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Old 04 March 2006, 04:28   #1
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photo of my Cobra

Isn't she great
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Old 04 March 2006, 05:27   #2
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very very nice, love cobras
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Old 04 March 2006, 13:42   #3
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Very classy looking boat with great resale - what more could you want? Add a few bints in bikinis and you are laughing!!!

Just a few mods to the engine bay sealing and some extra drains and all will be fine.

In fairness to cobra they don't expect many people with a boat like that to be using them at this time of year!!!
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Old 04 March 2006, 14:13   #4
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..Just a few mods to the engine bay sealing and some extra drains and all will be fine...
Just!?

Jozz shouldn't have to be doing it.
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In fairness to cobra they don't expect many people with a boat like that to be using them at this time of year!!!
They don't? Can you speak for them?
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Old 04 March 2006, 15:30   #5
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Just!?

Jozz shouldn't have to be doing it.


They don't? Can you speak for them?
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Old 04 March 2006, 16:56   #6
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From Dave's website:

"In design, performance and comfort it excels, in dryness, softness of ride and rough water handling, it's envied by its peers. A boat that has evolved to be a market leader."

http://www.pictonboats.com/Nautique.htm

"The 8.0m & 8.5m models are built for customers that know what they want and demand the best!"

Couldn't see any "seasonal caveats"
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Old 04 March 2006, 17:02   #7
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I think Cobra's are really aimed at families and leisure boaters - the sort of people who would buy a Rinker or Bayliner. Maybe they should start selling them in the US!!!

Obviously they will handle rough water to a certain extent - just not as well as something like a Humber - then again they do look a little better!!!
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Obviously they will handle rough water to a certain extent - just not as well as something like a Humber
Go on then, explain why...
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Go on then, explain why...
Cos they are too pretty and fill up with water!!!
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OK, very clever! I sort of consider filling up with water to occur in the post-handling stage... ie they've failed the rough water handling test and entered the suvival phase! What I wanted to know, was why you percieve that a Humber would handle better in rough water than a Cobra.

(The beauty part is, of course, in the eye of the beholder!)
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