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Old 09-20-2007, 06:08 PM
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I agree! If it has moderate power (496 ho or 525 merc) it wont cost that much, but everything is relative in this game.

If it has a couple of blower motors. Bend over.
chicken blower motors rule I have a total of 5 you just have to talk to them & rub on them & show-em some love.
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THIS 36 COUPE DEMO HALF PRICE , EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL]
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I'll second or third the 06 Eliminator. They are very pop. in my area. Albeit smaller see these two on my local lakes alot, the Nordic Thors 08 are advertised here fairly reasonable within your budget. An Oregon dealer has an 08 with 525 asking $134,000, new and warranty I could live with a little smaller.

http://www.cougarboats.com/rev-22.html

http://www.powerboatmag.com/content/view/168/45/
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SLIGHT budget stretch gets you this (easily made up with a good interest rate; I have GREAT finance contacts for you):
http://www.offshoreonlyclassifieds.c...o16896-en.html

You can afford insurance, AND run 85+ mph.

And it eats up Lake Michigan like this (and LOTO; been on both with my AT):
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The 36 Spectre is an awesome boat!! Ours has never skipped a beat!
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I am in the exact same situation as you are. I almost bought a 36' Spectre with talk of good insurance rates but when it came down to making the deal, ouch! A 525 boat @ 150K was going to cost me 5 - 8 grand in insurance. This was based on a 5 month layup (NJ) and taking Tres' course (another 3K). A 38 V of the same value w/ 575's (97 mph) will run me under 3K. To me the extra 10 mph isn't worth it.
I have 12 years high performance boat ownership, 5 years offshore racing experience and a perfect record. With limited cat experience and no previous ownership insurance is difficult to get now.
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I think my insurance rates will be ok so if that is the case. EVERY0NE THAT ANSWERED WOULD BUY A CAT .Now what about the 36 Spectre? They look small compared to skater mti nortech?
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I think my insurance rates will be ok so if that is the case. EVERY0NE THAT ANSWERED WOULD BUY A CAT .Now what about the 36 Spectre? They look small compared to skater mti nortech?
There not. Very stable,fast, well built and awesome in rough water.
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:34 AM
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stick with a 36 eliminator cat. You'll never regret it. The 36 coupe that someone mentioned above is awesome. I looked it over and talked to the owner at a poker run. Said it runs 155 mph. I think it is out of your budget though.
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Not trying to hijack the tread here but this is perfect for me, I am looking to do the same thing. All these being mentioned here, Spectre, Eliminator, etc. - do any have a cabin worth mentioning? Or are there any others not mentioned that do? Need to have some storage space, brief place to get out of sun, etc.....
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