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Old 04-23-2005, 02:51 PM
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Modern Offshore Performance Boat (to me):

1. No plexyglass windsheilds, hatches, etc. anywhere.

2. High freeboard.

3. Flush hatches.

4. Minimal accessories. I.E. TV's, Refrigerators, etc. Stereo is fine, but let's not over do it (Tyson ).

5. Adequate handles or grab bars for passengers.

6. Fresh water flushing system of some kind.

7. Sea strainers. (I've seen some without them. )

8. Hydraulic steering.

9. GPS plotter.

10. Chicks.
i got 3,4,5,8 and 10....

adding 6,7 and 9....

will never have 2 on this boat... who cares, you sit down anyway
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A boat without a living room...
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Old 04-23-2005, 03:16 PM
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Everything without orange paint....
You want to buy orange paint but cant!!!

You cant afford it, you cant afford it...wanna lick? SIIIKE..(eddie murphy in delirious)
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Hydro's definition of an offshore....must have as many of the following as possible:

-Can handle BOTH speed and rough seas

-Deep V....24 degree,,,,knifes those waves

-Steps....designed for speed and predictable handling

-Cockpit.......it's what you look at 2/3's of the time...has to be topdrawer.

-Cabin....comfortable and functional without things installed that break after a good run...

-Engine compartment......clean and mean

-Rear end...nice exhaust tips...I like an aluminum platform or none at all....this is your call...Cigarette has it right in my books in this department.

-Right paint job ties it together

-Built soild and as lightweight as possible...(Kevlar rules)

-Speed? Has to have a good top end and the ability to go "fast" in rough water...top end ought be in the 80+ mph range these dayes I feel on a new boat.

-Length......true offshore.....a true solid 38'er

-Priced right...I am leaving it at that.

-Drives..."well matched to power" I don't feel you have to have a #6 unless you NEED to have a #6.


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i always considered WickedWon to be one of the defining offshore powerboat. built with speed handeling and safety in mind. has a half cabin to get out of the sun and is arguably one of the best rigged boats out there. if you have ever seen this thing go by at 100+ you know what i mean. great boat for sure
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Hydro's definition of an offshore....must have as many of the following as possible:

-Can handle BOTH speed and rough seas

-Deep V....24 degree,,,,knifes those waves

-Steps....designed for speed and predictable handling

-Cockpit.......it's what you look at 2/3's of the time...has to be topdrawer.

-Cabin....comfortable and functional without things installed that break after a good run...

-Engine compartment......clean and mean

-Rear end...nice exhaust tips...I like an aluminum platform or none at all....this is your call...Cigarette has it right in my books in this department.

-Right paint job ties it together

-Built soild and as lightweight as possible...(Kevlar rules)

-Speed? Has to have a good top end and the ability to go "fast" in rough water...top end ought be in the 80+ mph range these dayes I feel on a new boat.

-Length......true offshore.....a true solid 38'er

-Priced right...I am leaving it at that.

-Drives..."well matched to power" I don't feel you have to have a #6 unless you NEED to have a #6.


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I can't imagine any "offshore" boat that doesn't need a #6 !!!! It's affording one that's the problem!!!

Think anybody with a #6 says to him/her self ....."Gee I wish I had just gotten the Bravos"..???????..................
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To me, an offshore boat must be able to run reasonably comfortable in 2 to 3 foot seas at at least 60 mph. It goes up from there.
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Nothing in a cabin survives after a good offshore run in the right stuff Maybe a half cabin with just cusions
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To me, an offshore boat must be able to run reasonably comfortable in 2 to 3 foot seas at at least 60 mph. It goes up from there.
Cuda, you beat me to it! That's all that matters to me.
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