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Old 11-16-2007, 08:21 PM
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Where would you put OL?

AT is at the top of my short.
I would put OL in the top four, however my family and I saw two newer boats in Key West that seem to have some structural or stress issues. That was disconcerting. My top four V-hulls made today are, in no particular order, and yes, I have eyeballed, ridden, and or have driven all of them. The numbers in prentices are the number of boats produced in a year by my last count. This could have changed recently...

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Active Thunder (12)
Nortech (80)
Outerlimits (24)

If you notice, all four are custom or semi-custom builders . That says a lot about attention to detail.

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Old 11-16-2007, 08:29 PM
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So are you saying a 2004 AT will sell for the same price as a 2004 TG or are you saying as a percentage of original cost?

If it's the former I have to call BS on that, if the latter that could be possible.
Sorry, as a percentage of cost, however used boats are getting hammered. They are literally only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. A friend of mine just bought a 04 TG 525EFI for 195K with 120 hours. The last 04 AT sold for 195K about a year ago. It would probably fetch around 180K today. In 04 an AT cost around 225K with 525 EFI's. An 04 TG cost around 275K.

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Some media:

Pic one; on flat water, step barely in the water; water is actually breaking behind the step.

Pic two; in nasty rough water, neutral tabs; slightly positive trim, on the 2006 Chicago Poker Run.

Click link below for footage running off the coast of South Florida in light chop:
http://www.activethunderboats.com/vi...ulythunder.wmv
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:15 PM
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Best to take a ride in all 3. I also believe that you become some kind of cult member when you buy an AT
Yea......So? Just because we eat $hit and breath a product that kicks A$$ doesn't make us a cult!!! We are a proud owner of a 25 AT and this boat runs and rides like a much larger boat. If and when I can afford a larger boat it will be another Active Thunder.
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Glad I checked out an AT before I settled for another brand..

Nothing but good things to say about it, impresses me more every time I drive it.
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Here are a couple of pics. showing how level they ride. Notice the drives are trimmed up and no tab being used.
This is a pic from the same poker run. It was early in the summer and I had no seat time so I wasn't flying like 'Mr Sticks'. Had my wife as a governer.

However, towards the end of the summer, she realized what I instantly did about this boat, and she started telling me to 'throw the sticks down'.

And the cabin is really where the AT excels over the Cig. Hands down.
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'Mr Sticks'.
Hey Macklin it's "Hammersticks"
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Sorry dude!

Still have some gas to burn....wantta go for a ride?
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Sorry dude!

Still have some gas to burn....wantta go for a ride?
Leaving in the morning for Aspen Boating season is over
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Leaving in the morning for Aspen Boating season is over
You poor thing
See you in January when this cult gets back together.
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