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I am looking for a new to me boat around 25' W/A or similar. I would like an I/O with out the dog house. A cuddy that sleeps two comfortable maybe with a sink and stove. Fresh water boat would be nice. With a GOOD trailer.  Something 2000 or newer. Baha Cruiser, Pro-line, Trophy Would look at them all not pejudice. 

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I cannot think of one 25 footer that is an I/O with no motor box. It would have to be a very high sided boat. You will likely end up looking at outboards or outboards on a bracket. Bumping to 27 ft, the older Sea Ray Amberjacks did not have a doghouse, but they are also not W/A.

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I searched and searched for the same boat, but I knew they would all have the "doghouse." That layout is hard to come by but there are a few out there. I just bought a Proline, tried to look at a Pursuit and had the one listed below as my third option. A bit out of your age range, but no too far:

http://watertown.craigslist.org/boa/5113393267.html

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Penn Yan 26 Pro Hunters don't have a doghouse (except models with twin I/Os) . 2001 was the last year they made that model so a 2000 or newer would be very difficult to find. There are few boats in the size range you are looking to buy without a motor box unless you want to go outboard. Good luck in your search.

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If it is the inconvenience of the doghouse that bothers you,you might want to abandon the I/O and look into simular sized boats with 4 stroke outboards. Outboards will never have a cracked or frozen block to worry about.

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True that rolmops. I am just comfortable with I/O because i have and can do the maintenance myself. I should be more open to change. I would consider an outboard on the right platform, I have a 2005 Trophy 1952 now and I do like the boat just to small. When I say doghouse I think of that big box sitting in the middle of the deck. On my Trophy its incorporated  with two storage compartments and a bench seat I don't mind that style..

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A friend of mine just told me --he is selling his fishing boat and trailer. I will find out real details if you are still interested. It has a single 305 Mercruiser i/o --I want to say it is 23 ft. with a doghouse--new canvas, -wide for is't length. I left a message with him to call me back. Rich

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A friend of mine just told me --he is selling his fishing boat and trailer. I will find out real details if you are still interested. It has a single 305 Mercruiser i/o --I want to say it is 23 ft. with a doghouse--new canvas, -wide for is't length. I left a message with him to call me back. Rich

Let me know. thank you!

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It is older than you were looking for--1989 24' Chaparral,-8' wide,-Mercruiser 350 (not 305),-new cockpit and slant back canvas,-HDX7 chartplotter,-Lowrance fishfinder,- triple fully adjustable rod holders on each side, dog house, nice trailer and more. He lives in Greece Ny. The trailer is worth 3 grand,- Bryce Marine went crazy on the boat--2 winters ago. Let me know if you want to see it. He is a dinosaur--pics ??? Rich. 585-388-1100

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I have a 1996 Pro-Line 2950 with twin 5.7 I/O that I would part with. It has been a freshwater boat it's whole life. Originally on Lake Michigan. Currently on Lake Erie. It is completely rigged for salmon fishing. 5 cannon downriggers. 8 adjustable rod holders. 2015 lowrance hds 12 gen 3 and 4 g radar. Fish hawk xd blue tooth. It raised a bunch of salmon this spring out of Wilson NY. Finished with a top 5 average in the open division. Let me know if your interested. post-150435-14395739336189_thumb.jpgpost-150435-1439573959665_thumb.jpg

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Also sitting on a load rite trailer. It's not the prettiest thing but has safely made the journey from northern Michigan to wv in the dead of winter and then to lake o in the spring and to Lake Erie for the summer. And I won't hesitate to drag it back to wv in the fall. It's not fun to trailer but definitely doable.

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