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Help my friend make a boat purchase decision.

Old 01-09-2002, 08:22 PM
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Talking Help my friend make a boat purchase decision.

He currently has a 1998 29 Outlaw with hp 500's. Latham steering KTabs, loaded $75,000 for sale. First he thought he was going to buy a 36 Outlaw. But for the money, might as well spend some more. Then he headed down to Florida to buy a 33 Powerplay. He saw the boat and he felt it was too narrow. While in Florida, he looks at Cigarette. Lots of cabbage! Then he returns to NJ. Outerlimits is on the top of the list.A few boats with hp 500's are for sale used for reasonable money(Low-mid 100's). Still the strongest contender for the money. Today he calls and says I am going to look at a 38 Fountain. It is fast and looks good. He gets to the dealer and lost all excitement, low freeboard etc. Tomorrow I know he is going to change his mind. The slingshot was also another consideration. That boat is actually more money then the used Outerlimits in the northeast that are for sale. Any body have an opinion? 36 Outlaw, 38 Fountain, 37 Outerlimits, 38 Hustler or 38 Scarab are the choices.
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Old 01-09-2002, 08:33 PM
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In order:1.Outerlimits
If none of these work out, maybe he can find a reasonable Outerlimits for sale.
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Old 01-09-2002, 08:41 PM
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I'm going to stay out of this one. Hell, how can anyone decide! There should be a law that we all have to own 5 boats. But of course we would be looking at a sixth!
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Old 01-10-2002, 12:01 AM
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Big Daddy has the choices out of order, I believe it should be:


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Old 01-10-2002, 12:13 AM
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In my opinion, Outlimits. However I also like the PowerPlay. Sometimes narrow is nice.
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Old 01-10-2002, 12:16 AM
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well from all the poor reply's on warranty repair work by fountain,i would stay away,outerlimits is nice ,very nice,active thunder is another nice boat,if money is more of a concern i would go with the Baja,a good boat for the money,just my 2cents. Mark
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