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Old 02-11-2006, 09:54 PM
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Not sure what I want.
Wife has decided the 31 formula isn't big enough. Problem is I have just about finished getting it setup like I want it. Her main requirements are a big cabin that handles rough water well. I, of course, want something with reasonable speed. Luckily she insists it be a performance boat, but what? 35-38 ft, 1997-2001, 100K budget.

So far we have ben thinking:
Sonic 38: big cabin, great ride, non-stepped/ slower.

Formula 38: we LOVE ours, but the cabin seems too small, stepped hull = reasonable speed for me.

Active Thunder 37: great all around fit for us, show me one within budget.

Powerquest 38: Like the looks, cabin, and stepped hull but how does it ride in the Chesapeake bay? Any FORMER owners that can vouch for the build quality?

What other boats should I look at?
Thanks for the input guys.

PS: boat and trailer have to fit in a 42 ft garage......
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Active Thunder 37: great all around fit for us, show me one within budget.
why?
i don't think any are around this area
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why?
i don't think any are around this area
If anymore are sold around here Pat might as well move the plant to VA.
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why?
i don't think any are around this area
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bayliner maybe?








sorry, could not resist...........
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I saw that and the wife liked it......29K discounts seems unlikely don't ya think, or do you know something I don't? Because for 100K I'll go see it next week!
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sorry, could not resist...........
I can't believe I'm admitting this, but our first boat......been there/ done that.
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What about a velocity or older cig.?
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35' Nordic has great cabin space and can get close to your range.

Also a few Hustler's out there close (120-130).

I am in the same situation however, my wife only wants to go as large as 32', which does not give me very many options...
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