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 Post subject: New and Confused
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:32 pm 
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Okay, the new part I'm not confused about :D , but you see I'm looking at this boat to purchase and the listing states that it is a 1989 Vista 258.
However, I can not find any production listing for a "258" having been made, only the 255 Vista which looks identical.
Would anyone be able to set me straight with the models made way back in 89?


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 Post subject: Re: New and Confused
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:45 pm 
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I believe you are correct. The Four Winns site does have a catalog from 1989 that shows 255, but not 258.

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 Post subject: Re: New and Confused
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 11:52 pm 
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Thanks for the confirmation I'm not nuts!
I wonder how many 89 255 Vista owners there are on this site? When I Google for the model, the is pretty much zero hits, kinda makes me think they only made a handful and I'm looking at one of them.


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 Post subject: Re: New and Confused
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:45 am 
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Look carefully. Specifically these old FWs have a lot of wood and unless stored in the arid southwest or indoors you will find rot. It is just a fact of old boat life.
Also if it has OMC Cobra power as many FWs did, be aware of the fact that many shops will not work on these.

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 Post subject: Re: New and Confused
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:43 am 
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Thanks for much for the advice as it seems that these two points are a very frequently mentioned and vital to be aware of! I haven't started tapping around on the hull yet...and I'm not too afraid of doing my own drive work so I'll keep you posted on what I discover.
Thanks again Lou!


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