What Boat to Buy
I know you are busy so to cut to the quick, I really could use some
suggestions on what a good pick would be of the following boats.
Hydrostream, Baja, Checkmate and Glastron Carlson. I am looking for
something 16-20' long, preferably closed bow, and that handles really good
in twisty canals, as in for racing, and then also on the straight away.
I am leaning toward outboard power and can repower something I get but I
am looking for a solid and sought after performer that I can keep for a
Past that, great site and I will be reading up on a lot of the articles.
Thanks in advance, and when I do purchase, I will share some pics of the
John, VB Virginia
Well you have kind of left the window wide open for me.
The boats, sizes and brands you mentioned are all so different from one
another. Your idea of racing down the river and mine might be two
different things. The conditions of the water you will be running on and
the speeds you wish to obtain would narrow the field down quite a bit.
Keep in mind that the faster you go, generally the smaller and more
limited use the boat will have, i.e. a Checkmate carries people and runs
over rough water very well, but it is much slower than a STV. If you
prioritize the things you will need from this, we could come up with a
more accurate recommendation that should meet your needs.
With this in mind, it is really impossible for me to
give you a recommendation at this time.
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