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Old 08-27-2008, 08:15 PM
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The drives are very reliable. I had a 76' 24 SRV (Over Nighter) that would run circle around a single engine version and get better fuel mileage. The rhing would run 40mph with a clean bottom including fishing gear and everyting. The hull is a wave crusher for its size. I sold the boat a couple years ago and still talk to the new owners. They love it compared to their SRV 22.

Definately check the transom and stringers.

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