumman but alas they are gone out of business.

Overall it is a decent boat
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:18 AM
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The 14' Grumman I bought last year is over 30 years old and going strong. I guess that says something for for those boats. A fishing buddy of mine has a 20 ft Lund that makes me slightly jealous and I saw a Smokercraft "Big Fish" in a showroom that will be the first thing I buy when I hit the lottery.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:31 PM
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Thanks to everyone who replied. I went with the duranautic 14. Ill post pictures when the boat is delievered.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:08 AM
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