Question, why not a 38 DONZI ZX? I have wondered how they handle in the rough and seem to have allot of cabin room, might not be a concern now but you never know.
Not to get the cat guys going but I notice no one is recommending a cat.
I saw the boat and I was interested in it, Went boating with the owner as well. Nice guy. Boat is good, no issues. (colors were not for me)
However. Whats wrong with your Avanti? CC?
I really like my Avanti, runs great in rough. Went to the KW run, Kept up with just about everyone but a few "nuts" with 400'-8" +- OL's and Nortechs.
My friends 38 Sling, same HP same set up, we were running side by side all day. The slingshot did had a few more MPH on me on light chops.
My choise Hustler, Cig, Apachee, Formula.
33' Donzi. wide and heavy, good ride, slower speed. Needs lots of HP. ZR's are better.
Formula faster but still heavy, but well built.
Will you trailer? store? on water? lift?
Get one that you like as is, not what you can make it to be. Rigging, motors, drives etc. is costly.
The best advise?.. look at several boats and pick WHAT YOU LIKE. Buy the boat for your self. your use, not for the name, or the oppinions. And that's my HO.
1- Handles rough water best
2- Speed in Rough water[/QUOTE]
So..... Did you find a boat yet?
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