Posts Tagged ‘water sports’

Boston Whaler “The Unsinkable Legend” New 170 Super Sport

“The Unsinkable Legend”, Boston Whaler, shows the new 170 – the fastest, most spacious and versatile Super Sport yet w/ a Mercury four stroke outboard.

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Chaparral Boats and Boat Builders

 

seabuddy takes some of these important message points as true.

…This may be the most important message you will read before buying a new boat: Count on the strength and stamina of Chaparral Boats. In today’s fast changing economic times, the name on the hullside is as important as the boat itself. The fact is you’re not just buying a boat, you’re buying a company. There’s power in the name Chaparral. Long lasting power. Innovative power. Our story started 44 years ago. A trophy case full of awards for Product Excellence and a globe full of satisfied customers prove our worth. And we’re not going anywhere but fast forward with a passion that grows year after year. Respected the world over, the same core management team has steered the ship since day one. Like you, they are onboard because boating isn’t just a business, it’s a way of life. Our balance sheet is strong, our dedication to new product development unwaivering. You simply can’t buy more confidence in a boat company than Chaparral. Chaparral for 2010…Strength And Stamina Now and For the Future….

“Respected the world over, the same core management team has steered the ship since day one. Like you, they are onboard because boating isn’t just a business, it’s a way of life. Our balance sheet is strong, our dedication to new product development unwaivering”

True words. 

Ask if your boat builder can say these same words.

226 Nautique bow rider / wake board / family lake boat

Billed as a crossover this one is very good at wake board water sports and fair to good at family lake boating and not any better than a I/O at ski activities in my opinion… while wasting fuel in the process. Wasting fuel? Yes, an v drive inboard burns about 20% more fuel than an I/O, in general. Why? The I/O has power trim to get the boat to run at its most efficient cruising speed. While the 226 Nautique has a wake plate and ballast system, in this case, it does not cause the boat to be adjustable enough to get to the best fuel efficiency cruising speed. Just look at the top speed numbers in the low 40s compared to similar I/O boats getting speeds in the high 50s with 343 to 409 Hp engines. 

Check out the reversible skier observer seat to port, its great and a new idea in family boating. Or you have a looking-at-the-kids up front in the bow rider area with two easy flips of a sturdy cushion.

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2010 Monterey Boat with a Volvo inboard outboard

This is a 22’ 9” LOA bow rider boat that will break 50 mph with a 5.0 inboard outboard drive. A full beam of 8’ 6” makes for a stable boat with a wide, roomy cockpit. A generous 55 gallon fuel tank allows a boat owner to control how he many uses he can do with this runabout.  A cockpit sink standard with a 10 gal. fresh water tank makes for easy clean-up. Figure on a draft for the boat and the drive (all the way down) of 36”.

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