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Old 06-15-2007, 02:25 PM
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I use to live at LOTO in the 70s to around 82....lived in sunrise beach at the 10mm Horse Shoe Bend...had a 18 Donzi classic back then....how big of a boat will i need today?
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:27 PM
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I use to live at LOTO in the 70s to around 82....lived in sunrise beach at the 10mm Horse Shoe Bend...had a 18 Donzi classic back then....how big of a boat will i need today?

That depends on how many women you will be carrying
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42' or larger.
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Nothing under 33ft during the weekend anywhere between the 3mm and 25mm. During the week no problem if smaller.
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It all depends on how good of a ride you want. I've had my 28 Pantera at LOTO on plenty of Holiday weekends and am always between the 5 and 25mm. Only once was it so bad that I didn't want to be out, and that was last year on Sun of Labor Day weekend. Take into consideration that my 28 really measured 30' and rides as good as most 32's.

That being said, I would get the biggest boat you can afford.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:04 PM
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I don't mind a bit of a bumpy ride....so something like a 31 fastech would do fine i would think
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would a single engine be ok or would you go with twins?
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would a single engine be ok or would you go with twins?
If you go with that 31 rarely expect to run WOTduring the summer season. If you like to visit the local watering holes twins would be a good idea......maneuvering around the docks between 2 dozen boats with only what seems to be inches of room is much easier with 2 drives.
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It depends on what type of ride you want. My 27' Fountain wasn't big enough to go out on most weekends.
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would a single engine be ok or would you go with twins?

Mine was a single. Twins is better for cruise speed and easier to dock.

BTW, I have a friend with an 89??? 311 Formula in very good shape with updated paint and newer Bravo's for sale. He wants around 35k. I don't know if you are interested in something that old. The boat is kept at LOTO and he is selling because he hardly uses it.
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