Boat Reviews By Owners
2003 -- 26' 0" CROWNLINE
Model: 262 CR
Cockpit: The cockpit arear is laid out nice with seating for 8. Visibility is great and easy to dock. All instruments are easy to read, day or night but the rocker switches are hard to read at night so it a good idea to memorize the location of each.
You can snap out the carpet and remove the back seat and have room for 3 people to fish without stinking up the boat. I tell everyone to bring them up on the swim platform and release them from there. (we are all catch and release fishermen)
Cabin: There is enough room for 6 to sit aroung the center table and play cards. Then switch the area over to a queen size bed. You can also sleep two more in the aft cabin. Great overnighter or long trip down the ICW.
Construction: Very well build boat with solid construction. Takes 4 and 5 footers with no "shudder" or popping of the hull.
Handling: She handles very well in most situations. The twin engines are real helpful at slow speeds in keeping a straight line. A little top heavy with the 8' 6" beam and likes to lean over when caught in someones wake. Best to stay back or overtake.
Engine Room: Powered by a pair of Mercruiser 3.0's with 130 hp each. Has Alpha 1 outdrives
(very few 262's were powered with this package) Boat cruises best around 30mph and will do 42mph
General Comments: We live in the Charleston, SC area. We love to kneeboard and tube and this boat will do that with no problem. Quick out of the hole for her size and has a short turning radius, again thanks to the twin engines
We have camped out on her and fixed all the bacon,eggs and coffee on our boat for our "tent" camper friends.
We also love to cruise the ICW and adjoining rivers. And also going out past the jetties once in awhile.
I would rate this boat very high for being an all around boat.
Email Address: GarySC@Homexpressway.net
Date Submitted: 2005-11-12
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