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Old 08-12-2012, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am interested in purchasing a new G# Eagle Talon 17ft w/70 hp yamaha.Looking for any opinions on the brand of boats.Im impressed with the entire package but would like some reviews from people who either own a G3 or know someone who does.I will propably purchase it from Madisonville Marine Thanks for any help you can give
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If I ever have to buy another Boat ... the G3 Talon would be it ... We had a Eagle 175 ... took it everywhere without any problems...the only reason we got rid of it was because we got an awesome deal on a Bullet ... and would have kept the G3 too if we had room for 2 Boats
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Everything i have read about the G3 boats has been good..they are owned by Yamaha if u didnt know.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been looking at them. I have read they had issues with corrosion eating away the hull and causing leaks, leading to the boat being replaced if under warranty. I emailed them and they are still using plywood in the construction though.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have never seen a G3 with that kind of corrosion ...I have seen them crack ... most of the time with a story so they just dont crack for no reason
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I think it was around the transom. Seems like 2003-2006ish boats. If I remember right it was allegedly from moisture in the hull corroding the wires which then affected the hull itself. I've been trying to find where I read that to no avail. From what I have saw myself though they are very very nice boats but I'd like to see them ditch the wood.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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... seems like I remember hearing something about the chemicals in the deck wood corroding the deck frame but that was a while back and I have never seen it ...not even on the pontoons... We had a 2004 and it had no problems but we kept it up in the dry (like all boats should be) ... on you tube there is a vidio ... I dont remember the exact name but its the G3 plant tour and they show some of the boats being built ... purdy kewl
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a 2004 G-3 Hp 170 with a Yamaha 115 2 stroke I bought new, I love the boat it fits me and the wife just fine. Great workmanship all over the boat, not had a single issue with it since I bought it new in 2004.Looks like the day I bought it, stays in the garage when not in use. To bad they don't make the Hp series anymore great boat very wide and stable in the water.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I know this is late to the party but I looked at G3's two years ago at a dealer down on 411. I was sadly disappointed. Looking inside the boats, I would estimate they had over 50 on the lot, all of them had rusted fittings. The rings around the seat bases etc... All of them. That was a huge red flag for me.
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