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General Category => Chris Craft Stingers => Topic started by: ccstinger on September 09, 2010, 07:25:35 pm

Title: Poll: Favorite Stinger
Post by: ccstinger on September 09, 2010, 07:25:35 pm
Question says it all - vote for your favorite Stinger model!
Title: Re: Poll: Favorite Stinger
Post by: stinger390x on October 20, 2010, 09:02:30 pm
I have been extremely "Brand Loyal" for the last two decades. I have owned Larson, Thundercraft Sidewinder and a plethora of small boats, but I have owned a 210, 230, 245 with a big block, a 260 with twin small blocks and finally my Miami Vice Edition 390x.

I love Chris Crafts!

I have to say I enjoyed the 210 as my first real big boat as before I had ski boats etc but nothing like a serious, well built hull, with a cuddy. I did NOT like the OMC however.

The 230 I liked except for the mid engine. It was balanced well, but it was in the way I thought, and seating was weird.

The 245 was a stupid crazy boat the went far too fast and bounced too much in the water. The lake had to be like glass to actually enjoy the boat, and I sold it very promply for the option to buy a twin 260 which I had for seven years up until two weeks ago. I sold it to a guy here in Ontario and I will probably see it out on the lake next year.
I bought the 390x after pining over it for 24 years and my dream finally came true! I am the third owner of the boat since it was bought new, and it is in incredible shape! I drive it on Lake Ontario in fresh water and its a short cruise to Toronto on the other side of the lake. Love that boat!!!
I will probably be buried in it when I die.............

Have to vote for the 390X for sure!
Title: Re: Poll: Favorite Stinger
Post by: stinger390x on May 13, 2013, 09:59:02 pm
Just looked at a 222 with a small block and Alpha.
What a shame.........The boat was in nice shape and needed to be buffed up a bit form being sun drenched. I took my moisture metre and checked the hull and to my surprize it was pinning the needle on my metre!
I have checked many boats in my time and seen 35%, 50% or even 60% saturation in areas like the transom etc, but this 222 was soaking wet the entire length of the hull at the waterline at 100% on the metre!?! Must be osmosis, as the hull had no breach marks?

What a sorry state, as the boat was actually nice and I wanted to buy it. The owner was selling cheap, but I told him it was ready for the chipper...Another one bites the dust.
Title: Re: Poll: Favorite Stinger
Post by: crtyler23 on September 09, 2013, 08:25:42 am
390x it's awesome
Title: Re: Poll: Favorite Stinger
Post by: 340mopar on August 21, 2015, 10:58:17 am
Favorite Stinger vs. what stinger(s) you have...maybe a poll on what stinger(s) do you currently own.  ?
Title: Re: Poll: Favorite Stinger
Post by: The Good Doctor on December 19, 2015, 08:06:33 pm
I have a 312 and love it.  I also had a 260. It too was a very nice boat, however my favorite is definitely the 312.  Will post a pic soon.
Title: Re: Poll: Favorite Stinger
Post by: stingray312 on February 09, 2016, 08:24:52 pm
312 all around great boat