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    Hey. I’m new to this site for 2 reasons:
    1. I own a 211 liberator
    2. I’m looking at getting a 1990 226 es.
    So I was looking for some info on this style of Baja. I live in north western Illinois and all of my boating is on the Mississippi River I’ve been a river rat my whole life. I like my liberator except for the fact of having omc motor and outdrive. This Baja I’m looking at has a 454 with a bravo 1. Thanks to all in advance
    And I guess what I wanna know is how does it handle at cruising speed and wot. How big is the gas tank. Is the cuddy a lil half opening and jus for storage or an actual cuddy to possibly sleep in. Does it have tabs and is it controlled by buttons on the dash or a lil joystick.
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    Re: Newbie

    I used to boat with a guy who had a Liberator...nice boat. Had a King Cobra engine/outdrive.

    I've no personal experience with the 226 Baja you're looking at, so will let those here with that boat answer your specific questions.

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    Re: Newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Wtfoliberator View Post
    Hey. Iím new to this site for 2 reasons:
    1. I own a 211 liberator
    2. Iím looking at getting a 1990 226 es.
    So I was looking for some info on this style of Baja. I live in north western Illinois and all of my boating is on the Mississippi River Iíve been a river rat my whole life. I like my liberator except for the fact of having omc motor and outdrive. This Baja Iím looking at has a 454 with a bravo 1. Thanks to all in advance
    And I guess what I wanna know is how does it handle at cruising speed and wot. How big is the gas tank. Is the cuddy a lil half opening and jus for storage or an actual cuddy to possibly sleep in. Does it have tabs and is it controlled by buttons on the dash or a lil joystick.
    Here's the factory brochure for the 226. It has a 62 gal fuel tank and sleeps 2. I don't know anything about the Mississippi, the shallow 20į deadrise would take a beating out where I am, but would be fine on calmer water. Trim tabs were probably factory option but can easily be added to any boat.

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    Re: Newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by tablerocker View Post
    I used to boat with a guy who had a Liberator...nice boat. Had a King Cobra engine/outdrive.

    I've no personal experience with the 226 Baja you're looking at, so will let those here with that boat answer your specific questions.



    Yea itís got a bbf460 and has the baby king cobra and it runs great. Itís just when it stops running great I donít want to be the one who has to repair it.

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    Re: Newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyOutlaw View Post
    Here's the factory brochure for the 226. It has a 62 gal fuel tank and sleeps 2. I don't know anything about the Mississippi, the shallow 20į deadrise would take a beating out where I am, but would be fine on calmer water. Trim tabs were probably factory option but can easily be added to any boat.

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    boating on the Mississippi River really isnít that bad I went to a lake a couple hours away and that was awful, with the waves going back and forth never a calm second. On the river once the waves pass theyíre gone. Weíve got big cruiser under 40í, and power boats not many over 32í. But I was surprised on how just a couple degrees increase in dead rise makes a big difference. But either my liberator is probably close to that 20 degrees and does ok.

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    Re: Newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Wtfoliberator View Post
    Yea itís got a bbf460 and has the baby king cobra and it runs great. Itís just when it stops running great I donít want to be the one who has to repair it.
    lol...yeah, I have one of what I think are only TWO left-in-the-U.S. Yamaha Hydra-Drive powered boats. Believe me, compared to the Yammies, OMCs are a dime-a-dozen!

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