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    New boat Questions....-gctid393811

    I am looking at buying a new(er) boat and am looking for some guidance from fellow boaters. Besides, everyone likes spending other peoples money right?? :greedy_dollars:

    I formerly owned a 1993 Bayliner 2452 and loved the boat but had a few obvious design and equipment issues I didn't really mind but the admiral wasn't having it anymore so away it

    I am looking currently at an 08 Bayliner Discovery 246 that is fully equipped with shore power and all the bells and whistles including a trailer but it only has 5.0 MPI with a Bravo III. My other option is a brand new 2011 Discovery 266 with no electronics, fish package, or pretty much anything else but does come with a king three axle trailer. Last but not least there is an 05 (I think) 242 that has the 5.7L and Bravo III but is still basically the 2452 I loved and the wife tolerated.

    It seems that the 246 and 266 are essentially the same boat but I have no idea even though it's hard to tell them apart sitting side by side. Also, would a tandem axle trailer be sufficient or is the triple really the way to go?

    My primary usage is pretty much just cruising on the Columbia river down here or trailering up to Anacortes to head into the San Juans for a week or so a few times a year so trailerbility is definitely an issue.

    Are there any glaring issues with any of the vessels I am interested in other than the handrail mounts leaking and so on?

    Any other model recommendatiions?

    The budget is between 40K and 65K

    Thanks in advance for your time and feedback.......

    Tripple axel is nice, tandom works just fine had one on my 2355. I belive the 246 and 266 are esentially the same boat but somoene will chime in here that knows. Tough decision for sure Both are great boats, if they were 30'+ with twin engines I would seriously consider one.


      246/266 same boat we love ours.


        Lots of owners here with 2859, 2452's and the few 266/246.

        The extra room of the 266 I think will keep your admiral onside.

        I can't coment on the 266/246. For the money, you can put yourself into a 289/2859. These are bigger than the 266 and a 9'9" beam.

        And can be trailered, but the tow vehicle needs to be bigger.