Like Tree0Likes

New Boat Search Help Needed

Old 01-23-2005, 11:26 AM
CROWN MAN's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Stuck In a Cuban Prison Camp
My Boats: 1998 454 22 SCARAB
Posts: 2,146
Talking Re: New Boat Search Help Needed

For 300K it better do more than all!!!!!!!!
CROWN MAN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2005, 12:06 PM
bluellama's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: 1000 Islands/Ottawa Ontario
Posts: 1,224
Default Re: New Boat Search Help Needed

Check out Wellcraft's 26 Excalibur, Scarab Hull, 502 Bravo, and a big ass cockpit, it's set up real well for family outings, and can still get up and run. There should be some used ones on BoatTrader that will fit your budget.
bluellama is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2005, 04:40 PM
S.O.B (single O/B) now
Platinum Member
t500hps's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 7,921
Default Re: New Boat Search Help Needed

Originally Posted by East Coast B
PQConquest.... I was on the 248 Monterey and thought the cabin was nice, but haven't been able to find a 268 to get on. Did you happen to compare these two boats? I'm wondering if the 268 has any more cabin head room than the 248 does? Or if the cabin is any bigger than the 248. It might be same boat with longer stern which would mean same cabin. I'm 6'2" and the head was just a little short in the 248. I thought the Monterey really puts together a nice boat, I was impressed. I'd love the 298, but it's illegal to tow over 8'6" here.

Chaparral makes a 28, but again, it's 9'3" wide....
I tow 29-31 ft cruisers around all the time at 10 ft beam... Va has an 8'6" limit as well, but as long as your not breaking other laws they don't bother you. With a 26-27 ft hull at something less than 10ft wide I wouldn't worry about.
t500hps is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2005, 05:57 PM
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Dallas, Texas
My Boats: G. E. Submarine 1945 Long and Deep
Posts: 141
Default Re: New Boat Search Help Needed

Slap a trailer under the Sunseeker
The twins are small block 260hp 350 cubic inch. Lotta boat for the money and your usage, under 50k with a trailer. Single engine would be under powered and you will trade up to soon. Look at some pictures before you rule it out. A lot like the Formula SS and in you budget. Pretty much all the boats with a larger cockpit are over 8'6" wide.
VeeCat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2005, 06:15 PM
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (3)
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: chicago
My Boats: 38 Fountain
Posts: 10,888
Default Re: New Boat Search Help Needed

How about a Four Winns Liberator 241? Lots of cockpit room and freeboard, cabin with fridge, sink, tv, 2 bimini tops, Handles the big water pretty good. Has a brand New 540 and brvao Hp drive, New trailer with 4whl disc brakes and custom wheels. Great family/go-fast with a 65-70 top speed. Hulls in very good shape and solid like a rock. Can be had for under 25k. Holds 100 gallons of fuel, and 15gal of water. Boat is an 87 but it was redone in 03. All it needs is a new stereo head unit which I plan on putting in as soon as the weather brakes.
MILD THUNDER is offline  
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Engine Co 454
Northern Illinois Offshore Club
08-03-2007 12:15 AM
04-01-2007 09:13 AM
General Boating Discussion
08-17-2005 04:01 PM
General Boating Discussion
03-13-2004 07:26 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53 AM.

Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.