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Old 08-12-2005, 01:08 PM
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Default Which Cigarette would you buy?

As some of y'all know, I am beginning the process of buying my next boat. While I would love to own a Cigarette, I have to stay under $60K. Here are 4 Cigarettes from the Classifieds that are 30-feet (or longer) and under $60K.

1989 31' Bullet for $39,000

1986 35' Cafe Racer for $49,500

1986 36' Mirage for $49,000

1986 38' FLATDECK SE for $55,000

I welcome any and all opinions. If anyone has seen (in person) any of these boats, please give me your two-cents...

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Old 08-12-2005, 01:12 PM
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cafe says latham steering, but i see tilt helm...

i like the bullet for 39...looks real clean
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Depends on you......"Mirage" will be tough at resale....Flatdeck with big high Maint power....Cafe, Budget for Konrads..Bullet,How old are the Bravos ?

They all have plus & minus about them.....What do you want out of a boat ?
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"Mirage" will be tough at resale
He's considering it...
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Old 08-12-2005, 01:51 PM
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I'm not a Cigarette expert but the Mirage looks like a good buy. Anyone know anything more about them? I hear about top guns and cafe's all of the time but never heard of a Mirage. Just curious, don't mean to hi-jack the thread.
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Nice choices Clay, all good boats for the price. I think I've seen that cafe at my marina before, but I think it had blower motors in it so it may be a different one. I like the cafe the best, it looks the cleanest.
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i would go with the 38 without seeing any of them in person!
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I dont know much,but im learning, I think your choice is between the 36 and the 38. The 38 sounds really nice.
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Default Re: Which Cigarette would you buy?

looks like all great choices...
-how are replacement parts for the mirage? are OEM replacement parts easy to acquire in you neck of the world?

What type of boating are you planning on doing (lakes, rivers, bays, open ocean) and are you planning on trailering much?do you have a tow rig to support the heaviest of the choices which may be the 38 fd?

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It seems as though that Flat Deck has been for sale forever???
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