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Old 25 June 2007, 16:58   #11
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I have seen and been out in a few cobras. They are great boats for the money - also hold their value very well. I agree they can have bit of a hard ride in bad conditions but then again so do plenty of other boats.

I think they make a great family boat for nice days out - they will cope with the odd rough trip but then again how many people will take their family out in really rough seas?
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Old 28 June 2007, 17:44   #12
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thank you all for your comments - really appreciate it. seems that cobras are good boats provided that the sea conditions dont get to ugly, which frankly they rarely do in the part of the world i am from, so seems like a good buy, except perhaps for the age... anyone with any experince with mercruiser inboards out there? especially those that are about 8 years old? this one in the cobra i am looking at has just had its gimbal bearing replaced and will have new injectors very soon - will it cause a lot of trouble? (there is no hour meter on it, so no indication of how much it has been used....)
also, how well do cobras do on the tubes - will they require replacement any time soon?
i am just trying to figure out worst case (cost) scenarios for when i buy this puppy...
thanks again for your help!
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Old 28 June 2007, 18:41   #13
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Cobras usually have Henshaws tubes - considered to be some of the best in the business - along with Tilley and Avon of course!!!

So much depends on condition and the way the boat has been looked after. It is quite possible to have a 10yr old boat like new and a 2yr old in a hell of a state.
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Old 29 June 2007, 07:34   #14
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Cobras usually have Henshaws tubes - considered to be some of the best in the business - along with Tilley and Avon of course!!!

So much depends on condition and the way the boat has been looked after. It is quite possible to have a 10yr old boat like new and a 2yr old in a hell of a state.
Agreed, Henshaws are the biz, i like the way they are put together with a single strip long ways as apposed to lots of individual sections and strips running along the tubes, its stronger with a single strip and the seams are less open to wear and tear.
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Old 29 June 2007, 07:53   #15
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Agreed, Henshaws are the biz, i like the way they are put together with a single strip long ways as apposed to lots of individual sections and strips running along the tubes, its stronger with a single strip and the seams are less open to wear and tear.
I'm sure that Henshaws do sectional tubes as well as J tubes. Got henshaw J tubes on mine though and they're good.
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I'm sure that Henshaws do sectional tubes as well as J tubes. Got henshaw J tubes on mine though and they're good.
Yes i'm sure they do but all the ones that i have seen are j tubes, didn't know they were called that by the way
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