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Old 05-18-2009, 12:10 PM
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http://batonrouge.craigslist.org/boa/1175696952.html

if it's got a crt or xex, it looks like a pretty good deal...
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Sean - What is the XEX preface?
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Didn't the imperials have the cheap dash unit on the starboard side with a cabin door in the center.
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I put my $ on its real... just a hunch.
Anyone wanna shoot an email to this guy?
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Originally Posted by seafordguy View Post
Sean - What is the XEX preface?

xex is the Squadron XII hull identifier.

The original 27 Squadrons were manufactured using this identifier, but I have heard of some that havve the crt prefix. Anything esle is a copy.
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looks like a squadron to me
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Originally Posted by Sean View Post
xex is the Squadron XII hull identifier.

The original 27 Squadrons were manufactured using this identifier, but I have heard of some that havve the crt prefix. Anything esle is a copy.
Sean - My old 27 had the CRT prefix, but have seen the early boats with XEX prefix's. Barry
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She's a real Squadron
Boat Hull # XEX270110681
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Originally Posted by boatnuts View Post
She's a real Squadron
Boat Hull # XEX270110681
Non compete went into effect mid 80's = Mine was a XEX, in 1987 = Got $17,500 in a trade from National, then they gave it back to me to offset the cost of a blown engine in my Cafe first time out - GREAT BOAT = http://www.ameriserv.net/boat/
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Sorry I have to challenge your 'mid-80's- non - compete'.

Non-Compete in the mid 80's had nothing to do with Squadron XXII Directly from Cigarette website:

1980 Aronow opens Squadron XXII only permitted to build12 boats per year.

1981 Halter offers Aronow the opportunity to buy back into Cigarette. Aronow accepts and merges Squadron XXII into Cigarette.

1982 Aronow sells Cigarette for the last time to Jerry Jacoby of Hawk Engines.

Hence the no - compete really didn't mean much as related to Squadron since they stopped building them. When Aronow rolled Squadron back into Cigarette, a number of the later 'Squadrons' were titled as Cigarettes. I still have a photocopy of the title of my 27 Cigarette.

I do agree with you that they are great boats.

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