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Old 08-26-2006, 12:54 AM
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Hey everyone...This is a great site, seems to be lots of great people.
I'm in need of help with regards to info in hulls. More specifically who made the most reliable hulls in the 30-35' range from the years of 1986 to 1994. I own a custom motorsports shop in Vancouver Canada and we are looking to pick up a hull to start a project to get ready for next year. I have everything at my disposale, but I need some solid advice as to witch direction to head in.

Here are some of the thing we are taking into acount.
The boat will mostly be used in osshore poker runs...
We would like to see 90+ MPH in it...what power train should I start with??
The deck and styling can be completely redesigned if need be, so uglyness isn't an issue

I hope you folks can help me out.
Thanks for your time.
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:06 AM
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Hey everyone...This is a great site, seems to be lots of great people.
I'm in need of help with regards to info in hulls. More specifically who made the most reliable hulls in the 30-35' range from the years of 1986 to 1994. I own a custom motorsports shop in Vancouver Canada and we are looking to pick up a hull to start a project to get ready for next year. I have everything at my disposale, but I need some solid advice as to witch direction to head in.

Here are some of the thing we are taking into acount.
The boat will mostly be used in osshore poker runs...
We would like to see 90+ MPH in it...what power train should I start with??
The deck and styling can be completely redesigned if need be, so uglyness isn't an issue

I hope you folks can help me out.
Thanks for your time.
Youve narrowed it down to a million or so boats
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:40 AM
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With the current prices on nice, solid boats, a DIY project will cost you more than a complete boat.
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Welcome.
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:51 AM
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Thanks guys,
I know that the job is gonna be pricey...but we are building a boat to showcase my shops abilities. We build custom molds, composite components, CNC milling, Full custom gelcoat and paint.....so on and so on. All i need is a good hull to and powertrain to start with
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Any Skater in that size range will be easy to get to 90 with (relatively) mild power. V-hull is gonna be a little more difficult. If it was built tough in those years, it is gonna be pretty darn heavy. Maybe a Fountain.
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http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-11590.html

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What do you guys think of SONIC, SCARAB, DONZI and HUSTLER hulls....any good??
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I would go with a Cigarette if you can build some BIG hp motors. Paint it different than the rest of them and grab some attention.
A Skater will be way faster with less power.
Sonic,Scarab,Donzi,and Hustler are all good boats too but the brand recognition of "Cigarette" ,can't be beat.
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What would be the price range to buy a cigarette that needs a rebuild compared to the afore mentioned makes in the same years...(1986-1994)?
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