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Old 09-11-2006, 02:06 PM
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you can get a crownline 20 LPX w/ 320 horse or a 22LPX w/425 horse....should be a fun river boat.
I had a 20' Crownline with a 350 mag. Would have made a great river or lake boat, but it kicked my azz in the bay chop here.
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Old 09-11-2006, 03:35 PM
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How about Monterey.....they have some really cool stuff!

I will 2nd that, we are a Monterey dealer and have had great success with them. Tons of little "extras" that dont come standard on other boats you get with the Montereys. They are an independant builder that only produced about 900 boats a year. quality is high and they hold resale well also. Take a look at the 194 FS or the 214 FS. Both boats are wider than most of the competition (194 has 8'4'' beam and the 214 has 8'6'') They have huge cockpits and great visual lines. There should be a dealer somewhat close to you, check them out!
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:02 PM
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Monterey is actually working on releasing some diesel I/O(Volvo) models soon. They have them on the water already(214). I'm told they really run well...how about 6 mpg and 40 mph?
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stay with the Cobalt the only other in its class is Formula.
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:41 PM
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stay with the Cobalt the only other in its class is Formula.
Colbalts are nice, but not even close to the quality of a Formula....
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Colbalts are nice, but not even close to the quality of a Formula....
I agree in the bigger stuff but in smaller type bowrider river boats the Cobalt comes very close for the money.
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What's wrong with the Cobalt that they have?
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$55k for a 20' open bow? I dont care what name is on the side of it. Spend about $30k and save $25k for bar tabs for the next 10 years!
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We have been very happy with our Crownline. Check them out. http://www.crownline.com/default.php
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Take a good hard look at a Bryant. Very well made runabout, with all composite construction. The fit and finish on them are very nice. I think this boat has alot of bang for the buck.
http://www.bryantboats.com/
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