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Old 05-29-2019, 08:22 AM
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I'm currently running a 1983 Renken bowrider with a pain in the a$$ chrysler 85hp. It's done it's job of proving that my family all really like getting out and fishing, cruising around the Hudson.

So my question for the board:
There are two boats available in my area that look appealing in terms of size. Each are around $3k.

1975 Cruiser Bonanza, cuddy with a 1986 175hp Yamaha V6.
1985 Tiara Pursuit 2000, 1985 185hp johnson V6.

Both boats are in great shape. I like the cuddy more in terms of looks but the balsa core hull makes me nervous and I have yet to hear anything even slightly negative about the Pursuit boats. Any input on the motors?

Fire away!
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:27 AM
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3k boat needs 12k in work
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
3k boat needs 12k in work

Well sure.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:32 AM
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Both engines were reliable back in the day. Both are smokey thirsty suckers. Not enough details for us to make a decision for you.

flip a coin or hire someone who knows boats to go over the hulls and engines. Which ever is in better shape and has been maintained.

Either could run fine all summer or blow a lower unit or power head in 5 mins
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:39 AM
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With the info provided, get the Pursuit. Both engines were good in their day.
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:45 AM
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I would scratch the Cruisers Bonanza. I owned a 1972 21' Bonanza with a 155 HP Commercial Evinrude. First and formost is that the Bonanza with shake your fillings with the modified V bottom. I also went through the issue with hull blisters. Finally, the transom was soft. Although I enjoyed it, I regret the purchase. The only saving grace was that I did all the repairs myself.
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:47 PM
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Thanks everyone.

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