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    hey my buddy has a kachina jet and found a mid seventies bahner jet 18 ft. i know nothing of them how is the weight and ride compared to the kachina. how well are they in choppy water.
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    Just from what I've read... the Bahner bottoms are supposed to be splashed off of Rogers and the Rogers are supposed to handle chop better than most. That's all I got.
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    The mid-late 70's Bahner bottoms were similar to the Rogers, if anyone is interested in one i have a buddy that wants to get rid of one that is in pretty good shape out of San Diego area.

    My neighbor kid is restoring one right now, so far its capped, with all new wood throughout ,bottom is next on the list and will eventualy get a bit-o-shine on her!
    I like these boats, they seem to handle power along with a decent ride for an 18' jet boat! IMO
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    True, the Bahner's are very similar to the Rogers but IMO they handle the water better. I have owned 3 now and love the way they ride.

    Here is a little info from a previous thread on Bahners. Bahner Boats started Business in 1977-78 in Santa Ana, CA.

    In 1988 they were kicked out of the Los Angles Boat show, and the same year they filed for bankruptcy and closed their doors.

    In 1989 they reopened for business in Corona, then closed sometime later in 1990 or '91.

    According the United States Coast Guard Manufacturer Identification Code Database, as of July 9, 2007 Bahner Boats was in business at:

    33515 Fields Drive
    Winchester, CA 92596

    Phone: 951-367-7079
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    Quote Originally Posted by Her454 View Post
    True, the Bahner's are very similar to the Rogers but IMO they handle the water better. I have owned 3 now and love the way they ride.

    Here is a little info from a previous thread on Bahners. Bahner Boats started Business in 1977-78 in Santa Ana, CA.

    In 1988 they were kicked out of the Los Angles Boat show, and the same year they filed for bankruptcy and closed their doors.

    In 1989 they reopened for business in Corona, then closed sometime later in 1990 or '91.

    According the United States Coast Guard Manufacturer Identification Code Database, as of July 9, 2007 Bahner Boats was in business at:

    33515 Fields Drive
    Winchester, CA 92596

    Phone: 951-367-7079
    What in your opinion, is the difference between the Rogers/Bahner Hulls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnjuzz View Post
    What in your opinion, is the difference between the Rogers/Bahner Hulls?
    They are very similar but from what I can remember the transom is a bit wider and rounded on the some of the Rogers and the Bahners are mostly square if that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Her454 View Post
    They are very similar but from what I can remember the transom is a bit wider and rounded on the some of the Rogers and the Bahners are mostly square if that makes sense.
    That is the only difference, but the entire bottom measures the same, but the chine north is where the difference is it think. from what i measured, the length of the bottom, width and heighth of the strakes are same width of the boat...same, i could not see any difference where there might be change, other than the angle of the transom i did not check.
    I know the dash on my 18' Bonneville was set further back then the Bahner, so im guessing it may throw weight further forward when on the water then in a rogers where the weight would be set back closer to the engine?
    ???Im getting dizzy and i tried not to run mine in too rough water anyway! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Her454 View Post
    Bahners are mostly square if that makes sense.
    What year are you talking about?...the earlier ones had a similar barrel back design as the rogers did, but very different, those were the ones with the Rogers bottom, and the later ones are splitting image of the Eliminator 18' Bubbledeck, not to mention the Bahner 21' Sport cruiser was identical to Eliminators 21' cruiser, makes me wonder if this was a early DCB kinda deal???
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    Bahner had 2 different bottoms on 18' boats that they had. At least it's 2 boats that people consider to be 18'ers. One of the bottoms was based on the Rogers and the other was based on a Southwind which had a Delta pad.

    I have the Roger's bottom on my '84-


    whereas squirt has the Southwind bottom on his 78 (I think it's a 78)


    Tracy, I think you have the Southwind bottom on yours?

    Even though mine is classified as an 18, it's really only 17'9" whereas squirt's is 18'6", I believe.
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    here's a picture of 468Bahner's transom. You can see the chimes better on his boat than on mine-


    hmmmm, looks like his transom adapter is hanging below the bottom of the boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas View Post
    ... hmmmm, looks like his transom adapter is hanging below the bottom of the boat.
    That's so the boat handles the wakes better. J/K. I'm pretty sure Steve is aware of the transom adaptor hanging down too low.
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    On a18 Bahner SST wich uses the Rogers botom the right side of the boat is close to 3/8 inch lower than left . If the trailer was built for a Bahner SST the trailer bunk legs reflected this....
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    Ive owned alot of boats over the years but the one I miss the most was my Bahner , It was nice looking ,fast and "dreamboat" in handling Tom


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    Why did they get kicked out of the LA boat show??
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