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Old 03-26-2011, 12:21 PM
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The thing I notice first about most center consoles, is how much the builders love fish, and hate people. The vast majority remind me of why I hate sitting in bleacher seats.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:49 PM
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Congrats !! Excellent way to continue to enjoy all of the things you love about life and boating.
Was thinking this was a salt-water craze due to ease of maintanance,etc. but this move suggests it is also about getting more enjoyment per dollar invested. When we all think back our earliest, cheapest, least expensive boats provided us with the greatest amounts of pure joy.
Very true. I was just as happy being out on my jet ski's. I may have to bum some rides early this season.
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The only place you'd catch me in one is if there were no more coffins left when I die. I had one once. Traded a real boat for it cuz someone wanted my 42. I turned the key and mothers covered the eyes of their children as I wept because I could hear the cooling stream over the engine. ONE day and it was GONE.

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Couldnt agree with you more, sold my restored 28 cigarette because i thought i didnt want to deal with it anymore, what a mistake. Bought a new 27 concept with a verado, had the same problem,couldnt stand the pisser being louder than the motor. going back myself. Just not for me
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:31 PM
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http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...outboards.html I knew this 8 years ago. Center Consoles are the way to go.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:12 PM
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http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...outboards.html I knew this 8 years ago. Center Consoles are the way to go.
This has been going on forever. A good running hull is a good running hull.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:06 PM
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I love to fish and cruise, the void I see right now is in the 26 - 30 market, most of the CC's in this size are hard core fish boats.

I'm in the market if anyone knows of a great deal!
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:11 PM
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38 ft Top Gun, and a 21 ft Boston Whaler, just up graded the CC. To a new 32 ft Concept with twin 250 Merc, my sons are getting older 24,21 andcwant to go faster !!
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:37 PM
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Though not a performance CC I think the Everglades 243 is one of the best designs out there and is put together flawlessly. Boat runs 50+ on a single 300 and has excellent seating/features for a 24.

I like the whole EG line-up but the versatility of the 243 is the best combo for an inshore/all around CC.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:10 PM
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I recently bought a 10 year old 30 Scarab CC, and found I had to pay top dollar for a nice one. I guess that means resale will be good.
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We offer a 26 ft cc . Two instock one 300 verado and one 350 mag bravo
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