I’m looking at getting a Starcraft Fishmaster 196 DC with a 200 hp mercury OB. I wanted to get your input of the pros & cons with this boat.
Agree with everything said about the boat itself. Great Lake Erie boat. But the livewell sealing sucks. I put weatherstripping on the hatch which improved it some but it still leaks a bunch in choppy weather. Goes into the bilge which is okay except if you have bled your fish in the livewell. One piece of advice is be very specific with your dealer about what you want & then hold their feet to the fire to make sure you get what you paid for.The Fishmaster is one of my favorite aluminum boats...great Lake Erie boat. I think trim tabs are a needed option. The lid on the livewell needs to have a latch of some sort so that water doesn't splash out in choppy conditions. Very roomy.