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Old 08-08-2007, 01:22 PM
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I would say this, it's not that Baja is a bad boat it's just that for the same money you will spend on a Baja you could get a better quality built boat.
I disagree. Baja is not the best built boat but for the same $ and age its very hard to find a better boat.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:58 PM
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I agree with pantera for the money I think it will be better spent on something else.

Some other reasons.
1) Lots of other boats with a better ride
2) Lots of boats with more speed - I don't see them winning any races or being in many races for that matter.
3) Lots of baja's - dare to be original
4) Resale is not as good as some others
5) They are a little cheaper than most boats, but you get what you pay for.
6) Long-term strength and durability. I've heard of 2000 year models with moisture in the transom.

Some other reasons.
1) People restore great boats. How many bajas have you seen take on a total restoration and look better than most new boats. I have seen some of them fixed up and they still look like crap. The fact is that most old bajas are not worth restoring. How many cigarettes have you seen restored........
2) If its hard to find one used in great shape for sale, then its a good boat
3) Protect your investment. If you buy a new boat for $200,000 you ought to be able to sell it for $180,000 on down the road (but not too long). Look at that baja and see what it is new and what they sell for 5 years old. Unless your filthy rich there is no point in throwing money away.

Go ask a baja salesman - whats the difference between a fountain and the baja. He will say its cheaper......................Go ask a fountain salesman whats the difference and he will say its a faster better quality built boat.
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...... anyone have Milkduds?
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w-fever,

You have not given us any info, i.e.
What is your price range? Under $50K, over $100K?
Where will you boat? Offshore or inland lakes?

Here is my advice...

- Smooth, wave-crushing ride
- Fast on the water
- Relatively inexpensive

Pick two!

Good luck!
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P.S. Baja is a good beginner's boat! It's the bayliner of performance boats!
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buy mine, wave crunching hull ,lots of room,big cabin area, room to work in engine room, all brand new everything,runs in the 90's and great on fuel,free delivery
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i have a 2007 duramax that i use to pull my car trailer... I have been into offshore boats for 3 years with friends,but now it is time for my own..
In the three years you have been riding with friends, you haven't seen anything you've liked?

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These comparison threads are about as usefull as hen chit on a pump handle. They never seem to go anywhere.


Bottom line, drive everything, talk to actual owners of the boats you are looking at and pick the best boat that fits YOUR situation.
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These comparison threads are about as usefull as hen chit on a pump handle. They never seem to go anywhere.


Bottom line, drive everything, talk to actual owners of the boats you are looking at and pick the best boat that fits YOUR situation.
LMAO ....

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA that's some funny chit.
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TExoma hit the nail right on the head


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