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    viper/coral

    I know this is a shot in the dark but for about a year now i have been looking for a viper/coral f and s boat for sale with no luck.I have owned a procraft 180 combo which has been a great boat but its something about the viper that i love.

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    That is because there were only about 275 of the larger Coral 202s ever built and only 79 of the smaller 191s. Plus they are all at least 13 years old now for the newest ones. Some of them have probably fallen by the wayside by now. People who have them generally love them and hang on to them. They do pop up for sale every now & then, you usually can search around & find 1 or 2 for sale somewhere in the US and possibly Canada. You just have to keep a lookout for them and be ready to travel God knows how far to get one.
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    https://www.facebook.com/23387178996...type=3&theater

    You can buy a new one as they just started making the Coral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePA View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/23387178996...type=3&theater

    You can buy a new one as they just started making the Coral.
    But do me a favor and please do not get that color scheme...or wrap. JMO. I love my Coral, I didn't know there was that small amount of them made.
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    And yet on this very website..........http://www.bassboatcentral.com/boats4sale5.htm


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    Thanks guys i contacted all of the ads,i will see.

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    this one sold,still working on the other one,we will see.

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    The lines on the "new" Coral just don't look as good as the original. The hand rail on the "hump" of the top cap rear side totally doesn't look right, and the new windshield without the side piece running back towards the hump just doesn't flow like the original
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    I went from the same 180 Combo to a 202 a few years ago. I bought the ProCraft knowing it was just to get me through until I found the right Coral. With that being said, I was in the ProCraft for 5 years until I found my baby that will be in my garage until the day I die. Then my kids will do what they want with it. My guess is that would be to continue putting fish in it and tube/ski until their kids get it. YES......It is that great of a boat!!! You say "there's just something about it", It's just a flat out sexy boat. On the water on the trailer it doesn't matter, it's just sexy. Then when you get it on the water it's an awesome platform for WHATEVER you want to do. I've got a bunch of pictures in past posts if you'd like to see just what it is I'm talking about. Good luck in your in search. Be prepared to travel for pick up and I would recommend nothing but 225 ponies clipped on the back.
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    i will say i have not a complaint out of my old procraft,but i absolutely love the look of the coral.Would a 150 hp be way underpowered , being you have one?

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    150 is not enough in my opinion.
    Beater boats catch fish too... It's what I have to tell myself right now...

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    I'd have to agree. I have a 200 on my coral and I would say that is the minimum especially if you plan on using it to play at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveToDrive76 View Post
    150 is not enough in my opinion.
    That being said, if I found a great boat with a 150, I'd buy it. I'm recovering from a pretty bad year, as soon as I'm back on my feet I plan on getting another (3rd) Coral, restoring it, and slapping a 250 SHO motor on it. I may look into that new Cobra Coral and see if it's legit. I just can't find a better boat for how I fish...
    Beater boats catch fish too... It's what I have to tell myself right now...