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Old 01-04-2019, 09:33 AM
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Thanks for the mention! Unfortunately for me, she's living her life in sunny Jacksonville Florida now. The upside was that TomZ and I were able to run her down in VA Beach one more time.
That was a great weekend Josh! I was sad to see her go.
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Knotty girl View Post


Chris,

I would like to stay at that 31í mark due to trailering reasons. I would have to say that extra 4í is a big jump in boat size. Iím sure your boat would be above my $30k budget. Willing to go slightly higher for the right boat. I do appreciate the thought and response.
Chris' boat is absolutely top notch! You won't find its equal!

With that said there isn't much difference in size when comparing a 311 to a 353. A 311 is a big boat! If trailering is a concern, you may want to consider something smaller, perhaps a 272 (still a 29 foot boat). My 311 loaded and on the trailer weighs over 11k pounds. Tow length is just about 40 feet long. Just saying.

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Old 01-04-2019, 10:00 AM
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This boat popped up for sale... I've seen it around a couple of times, but have no real information on it. She looks nice for sure!

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And... Pop Yachts... stay away! They mark up the selling price beyond any kind of rational reasoning, and shield the buyer from the seller.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:50 PM
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-Formul...xgx8:rk:2:pf:0

This is at a local dealer
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:08 AM
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Good find Eric....thatís a good looking boat and seems priced respectfully....of course negotiable but with a trailer too should be considered
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Agree, thats a very nice boat. May even be afriends former boat.

For the age alone itís a phenomenal price. The trailer and being freshwater make it a steal.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:13 AM
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Definitley a nice looking, clean boat, but I donít think the 260 horse engines would keep up interest for long. 55 mph top speed. 5.7l boats are running, what, 10 mph faster? And the 6.2l gets to 70. I donít think Formula offered the boat with 5.0l engines so it looks like they might have been replaced. The price probably reflects that. Still, a nice boat for the money, but I think it would need to have the fishing boat engines replaced with something a little more capable. Thatís just me.
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Back then they had the 5.0's, that what made me think this was a friend's (actually a friend of a friend) boat. Never saw it in person, but when it went up for sale I was told it had twin 5.0's in their 292.
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:36 PM
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Didnít know that... everything that Iíve seen listed 5.7l as a base.
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Originally Posted by Knotty girl View Post


Chris,

I would like to stay at that 31í mark due to trailering reasons. I would have to say that extra 4í is a big jump in boat size. Iím sure your boat would be above my $30k budget. Willing to go slightly higher for the right boat. I do appreciate the thought and response.
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Chris' boat is absolutely top notch! You won't find its equal!

With that said there isn't much difference in size when comparing a 311 to a 353. A 311 is a big boat! If trailering is a concern, you may want to consider something smaller, perhaps a 272 (still a 29 foot boat). My 311 loaded and on the trailer weighs over 11k pounds. Tow length is just about 40 feet long. Just saying.

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The 311 does not include the swim platform in the overall length. The 353 does. So the 353 is only about 2' longer than the 311.

The 311 looks/feels/probably is a bigger/wider/heavier boat than the 353 in everything but length. The 353 is a stepped hull, IIRC a wood-free constructed boat, and has newer tech. The 311 is beloved, and is a great boat, but if budget allowed I would not let the extra 2 feet of the 353 prevent buying it.
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