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Old 02-21-2011, 03:15 PM
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Chaparral make a nice boat. Its a good and heavy deep V. Mine had a 5.7 Thunderbolt (Carb). Best speed I saw was 55. I had it for 11 yrs with only 150hrs on her. Actaully I wished I never sold her.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:20 PM
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Searay makes a really nice open bow under 22'.

The Crownlines seem to be popular, but they always seemed junky to me. Someone else may disagree though...
Loved my Crownline. Build quality was on par with most mid-tier production boats.
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Chaparral make a nice boat. Its a good and heavy deep V. Mine had a 5.7 Thunderbolt (Carb). Best speed I saw was 55. I had it for 11 yrs with only 150hrs on her. Actaully I wished I never sold her.
+1. Have almost 300 hours on mine with no major issues.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:25 PM
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I have a 93 Crownline 225 bowrider and I feel it is quite a rugged boat. Quite a lot of room for people and gear, handles rough water as well as a 22 footer can, and is acceptably fast, but being as big and wide as it is, it can be a bit of a slug out of the hole. I paid 8500 in extremely good shape with 270 hours on it 3 years ago. Came on a double axle galvanized roller trailer also. Took me 6 months to find an acceptable boat in that under 10k price range, most were completely clapped out.
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Adam, I assume this is you. Get a Baja 192 islander, merc 5.0, reliable, goes 50mph, good on gas. I had one one Trout Lake, it was fun for what your looking for. Plus they r cheap. But don't forget that they are like fat chicks, fun till your friends see you on one haha!!!

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Adam, I assume this is you. Get a Baja 192 islander, merc 5.0, reliable, goes 50mph, good on gas. I had one one Trout Lake, it was fun for what your looking for. Plus they r cheap. But don't forget that they are like fat chicks, fun till your friends see you on one haha!!!

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Give me a call next time your in town, need to have some beers at brian's......
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