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Old 29 May 2009, 05:35   #1
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Futura Junior?

I have been researching the Futura Junior as I am thinking about purchasing one. All I can tell from what I have found is that they were only made for 2 years 1992 and 1993. They have speed tubes and are approximately 3.2 meters long. They are apparently pretty hard to find as well because of the short manufacturing dates. So I guess my question is how does this boat compare to say a newer Cadet. They seem to be in the same price range $1200 US. Also, I'm curious if anyone has had experience with these. Is it a good boat? Was the reason for discontinuing because they are rubbish or maybe because they messed with the higher end boats and so the cadet was brought in for the lower end market. Thanks!

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Old 30 May 2009, 22:44   #2
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Bump. Anyone have any input on this SIB?
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Old 31 May 2009, 21:34   #3
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futuras are great boats but that is almost 20 years old, it will not last.... unless it is in exceptional condition be wary, look for any seams comeing loose.
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I'd be wary of purchasing a 16 year old PVC boat.
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All great advice. If the price is right and you can do your own repairs it might be worthwhile. Look very carefully at all of the seams. Particularly the floor to tube seams and the transom seams. The best test I know of with these boats is to fill them with six inches or so of water. Every little leak will become readily apparent. Leaks in the tube seams themselves should be an instant deal killer IMO.

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