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    Ok everyone I am going to look at this boat Saturday. After looking at a tone in the last three days, and not finding anything that was right. I talked to a guy today about a 1979 19' Charger mini day-cruiser. He is the original owner of the boat, has all maintenance records etc. The boat has a 330 hp 454 and a Berkeley jet. Cant wait to see it Saturday. I talked to the guy for awhile, and saw the pics etc, seems like a great deal, and boat. I haven't heard much about Charger boats. Are they decent, anything specific to that brand I should look for?

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    Chargers are fine boats. They are another splash hull that was built by many builders. I like that one out of all the boats you've listed. And the reality is, unless you're looking at the space under the deck, the seating area isn't that much different between the 19, 21, and even most 23's. That one would get my vote because, like you said, it has the right power package, but mostly the 1 owner who took care of it. That's worth a boat load, pun intended. Good luck!

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    Thanks! Yeah the space under the bow I think i mainly want so the kids can lay down, or the dog. The seating in this boat actually has better seating arrangement etc, and everything is in perfect shape by the pics. Everything is stock currently, how much speed can i expect out of this boat? I plan to do get a diverter shortly after i get the boat.

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    I'd say you could expect 55ish, but if you set it up right, and with some power, that boat could surprise you. Getting it into the upper 70's is very doable. Definitely do the diverter and then see what you want after that.

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    Oh nice! I would not have guess it would be possible to get it into the 60's let alone the 70's! Ill start with the diverter, and go from there. Thanks.

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    A one-owner is a huge plus. I've owned "poly-owner" boats before, and they're generally butchered, especially the electrical systems.
    I got lucky when searching for the CV23 and found a 2-owner boat; previous owner had her for 27yrs.
    1978 Glastron/Carlson CV23; 429, Berk jet.

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    Yeah I cant wait to get it saturday, even the seats show little to no wear, and no oxidation on the hull. Also has the berkeley jet with the external clean-out, not sure what model pump it is. Im looking at another on saturday also, but i dont think it will come close to this one, although it already has a place diverter etc, id rather have a better quality boat and add that later.

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