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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/1/2005 10:44:15 AM EDT
Thinking about trading the Ski Nautique in on one.

Pros:

Shallow draft (my dock is shallow, and there are a lot of places on the lake that would be more accessable).

No upholstery to maintain.

Small cabin for bad weather and sun. (It would extend the boating season.)

A small berth (I like to camp by boat. I do it with the Ski Nautique, but it sure isn't practical).

More economical to operate - 90 HP outboard vice 310 HP inboard.

Cons:

Not NEARLY as sexy and fun to drive.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:49:17 AM EDT
There is one docked across the canal. They seem to be popular here. I have toured them at the boat shows and they seem to have good fit and finish.

I would suggest buying the maximum HP for the boat. Either a 4 stroke or E-Tec.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:57:24 AM EDT
I saw many being used in NorCal when I lived there and I always wanted one of these little ones for fishing the bays for sturgeon, stripers, halibut, and trolling the coast for salmon.


Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:06:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 11:08:52 AM EDT by glock23carry]
"Rugged, practical, sensible and simple." I like that approach to a boat. I like the retro look too.



Sorry, I don't know anything about boats, but here's a free bump.

G
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:13:03 PM EDT
I"ve pretty much talked myself into getting one. I don't really ski much at all anymore, and an outboard would extend my boating season by a couple months up here.
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