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Old 06-07-2010, 11:06 PM
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I am looking for a used single engine center console. Would like one in the range of 25-30'. Want one in very good shape for use on inland lake. I have been looking at Boston Whalers, Fountains. Any other boats that stand out? Don't want any salt issues. Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:15 PM
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everglades and jupiter make great cc's, worth taking a look at
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I took a ride in a 27 Concept a couple of years ago, it was a very impressive boat, felt much larger than 27'.
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I drove quite a few center consoles this winter in Key Largo. It really depends on your budget. I was not at all a fan of the Concept after driving a Sailfish, Mako, Robalo, Sea Vee, Deep Impact, and a Renegade. My personal opinion...For the money, the Renegade was the best and is the preferred boat of smugglers, today. It was a fun boat to drive.
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Check out The 24 Spectre !!!
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24 spectre my brother owns one and its a great boat. He has a 250xs and the boat run's 70.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:26 PM
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As you look at some of the more fishing oriented brands, I think you're going to find that twins are much more common in a center console that size.

At least in this area, guys buying a fishing cc over 25' are typically taking them offhsore...and they don't want a single engine.

The first boat that came to my mind was the 27' Concept mentioned above.

I came very close to buying one about 2 years back. The deal breaker for me was that it wasn't self-bailing. My cc stays in the water all summer with only a console cover, so self-bailing is a must have.
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Appreciate the different opinions. Don't see too many cc in the area that I boat, so the feedback and suggestions are great! I am looking for a cc that can handle fairly rough conditions. I know that is asking a lot for a boat that doesn't weigh much and in that length category.
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Appreciate the different opinions. Don't see too many cc in the area that I boat, so the feedback and suggestions are great! I am looking for a cc that can handle fairly rough conditions. I know that is asking a lot for a boat that doesn't weigh much and in that length category.
I have taken a 20 proline through waves that I should not have been in, lake erie 4-6's running the trough, we got WET, the boat took them well with no pounding, it is not a fast cc by any means, but it is a self bailer and handles big seas(for its size)
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:36 AM
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We have a 23 Regulator with a single. It is plenty of boat for us. Just don't get a Yamaha Saltwater Series on it, we are finding out they have some issues.
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