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Old 05-13-2005, 10:06 AM
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Default Anybody knows anything about Obsession catamarans?

A friend of mine just bought what he claims to be an Obsession 28 catamaran with a single HP500. He took it in a P/X deal so he is not that bothered but would like to know more about them and about their value. Anybody knows something? Thanks...

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Old 05-13-2005, 10:18 AM
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It must be snowing in hell if YOU don't have info on something that floats.
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There used to be one around here... was painted kinda ugly too... but it seemed to run o.k. with twin stock big blocks... haven't seen it in years... I looked at it at a dealer once many years ago... back when I was still an offshore rookie... so I didnt' really know what to look for... seemed "cool" at the time, but in retrospect, it wasn't put together all that well from what I remember... but like I said, it's been a while.
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I think Obsession Boats were a spinoff of the Shawno Wisconsin based Eliminator boat company. They were produced in the early 90's, most I've seen had fairly gaudy paint schemes . They're no Eliminator in quality or resale from what I've seen. Steve
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Yeah, gaudy, that's a good word. The one I saw here looked like a white and purple cow from a distance. I believe there is an Obsession Cat for sale in the back of the latest issue of Extreme Boats Magazine.
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I remember an old Hot Boat article...I think it had a higher freeboard than Eliminators. Looked more like a Chris Cat. Yep, big tear-drop, bubble gum, paint schemes. I remember it being a fairly quirky, but well-screwed together piece. More comfort than race. I'll see if I can dig up the article...
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Here's a little larger model, but should give you the flavor...
http://www.boatcrazy.com/search/deta...D3%26type%3D24
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I friend of mine had a 25 with about 1000 hp, he could not top the century mark. It always ran in the high nineties. I agree with that everyone else has posted. These boats have tons of freeboard and are built strong, very heavy boat. They ride great!!!
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Obsessions were the old Eliminator molds that Elim unloaded when they moved out west. I looked at 24' ModVp Obsession (I'm blanking on what Eliminator called them) and found that it had a massive hook in it. The hook was so large that it had to be dialed in from the factory. Proably was a easy solution to a porpoise problem.
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The 25's were stand-up boats. Rode in one with a 525 about 5 years ago....rode OK, but never seemed to get on top of the water.
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