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Old 06-14-2005, 10:05 AM
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Default Have you ever regretted buying too big of a boat?

Whats the perfect size? I know we all want to go bigger, but is there a point that its too big? too hard to trailer, too much gas, too much insurance?

I bought a 29 baja outlaw, and i love it, but always looking bigger. The guy i bought it from bought a 36, and his friend bought a 36. They both say they wish they had the 29 again, because it was a lot easier?

I told them I would trade but really does it get to be a pain once you go a certain size?
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They both say they wish they had the 29 again, because it was a lot easier?
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:11 AM
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I wish I had that problem
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Yes, the 47 is too much for what we need now.
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:15 AM
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I have a 22 w/ a7.4 I feel I have made a mistake,Its to BIG and uses to much Gas...
O YA most of all I'M afraid I might injure a Manatee.

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everytime some jackazz cuts me off on the freeway, .....................
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Default Re: Have you ever regretted buying too big of a boat?

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I have a 22 w/ a7.4 I feel I have made a mistake,Its to BIG and uses to much Gas...
O YA most of all I'M afraid I might injure a Manatee.

LOL , LOL,

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Old 06-14-2005, 10:23 AM
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I don't see the need for a 42 Tiger for the kind of boating I do now.
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Default Re: Have you ever regretted buying too big of a boat?

Didn't have a 42ft boat, but had a trailer for one for awhile. What a PITA to tow anywhere. It was just too long to get anywhere that wasn't meant for big rigs. My current 31 Formula on a matching trailer is a breeze to manuver whereever needed. I think 35 is all I will want mainly because the 353 comes with a sep. head. After 35 ft you really need to look into a boatel, lift or some other logistics instead of regular towing. Obvious fuel, ins., and purchase costs aside.
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