Chivers meridian

 Hi all, anyone know who owns this one in particular? Or own one in general? I seem to like them but have no idea about how they ride so any input will be much appreciated. Im looking at buying a boat but not keen on paying boat yard premiums. As ive mainly fished out of a kayak any info on ali boats 18-20ft range would be beneficial. Looking at spending around 35k and need a kid/non fishin mrs friendly boat but hardcore enough for me which these seem to cover with compromise on both ends. Cheers

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 Not a bad hull, will have

Wed, 2019-11-13 08:42

 Not a bad hull, will have the usual Ali characteristics. 

They sold a heap of them up till 2008 when they changed design.

Biggest down fall is the motor in many peoples eyes.

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 I've heard soo many mixed

Wed, 2019-11-13 09:03

 I've heard soo many mixed reactions on the etecs, some love some hate. Few mechanics ive spoken too dont want to touch them. Its a guessing game with the history too, but if they're looked after and used regularly surely they cant be too bad? The second hand market is loaded with them tho.

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 HI mate, i havent got a

Wed, 2019-11-13 13:21

 HI mate, i havent got a meridian but have the velosity that is forsale on here. I am negotiable on my price to your price range. 

I too have the Etec, honestly had a great run out of it. ALthough as you have stated i pay for servicing every season.

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Poly

Wed, 2019-11-13 13:59

 Hey Rob come down to Mandurah and test out mine or Tom's Polycraft, we love them.

I bought mine as its a bloody safe boat for the kids and for me fishing/diving, i paid 30k for mine (599 Center console with 2 stroke 150) Tom paid 20 something for his 4.8 center console with 4 stroke yammy.

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 Cheers for the offer bud, a

Wed, 2019-11-13 14:25

 Cheers for the offer bud, a mate of mine has recently bought a smaller side console poly that we fished out of before the ban. Cant say a bad thing about them besides being a wet boat but thats boating. Much like the ford vs holden debate, fords are great and in some aspects better but i wouldnt buy one haha just my preference but they are a very safe and calable boat.

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