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Old 20 October 2009, 01:29   #1
Country: Greece
Town: Athens
Boat name: Boubzas
Make: Poseidon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 13
2001 Marlin 29, Twin Merc 220HP Petrol... Opinons ?

Hi again,

The truth is I was going for a Scropion or Cobra around 8.5 meters, but during my research I accidentaly found a 2001 Marlin 29 with twin Mercruisers 220 HP each. This specific boat is the cabin version in the bow and a WC/shower below the console. She needs a little personal work, wood-teak work mostly. The engines were just serviced and I saw the invoice from Mercruiser Greece my self. She is full of electronics... even auto pilot!!!. And the price is nearly 30K euros which is a good price in Greece.

Having two kids make me think of this cabin rib alot. I may lose in speed and chopy waves, but I could use the extra space for my family instead.

For those who do not know the model, I found a video in youtube:

To be honest three things stop me from going to the Marlin option:
1. Tubes show not to be in a good condition. On top and the bottom near the stern. This boat has been in the marina for 3 months each summer and 9 months on the treiler.
2. Engine seem to be in a great condition, but still they are 8 years old.
3. Last but not LEAST = Seaworthiness vs Scorpion/Cobra/etc....

Few pics below

Now I am in the middle of a cross road... What should I do ?
Offshore is good for me but my kids & wife will respect space more...

Looking forward for your advise..


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