From: Glenn
Date: 29 Mar 1998
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I am seriously considering on buying a 1998 23' contender.I would like to hear from some contender owners.I have heard that this boat is very light thus making it very fast.I am considering twin 175 fichts,what top end speed should I expect at(5500-5600 rpm).How do they ride,am I giving up a smooth ride for speed,are they dry running boats.Has anyone experienced gel coat cracks,structural damage or any other design defects.The contender is a relatively new boat to the texas gulf coast,with only one dealer (Texas Marine) and no competition.What kind of price should I expect to pay for a 23' with t/175 fichts without a t-top.Also does anybody know how long OMC will be offering the three year introductory warranty on the ficht's?