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Old 11-26-2004, 07:58 PM
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Default How does a 26' scarab compare to a 25' outlaw in rough water?

I just discovered this forum and it looks great. I have a question for all and would like honest opionions. I am looking for a clean used performance boat. I have tried a 25' outlaw and it is an awesome boat that I love. It goes through rough water great for its size.

I have found a very clean 1996 26' scarab with a 502 and low hours in very good shape for 25K which I figure is about 10k less then I can get a used 25' outlaw. How does the scarab handle the rough water in comparison to the outlaw?

Is it worth spending the extra 10K for a 25' outlaw? Are they that much better? Thanks for your input.
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:28 PM
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You should ask this question on the scarab forum. Welcraft mskes a great product and have been in the big water boats a lot longer. I would save the 10k myself.

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Old 11-26-2004, 10:58 PM
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Default Re: How does a 26' scarab compare to a 25' outlaw in rough water?

i think the scarab has a real small cabin compared to the baja,but i belive the ride is similar it also has a lower freeboard and is a little narrower.
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Old 11-27-2004, 04:45 PM
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I thinkk its worth the extra 10 just for looks and resale, the styling is way better on a 25, not to mention the ride, I have had a 24 and 25 outlaw, and for 25k I would go back to the 24, they were both great rough water boats for the size. Now I have a 1995 32 outlaw that is incredable in rough water, and its 4 sale to. Nothing against scarab, but I only like the 38's and 43's, they seem to be built a lot better than the smaller ones. One other thing on the 26 is the bolsters stick way up out of the boat, which is not real pretty, here is a pick of my old 24
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Default Re: How does a 26' scarab compare to a 25' outlaw in rough water?

try again
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last try
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Default Re: How does a 26' scarab compare to a 25' outlaw in rough water?

Scarab.
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Default Re: How does a 26' scarab compare to a 25' outlaw in rough water?

scarab without a doubt...had a 24 outlaw no comparison
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Old 11-28-2004, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: How does a 26' scarab compare to a 25' outlaw in rough water?

I guess everyone has there own veiws, you should probably drive both , and see for your self. I personally would prefer a 24 or 25, unless I could get a 29 scarab with twin 350 mags, you can find a nice one in the low 40,000 range
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Default Re: How does a 26' scarab compare to a 25' outlaw in rough water?

Originally Posted by liquid asset
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Youv'e got to be kidding! your in TX - it must be a tough 2 1/2 weeks !
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