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Old 04-07-2022, 01:35 PM   #1
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Last summer about halfway through the season I purchased a 1998 2300SC with 7.4MPI and Bravo III outdrive. It was an upgrade from the 18' bowrider I had purchased the summer before which was our first boat.

The wife and I and two kids really enjoy the boat it has room for a few more folks than the 18 footer did and pulls the tubers and skiers with no trouble! Look forward to doing some overnights on it this summer. About one more month before we will be able to get on the water, can't wait!
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Old 04-07-2022, 01:57 PM   #2
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Nice!! Welcome aboard!!
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Old 04-07-2022, 05:57 PM   #3
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I had the same boat years ago. It was a rocket ship for a cuddy.... Nice boat!
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Old 04-08-2022, 01:47 AM   #4
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We boat at 6500 feet elevation (Flaming Gorge) so not quite as fast as it would be at Powell, but it does an easy 45mph which is plenty fast for me!
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We boat at 6500 feet elevation (Flaming Gorge) so not quite as fast as it would be at Powell, but it does an easy 45mph which is plenty fast for me!
We also boat on Flaming Gorge! We are in Utah. Our '98 2300 SR (open bow) runs at 46 mpg at the Gorge. The 7.4 EFI motor is a beast. On Powell or Mead it'll do a bit better.
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We also boat on Flaming Gorge! We are in Utah. Our '98 2300 SR (open bow) runs at 46 mpg at the Gorge. The 7.4 EFI motor is a beast. On Powell or Mead it'll do a bit better.
Nice! Where do you usually put in? We’re out of Rock Springs so we normally put in at Firehole which is 45 minutes from the house. We also like Anvil Draw on the other side, and Sheep Creek when we want to get to the “pretty” part of the lake like Horseshoe Canyon and Hideaway.
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Nice! Where do you usually put in? We’re out of Rock Springs so we normally put in at Firehole which is 45 minutes from the house. We also like Anvil Draw on the other side, and Sheep Creek when we want to get to the “pretty” part of the lake like Horseshoe Canyon and Hideaway.
We put in at Cedar Springs mostly. Sometimes we'll go to Mustang Ridge if Cedar is real busy. We are in Vernal so about an hour from Cedar Springs. We also boat on two smaller lakes close to town, Steinaker and Red Fleet. Red Fleet is closed this year for a complete make over of ramp, camp ground and parking so Steinaker will get a lot of pressure. We will most likely hit the Gorge a lot this year because of that. Have fun!!
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At work we were just talking about living in Vernal and boating the Gorge, hauling that pass. How does that treat you?

Ever do Strawberry? This boat was a Strawberry boat before we got it. Never been there myself.
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Old 04-10-2022, 02:20 PM   #9
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The long pull north out of Vernal on hwy 191 is only that- long. Not a hard pull, at least with my diesel pick up. No problem at all.

We’ve never had the boat on Strawberry! Too far away. That is a cold lake, too. Good fishing but not swimming and playing really.

Here’s a pic of our boat. We bought it new in late ‘97. Have never had a problem with it!
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Looking good!
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