1995 Scarab 29' w/ 502
I've seen nice ones as low as $30k recently on trader. I have a buddy with one at LOTO and it runs rough weekend water quite well due to it's narrower beam.
then step up to what u really want
The Active Thunder 28 is a very big 28, well mannered, high freeboard, big cabin, enclosed head. I was very happy with mine.
I've never been in a Powerplay 28, but I'm sure it's just as well built as their 33's. This one has twin SBC's... bulletproof package. I'm not sure if they've got got a porta-potti in the 28. PP's do have a fairly low freeboad as well, if that's an issue.
Magic Wizard 29 XL
Only problem is the HUGE cabin door will let the Claymates bail on you more easily!
Last edited by dave911; 01-02-2006 at 11:24 PM.
Clay, I think you're exactly on the right track. If you plan to boat mainly on Lake Travis you can have the luxury of going faster, using less gas, and buying and maintaining half as many engines.
As someone with a heavy twin engine wave crusher on Lake Travis now, my opinion is that the ideal go-fast boat for the lake is around 29' and single engine, albeit one engine with about 800 hp. Make sure it's hooked up to a drive that can take it.
29 Scarab is my choice, of course I'm kinda biased!
Has good free board, rides great in the rough stuff. Didn't have any problems memeorial weekend getting in and out of the cove. You can also find some really great deals on them. Descent size cabin and porta john inside!
Good luck CLAY!!
Hands down, the Velocity 290SC!
Extreme 29 Shotgun. There is no other boat in it's size (29'6") with a single 496HO/XR that can match it's speed. Period. 83 mph and still dialing. This is with a cabin, stereo with amps and alot of bling bling.
Last edited by Wardey; 01-03-2006 at 07:31 AM.
WOW! Great responses. Keep 'em coming!
Dreamer, I would LOVE to have that Playboy Cigarette, but it's not gonna happen this year.
And for anyone else asking (Knot4Me, Buck, etc.), Sandahl said it best. I plan to boat mostly on Lake Travis. While I would love to keep my next boat in a wet slip, I will probably trailer it. So........ A single engine, 28 to 30 foot boat will give me the smooth ride I want with the least expense (gas, maintenance, etc.)
I like the Magic Wizard and the Extreme Shotgun, but I want a "known" manufacturer. Pantera, Apache, Scarab, Thunder, Velocity all sound good.
Like I tell all of the Claymates... Keep 'em cumming!
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