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Old 12-19-2005, 07:35 AM
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I looked at this a few months back, but once i got into the 400SS I felt like I was still in a cruiser, kinda grampaish no, they seem like nice boats, very comfortable, but you still cant get them to go 80. Good luck.
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:47 AM
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gatorone has a beautiful 40ss....might be bored with it by now
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I looked at this a few months back, but once i got into the 400SS I felt like I was still in a cruiser, kinda grampaish no, they seem like nice boats, very comfortable, but you still cant get them to go 80. Good luck.
Yeah, but I bet you could get the Donzi 41ZSC up to 80 with the surface drives.

http://www.boats.com/content/boat-ar...ontentid=18086

I don't see it on the Donzi website anymore though. They only list the 39ZSC. There was no significant boat difference, just an extended swim platform to cover the Arneson ASD8 drives.
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The 400 SS is sportier than Formulas PC series, but it IS an express cruiser more than it's a high performance machine.
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The 40ss is a sweet boat!

Hey Jassman....are you buying an Outerlimits??
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Yeah, but I bet you could get the Donzi 41ZSC up to 80 with the surface drives.

http://www.boats.com/content/boat-ar...ontentid=18086

I don't see it on the Donzi website anymore though. They only list the 39ZSC. There was no significant boat difference, just an extended swim platform to cover the Arneson ASD8 drives.
I actually liked the Donzi better vs the Formula, just personal preference. I also liked the xtra storage or call it a aftrberth behind the steps. Plus and minus to both boats, but you can get surface drives on the Donzi.
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Old 12-19-2005, 01:23 PM
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The Donzi is nice but I like the Formulas cockpit better and it will sleep 4 better. Plus the Donzi has 10 inches less head room and I'm 6'5".
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That 6'5" issue changes things. I thought the DONZI had 6'3" and the Formula 6'2" . Have you driven in either one in 2' or better seas.
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There is a 2005 370ss at lakeport landing in NH with 525's.
http://www.lakeportlanding.com/
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That 6'5" issue changes things. I thought the DONZI had 6'3" and the Formula 6'2" . Have you driven in either one in 2' or better seas.
I haven't been in either in water, I did ride in a 370ss and it wasn't bad. I have had performance boats the whole time, so all big slow boats feel the same. Even if I love it or hate it I'm only gonna have it two to three years then I'll get something else.
My wife want's to have a boat we can take her parents out on, her dad has loved all my boats but I can't get her mom on the Nortech. She almost fell off the dock when I started one motor. They are in their upper 70's so it will be cool to be able to put them around with the silent choice on . I had silent choice on the Sonic but her mom wears a wig and go fast boats and wigs don't mix.

I like the way the bench/sun pad on the Formula better than the smaller fixed sun pad on the Donzi.
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