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Old 08-18-2006, 01:28 PM
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i would really apprecaite some advice from some people here as everyone seems extremely cool and well versed in boating. I liv ein Toms river nj, and own a 25 foot, maxum. I only have currently 2 feet of water in front of my house but am building my dock out for a minimum of 3ft at low tide. I am looking to step up and purchase something nicer but am inexperinece at driving a cigarette, (was hoping to take a class or soemthing). SO i guess the recommendation is what is a good starting boat and what is right reltaive to my experince and for the area. Was thinking a donzi 35zr or a cigarrette. But frankly only knowledge i have is from what i read here and other websites. Desperately looking for some advice and help.. Thx alot much appreciated.... Michael
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Welcome to OSO. Try to take a Coast Guard course...or Tres Martin's class for some more safety knowledge and they will help lower your insurance also.

I would probably stay in the 30'-33' range and go from there. That way you have the option to run a single screw or twinns.
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skilo, just remember chicks dig cigarettes
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what is a single screw? are they any particluar boats that you would recommend? i assume from the psot that u mean dont go with the donzi 35zr? appreciate any insight thx u
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I can only assume that you plan on installing a lift for this new purchase? If so, you might want to check with some lift manufacturers about your water depth. It would suck to spend a bunch on money on the dock extension, only to find out you still aren't deep enough for the lift.
By the way - single screw = single engine.
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I can only assume that you plan on installing a lift for this new purchase? If so, you might want to check with some lift manufacturers about your water depth. It would suck to spend a bunch on money on the dock extension, only to find out you still aren't deep enough for the lift.
By the way - single screw = single engine.
*laughing here* I was expecting someone to have an answer relating to the Chic dig cigarettes and 'single or twin screw.

seriously though...........
I agree, stay in the 28 to 32 range for a year or two.... 288 sunsation, 271 or 292 formula , fountain etc. single engine will be less cost while you are in the 'learning curve'.

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I think a Donzi 33 or 35 would be a good choice, depending on power. The 33 I have driven was very mild mannered good riding and easy to handle around the docks.

The women loved it too

Don't know if a 35' is much different, but if that's in your budget, I think they are a fine boat.
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