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Old 06-30-2008, 09:46 PM
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I've been looking around at boats lately, and was wondering what those that run them think. I'm not as much concerned with speed than ride. Love at least a cuddy, more preferably, but less than a cruiser. I looked at the Baja 278 performance, and it seemed like a good fit.


Newly divorced, so the budget isn't what it once was. At nearly 53, I don't need the speed jollies I once did. What do you guys think of this boat, or competitors?
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:10 PM
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you had a 42 beak right?
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No Jeff, just my 22. (maybe the whole TD thread thing has made me step up my search)

Post divorce has left my boating budget a bit thinner than it could have been. Just curious as to what the Offshore guys think of rides in the nasty stuff that doesn't qualify as rib breaking.
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26 Hustler has a great rough water ride.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:34 PM
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Nice boat those Hustlers, but not really what I'm looking for.

A very cool layout is the Nordic Rage, the mid cabin is a very cool idea. But I think for this lake, the closed cabin would be the better choice. The Baja 278 looked like the best bang for the single engine buck. Good size cabin and vee. I do have to look ahead though, for a boat I could easily run in salt water.
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Worth a look:

http://www.offshoreonlyclassifieds.c...o24295-en.html

If the HP is too much with the blower, just remove and sell it. The boat will still run 70-71 or better depending on setup. The cabin is one of the largest for this class of boat.
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Thanks Brian. That sure is a nice high cabin. Love the high freeboard for the kids as well.
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I bought my Baja new 10 years ago and have no complaints at all. I've been running in the Gulf for 7 of those 10 years and while bigger is better, I can handle most days out there. Truly a good value for the money.
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How about a Formula 272 LS with twin 350 Mercs. ??
Good in rough, low price and will Hold it's value. Besides I think it's classy to.

My 26' Infinity is being painted so it's not ready yet, but that might work to.
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I would look at this one. http://www.offshoreonlyclassifieds.c...o23615-en.html

It is very clean, runs mid 80's and the guy works right in Burlington, VT.
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