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Old 07-07-2006, 06:07 PM
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Sweet! Three man Bolster, and still have a cabin.
Play on Saturday, race on Sunday!

Nice looking boat. - Congrats!
never thought about it like that

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Old 07-07-2006, 06:28 PM
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never thought about it like that

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It would be an easy way to sell the idea to my wife
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Old 07-07-2006, 06:53 PM
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Mike,... I did buy the one of Ebay. I did an off-line deal and think I got a great boat for the money. The owner seems like a very solid guy..... I need to get a trailer purchased... I know of a manufacture in DE,... that's where the boat is at.
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Do a search for post from a guy that goes by Albofaz. If it's the south Florida Mirage he probably had something to do with building it.
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Old 07-07-2006, 07:16 PM
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That Was Arnolds Boat From Arnolds Yacht Basin In NJ It Had Twin 280 Trs Packages In It ///Its A real Clean Boat And You Got A Good deal And The Owner Of Mirage Was Cortez Nice Guy Meet Up With Him A Few Times Back In The Mid 80sWhen We Had A 32 Built ARMED AND DANGEROUS Which Was A Real fast Boat

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Old 07-08-2006, 10:42 AM
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Check this thread for some info...
your boat was mentioned here too.
I was also just reading in another thread of some 383 small blocks that bam has for sale. could be a good package.
http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...d.php?t=133712
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Old 07-08-2006, 10:47 AM
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Thanks for all the great info guys. I was a bit leary about buying this boat, but from what I have heard sounds like shes a good one! So Litespeed....there were 280's in there huh. SBC's...Should I just build a couple of hot 383's for her? The guy I bought it from thought it may have been set up for BB's...? Hmmmm

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there is one for sale in the misc v classifieds....it is the same hull as your small blocks 383's or 400 they are so cheap to build and easy to get 500 hoarse out of.....plus they are easy on drives and lighter....sorry i suck at typing........anyway sweet boat i looked at two of those almost bought one but stumbled into my mag....good luck sweet boat, they ride nicehttp://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-10594.html
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dave i'd still like to see the other 29 that was for sale on LI. its like15 mins from my office.
Keep us posted on the progess and decisions you make.
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You asked in the other thread if a Mirage was a better boat than a cig or magnum. I've had all three, and raced all three brands. I believe they are all built very well. If you look at a 28 cig ss next to a 10 meter mirage they look almost the same. The mirage is a little larger all the way around.


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Best of luck with it. I have been out in often when Arnie Jr owned. it ran about 65 mph with the stock 280,s & trs drives. Great ocean boat !
The centers for drives when it was new I believe were cut on 32 inches for the small blocks.
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