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Anyone know much about the Conquest 26?
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posted 07-26-2003 04:19 AM ET (US)
Can anyone out there give me a rundown of the pros and cons of the Conquest 26 as I am seriously thinking of buying one, probably a 2001 model.
posted 07-30-2003 09:17 AM ET (US)
--too wide to trailer
posted 11-07-2005 09:31 PM ET (US)
Pros:with twin 225 Yamahas, mine performs like a quiet sports car. Very good ocean runner. Holds plane on the low end at about 3500 to 3700 RPM. In 2 to 4 foot seas runs with no pounding. Very good shallow water boat. We use ours in 2.5 to 3 feet to swim and clam. About 2 MPG at cruise 4200 RPM delivers about 28 MPH. Very dry especially with full curtains. We repowered with four stroke Yamahas in 2003. I just wasn't happy with the 225 Optimaxes. Yamahas are great. No oil to add and very quiet. Easy to have a conversation while running.
Cons: minimal fishing space when drifting. 3 people OK on a drift. 4 if good anglers. It's just not a center console.
posted 11-15-2005 05:46 PM ET (US)
While I'm very happy with my 230 Conquest, if I could do it all over again, I'd have gone with the 26.
I think it was the best boat in the late-nineties, early-ought Conquest line.
They are big, and heavy, but that wouldn't stop me from towing it. I've got the vehicle for it.
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