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Old 01-19-2002, 11:56 AM
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We are changing our ski boat,runabout so have been looking at the 2002 Crownline 202Br LPX. Has the new 6.2 Mercruiser at 320 hp and a bravo 1 drive. It has all the sport options, all for $36000.00 plus tax etc. Has anyone got one and what do you think. Dealer seems to think it will do about 65 mph out of the box.
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I've met up with Crownline owners on our area lakes. I think they are nice boats for the money you spend. $36K seems a bit pricey, and 65 mph seems a bit optimistic. I would go to www.crownline.com and browse the owners forum. It's very active and you will learn all you need to know about powertrain options. Keep in mind this is a lake boat. High speed and chop don't mix.

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36K for a 20FT Crown? YIKES! Either they've become a little too pricey for their own good or some dealer is making a serious killing! You may want to check out used if that's the case as I've seen 202's a year or two old for around 20K with 350 Mags more then once in our area.

As far as seeing 65MPH out of the box I suggest you be happy if it'd hit a honest 60-61. I've run with many Crowns 202 and 225's and even with a 454MPI the 202 barely will sqeeze a consistent 60MPH. They look sharp but even with big power the hull doesn't respond very well if speed is your game.
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I have 4 brand new Sanger Ski Boats on my lot for roughly the same price or less. Sean
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Thanks for the crownline link. It seems your all about right, 60 is the magic number, maybe its the wide beam. So what do I buy if my wife and kids want a bow rider and i want something sharp that can also perform. Thanks in advance.
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If I were you, I`d contact Stinson about that 27 Fountain. For almost the same $$ you could be stylin big time!
And the boat would still be worth what you paid 2 or 3 yrs. down the road!

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Just curios. What would you let a 212 Islander go for with 375 hp and what speed do they get. I am about to demo the crownline Monday and place an order.
Call me 650 465-9157.
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I own a 225br crownline and love it, but it only does around 60 with a 350 efi brovo 3 drive. This is what I can say is that crownline does stand behind there products when it comes to and warranty issuses. They will do anything to keep YOU happy. I would spend the extra money and get the dual prop set up plus as much power you can afford. I dream about getting a go-fast boat with twin engines now.

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I have an older 196 with a 350 Mag - Alpha 1. Tops out at maybe 55. I don't have a GPS, and the speedo only works every other month or so. It also doesn't handle the chop in the bay very well. Better suited for a lake, in my opinion. It's for sale, by the way, for a whole lot less than 36K.
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A friend of mine has 2000 202 with 454/300 and it runs about 60-61mph and doesn'tlike anything more than a 1 foot chop. The only problem I see is that the value of the boat will drop 10k over 3 years. You would be a lot better off to get a slightly used one for a lot less money. BTW I also had a 196BR Crownline. I would not go back after having a bigger boat(24 Outlaw). The Outlaw even handles better around the docks.
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