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Old 12-07-2005, 11:05 AM
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2000 30 ft. Spectre w/outboards.

im worried if it can handle Loto next summer. Ive seen other Spectre owners post "dont slow down, just fly over it". frankly, i dont have the desire to do that especially with passengers on board. This boat rides like a cadalac in 2-3's but how about 4-5's with the ocasional unforseen 8 ft. hole thinking about selling/trading for a wave crusher.
i sure will miss the speed.
 
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Buy Jonas fountain. Then you have both!!!!
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:27 AM
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Steve you haven't had that boat long enough to sell it yet!!! Besides you haven't got to take me for a ride yet!!!! After that you can think about selling the cat...

I've heard that a 28 Skater, 30 Spectre at Loto on the BIG weekends will be a wet ride, but heck most of the time it's OK. There has only been one time at LOTO that I was glad I wasn't in a cat, and that was on Saturday after the Shootout!! That was CRAZY WATER!!!! I remember seeing that CG Mti cat idleing along the side of the channel and being glad I wasn't him!!! Or any boat idleing in that location!!

BTW, I saw him from a distance, I didn't go by him at speed!!
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:06 PM
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Buy Jonas fountain. Then you have both!!!!
Josh, not a bad idea but ide rather try and work a trade with someone.

Brad, that was probably the worst water i have ever seen at the last shootout. you welcome to a ride anytime!

Shane, ill make you a "great" deal on a Spectre
 
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:44 PM
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Buy Jonas fountain. Then you have both!!!!

for that stay with tha cat

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How about this one?
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:56 PM
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steve dont you dare...i usually run 2,3 maybe a 4th person in mine. i dont care what you have an 8ft hole is gonna upset anyone...before ya sell it give it a whirl. you will have to run a little faster then your used to but once up on top you'll be amazed. 75+mph across 3's is noooooo problem i do it every weekend
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the only way i'd go back to a v is if insurance gets any crazier. of ir i decide i'm doing more ocean running.
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Old 12-07-2005, 01:08 PM
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if U are serious i am going to get a 28 - 30 ft cat wth outboards would prefer to take one on partial trade as the wife and tax issue would be iliminated!!
i have a few in the cross hairs,,
the one i want ex race boat skater with full canopy guy seems got cold feet.. but there are many out there,,,
i know selling my boat or trading shouldnt be an issue..
insurance isnt bad either.
and its fast!!

this pic is at a little over 95 with 4 people in boat on the scope poker run.. still had throttle left

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2000 30 ft. Spectre w/outboards.

im worried if it can handle Loto next summer. Ive seen other Spectre owners post "dont slow down, just fly over it". frankly, i dont have the desire to do that especially with passengers on board. This boat rides like a cadalac in 2-3's but how about 4-5's with the ocasional unforseen 8 ft. hole thinking about selling/trading for a wave crusher.
i sure will miss the speed.
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Old 12-07-2005, 01:19 PM
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oh and my wife was screaming at me,, Go faster,,
our friends told me later she said SLOW DOWN..
she gets mad over 80 and its stable mable. rides like a caddy.

she just likes the butliner. 43 ft resin bucket with all the comforts of home the only thing she is missing is a dishwasher,. slow boring but keeps me boating and maried
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