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Old 10-01-2006, 09:43 AM
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Sunsation is located in Algonac MI about an hour north of you..........www.sunsationboats.com
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:57 AM
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90 in a boat is smokin. If you hit a large wake or a bad set of wakes at 90 youll think your bike was a joke. Unless your in an Apache
Also refrain from trying to make any deepV epecialy a step bottom do a powerslide type turn
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:37 AM
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Bigger is Better in the rough stuff you will be running.
I have one that might work,
36 Vee (no step)
1998 model w/ nice Custom Paint
Fresh Non Blower 700hp w/ bullet proof number five drives staggard setup w/ boxes and hydraulic steering
Race Fairing/ Bolster seating/GPS/Upgraded Instrumentation/TripleAxle Trailer with Gate to protect the drives. Hull has special lay-up from the factory with extra bulk heads for added strength.

85 plus+++ mph on GPS
OWNER READY TO DEAL
comes with a coleman stove, pottie and sleeping bag for tax write off.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:08 PM
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This boat comes equipped with throttles so that IF you want get some seat time at 50 60 or 70 mph you can.
Gets very expensive to upgrade the speed later.
No substitute for seat time and experience.
I always spend time teaching the boat, the systems and making sure the new owner is comfortable and safe before letting them loose.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryan Beckley
"Brand new to offshore boats and you want to run 90? Please let me know when you're on the lake, so I can stay at the dock"


I was thinking the same thing. Someone said it already but a 24 Pantera is a good starter boat. 60-70 is a good starter speed NOT 80-90. Good luck PLEASE be safe.
Yeah, DockRocker is right.
Get into a 80-90mph boat, with NO Offshore experience - not a good move.
I've only run boat's into the mid 70's.
If I got into something capable of mid 80's to 90, It would take me a long time to feel that I was ready to take the boat to it's full speed.
And yes, a 24 or 28 Pantera would be a good choice, I'd also look at a Saber.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:43 PM
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Powerplays are great rides. Classic offshore lines and superb rigging.
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