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  1. #1
    BJM is offline
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    2007 30 ACTIVATOR
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    Nov 2001
    Boothwyn Pa

    What is the worst single engine performance boat

    The best has been beaten to death and we all know ACTIVATOR is the best What is the worst single engine(performance wise) boat. What comes to your mind when you think of an awfull handling boat. A boat you would not want to be in on a snotty day!

    My worst ride was in a 26 DONZIzx,

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    My Boats:
    Advantage 28ft Sport Cat w/ pair of 8's
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    San Diego
    A 44MTI with a 15HP clamp on. I heard they can hardly get out of their own way.


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    Platinum Member Charter Member
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    so. WI
    Mine had to be in a VIP Vindicator- I believe it was late 80's model 21-22' long. Scary at any speed, and awful turning capability. I felt better driving it than as a passenger- at least my destiny was in my own hands.

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    My Boats:
    2005 42' EX //twin 525's
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    Seabrook, Tx
    1996 32' Baja OS during a poker run. Very scary handling and ride. Broke everytime I used it. Lasted 3 months and got rid of it.

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    Registered VEGAS36CAT's Avatar
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    spectre 36 cat
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    May 2005
    las vegas
    snotty day in your post changes my answer a bit...on a smooth water day I would say most any of the Lavey NuEra boats. They just don't like to go straight on flat water. Pretty good in the slop though

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    OSO Moderator Charter Member BillR's Avatar
    My Boats:
    '00 Scarab Sport 302 CC
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    Oct 2000
    Virginia Beach, VA
    1998 Baja 20 Outlaw.

    That boat rode SO bad (in a protected small bay) the oil pressure alarm went off. Sold it after 3 months. Then I bought a 22 Scarab which rode like a caddy in comparison.

    '00 Scarab Sport 302 CC
    '02 Cigarette Top Gun TS
    '02 PQ 340
    '00 PQ 280
    '98 Scarab 22
    '97 Baja Outlaw 20
    '72 Checkmate
    '65 Glastron

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    My Boats:
    04 34 Baja CC 2 x 250xs, '79 Mastercraft S&S
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Marblehead/Cleveland, Oh
    20 Awesome Hands down!!!

    Glad it wasn't mine!

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member Young Performance's Avatar
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    Jan 2004
    21' (I think) Concord. The boat rode so bad that the bottom came apart. I built a motor for one and took it out for a test ride. There was 1-2' waves and the boat chine walk and porpoised so bad the bottom blew apart. I barely got it back to the trailer before it sunk. One of the worst phone calls I've had to make.
    By the way, the boat hauled ass before it broke.

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    Dreaming of a 32 AT
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    Jan 2006
    Syracuse N.Y.
    1995 26 Profile w/502 black hawk drive, the boat was fast but scarred the hell outa me with the deck shake'n and the floor felt like it was wave'n at me and thats not getting into the crazy chine walk and bounce at speed. YUCK

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    Quent Platinum Member
    My Boats:
    2010 Lavey 2750, Whipple 1000
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    Oct 2004
    Loudon, TN

    Lavey NuEra

    Vegas36Cat, I have an '07 Lavey 24 NuEra Ilmor 710 that I run on a lake here in Tennessee. I have 46 hours on it with several hours over 90mph gps. You can take your hands off the wheel on smooth water. Maybe Lavey fixed the problem to which you refer. Boat safely. Quent

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