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Cross country Boats

Post by Breamster » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:04 pm

Hi guys,
Been checkn out these Cross Country boats which look really good, lighter stronger tougher. Has anyone taken one for a ride or had any expierance with them?

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Re: Cross country Boats

Post by funfisher » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:17 pm

I own a 4.3 tiller steer and its a great little boat that rides very well through the chop and has a very Dry ride.
Being so light it is also very easy to move it around on its trailer by yourself. One thing i do recomend if you decide to
purchase one is to pay a little more for a roller trailer as the skid trailers that they supply standard will cause damage
to the gel coat and eventualy wear through it.

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Re: Cross country Boats

Post by Breamster » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:34 pm

Thanks Fun Fisher,
Will do. So what outboard have you pushing your 4.3m? What speed does she do? Have you heard some are putting 60hp on them, will they handle speed?

Being so light do they get blown around alot by the wind compared to a heavier boat?

Thanks for your imput.

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Re: Cross country Boats

Post by funfisher » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:27 pm

They dont get blown around or slap the water like you would expect from a light boat surprisingly and I am running a 40hp four stroke suzuki and pull around 54kph one up and 51kph two up.
If you wanted a bit extra speed and power you could run a 60hp but it might get a bit flighty in tiller steer configuration but steering dampers would fix that up. The main thing that you need to keep in mind is being a light boat you will have to take extra care with setting up its weight distribution especialy if you wish to run a heavy larger HP engine.

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Re: Cross country Boats

Post by fishandfly90 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:43 pm

Check out this video shot a few days ago with a 4.1m CXC crossxcountry boat with a 20hp on the back!
http://youtu.be/NauPYpeICpA
....all this with 3 men in the boat...

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