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Old 10-20-2009, 03:04 PM
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I know this is an old thread, but thought I'd holler anyway. I picked up an '87 27 footer (Concorde) a couple of years ago and have had fun with it. Twin 454's had something to do with it, I think.

I just replaced the battery switches as the previous owner had stuffed junk switches in it (two different kinds, believe it or not) and one of them 'welded up' on me !!!

Baffles are next. I can't hear the stereo !!!
Great boats... I had a 91 MV 2900 Endeavor with twin 454s. I ran that boat and it just kept going and going. Heavy as hell and could just run through about anything. Glad to hear you are enjoying yours. Mine went to Denver. Solid red. Envision did a complete refit on it in 2003.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:22 PM
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I had a 1986 mach 1 condor(22'4), started as my dads boat then was handed down. We beat the living heck out of it. Took big waves better then some bigger boats, loud and fast. What else could you ask for.
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:55 PM
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Yep, great boats
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:18 PM
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Was back in the 80's the only south florida dealer for them. Sold lots of boats and never heard a complaint. They were very well constructed and ergonomically correct. Strong as %^&*.
One of my drunk salesman (frank) ran a 27 staight into a seawall at docking speed and did'nt cause any damage.
Ed Undersombody was in charge at the time.
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:44 PM
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I'm very happy with mine so far! With a 454/330 bravo 1 I run 58-60 with a 23p Mirage. I would like to try a 22p or 24p labbed bravo 4 blade and see how it goes.

I do know what you're talking about with the water running in but a diamond shaped billet footstep takes care of that problem, and looks cool too!!!
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:05 PM
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Wow! They way you guys are raving about these boats you'd think
they were Skaters.

I must respectfully disagree about Mach 1 boats being any good.
In my opinion they are crap. ROT. ROT. ROT. If you've read some
of my old posts you know my opinion on "old boats" and boats
made with wood. I had a MV2350 Condor from Felt Industries.
It was a 1991 model delivered at the end of July 1990. The
3rd Summer the floor rotted. Then the motor box. Then the seats.
Then the side panels. The boat was always wet. I hear you
Sonic guys rave about the "walk around" decks and I cringe. I hated
them on my Condor. It was a design defect that allowed the water
to run down the windshield and walk arounds and drain into the boat
in front of the rear seats. My boat was always covered but it still was
wet all the time. It even filled up with water nearly 2 ft deep in the
cabin from the rain when I stored the boat with the "nose down" to
allow the rain to run towards the bow instead of along those stupid
"walk around decks". I had stress cracks form during the first year.
They were vertical near the midship cleats and over 3ft. long. Other
cracks were near the windshield and sink areas. Screws were used
instead of "through bolts" and pulled out all over the place. Leaks
ruined 2 sets of speakers and three stereos. Teak wood adorned
my Condor and at first I thought it looked cool. But it started to crack
and became a PITA. I took great care of this boat but it was just
not constructed well. It did ride better in the rough than my current
233 but it was also nearly 20 MPH slower. I did not understand
why this boat was $10,000 cheaper than the similar Powerplay or
Checkmate that I considered buying. Now I know. That is why I
bought a Cobalt and will never look back. I had many other smaller
problems with my Mach 1 but you get the idea!!!



Entry level boat, entry level performance, entry level craftmanship. Ok, i get the point, you had some real issues.

I still think they are a good boat. Yes, i replaced the floor in my cockpit, yes i replaced the back bench seat, Teak??? thats always going to require upkeep.
Overall, they are heavy, tough boats. Sorry yours was a peice of SH#T.
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This may be an old thread but dbkski, sounds like you may need some tips in boat maintenance. Anyway, I bought a 1988 Mach 1 Concorde 27. It has twin 454's that have 144 blowers on them. 4-blade 27 pitch props. It was well kept from the single owner I bought it from and i can tell you this boat is solid and bad ass! I ran 87 on GPS. Yes it is an older boat but it is great looking and sounds awesome. There is video online of a similar boat with stock motors even though I think it says they are blown, but my boat would put it to shame. It's fast and runs great in the rough water.
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I am the original ower of a 1990 Endeaver , it ran great in 6 fts and actually was a real bargain to buy new.

Fast forward I am planning on redoing it ( cosmetically) new interior, new graphics and repaint the trailer (continental)

It is a great boat imho.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:10 PM
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No dbkski, u r an idiot. You wanna talk smack and u have a cobalt? talk about P.O.S. 90% of 1988 Cobalts are rotted and junked but 80% of 1988-89 mach 1's are still running. I live 20 miles from where they make Cobalts BTW. So stfu. You don't have a clue when it comes to boat maintenance. You should have fixed your boats little problems instead of ignoring them and letting them get worse. Talk about an idiot. Stay on land.
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