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Old 09-14-2006, 08:18 AM
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Default 22 Liberator info needed

Im posting this for a friend of mine. He is looking at an early 90's 22 foot Liberator. If Im not mistaken they are made by 4winns? He was told it was powered by a 350. Any major areas of concern to look for on these boats? What kinda speed will he see on the stock power? It seems like there are a ton of them out there, so Im guessing they are pretty well made? He wants some first hand info before he makes the couple hour drive to take a peek at it. Thanks for the help, and info.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:27 AM
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I might be mistaken, it may be only a 21 if that makes any difference.
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I Have A Buddy Trying To Sell A 23' Caravell With 454/b1 If You Are Interested. 60mph In Good Shape.
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I Have A Buddy Trying To Sell A 23' Caravell With 454/b1 If You Are Interested. 60mph In Good Shape.
Thanks for the reply. Its not for me, but Ill pass the info along to my buddy. He likes the looks of the Liberator, but we dont know much about them.
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I'm not certain, but I'm pretty sure that it's a splash. If I recall correctly that boat was originally the Eliminator 21. In fact, all of their boats look "familiar".
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:25 PM
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Not a splash, this is a V hull.

4 Winns built them in the 80's to 90's.

With a 350 cubic inch probably 50 plus. They were heavy boats with a cabin.

The 25 foot came with twin 350's and did 60.

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I belive that 21' would be the correct size. I agree with wannabe it would probably run low 50's. They were heavy boats for there size. I have a friend that has one with a 460 ford & a king cobra outdrive I believe it runs high 50's. He says his boat weighs around 4,500 lbs which is a tank for a 21
footer but he has had it for several years & has been pleased with it. The deck on it is as solid as a tank. Although he is now wanting to move up to a larger boat 24-28' range. Its that progressive cycle we all get in ! i hope this helps some.
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Thanks for the help guys. So what Im gathering is that they were built solid and heavy, but overall a descent boat. It will be his first boat, so it sounds like it would be a good starter to get him on the water. Again, thanks for the help.
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I owned an '88 21' Liberator from '93 to '00 with a 460 Ford and King Cobra and the last 3 years it had a 540 Ford and handled the power very well. Like everybody else has said , it was a tank. Got 60/61 with the 460.
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I had a 20ft Lib with a stock 350......it would barely hit 50......built tough though.......water test it with a handheld GPS......
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