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  1. #11
    Registered RollWithIt's Avatar
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    98 Baja 36 Outlaw
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    Jun 2003
    To put it another way, you can relate the Baja to a corvette in the sports car world. Its not t he most expensive and refined performer but you get a lot of bang for the buck. I personally love my Baja 240 sport. If I had more money, I would have bought something nicer like a Cigarette or the equivelant. But cost is a factor. Lets be honest, for enough money, you can make any boat go fast. Bajas just start you out at a lower cost.

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    Registered BARCOASTAL's Avatar
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    Mar 2003
    NJ & S. Florida
    i have a 2003 baja, and when i was waiting for the boat to be delivered, i was told so many negative things from other boat manuf. fans about how the boat would ride, turn, , that it would porpoise, twist, etc... and it does none of these things, we run it hard and it rides great, it's not top gun, but it's just fine! and it's pretty much turn key!

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member johnnyboatman's Avatar
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    i had a baja for a couple of years never had a problem it was a 94 290 os now owna FOUNTAIN 92 35 lightning the baja was slower , but ran great, had more cockpit space, if i sold my fountain and ran across a good deal on a 33 outlaw ide take it

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    Registered H2Xmark's Avatar
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    1997 Fountain 35 Lightning
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    Apr 2001
    beaumont tx
    I have had great luck with my 29 outlaw it has twin 454mag mpi's in it, will run over 70 on the GPS, it is a production boat, but Baja uses all the good stuff when they build them like vinylester resin,premium gelcoat, end grain balsa core, hand laid bi-axial laminates, plexus bonding, and many other high quality building operations, if the boat surveys well and he likes it, buy it

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    Registered Monty's Avatar
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    Jun 2003
    Park Ridge, IL/ Sheridan Beach, IN
    Thanks for the continued responses. I showed him this thread and he's considering looking at a couple of local Baja's this weekend.

    Now his dilemma is whether to buy an older, but bigger boat, or a newer, smaller boat - i.e. an early 90's 33-35' boat (in good, well-maintained or refurbished condition) or a newer 27'-ish boat.

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member Steve 1's Avatar
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    Slippery when wet!
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    Apr 2001
    Beautiful Fort Lauderdale
    Also check out the owners forum they have a huge following and any questions can be answered there.
    Slippery when wet. "POD" Free Tunnel through Common Sense Engineering

  7. #17
    Registered fatdaddy's Avatar
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    2003 Baja 33 Outlaw
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    Jun 2002
    New Jersey
    My wife & I went to the Atlantic City boat show in Feb. '03. We checked out all the brands and concluded that Baja, less the steps, was not much different than the more expensive competitors. We ordered one w/ custom paint, rec'd it about 4 weeks ago and absolutely love it. Check it out in the Baja owners forum under "Here's my 33"

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    Registered Formula Outlaw's Avatar
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    was a 89" Formula 311-SR1
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    May 2003
    In the Mountains
    Whether a prop is designed to stern lift or bow lift, what's that got to do with the ride characteristic of a boat? Hydromotive will be the first to tell you their props are designed to lift the stern, and their Quad IV's sure worked on my 311 Formula, as they will work on any ass heavy boat that has a decent natural bow lift ride attitude. At speed it has the effect of creating a shorter "x" demension, less drag equals more speed. I believe they were also referring to 30 ft. and over boats. Like I said, just spin a prop that helps create bow lift. duhhhh....

  9. #19
    Hey Russ....I'm running an 86 f302 that feel like a heavy pig with the mirage plus 25 pitch props (thru TRS drives). Do you think I should consider a 4 blade? What differnce did you notice? Thanks.. Glenn

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    Charter Member #34 Charter Member Dock Holiday's Avatar
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    Oct 2000
    Beautiful North Carolina
    I have never met a boat I did not like. They all have positives and negatives.

    It is a matter of personal choice. As long as you are on the water going fast and making noise, who cares.

    By the way,

    "Baja Rules".

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