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Old 06-15-2005, 01:21 AM
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I went from a 20 jet to a 35' cig thinking that if it was to big i would sell it and go to a 30'. I have trailered it from Ok to Ca and had it in the ocean and at the river, i took it the the local lake and have loved every minute of it. now if i can find a indoor storage place around here it would be perfect.
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Old 06-15-2005, 01:25 AM
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Well I started with a 33' boat which is also my current boat. I couldn't imagine going any smaller unless we move to an inland lake, but i would be bored going in circles all day. So i vote go big. I wish i could have afforded to jump right in at 42' but that might be scary learning on a 42.
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:41 AM
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I have a 42' boat. Size is reverend to expense. bigger looks better but does not justify the cost. docking at 100 per foot gets expensive. fuel at over 2.50 a gallon on the water and using approx 50 gallons a hour gets expensive. On the other hand if your looking for comfort bigger is better. Usually if your looking for faster, more enjoyable and easier to manuver smaller is better.
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Well I started with a 33' boat which is also my current boat. I couldn't imagine going any smaller unless we move to an inland lake, but i would be bored going in circles all day. So i vote go big. I wish i could have afforded to jump right in at 42' but that might be scary learning on a 42.
I ran 138 miles on my little inland lake last weekend and never covered tha same piece of water twice. I could do a lot longer run doing a circle around lake Ontario, Erie, Huron or Georgian Bay too.
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18' Wellcraft ==> 23' Wellcraft ==> 30' Villain ==> 35' Mistress .... smile gets bigger each time.
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Old 06-16-2005, 12:02 AM
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I HATE my 272 Baja unless i'm in a inland lake,next boat will be between 35-42 ft,Smitty
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:28 AM
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When did YOU work to get the Skater to a run????
Good point, at this point in the game you need to be prepared to find a good crew to help move a 46 Skater to and from poker runs,help you get the boat in and out of the water and be prepared to spend lots of money on fuel and maintenance. A crew is not totally necessary but it sure is handy. Its definitely not family boating but it sure is fun.
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:10 AM
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I may have to retract my statement.
If my family needs something more comfortable, I would look at an older mistress or 38 flat deck.
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:58 AM
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Yeah every time I take my 33 footer to LOTO I wish I had my 17 foot Larson witha four banger back
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