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Old 09-22-2019, 06:35 AM
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Default Need some insight on a 1994 25 ft carolins classic

Hey guys. I have the opportunity to purchase a 1994 Carolina classic but I have a few questions. I'm going to have it surveyed but I just want some insight on the pros and cons of this boat. The boat has had a new transom installed by blackwell boat works in wanchese nc due to a little rot around the transom shield due to it being installed wrong. Old 5.7 Volvo has been replaced with a 8.1 crusader and has 150 hours on it. Just wondering if anyone else has experience with these boats and the likes and dislikes. Thanks in advance
Old 09-22-2019, 07:42 AM
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All I can say is they are good Lake Erie boats those that have them love em
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:52 PM
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I have an 05 onboard with a crusader. Solid boat with a good ride, decent size cockpit for a 25.
Manifold to riser block off plates and gaskets should be replaced every 2 seasons. Along with the survey, Be sure to have a mechanic perform a compression test.
You can find a lot of info on the Carolina Classic forum.

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Old 09-23-2019, 03:53 AM
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Enjoyed my 25CC for 10 years off east coast of Fl and Bahamas. The pros: built like a tank. Boat will take much worse weather than you want to be in (did a crossing in small craft..long day). Wife liked cabin, swing out head. Used portable AC with shorepower for overnights. Big enough cockpit to fish 3 comfortably, 4 ok, 5 is crowded. GREAT customer support, even if not first owner. Dry ride. Much as I don’t like outdrives with Bravo3 tracked well. Good visibility from Helm seating. Big boat feel in a small trailerable package.
Cons: no fish box! Fuel economy about 1:1. If you want to go fast, not .. difficult to walk forward (docking/locks) with standard outrigger setup, be a contortionist to get around them, changed binnacle from standard one control for both throttle & gears to type more often on inboards with one for throttle and one for F/N/R: huge improvement
More than a cult following, the owners on the forum really helpful group.
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Thank you for the insight .I didnt know there was a forum for them up here. I'll check it out. You guys are awesome! I see alot of them that use a huge cooler mounted to the swim platform I guess to make up for the lack of fish boxes. I guess that would be an option if I get it.

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