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Old 07-30-2007, 09:13 PM
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:26 PM
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Hey bro I see you are from Slidell. I live in Eden Isles...You close to there? I don't know anyone around me that has a powerboat.
i live near there ........ where do u live at in eden isles........ and there is about 9 people i kno that live near here with power boats
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:59 PM
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If you're boating in big water top speed is not so important as wave crushing capabilites. If I lived near the ocean again I'd have another Cigarette. I'd rather crush 5 to 6 footers at 50 mph in a 65 mph Cig than at 40 mph in an 80 mph light weight whatever and get my azz pounded!
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When it gets rough, my 88 mph Apache turns into a 100 mph boat and the 100 mph boats seem to turn into 70 mph boats....if ya know what I mean....

I always say that my boat is not the fastest at 95 but it is the fastest at 80....

Anyone that has been out in real sh!t knows what you guys are talking about.
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We think alike....

When it gets rough, my 88 mph Apache turns into a 100 mph boat and the 100 mph boats seem to turn into 70 mph boats....if ya know what I mean....
Seen a lot that happen.
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:11 PM
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I would be happy with a boat that could do 75 or so and still be able to handle the rough stuff. It's the 50k price range I have that is killing me. It seems that fast boats that can handle rough water are more in the 75k to 85k range or better. I would love to take a ride in a Fountain and then a Cigarette to see the difference between the 2 but like I said I don't have any friends that have any type of boat much less a powerboat. From what I have been told a Cig is going to holds it's value much more than a Fountain or whatnot. It's just hard trying to find one in my price range that will do the things I want it to. I really want something 29' or better. The 24' Outlaw seemed huge to me when I first bought it but then I saw a 36' Cig and I felt like I was in a johnboat!!!


Fountainguy... I live right by the Eden Isles entrance off of Hwy 11. There is a guy with a 29' Velocity down the street but I have not met him. I think he owns a place called Pit Stop. That is the name of his boat and he has it on his truck as well.
There is also a guy with a Cigarette (maybe a 36') with purple accents but I never met him either.

Mark... I should expect that comment from you When I bought the Baja I had no idea what the powerboat world was like. A buddy of mine always talked about an Outlaw SST that he rode in so I thought it was one of the best boats out there. I had no clue there were so many different brands of badazz boats. You have anymore probs with the outboards? I was thinking about something like that as well.....
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ya it isnt a velocity its a warlock ....i have met him and the guy with the purple accents ....have met him too a real good friend ......run with him alot
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:46 PM
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Come to think of it now it is a warlock. I only saw it once from a distance. Where do you guys usually run to? Just in the lake? I hope I will be able to join the crew when I get something to replace the Outlaw.

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ya it isnt a velocity its a warlock ....i have met him and the guy with the purple accents ....have met him too a real good friend ......run with him alot
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:56 PM
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I am going to really throw a monkey wrench in now...What about cats? Of course I know the giant Nor-tecs are bad azz but I am just a tad shy of being able to drop 400k on a boat, so what is a good rough water cat that is reasonably priced? I almost bought a HTM last year with a blown 502 but the deal fell through. What is available in the 50k range????
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you wont buy a cat that runs in 5 to 6 footers for that money unless its old and tired and hungry for cubic $$$$$$$
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:27 PM
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Thanks...That is what I thought but I figured I would at least ask. I see you have a Blue Dog painting.....Mr. George is a close family friend here in New Orleans. My grandfather has been friends with him for years. He does awesome work and is a super nice guy.

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