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Old 10-12-2007, 09:38 PM
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. It's just that the Apache is a notch above all! Right?
Tell you what you ever come to s. Fl pm me. I will give you an ocean ride in some 6-8's and then you tell me if they are priced too high.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:10 PM
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an Apache rides smooth in rough water, just like a Formula compared to other performance brand. It's just that the Apache is a notch above all! Right?
I think a lot changes in rough water ride once you get into the 38'+ boats. You're dealing with not only the advantage of length (and improved CG because of it), but also considerably more weight which always improves the ride.
Most of the premier mfg's have great rides in the bigger lengths, but few can go down the path of offshore history.
The muscle car analogy is a good one; my 69 GTO is old school, and would get smoked by one of the 'wannabe' GTO's built from the last few years. You couldn't give me one of those new ones, and mine turns heads everywhere I go with it, something that can't be said for the wannabe.
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It's not just length and weight that makes for a great ride.

Someone with technical knowledge should discuss the virtues of Kevlar and Carbon Fiber.

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Think Shelby Cobra, Ferrari 288GTO, etc. - rare, fast, & loaded with heritage. Yes, there are many new or newer vehicles that are faster, but none with with that certain 'flare' of these rare, collectable & highly sought after exotics. Apache, the name and the boats, has attained over time what NO other manufacturer has been able to - a LEGEND. So many factors have built it, as previously mentioned - McManus, Saccenti, Kramer, drugs, crime, the Feds, speed, wins, ride, & the list keeps growing. Also, not many other boats retain their original christened names over time BUT several Apaches have been able to. Why? Perhaps because Apache owners take alot of pride in their ownership, rightfully so, and do so much to retain the authenticity and heritage of their boats. What price do you place on a certified Legend? I suppose it depends on how fat your bank acct is.
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apache's have personality.
btw, t montana, i'll be in PB in Feb. hint hint...
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Tell you what you ever come to s. Fl pm me. I will give you an ocean ride in some 6-8's and then you tell me if they are priced too high.
be careful what you say! I'm supposed to go to our house in Boynton beach in march 2008...

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The apaches are true legends in offshore history,everyone would love to own one,not the fastest and expensive to maintain,but a awesome piece of history.That whats keeps the value up.I think about buying one all the time,and rough water ride second to none
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why would they be more expensive on maintenance than other? does not make sense in my opinion... a boat is a boat. and if they are as good as mentionned here... I really don't see why you'd have to spend more on them...
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then, I guess we could say, according to what I've heard and know, that compared to other boats, an Apache rides smooth in rough water, just like a Formula compared to other performance brand. It's just that the Apache is a notch above all! Right?

Ah, not exactly.

Having owned 2 41-Apaches, as well as 3 Formulas ( 272, 357,382), I can assure you that there is absolutely NO comparison between them concerning ride.

Totally different animals.
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