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Old 01-08-2007, 09:50 AM
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Anyone here have any experience with them??

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Ive been looking at their 35 side console model, Im looking for something to fish/dive/cruise, and stay aboard for up to a month at a time in the Fl, Keys. I was on one at a boat show a few years ago and loved it.

Anyone know how fast they run with tripple 300s?
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:55 AM
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Hey Tony .... I checked one out a few years ago too ..... ran it with twin 225 fourstrokes ..... SLOW !

BUt it would make a great camper / cruiser .... Lotsa room inside that enclosure .

My suggestion .... find a nice center console and get a room !
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i know of an apache open with t300s that might be avail
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Originally Posted by LEOPAJM View Post
Hey Tony .... I checked one out a few years ago too ..... ran it with twin 225 fourstrokes ..... SLOW !

BUt it would make a great camper / cruiser .... Lotsa room inside that enclosure .

My suggestion .... find a nice center console and get a room !
I cant belive how much usable space they make into those things, A salesman at the show a few years ago told me mid 60 mph range with tripp 300s seems dooable given the all the specs of the hull....hopefully there will be one in Cleveland this weekend.
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i know of an apache open with t300s that might be avail
you just bought that thing....selling already?
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:33 AM
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you should look at the hydra sports... those boats are amazing in the rough......contact " purepressure" on the board if your intrested.........
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:39 AM
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you just bought that thing....selling already?

impulse buy... may get somethin different more serious fishin machine
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you should look at the hydra sports... those boats are amazing in the rough......contact " purepressure" on the board if your intrested.........
33 vector cruiser is awsomelayout
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The 35 is not going to be the fastest boat on the block, but then again with that 10' beam it will be out there long after the go fast CC's are home and dried off.. For a cruiser/family fishboat, it is an excellent choice. Quality is good for a mass produced boat, rigging is excellent these days.. You'll enjoy it
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Look At The 34 See Vee
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