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Old 02-21-2011, 12:50 PM
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Default Good Family Boat

Under 22ft.

tubing, waterskiing, family boat rides, some fishing.

Preferably outboard power. reliable. under 20k USD used.

For my girlfriend's dad who just bought a place on a smaller lake in Northern Ontario. No mechanical knowledge.

What is a good option?

I know nothing about this segment of the market.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:54 PM
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I was thinking 20' baja outlaw. But then i thought you would probably like an open bow better.

I had a 20' Outlaw and loved it. I never had a problem with it. It started everytime i turned the key.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:08 PM
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Campion Chase 580. There is a few running where I am, and they are nice little boats. Great for skiing and fun. Don't know about the fishing though
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:10 PM
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I'd look for a little center console like a Boston whaler with a 4 stroke outboard
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:18 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...
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:19 PM
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If you want outboard power , look for a 21 checkmate starflite . water ski/ tube friendly.
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:51 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/04-NA...item53e642f1ba i know someone who owns one of these and they did everything with it
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:55 PM
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what about a Baja 202 islander?

How fast with a 5.7 Mercury?
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Sent ya a pm ar15
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:13 PM
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what about a Baja 202 islander?

How fast with a 5.7 Mercury?
There is an 05 on ebay with a 5.0 and they are saying 55-60 so use that to make a guess
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