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Old 06-23-2020, 08:16 AM   #21
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Rideau Canal - Boat Rentals, Cruises, Houseboats and Tours A company called Le Boat offers weekly rentals on the Rideau Canal.
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Old 06-23-2020, 08:23 AM   #22
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Bonjour Yvan, bienvenu à bord I'm from Montreal too. The west end. I looked for a boat around Montreal and eastern Ontario for quite some time and couldn't find any. I ended up buying in Chicago last summer and we've been working on the boat the whole winter on and off in Chicago to bring it back this summer. Importing a boat is fairly easy but for the size boat you're looking for, you should have a few options here. Like other have said, I wouldn't limit myself to a 30'. It might actually be a little tight for a family of 4 or more depending on your situation. IMHO a 30' boat is nice for a couple. Mind you... I once have a 30' Searay with the wife, one kid and 2 rather big dogs lol and we still had fun so who am I to say...
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Welcome aboard.

Give those choices I would pick an inboard any day of the week over an I/O. The good thing about gas engines is a relatively low cost of replacement. Crate long block engines are less than $2,000 US and given easy access replacement can be done in a day.

For that age boat with aluminum fuel tanks if it were in salt water I would say they are probably done. But in fresh water, given the tanks have decent drainage and are up off the hull a bit to allow air under them they are likely OK.

I would recommend a survey, especially since you are new to boating.

Good luck and have fun!
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M. 88. What about this: https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...tml#post892446
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Rideau Canal - Boat Rentals, Cruises, Houseboats and Tours A company called Le Boat offers weekly rentals on the Rideau Canal.
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Contacted Le boat, If everything goes well we start our first cruise July 12
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Bonjour Yvan, bienvenu à bord I'm from Montreal too. The west end. I looked for a boat around Montreal and eastern Ontario for quite some time and couldn't find any. I ended up buying in Chicago last summer and we've been working on the boat the whole winter on and off in Chicago to bring it back this summer. Importing a boat is fairly easy but for the size boat you're looking for, you should have a few options here. Like other have said, I wouldn't limit myself to a 30'. It might actually be a little tight for a family of 4 or more depending on your situation. IMHO a 30' boat is nice for a couple. Mind you... I once have a 30' Searay with the wife, one kid and 2 rather big dogs lol and we still had fun so who am I to say...
Salut Richard, thanks for your answer, if I do find something intersecting south of the border definitely will ask you for an advice. A lot of Carvers and Prowlers are actually here on the market (btw I’m from Île Perrot). Already saw a couple of boats and started doing my options wish list.... what about your boat, already in Montreal ?
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I'm looking at the same thing and think that we may have even looked at the same boat. From my experience, I/O are something to stay away from if the boat is always in the water. I was looking at the Campion 30 in the Montreal area with the straight drive Merc V-6 engine. Good luck in your hunt and we may see you along the way.
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Hi Yvan :-) Sent you a PM...
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