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Old 04-05-2006, 10:03 PM
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:04 PM
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For the money, this one looks like fun...

http://www.speedwake.com/classifieds...php?a=15&b=880
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hold up there fred were not done teasing him yet, however those are some great choices
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:25 PM
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My brother had a Glastron Carlson 1990 with a 225 outbaord. that boat was fun! I know they made some with I/O 350's.

Speeds in the 60-70 mph range. Pretty nice and a good ride!

For that money, I'd have a look.

Here's one with the I/O:

http://www.boattraderonline.com/cadd...7/82913237.htm

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Old 04-05-2006, 10:37 PM
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IMO I wouldn't buy an older(inexpensive) boat. I would buy a smaller, newer boat that will require less maintanence. It seems the older boats need a lot of upkeep. Unless it's already been done and then it's no longer inexpensive!

My last boat (see my avatar)was only 19' long but had a 320 hp, 5.7 EFI motor(2003) that ran great. 7' beam, 24* deadrise no frills boat. It was a blast to drive! The boat never needed anything except oil changes and ran great for it's size!

I think the new owner is selling it but it would be closer to $15k than $10.
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:56 PM
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http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/5/9/83381859.htm

This is the stingray I sea trialed today it is really clean but only 32 mph . Does something sound wrong with that speed for having a 350 mag? Anything I cand do to make it a 50-60 mph boat for less then $3000?
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:09 PM
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This might work for a year or two
http://hotboat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=109426
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:26 PM
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My guess is that the 23 Stingray should run 45 to 49 MPH might lose a little from the bottom paint. Perhaps the GPS was on Knots not MPH. What did the tachometer say at Wide open throttle? Possible wrong prop? Something is wrong if that is the 32mph is the true speed. Nice starter boat, price fits. Have a mechanic check it out before purchase. Especially if you are new to this.
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How about Travis's Powerplay? It looks extremely clean. Hard to beat for $19K. It does need 110 octane

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Also,
Is that fresh bottom paint? Is the bottom of the boat smooth with fresh paint?
If its has really bad growth(on the bottom) you lose a bunch of speed.
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