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I was hoping some people could offer me their opinions on boats. My wife and I are looking for a cruiser in the 26-28ft category and saw a few yesterday at the boat show that we liked. My wife really liked the Larson, I am leaning towards the 260 Sundancer. Any opinions good or bad people could offer would be appreciated. Maybe you have a brand that you like that you think we should look at.
 

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I had bought a 1999 Sea Ray brand new at the time 190 Cuddy Cabin. I had a ton of problems with the hull separating. Sea Ray almost bought the boat back, but they tried to stiff me in the end. I ended up trading the boat in and I bout a 225 Crownline.
I definitely love my Crownline and I would suggest to you and your wife to check one out. They make a 26 foot cruiser. Call Orion Marine. 248 693-2400. They are a great dealer as well. Or check this link http://www.crownlineboats.com
 

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QUOTE(FourWinns @ Feb 10 2003, 01:49 PM)I was hoping some people could offer me their opinions on boats. My wife and I are looking for a cruiser in the 26-28ft category and saw a few yesterday at the boat show that we liked. My wife really liked the Larson, I am leaning towards the 260 Sundancer. Any opinions good or bad people could offer would be appreciated. Maybe you have a brand that you like that you think we should look at.
I own a 1996 24 ft Larson. I've had some strange electrical problems with it, but I bought it used. There's no telling what the previous owner(s) did to it.

All in all, though I love it! Everyone remarks to us how much they love the deck layout and how spacious it is. Ours has seating for about 10 people with plenty of wlaking room after (we had about 12 adults and 3 kids on once). It claims a capacity of 16, but I think that's stretching it! We also have a refrigerator and sink up top, so you don't have to go down below for anything but the head. The head's cramped (but they all are on a 24 footer). The sleeping accomodations, again for a 24 footer, are good for two people. Throw kids into the mix and forget it! The cabin does convert nicely into one huge bed but you can't get into the head with the cushions arranged that way.

Ours has a fully enclosable camper canvas with plenty of room to get around, as if it wasn't even there.

Again we love our boat except for the electrical gremlins we've had, the fact that the power lift to the engine hatch doesn't work with a dead battery (and it's really tough to get manually open!). Also, the wash down shower has no power, the water barely comes out as a trickle and my seat does not have a bolster. besides that it's great.

I hope this helps. I realize mine is a 1996 and they've changed quite a bit since then. Just my 2 cents.
 
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