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Old 04-05-2019, 02:22 PM
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What's up guys, first time posting on here but I've been quietly shadow stalking this forum for a couple years doing research on what boat I want. My question is, is a 271 Fastech going to be too much for a first time boat owner? I've been around boats most of my life, piloted plenty of boats, took my safety course and got my license. I'm going to look at a 271 tomorrow with high intentions of buying it and a few people I've told are telling me its way too much. Most of my boating will be Delaware river, Delaware bay and the C&D and I know the bay can get really rough at times, so I wasn't really interested in a boat under 20 feet at all, plus I have a little one on the way (my first, dad life) so I figured the bigger cuddy would be nice to get the little one out of the sun plus the heavier weight for a better ride. On top of that I've read nothing but great comments about formulas ability to last a long time and how durable they're built. Is this boat going to be too much for the ole lady and I to handle? I feel like it isn't but maybe I don't know what I'm talking about haha Its a standard 271 fastech, 502 mag. bravo 1. All stock. Hoping you guys don't crush my spirit!
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That's a great first boat. Just make sure you have it surveyed, as well as mechanically checked over.

And remember, financially speaking, purchasing the boat is the easiest part because you know what it's going to cost. Insurance, maintenance, failures, fuel, accessories, operating costs, all of that stuff varies, and usually never goes down.

My first boat was a 26' Sonic with an HP500EFI; which was perfect.
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My first/ current boat is a 280 Velocity. No worries
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Wrong question. Should ask "Is it big enough?"
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I think you and your family will be very happy. With Formula ending the Fastech line you will own a little piece of history. Ditto about the survey. Good luck. Keep us posted.
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Sounds like a great first boat if you've been around the hobby your entire life. Enjoy!

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So when you picking it up already... Do your do diligence and join the party!

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Great boat, definitely not too much for a first boat. Single engine and stock is the way to go, you can always look for faster (read: more expensive and much more maintenance) in a few years time. Follow the advice and get a survey.

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Great first boat! Youíll love it.

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It didnít happen. Mostly my fault as I was overwhelmed and did not get a survey. They boat was nice however there was some questionable rotted wood in the engine bay under the back seat and the trailer was trashed. The boat was already above the top of my price range and buying a new trailer as well was just too much money for me right now. I ended up just walking instead of taking the risk. However I am going to research some surveyors if anyone has any recommendations for the Long Island area. And Iíll look into trailers as well.
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