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Rinker/ Baja 262 performance boat

Old 02-11-2002, 08:28 PM
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Post Rinker/ Baja 262 performance boat

Picked up the March issue of Fam/Perf mag and at first glance of the cover thought they were testing a Baja 272! Very similar windshield, same overall shape, deck hatches, swim platform, sunpad, headrests....whats up wid dat???
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Old 02-11-2002, 09:21 PM
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cool looking boat...ecspecially for a rinker.
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Rinker 26' was at Atlanta boat show..looked nice..but was 4800#..need to see actual speeds..
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Old 02-12-2002, 09:23 AM
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Yep, you definately can't ignore the similarities(visually, at least).

When you put your hand over the aft half of the boat, it looks a LOT like the 272's.
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Old 02-12-2002, 10:58 AM
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Hmmmm, Did anyone notice the bottom of the hull though?

Not Baja like there!
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Old 02-12-2002, 11:04 AM
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I got a brochure with that Rinker in it at the Chesapeake Boat Show. I must say it looks pretty good. I believe that they can put anything up to a 496HO in it. Not the fastest boat but not bad... Hey!!! What am I saying? With a 496HO that will outrun my current ride. (Baja 232 7.4MPI)

Oh, the shame... Whupped by a Rinker...

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Old 02-12-2002, 09:41 PM
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A freind of mine owns a rinker dealership and has one with the 496 ho he says it runs 70 we'll see he promised me a demo after the boat show
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Old 02-12-2002, 11:38 PM
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Based on the website, it's got a nice list of standard equipment... Gaffrig guages, Zero Effort controls, quick and quiet exhaust, decent stereo and bolsters. Offered with up to a 500 EFI with a lab finished prop. But I can still say it rhymes with stinker as it blows by me...
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Old 02-13-2002, 01:14 AM
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Saw it at the Chicago show. My buddy thought it was gorgeous, I thought it was butt ugly. And at $63,000, there are other rides I would pick...mostly used.
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