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gkb88 posted 12-10-2004 09:04 AM ET (US)   Profile for gkb88   Send Email to gkb88  
I'm looking for a late model used 275 CONQUEST for light fishing and weekend boating. I sure would appreciate current owners giving your thoughts on how the boat works for weekending for two people? Is the cabin big enough? How does it handle it 3-4 foot chop? Is the rear cabin easily accessible for adults or is it better used for storage? Any other comments, good or bad are appreciated
kglinz posted 12-10-2004 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for kglinz  Send Email to kglinz     
gkb88, Well now we know what boat has those Optis on it. I have a 28/295 Conquest so with some knowledge, I'll respond. I do have a friend with a 275, but prefer a 295. He runs on the outside of Vancouver Island regularly and has no problem. Not every day of course, but with a 5,000 mile fetch, what can you expect? I think the mid-cabin berth is about the same as mine, which is a full bed size. We spend 2-1/2 to 3 months on the boat every year. and don't feel it's too small. If I were shopping, I would look at a 28. It's around 2200 to 2600 LBS heavier, carries 100 Gal more fuel, is available with a generator, and there is a wider choice of boats available. If you're trailering you need a permit for either boat, though you may have some restrictions on 10'7" that don't apply to less than 10'.

Kemp Lindsey

jimh posted 12-10-2004 07:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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