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#10789129 - 04/22/15 08:50 PM Cobra Bass Boats
Der Vorsteher™ Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 22018
Loc: The 903
Thoughts? I know they went under and know a guy who had 2 in which his transom broke off running the lake. I am in the market for a new boat and seen a few for sale lately.
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#10789258 - 04/22/15 09:37 PM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
RayBob Online   content
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Registered: 11/18/02
Posts: 34500
Loc: Pineywoods
If worried about the transom (only) take it to a good boat or glass shop and check it out or just get it rebuilt from the get-go. Buy a boat for a $5K discount and spend $3K on a gone through reinforced / rebuilt transom. You gotta be asking about them because the price seems so "reasonable".

Good hulls that are based on Ranger's 488 model hulls. John Storie boat design.
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#10789264 - 04/22/15 09:39 PM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
tx_basser Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/02/02
Posts: 3858
Loc: Sachse
I have a 201 and it is solid.

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#10789266 - 04/22/15 09:40 PM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
crankn101 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4265
Loc: Longmont co.


Nice boats in my opinion.


Edited by crankn101 (04/22/15 09:41 PM)
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#10789286 - 04/22/15 09:48 PM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
FMJshooter Offline
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Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
I like my 201 runs great in all conditions and fishes nice n flat. Non coosa models are built with wood and they used the same two piece splash well drains that killed many a Champion transom. Boats are built really well think the transom is 2" thick and pretty darn wide with big braces plus Viper used the best resins available. Wet wood will kill anything though so just have it checked if it's dry no worries!


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#10789297 - 04/22/15 09:51 PM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: FMJshooter]
Dosser Offline
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Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 2258
Known plenty of guys that owned them, and all had nothing but good things to say about them

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#10789317 - 04/22/15 09:57 PM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
WAWI Offline
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 18871
Loc: Aledo
Used to run a 2001, 201. My partner still has it. No issues. We had a deck box insert so the front deck was like a battleship. Ride is a little, well a lot wet but other than that thought it was a great little boat. It would gps mid 60s with a 200hp on it, thats full load 2 people. I'm sure a 250 on one would fly.

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#10789318 - 04/22/15 09:57 PM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Dosser]
jcarring99 Online   content
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Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 12438
Loc: Arlngton
Originally Posted By: I'm...Clingy!
Known plenty of guys that owned them, and all had nothing but good things to say about them


Ditto

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#10789337 - 04/22/15 10:02 PM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
pro dirt raker Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/05/10
Posts: 106
My 96' 201 has been good to me. Big front deck with extension can fish three easy, runs great in rough water (not the driest ride by any means though). That other bass boat forum has a whole sub forum devoted to the boat, even has a few guys that worked at the plant, great resource for info.

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#10789343 - 04/22/15 10:03 PM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
JMac-D Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/27/13
Posts: 1662
Loc: Cleburne Tx
A friend of mine has one, loves it.

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#10789462 - 04/22/15 10:48 PM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
Gungle Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 628
Loc: North Texas

I purchased a new 2001 Cobra Coosa 216/XB250 from Bowie Marine in 2001. I have a lot of hours on it and it has been a really good boat. The factory in Mountain Home called me in 2002 and said if I wanted to pull back there they would install a 12" set-back on the jack plate. No transom problems after all these years.
It will run 78mph loaded with just me (250 lb). That XB drinks gas (about 3 mpg @ 3200 revs) but has been a good motor. I parked it next to a Legend 211 at Falcon a few years ago and the hulls look to be identical (that should start some $hit ).



Cheers,

George

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#10789486 - 04/22/15 11:00 PM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1327
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Wasn't cobra and fisher both designed by Randy Qualls......?

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#10789539 - 04/22/15 11:42 PM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Dosser Offline
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Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 2258
Originally Posted By: Andrew Y'Barbo
Wasn't cobra and fisher both designed by Randy Qualls......?


I don't know about him, but I know John Storie had a lot of influence on the Cobra, Fisher, and Hawk bass boats.

I heard legend bought the hawk molds to start making their LE series boats years ago. Looking at pro crafts, they seem to have a very similar design to all of these hulls, but I don't know if Storie had anything to do with them

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#10789564 - 04/23/15 12:12 AM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
FMJshooter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
Word is it went Ranger 482 -cobra- hawk - legend.

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#10789616 - 04/23/15 01:44 AM Re: Cobra Bass Boats [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
Harleydude Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 123
Loc: Texas
I had a 1997 Cobra 188D. It was a great boat and served me well for 12 years. I would not be afraid of a well kept used Cobra.

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