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Old 10-18-2005, 07:15 PM
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a few questions.to start what year did they start production on the 38 slingshot.also what the diffrence pro and cons between 1999 and 2003 has there been any structural problems spyder cracks? what is the head room in the cabin?im currently in a sonic but we are thinking hustler.
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Old 10-18-2005, 07:58 PM
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i belelive there was aslight change in the hull ...other then that the boat is pretty much the same.
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I have a 99 Slingshot.
No issues with the hull quality at all.
It is holding up nicely.
Feel free to give me a call if you want to ask questions.
I think they starting making the Slingshot about 97. Not positive but that should be close.
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I have a 99 also. There's no structural problems with my boat. It doesn't have the head room of a sonic but overall its a good size cabin for the size of the boat. By the way mines for sale in the classifieds. It's the one with the custom graphics.
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Old 10-30-2005, 01:02 PM
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It looks like Dean is correct. I found a hard copy of some info off the Hustler web site in 2000. It says that they introduced the Slingshot at the Miami boat show in February, 1997. In 1999, it was Powerboats Powerboat of the Year. My 1998 Slingshot has 350 hours on it and is holding up just fine.
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hi people
a few questions.to start what year did they start production on the 38 slingshot.also what the diffrence pro and cons between 1999 and 2003 has there been any structural problems spyder cracks? what is the head room in the cabin?im currently in a sonic but we are thinking hustler.
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Yes, 97 was the 1st year. This is boat number #1
http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/5/8/79566958.htm
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Yes, 97 was the 1st year. This is boat number #1
http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/5/8/79566958.htm
They must of up dated to 500efi on that boat...I would not want the first year of a new model hull.Evem at 2006 they still need to redo the hull so it good above 100
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it was updated. it was originally an hp(carb)500 boat. it was stripped prior to being listed as a repo in 2001 w/out power, drives, etc. in really rough shape. Now its done and relisted. Kind of high IMO.
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i agree. They need to make it break 100 w/ 525's. i doubt it will ever happen though. Joe doesnt seem to have the ambition that paul did.
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