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Old 07-30-2007, 06:04 PM
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I have been obsessively searching for a boat to replace my poor Outlaw (RIP) but I can't decide on what to get. I am leaning towards an older Cigarette but I also like the Fevers. To all of you guys that have been boating for the better part of your lives what is your top ten list of powerboats starting with the best first? I want something that can handle 4 to 5 foot seas but that is fast as well. Thanks guys.

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If you want an older classic "wave crusher", get a Cigarette!

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Thanks Clay. I am really considering an old 35' Mistress but I don't know if it will have the speed I am looking for.
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top 3 .....apache cigarette fountain
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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.

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Apache
Active Thunder
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This would be a good boat for that washing machine we call a lake
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Thanks Clay. I am really considering an old 35' Mistress but I don't know if it will have the speed I am looking for.
Big Wave Crusher
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Big Wave Crusher
Fast on the Water
Inexpensive

Pick two!
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! (hey, what happened to the red banana's?).
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I have been obsessively searching for a boat to replace my poor Outlaw (RIP) but I can't decide on what to get. I am leaning towards an older Cigarette but I also like the Fevers. To all of you guys that have been boating for the better part of your lives what is your top ten list of powerboats starting with the best first? I want something that can handle 4 to 5 foot seas but that is fast as well. Thanks guys.

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Really depends on the size and or style.

I shop for boats that are 28-30ft deep V Hulls and made/designed for the rough and less than $50K:


28 Pantera
28 Saber
28 Active Thunder
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32 or 29 Fountain
28 Apache (ought to be farther up, I just don't like the lines)
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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! (hey, what happened to the red banana's?).
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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....
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