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Old 12-07-2007, 12:42 PM
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Does anyone have any knowledge about the Cobalt 343? It seems that Cobalt has taken this model out of production after a short run. I am considering this model...it has a huge cabin and cockpit...because I'm 6'4 and I need something larger than normal. Some of them came with Merc 600's, but there are plenty to be had with 525's. Anyway, any input would be appreciated!
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:50 PM
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ive got one for sale w/ 24 hrs and 525s warranty till sept 2012 pm me if interested ps this one runs strong 80 mph full of fuel with 5 big guys on board
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I've been in one at the boat show. The cabin is not huge and really lacks the headroom. I would venture to say that the cabin is not much bigger than a 35 fountain and the headroom is about the same. The cockpit is sweet, but takes up most all the room on the boat.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:03 PM
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the boats actually 9'8"wide vs 8'6" so the cabin is 14"wider. the wrap around couch that doubles as a bed is a nice use of space. the headroom in the cabin itself is fine , however it's a little tight in the head . much nicer quality of fit, finish and amenities than the fountain

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Old 12-07-2007, 01:24 PM
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Floating living room or a gentlemans day boat. Not a fast boat and extrememly pricey when it was in production. Not a big seller for them. Quite a few on the used market.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:36 PM
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i found 3 with 525's on boattraderonline.com. If youve never been in one you might be surprised. it's faster than you think . ask billy frenz about the outerlimits i passed on the around manhatten brunch run the guy was scratching his head as we went by
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:26 PM
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If you want speed and head room in the cabin you might try this . 6'10" of head room in the cabin and high 70's on the water. Pm or email for details
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:27 AM
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We have sold a Bunch of 343s They took them out of production to use the space at the plant to build 2 new Cobalt Yacht models (Needed the production room) with w/425 ho motors it runs around 68 mph w/525 with no speed top @ 74-6+ on a good day with full fuel Great boat lots of room (Gentlemans go fast) have several trades http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/7/0/90149170.htm
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by blownincome View Post
We have sold a Bunch of 343s They took them out of production to use the space at the plant to build 2 new Cobalt Yacht models (Needed the production room) with w/425 ho motors it runs around 68 mph w/525 with no speed top @ 74-6+ on a good day with full fuel Great boat lots of room (Gentlemans go fast) have several trades http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/7/0/90149170.htm
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just out of curiosity, how is the ride compared to other 33-35' boats. Thanks Jeff
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:11 AM
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A lot Like a straight Bottom 35 fountain/Cig pretty forgiving in rough stuff Weight has a lot to do with the ride.More than Hull design in this case but a nice day boat and still feel like your in a go fast. I guess the boat I have been in that it reminds me most of ride and feel is a mid 90s Fountain 38 sport cruiser
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