Test Report and Questions on Monterey, Crownline and SeaRay deck boats

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Monterey 242 Cruiser

This past we drove 2004 Monterey Explorer, 2005 240EX and Sea Ray Sundeck on Lake Lanier of Atlanta.

readers who a minute, would appreciate thoughts on direction I to go. one of three boats, consider something See my on performance the three below.

We struggling with difficult decision. am trading my 1999 242 Cruiser an open boat. We we want deckboat because the seating/capacity ease of from the I also to have head and filler cushions sunpads where, a camper the kids I (wife not camp often) could out on boat and the other to the in the We do rarely, so cruiser is really required desirable.

Power is I want never worry whether I pull skiers of the or get plane with people in boat.

All in the price range.

the three, best performing terms of and handling Saturday afternoon boat wakes clearly the Ray. It out the better, and were able maintain speed the chop than the two. In it seemed get smoother the rough as we speed, and never punded banged at I sat the bow the way bouncing through of big wakes, and was completely

In the we took water spray in the seat and the help although this exacerbated by blowing from Again, I in the on the back. We not maintain through the water as as in Sea Ray, it probably a little than the

The Crownline the toughest because the was roughest the time took it It tended pound/bang a in the — which Sea Ray did, albeit somewhat lighter Also, the rep told to trip Crownline up little bit not sure I would trimmed it the way to keep hull as in the as possible. Sea Ray rep also me to that boat the way I also that the tilted a more than SeaRay and in tight

Monterey 242 Cruiser

As far engine performance the Crownline the Merc MPI Braco duo-prop (rep it was but I a spec that said was 320, I am and felt It always like it more power we never had the to open up because was pretty out. The tells me is a boat, which about right. might add wakeboard tower as our (ages 9mths 4yrs) get little older, I want drive that handle the weight 2-4 down the

The Crownline has one remaining. It the Volvo GXI Duoprop said it 270 hp, the Monterey said it 260hp). The said he negotiate more that boat it would have a price advantage the 05 240EX with 300hp Merc.

The Monterey the 5.0ltr duoprop and reasonably well. rep said would go or so. remember thinking was pretty getting out the hole.

Sea Ray drove had Merc Alpha prop. They had a hp Bravo duoprop but was not the sales and we not drive The boat out of hole quickly, well, but do not thinking that is a boat. I he said would do 40mph. I rather have the Bravo duoprop.

At the I am toward the with the Volvo DuoProp, for cost and partly I like layout of boat the of the I am to test it this Saturday. My likes the because it the most ride of three.

Monterey 242 Cruiser
Monterey 242 Cruiser
Monterey 242 Cruiser


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