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Old 10-13-2010, 12:25 PM
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I am currently looking into a late 90's 232 Baja, any pros and cons anyone could suggest? This would be my first boat and looking for advice. Seen a lot of them with the 7.4L motors, are these decent motors? I like the Baja boats and would like something over 21'

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Don't buy a project for your first boat.

And if you do want a project atleast make it worth your wile there are some really cool project boats out there. What is your total project budget and what are your boat/towing/storage limits?
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No project, just a used boat around 20K, I have a F150 so towing shouldn't be problem around that length.
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I am currently looking into a late 90's 232 Baja, any pros and cons anyone could suggest? This would be my first boat and looking for advice. Seen a lot of them with the 7.4L motors, are these decent motors? I like the Baja boats and would like something over 21'

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I upgraded from a 97 232 & we loved it. We had the 7.4l as well & i would say thats what you will find in 95% of them. My only complaint w/ ours was it didnt have the bolster seats.

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The 7.4L is bulletproof. Had one in our 22 Scarab...no problems at all.
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Make sure it has bolsters! Our 212 didnt but most 232s do. Much better with them what ever you buy.
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What do you want to do with the boat? Do you need a cuddy for more than storage? And are you planning on primarily boating on the river or on Lk. Michigan?

If you're boating on Lk. Michigan I think I would look at an older 24' Carrera, Pantera or Excalibur (my preference would be one of these manufacturers regardless, but I don't know what you want to do with the boat).

They ride better in rough water and go faster with less power than a 232. I'm not trying to discourage you from buying a Baja - that's what I own. I'm just giving you my $0.02.
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My friend has a 1995 26 velocity (todays 280 with a swim plat). with a 502 efi he wants to sell on a real nice trailer with new disc brakes for 20k boat runs 72-74 mph and sips fuel with 15 hrs on rebuild. plus all kinds of other goodys!!
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I have a 1995 25 powerplay that is turn key and in excellent shape, Fresh water boat until this year! Totaly gone through this season. Needs nothing. I can send pics if you would like. Ask around and you will see these boats are great running and ridding boats. I would put it up against any Baja in its class hands down!!!!
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still on my first go fast (2 1/2 years now)2000 25 outlaw with a 502 and love it great first boat! were do you boat river lakes bays ect? thats a must to know and how much are you willing to spend. that 25 powerplay would be a great buy. look for powerplay by steve1 and read!
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