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brocja01
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New in Green Bay, WI

#1 Post by brocja01 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:40 am

Morning Everyone,

Just wanted to stop by and say hello to everyone. My first-mate (wife) and I just ordered a 2017 Crest Caliber 230 CLS with a 150HP Merc. 4-stroke on the back. It's a pretty major leap for me, as I've never driven a pontoon and I'm going from a 16' aluminum fishing boat with a 40hp on the back to a 23' tritoon with a 150. We are super excited though, and I was happy to find a forum dedicated to people who own and drive pontoons. We live up in Green Bay, and will primarily be out on the bay and running up and down the Fox River. We've also just rented a wet slip for it on the Fox so the goal will be to use it a lot!!! Going to get our two boys (10 & 7) out behind it on skis and tubes and teaching the first-mate to drive and dock it.

Well, spring can't come fast enough, the boat should be ready for us by middle of April I'm thinking, early May at the latest.

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Me in the cockpit!
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The cockpit!
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Buddy giving thumbs up in the demo version of our toon!
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2017 Crest Caliber 230 SLC
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#2 Post by ron nh » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:48 am

Those are awesome, Congratulations.
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#3 Post by joe20toon » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:21 am

Looks great! Nice pics!

You are going to enjoy that step up from the old boat to this one.
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#4 Post by Gonefishing » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:45 pm

You will love changin over to a pontoon. Will be asking yourself why I waited so long.
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#5 Post by ron nh » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:14 pm

Don't mean to be rude, but I will be. Was it over 55k? I got a bunch of prices on same set up but didn't get one from a Crest dealer.
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#6 Post by ralph » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:53 pm

Congrates and welcome! Have the bottom painted if you're keeping it in the water. You'll thank me when you take it out this fall.
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#7 Post by smoker62 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:54 pm

Welcome, great toon. I have a Crest as well and its been a great boat. I am 2-3 hrs west of GB on Castle Rock. Great boating lake if you ever want to venture to new water give me a shout. Know the flowage well, been on it for 40 years.
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#8 Post by smoker62 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:02 pm

Ron nh , I payed a little over 60 with a galvanized bunk trailer for mine in 14 . This with an upgraded Caribean helm and 300 Verado, in toon storage, under deck lights , big amp sound system etc.just for reference.
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#9 Post by smltooner » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:18 pm

Welcome to the club.
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#10 Post by brocja01 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:32 pm

[quote="ron nh"]Don't mean to be rude, but I will be. Was it over 55k? I got a bunch of prices on same set up but didn't get one from a Crest dealer.[/quote]

Nope, wasn't over 55k, out the door with a trailer, 52k
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#11 Post by brocja01 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:34 pm

[quote="smoker62"]Welcome, great toon. I have a Crest as well and its been a great boat. I am 2-3 hrs west of GB on Castle Rock. Great boating lake if you ever want to venture to new water give me a shout. Know the flowage well, been on it for 40 years.[/quote]
Small world, grew up in Mauston. Spent many a summer day out on Castle Rock, my parents still live there. Will bringing the toon down there at least a couple times this summer.
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#12 Post by smoker62 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:41 pm

Im on 28th by the Buckhorn Bridge. Halfway between Necedah and Mauston.Home is Kenosha , South of Milwaukee but here most of the summer.
2014 Crest Classic 250 SLR2 , Mercury 300 Verado Pro , Mercury Enertia Prop
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#13 Post by ROLAND » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:57 am

Hello Brocja and welcome to the forum.... also, congratulations on your new crest... that's a beautiful rig... you and your family will have a great time this summer.. 1 question... who is Bubba?
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#14 Post by brocja01 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:27 am

Hello Brocja and welcome to the forum.... also, congratulations on your new crest... that's a beautiful rig... you and your family will have a great time this summer.. 1 question... who is Bubba?

Bubba is my buddy from work. We went over to the dealership on our lunch break!
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Re: New in Green Bay, WI

#15 Post by ron nh » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:57 am

Those are both damn good prices for the models and HP.
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