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Old 01-02-2007, 09:47 AM
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I would go with the 31' Cig or the Formula 311.

I owned a 311 before going to a Cig and it was a solid boat
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:04 AM
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I would HIGHLY recommend a 31-foot Cigarette Bullet! But, you're not gonna find a good one for under $40K.

Good luck!
This bullet is $38,500, no trailer and all stock but you could probably be in it with a trailer for under 40K

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Old 01-02-2007, 11:47 AM
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My 88 checkmate is listed on boats.com with a broker. Fresh motor and a true 9 out of 10 boat. It is a red/white 28 with a 502 n/a with dry headers. I am located in South Bend In and the boat is in my heated garage at home. I just had it running on sat. It can be had for 23K. My email is [email protected].
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:55 PM
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Out of the 3 i'd have to say the donzi,it looks real clean,it's a heavy boat so it'll be good in the chop,and also has good power for cruise and top end....That'd be my pick
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:01 PM
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the donzi is not near my price range.
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:25 PM
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cant go wrong with this. a little more then your price range but well worth it. plus, it will hold its value down the road and take all the punishment you can throw at it.



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Old 01-03-2007, 12:00 AM
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I've got a friend with an '89?? Formula 311 with upgraded paint, newer Bravos, and newer +/-450hp engines. Fresh water boat at LOTO. I think he wants about 35k for it. Pm me if get serious and I'll put you in contact with him.
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:49 PM
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Selling my 312 Stinger no motors for 10K
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:47 PM
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Whats the Stinger look like? That apache is nice too. How are the apache 28 cabins?
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:29 PM
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Down sizing is tough, because you know how nice it is to take waves with more length. There are a lot of days on Lake Mich that boating in something 30' or smaller can be more frustrating than fun. Remember true hull length is the correct measure. We could both think of a 32' boat that may really only have 28-29' running surface. Also K-planes are a must.
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