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Old 08-07-2007, 01:52 PM
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Here is a link to some pics: http://www.tristateaa.com/catalogs/d...spx?id=9247111
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:53 AM
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Is this the boat sittin in Brewerton now... at Boat Deal Direct 1989 25' with 454 bravo... white yellow black... ?
They quoted me $9900
No tabs and needed new bow rails.
A pretty boat tho, IMHO
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:11 AM
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if its spent any time sitting in the water, it will be blistered pretty badly. Everyone I have ever seen has has an osmosis problem, wrotten transoms, stringers, floors etc.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:36 AM
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While the boat that you are talking about carries the Switzer name, it was built by a guy named Danny Coons whose family purchased the company from Bob & Dave in the early to mid '80s. .

The boat was never really designed to
perform offshore as much as it was designed to look like it could perform offshore.


I agree with the post above. You might be better off in the long run to look for a Pantera, Carrera or something along those lines. Esspecially with a Pantera, they are still in business, their boats are really strong, you can still buy parts and in the long run when you go to sell it, the name recognition and much better quality will sell itself.

I did have a ton of fun with the Switzers though!
I don't know the 24 but I did a lot of work on a 30 (?) that was only 6 months old. Poor construction,weak hull and glass work. Numerous electrical problems required complete rewire. Sliding companion way door caught Ground wire bundle and caused weird things to happen. It had a "Pop up" wind deflector in front of the dash instead of a windshield and it left an opening behind it that allowed salt spray to hit gauges. Wiring was a rats nest. Switches fell apart because of unsupporrted wires. The list goes on and I have the pic's to prove it. They had a second FUEL tank under the back seat (WOW) and a trick fuel switching system sized to small for the big blocks.Engine Air scoop design was pretty but without baffles delivered salt to everthing in the engine compartment. Twin gull wing hatches ripped out mounts. I could go on but overall Poor,Poor design and build. I told the owner to sell it while it looks good! At six months old and less than 50 hours!
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:07 PM
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Both the Superboat and Switzer are good looking boats .
If you can get it for a song it's worth fixing one up .I rode in a 24 Pantera , it's excellent in rough water . Cabin is small , due to its narrow beam .

Here are the two boats to look at for comparison .

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I was looking at a switzer in telawanda NY for 11500 i believe or somethign along those lines just heard to many problems with the rot and also not to much infor on them or hitstory. and also not to many around that i know of. im happy with my velocity and has the size and cabin i like
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:00 PM
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The switzers are fast and handle pretty well but are not wave crushers by any means. Very little deadrise at the transom. It all depends on where your going to use it. The resale is very poor if not non-existant. There is one that is listed in the classifieds that has been there for over a year for around 10g's with hydraulic steering and some other goodies.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:45 PM
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320ES an pics of it and also Apollo an pics of the one your looking at
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:32 AM
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I looked at one local recently but no pics. The switzer I was actually talking about is listed in the classifeds here under misc. V's. There are pics, and it has been foe sale for a long time.
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You are right the Switzer had good lines. Too bad they didn't carry thu.
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