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Looking into a Starcraft Islander...opinion?
« on: July 11, 2011, 04:06:11 AM »
Hey All,
 
Ive been scoping out a couple of Islanders on CL they are newer(with the red,white&blue) color scheme, for what I would call good prices, low hours and pretty well equiped for Great lakes fishing. (less than 10 grand). Anyone own one and what are your thoughts on it.
 
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Re: Looking into a Starcraft Islander...opinion?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 02:13:44 AM »
Not sure what kind of info you're looking for but I do know Starcraft is hard to beat for strength and durability.  Friend of mine is a fishing guide on Lake Michigan and he refuses to own anything else.  I just sold an older one ('75 model) and they hold good value also.  It's all about the power plant and other mechanicals as to value since the the hull is hardly an issue.  Values vary greatly by region also.

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Re: Looking into a Starcraft Islander...opinion?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 03:16:02 AM »
Ive gotten stories from both sides of the fence. Some say(as you do) reliable, durable and no nonsense fishing boat. Others say too light, ride too high ride like a cork. Thats for the info.
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Re: Looking into a Starcraft Islander...opinion?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 04:02:22 AM »
I don't have the Islander, but a 2006 Super Fisherman 180 and it's more quite than some fiberglass boats I've had. I did add trim tabs to help keep the bow down at slower speeds in heavy water.
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