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Old 01-06-2007, 11:28 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I knew i came to the right place! Looking for a boat that would hold about 6 people. I like the baja's but they are a dime a dozen around here and I wouldn't mind having something different. i like the Fountains, Apache's, and Cigaretes but hardly know anything about them. Time to start researching! So you think something around 28' will be able to jump waves with ease?

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Old 01-06-2007, 11:52 AM
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You really are not looking for a boat that will "jump" waves. In the Bay we get a mix of snotty water that is rarely like offshore conditions with large rolling waves. You need a boat that is capable of parting most of the smaller wakes and waves and expect to jump very rarely. That said, Bay boaters also learn there are times when you need to run "on top" of the waves. The typical period of natural waves runs from 8 to 13 feet. Ideally you want a boat that can span 3 wave tops for the best ride quality. This translates to a 30-40 foot boat depending on the day. On most days I am very happy with my 31 Formula, with the right speed the boat will set up and run on top quite comfortably and the wife doesn't even complain. There are some days when a 38-40 foot boat is the only thing that is gonna run comfortably up on top which is why many people end up with that size boat on the Bay. I would give up some speed for size if you can, since most of your time will be spent at cruise as opposed to top end anyhow.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:22 PM
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Big V ,,,, your gonna get a lot of opinions from this site,,, and ,,, most of them are right for the type of boating they do,,,, talk to the guys that run the water your gonna run ,,, then beg some rides from them ,,, test ,test ,, test ,,, its a big commitment and you want to be correct the first time ,,, also ,,, buy something that will have good resale ,, because if you dont like it after the first year ,, ya wanna be able to get out with min loss. Good luck,, its always fun to buy a boat!!!

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We boat that same route. For that budget an older 33' Fountain or 35' Fountian would be a great boat, and get you the speed you desire.

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Man that is a super nice boat! Only if you were closer What type of speed is that capable of?
Just under 70 right now but should be 73 or so with some new props. I know where there is a trailer for sale that will fit it.

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I run at the lower end of the DE bay often. Whatever you get make sure it has tabs/K planes, they are working properly, and you get to know how to use them. Makes a huge difference in ride comfort.
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We boat that same route. For that budget an older 33' Fountain or 35' Fountian would be a great boat, and get you the speed you desire.

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I agree, an older 33' Fountain would be ideal. We have a customer selling a 1998 29' Fountain, used it all over the Bay.
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I boat right in your area northren chesapeake out of Tomes Landing Marina. We go from the northeast down to Baltimore and their inbetween .No Problems 26 Sonic ...
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:33 PM
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