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Old 11-17-2007, 07:12 PM
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Macklin, You cabin is sweet!! I never got into the cabin at the Jammin Run. Love the silver/stainless look. Sanitary!!!
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Macklin, You cabin is sweet!! I never got into the cabin at the Jammin Run. Love the silver/stainless look. Sanitary!!!
The pics don't do it justice. His boat is more like stunning! I have never seen a boat cabin look more like a contemporary apartment.
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The pics don't do it justice. His boat is more like stunning! I have never seen a boat cabin look more like a contemporary apartment.
Well, thank you Mr Bill! I have a set of labbed Maximus on my Christmas list so I can get her dialed in for next summer.

Then maybe I can get you to add AT to your list.
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Well, thank you Mr Bill! I have a set of labbed Maximus on my Christmas list so I can get her dialed in for next summer.
Big blocks DO love cold air.
Got 94 Sunday and it was still climbing, but had to shut down or I would have gone right up the ramp at the Narrows w/o a trailer.
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As far as ride goes, since the 1980's the only boat that I remember ever being impressed with in the 30-35' range was a 30' Carrera....but those have not been produced since the 1980's. That is until I rode a 32' Active Thunder in 1989 or so. I have owned my 1990 32' A/T for going on 8 years now. I love the deep free board of the Active Thunder---makes you really feel like you are IN the boat and I feel safe! I also like the idea that they do not have a built-in swim platform which (to me) gives off a "hot tub" type of appearance...just my opinion. The A/T's have nice lines, are well built and look like at TRUE offshore boat......and I love the feel of the ride.
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I went for a demo ride on an AT while we were in Key West and I was really impressed. The boat ran upper 80s with ease and still had plenty left. I have no doubt that it is capable of 100 plus with that Merc 700/NXT package. We ran in seas from all directions without any tabs or driver input and the boat handled it with ease. It cornered like a traditional v hull and was overall very impressive.

This was the first time that I had checked one out up close and I'll tell you that the cabin was way beyond nice. It absolutely had all the comforts of home! Fast and comfortable, what a great combination.
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:29 PM
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A few more pics.
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hey jimmy, if you are comparing this to a 39, why not just get a 39????
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could be the +-100k dif?
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could be the +-100k dif?
Therein lies the secret to the cult....


Value for the buck trumps old reputations who are still just too proud of theior product. More power to the small guys, and and more power to good value.
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