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Looking to get out of my 225 crownline and into speed boats...

Old 04-30-2010, 10:56 AM
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before you consider getting a cat make sure you can get insurance - a lot of carriers will not insure a cat if the owner does not have prior cat experience. Not sure how the rates will be in Texas, but in Florida my insurance went from about $800 a year with a 29 Fountain Fever with an SC motor to nearly $5,000 a year for a 30 Motion cat...
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:12 PM
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That is ridiculous... I hate insurance.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:37 PM
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Insurance quote before even consideration. Especially with zero performance boating under your belt. Its going to be high, if you can even find somone to take you.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:52 PM
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I went form a Crownline 225 BR to a 25' Nordic (Rage) closed bow. Very happy with my decision. It gets a little crowed with more than 4 people on board compared to the open bow but it sure is nice to have a place to go if a storm blows up on you. Also there is no comparison in speed. The Crownline hull has way to much drag. Mine had 600 ish hp and a Stern Jack and would just barely break 75.
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave M View Post
Send me your email address. i have a ton of pics. Here's a few
at this link but they aren't too current.
That is a really nice little boat!
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