Re: 20' Trophy
I've always heard that when bayliner came out with the trophy line although it looked good they weren't built very well. Even now that they separated from bayliner they still get a bad rap. Although I think I remember an article praising the new 26 cc trophy in a boating mag. I'm not knocking anyone that owns one, by all means. Its just that I remember when I bought my boat which is an 88 grady I also looked at a 96 23wa trophy. The rub rails were falling off, the bow rails were really loose, and I saw a lot of little spider cracks along the seems of the deck. Granted some people take better care of their boats then others, but for something 8 years newer I would have thought it would have been in much better shape and it wasn't. I asked the same questions you asked and I went with the grady. Take your time, take a look at seaswirl, mako, gradywhite and I would bet that you will notice a big difference in the quality. But thats just my opinion.
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