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Old 09-07-2007, 09:10 PM
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Looks like my only options are going to be a 20' Outlaw, a 16-18' Donzi Classic, a Scarab Sprint (thoughts?), the Cig 20 is out of my price range from what I can tell. Any others in that category?

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19' long, 7' beam, 24* deadrise and built like a brick chithouse. Plus they accelerate hard and have a 65+ mph top-end. Absolute riot to drive!
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if you buy that boat, i would go with a proper bimini instead of the "parasol" in the back.
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:06 PM
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I had the same problem before buying this boat. But I made myself a trailer (not painted up to now but this is my next step)

garage is 30 x 40. boat is a 35-7 model + swim platform = 37'7'' + tongue lenght. I had to figure the thickness of the wall to end up like this today... actually just like I measured everything... tight, but it works! So measure the inside of your garage exactly, the find a boat 6 inches shorter than your garage, that'll leave you a 6 inches tongue...
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if you look closely, I have 3/4 inche in front of tongue so just enough to move just a little bit forward so the drives are not touching the wall...
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If you don't need a cabin and just want a day boat, the 18 Donzi Classic would be the way to go. I had a 22 and it was an awesome boat. The 20 Cigarette would also be on my short list. These will give you the best performance (under 20') while most others in this category share their designs with other models in their lineups (ie family bowriders).
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This would be a perfect fit
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If you don't need walk-around clearance, you should be able to get 27' overall in there if you go diagonal. There are a lot of factors - what is the beam, is your garage door hung with inside tracks, etc.
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22' Scarab?

Can you measure the overall length on trailer for me?

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My concerns with the Donzi classics is the ingress/egress to/from the water -- no easy way to get on board, especially when some booze is involved, for the passengers.

As for the cig, the ones i've seen are priced about twice what my budget is, at least... I'm trying to stay at 14-16K, but will do 20k for something really nice.

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If you don't need a cabin and just want a day boat, the 18 Donzi Classic would be the way to go. I had a 22 and it was an awesome boat. The 20 Cigarette would also be on my short list. These will give you the best performance (under 20') while most others in this category share their designs with other models in their lineups (ie family bowriders).
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We built a little half-height shed extension on the rear of my neighbor's. It gave him 4' in the rear. Planted some evergreens around it and you'd never notice.

-Chris Sunkin nailed it.

Get the boat you want. Garages are often easy to modify (if they're not situated on the front of your house)
My old garage in Maryland was 22 deep so the total length of my jetboat didn't work unless I put it in diagonal. I cutout the back wall of the garage and did a 4' bumpout to accomodate the jetpump. Worked like a charm and made a great place for shelving etc.
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