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Old 12-29-2005, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: Gulf Stream 25 vs. Scarab KV Which one should I buy?

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Gas money certainly isn't a problem for me.

Really??????

Those 850's will burn about 160 gallons per hour at WOT and at cruise speeds probably about half that.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:10 PM
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buy the Scarab, sell the engines and get some mild power and go boating
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buy the Scarab, sell the engines and get some mild power and go boating
What he said
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yep what he said sell the 850s put in 509s or 540s with about 550 to 650 hp should hit 72 to 75 mph
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:00 PM
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I talked to the guy selling the Scarab a couple weeks ago and asked him if I could have a compression test done on the engines and have the boat surveyed. He wouldn't allow any of those things to be done. I should probably be a little suspicious?
 
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Default Re: Gulf Stream 25 vs. Scarab KV Which one should I buy?

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I talked to the guy selling the Scarab a couple weeks ago and asked him if I could have a compression test done on the engines and have the boat surveyed. He wouldn't allow any of those things to be done. I should probably be a little suspicious?

No, you should be a lot suspicious.
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For real. Forget about that boat and move on. No survey = no buy.
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Anybody who won't allow a survey is definitely trying to hide something. If you buy it without a survey, no insurance company will ever touch it until it is surveyed, besides the obvious risk of buying someone elses problems. What he said....no survey / sea trial = no buy. Stand by that. don't worry, he wont sell it to anyone without allowing a survey! (Nobody wise that is.........)

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I Am Familiar With The Gulfstream In Question, I Know For A Fact The Motor And The Drive Are New, Less Than 2 Hours I Would Guess On Engine Drive Combo, The Boat Has Been Outside For A Few Years And The Elements Have Taken Their Toll, The Boat Is Structuarly Sound. If You Dont Mind Doing Some Upohlstry Work And Misc. Interior Work It Wouldnt Be A Bad Buy, But Dont Pay 17k....for As Long As The Boat Has Been For Sale I Would Think They Should Take Any Reasonable Offer. - Andrew
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sorry about the capitol letters
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