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    Cruiser to Sedan Bridge. Bayliner 305 to Regal 3880-gctid820992

    Just purchased Regal 3880 and waiting for it to be shipped.

    Has anyone else made the transition from a cruiser to a sedan bridge/fly bridge?

    Was there anything you missed about the cruiser after making this move?

    #2
    I'm guessing you meant a 3888 vs 3880? At any rate I think the only thing you may miss is the speed of the cruiser compared to the 38.
    Jim Gandee
    1989 3888
    Hino 175's
    Fire Escape
    [email protected]
    Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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      #3
      I went the other way.

      32xx fly bridge to 2859 cruiser.

      I miss the peacefulness and quietness of cruising at 8 mph at 1800 rpm vs. 25mph at 3600 rpm.

      I must be getting old.
      Esteban
      Huntington Beach, California
      2018 Element 16
      Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
      Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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        #4
        Every once in awhile, I miss the speed and when the river is high, I have to wait for bridges. Other than that, I couldn't be happier.
        Doug
        Hanging Loose
        98 Carver 350 Mariner
        2013-
        KRUSTY KRAB
        2001 305
        5.7 BII
        2006-2013

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          #5
          You new boat looks like Flybridge to me, maybe I don't understand what "Sedan" means.

          Regardless, I have asked myself this question many times, meaning would I be happier with a smaller faster boat. I compare to my buddy's Chaparral or 30 foot Sea Rays. I find that yes they are faster but noisy to the point of shouting, the cabins are cramped and terrible visibility (almost none) and seems like they are always struggling with canvas. Too hot, too cold whatever. With the 3270, I go up to drive, great visibility and ventilation (I only run a bimini), if the weather sucks I go down to drive. The cabin and windows at seating level is very nice, perfect for evenings when it gets cool with the wrap around windows. Both boat styles have their ups and downs but I prefer the flybridge. It's like a 3 story house, well counting the underberth as a story I suppose. Plus I am old and no longer in a hurry. 8 knots for the win.

          Also your new boat is gorgeous. Congrats.

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            #6
            Thank you for the great comments. That's good to know. Buying a new boat is a big decision. Not only that, moving to an entirely different style of boat is risky. So far I have heard its great to move from a cruiser to a flybridge.

            The Regal can still cruise at 23mph but I prefer 15-17mph cruise. Not too fast or too slow.

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              #7
              "waynepj3" post=821263 wrote:
              Thank you for the great comments. That's good to know. Buying a new boat is a big decision. Not only that, moving to an entirely different style of boat is risky. So far I have heard its great to move from a cruiser to a flybridge.

              The Regal can still cruise at 23mph but I prefer 15-17mph cruise. Not too fast or too slow.
              Just make sure you are driving towards a gas station :whistle:

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                #8
                I made the transition from a 3055 like you to a Carver 3007 Aft Cabin sedan. Each boat has it advantages and disadvantages. Lots more room in the sedan.
                Rick Grew

                2019 Yamaha EX Jetski

                2004 Past Commodore
                West River Yacht & Cruising Club

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