Update- 1 more question-Hello, and please help me decide...

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captain28570
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Re: First post--Hello, and please help me decide on a 'toon!

#31 Post by captain28570 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:32 pm

The Oasis is Manitou's midgrade toons. I have the Aurora which is their cheapest. From the deck down they are the same. Its just the standard features, more options and seating is different.

If that's a 23 Oasis (over 24 foot on the deck) then that's a really good price. That's a heavy boat. Around 3000 pounds dry weight. 150 should push it mid to upper 30's lightly loaded.

Should have the option for the 10 year warranty.

My boat is a 21 Aurora (over 22 foot on the deck). Its 42 MPH with a light load. The 150 HO G2 is like driving a sports car compared to the 4 strokes. Just a lot more fun and the power steering is awesome.

The G1 should be a good fit. But you do have to add oil and will probably be a little less MPG's than the 4 strokes.

The other 2 boats listed would have to be 3 to 4 grand cheaper for me to buy them.

They would be considered your budget brands. Nothing wrong them.
2017 22 Manitou Aurora LE SHP Tritoon Evinrude G2 HO 150

dogcaller
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Re: First post--Hello, and please help me decide on a 'toon!

#32 Post by dogcaller » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:34 pm

[quote="captain28570"]The Oasis is Manitou's midgrade toons. I have the Aurora which is their cheapest. From the deck down they are the same. Its just the standard features, more options and seating is different.

If that's a 23 Oasis (over 24 foot on the deck) then that's a really good price. That's a heavy boat. Around 3000 pounds dry weight. 150 should push it mid to upper 30's lightly loaded.

Should have the option for the 10 year warranty.

My boat is a 21 Aurora (over 22 foot on the deck). Its 42 MPH with a light load. The 150 HO G2 is like driving a sports car compared to the 4 strokes. Just a lot more fun and the power steering is awesome.

The G1 should be a good fit. But you do have to add oil and will probably be a little less MPG's than the 4 strokes.

The other 2 boats listed would have to be 3 to 4 grand cheaper for me to buy them.

They would be considered your budget brands. Nothing wrong them.[/quote]

Thanks, Captain. What is your experience like when beaching your Manitou? How much of a list is created by the offset middle toon? I don't really need measurements, just wondering if it is something to consider. Is it enough that it makes it more difficult to keep one's balance when getting down from or walking along the bow?

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Re: Update- 1 more question-Hello, and please help me decide...

#33 Post by dogcaller » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:00 pm

Ok, I’m flying down to Phoenix on Saturday to take a look at the Manitou. Assuming we like it, and it is as-advertised, the plan is to purchase. It’s my first boat purchase, the deal terms are set. Anything in particular I should be looking at/for, in addition to fit and finish, features, etc.? We will be going for a test ride too.

Thanks!

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