Boat Reviews By Owners
0 -- 21' 7" MIRAGE
Model: 217 Intruder
Cockpit: Cockpit is a little small for the size of the boat, but typical of a performance-style boat with a long bow.
Cabin: The cabin is pretty good for a 21 foot cuddy, having a vee-berth, a sink to port with a one-burner propane stove mounted in a pull-out drawer, and a very comfortable lounge seat to starboard, with a porta-potty under a hinged cover in the middle.
However, the vee-berth isn't level and the cushions are extremely uncomfortable.
Construction: The boat is very well-built, can take whatever you throw at it.
Handling: It rides quite well for a 21-footer. With my engine/drive setup it tops out at about 60 MPH, and tracks pretty straight at low speed.
Engine Room: Mercruiser454/Bravo3, twin counter-rotating stainless props. An unusual drive choice for a sport boat, and probably cuts a little top speed off compared to a single-prop Bravo 1, but I like it, it NEVER loses grip. It's like driving an all-wheel-drive car.
General Comments: I use it for daytime (and evening) boating on Lake Washington (Seattle). I tried overnighting on it, and have vowed never to sleep on it again, but that really isn't what this boat is for.
It's a GREAT boat for general pleasure use, and it couldn't be better looking.
Date Submitted: 2008-05-26
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