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Boat Reviews By Owners

2008 -- 18' 0" BAYLINER

Model: Bowrider 185

Cockpit: 18 feet long. Visibility is best if your up on your knees making it much easier to monitor your surroundings. Wish it did have an elevated seat for this purpose. The boat, like any boat is good for fishing but in this particular case everything is white and and nice and after fishing all day with 3 people it took my another 5 hours to clean the boat and get all the stains and smells out of the boat. Great ski/tubing boat. Not great for fishing.

Cabin: No cabin. Open bow. I did get the boat with a four sided curtains that zip to the bimini top which makes a great room for cooler weather or in our case we have a small sundeck where we can sleep two if need be.

Construction: The boat seems be well built. Some of the spray on fiberglass is not the greatest in some some areas but for the money you can't beat it. The areas I'm talking about is around the engine area where no one can see.

Handling: The boat handles nicely when moving at a fair speed. Not having power steering makes it a little tough to steer at low speeds or in reverse. Once you get use to it not that big of a deal.

Engine Room: The boat is 135hp Mercruiser engine. Alpha I four cylinder in/outboard.

General Comments: The boat was originally to have a 6 cyliner 190hp but due to gas prices I changed it to the four cyliner 135hp. I was a little nervous about the smaller engine so I changed to a four blade prop for quick on plane. I was truly amazed at the performance of this boat last weekend and so were a lot of other people. I had 6 and 7 people in the boat all day and pulled people with tubes and skis all day. We never had a problem getting anyone up even with 6 people in the boat. Another great thing is we were out for 2-1/2 days and only used a half tank of gas. Amazing!!!!

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Date Submitted: 2008-07-11

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