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Old 01-05-2011, 04:51   #1
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Moving up to Cruiser Life

Hey everyone! I currently have a yamaha AR230 and am looking to buy a Monterey 280 SCR. I have looked an pretty much all other manufacturers and this boat really stands out. If anyone has any information about this boat, it would be greatly appreciated. The one I am looking at is a 2011 with a single Merc 6.2 BIII DTS. Is that enough power? also getting the gen set as well.

well hope to hear from you all.

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Welcome aboard (But never heard of them boats...)


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Welcome to CF mate.... even if you are 'From the Dark Side'.....
Enjoy whatever you end up buying...


They're those things where the owners use their bitsa rags for polishing and wiping up oil/diesel spills....
not as a means of 'Propulsion'...
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Have a dealer in a local marina for Monterey so there's a "cluster" of this brand in my towing area...seems like I've towed a disproportionate amount of broken new Montereys.

Not sure if it's Monterey's fault or just faulty supplier based equipment...but in the long run you suffer so does it matter? Not sure if there's good warranty support...usually hear complaints about most manufacturers these days....leaving too much on dealer support...

Would recommend buying any of these type boats used at the 2 year mark, already have the depreciation hit, usually lightly used and most of the "new" bugs worked out of them.

While the 6.2 at 320 HP may be enough to cruise with...if you like speed...that's not a lot of hp for a 28 footer (many in that class may have almost double the hp)...though the fuel dock may become a scary proposition with twins.
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