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Old 07-16-2005, 01:13 AM
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Thank you Dgduck13 Im going to look around for a 242 or 272 in the year models you listed and just wait till the right deal comes around. If I wait till next till after next summer to buy one I should be in good shape. Thanks alot everyone for your help. Im very happy I joined OSO and hope to learn alot from everyone.
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Old 07-16-2005, 06:14 AM
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I think thats a great idea as well, if you decide to go a little bigger though here is my Formula 311. 502's 70+ mph and with trailer.

It's in the classifieds... http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-5486.html
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What about an older formula?

Like a 1989-1991 242 0r 272.
You can buy a 242 for around 20-25K and a 272 for under 30K. My father owned both and are great boats. That was one of the main reasons why I bought my 1991 311 when I was ready to buy my first boat. Also insurance is cheap on them becasue they are older. Attached is a picture of his 1989 272 (29' overall length) twin 454 330hp that was sold this year for 30K. It was a great rough water boat that still ran 70mph gps. Just my two cents....

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Fountain all the way. But the best one is the one that makes your wife the happiest.
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I would look at:
25 Active Thunder
26 Sonic
24 Superboat
24 Pantera
28 Saber
Chris has the real list here... The Pantera, SB, and AT are some of the toughest boats built...
You can certainly get into a 24 Pantera for under 40k...
And you'll be able to whip up on your buddies in the bigger boats!
I had 28 Pantera twin, and loved it... I embarassed quite a few 38' boats offshore here in FL!!
10k isn't a bad down payment at all... Keep at it this year, and start shopping next winter...You can be into a cool boat by next spring.
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Check out the 28 Nordic, awesome boat, awesome price. www.limitedperformancemarine.com
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I have narrowed it down to three choices. Sonic, Formula, and a Pantera. Im gonna try and stay around the 25k range because my dad said anything more then that is not a smart financial decision. The formula 242 is what Im really looking at, then hopefully sometime in the future I can own a 31 or 35 sonic (dream boat). Someone mentioned one of sharkey's bullets would be a good boat for me can I get a little more information on this as well?
Im not only looking to go fast I want a solid well built boat with a v-berth and something that I can just have a fun weekend out on the water (60 mph would fill my needs, 70 is ideal).
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