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Old 12-21-2007, 02:49 PM
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I have a friend in the Cleveland area that is looking for a boat in the 38 foot range preferably with a stand up cabin. I was thinking Scarab or Sonic and he is looking to stay in the 50-60K range. Any thoughts? Whos got what for sale?

His previous boat was a ScarabIII so he already has all the clothing and matching can coozies

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Dose'nt Sparkys buddy have a 96 or 97 Powerquest 38 with twin Merc 500hp's with like no hours for 55k?
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At 6'6" you will not have to worry about hitting your head on the cabin roof of a 382. I am 6'4" and the roof is at about mid chest level. So there is no danger of not seeing it and whacking your head. The only two problems with a low roof are putting on your pants and trying to sit in the head. I figure a 30 - 40 knot cruise and a smooth ride through 3 footers are well worth those small issues. Also, if you trailer, gas and storage are a lot cheaper. Of course that doesn't count the F350 I just bought. But a man needs a truck anyway.... right?

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I have the best of both worlds. A ScarabIII and a 2000 Donzi 38 zx, and to be perfectly honest my Scarab is more comfortable and actually better layed out to weekend on than the Donzi and that has 6 feet of headroom. If its me and one other person the Donzi is fine but if i have a big crew the Scarab can comfortably sleep more. Dont get me wrong the Donzi is a fantastic boat, quality and performance are great. But for some reason its just easier to do 3 or 4 day weekends on the Scarab.
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I 2nd Dave on the crowds. The 382 is STRICTLY a 2 person boat for an overnight. A 6' 6" friend of mine & I brought it home from upstate NY via Manhatten. One in the V Berth one in the couch was fine. If it had been my wife, two in either place would have been OK. BUT there is no room for 4 people to stow their gear OR move around in the cabin.
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380 Powerquest has 5'9" headroom..sleeps 4

This one is out of his price range, but has some pics of the gallery and berth

http://jlbco.hypermart.net/380.htm
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2 Trick Rick that powerquest sounds right, Dave we need some info on that one.

Formula 382 sr-1 forward me some info on that will take a look.
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I thought the primary reason for a cabin was to block the view and to have just enough head room lean over and get your zipper up....
Things like a nice "head" and enough storage room for a cooler were attributes needed in friends boats. How old are you guys?
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58 Probably a good thing most young guys can't afford BMW540's and 382's. There would be more casualties
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Were in are 40's, but spend every weekend on the boat rain of shine.
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I have the best of both worlds. A ScarabIII and a 2000 Donzi 38 zx, and to be perfectly honest my Scarab is more comfortable and actually better layed out to weekend on than the Donzi and that has 6 feet of headroom. If its me and one other person the Donzi is fine but if i have a big crew the Scarab can comfortably sleep more. Dont get me wrong the Donzi is a fantastic boat, quality and performance are great. But for some reason its just easier to do 3 or 4 day weekends on the Scarab.
Ok, ScarabIII, Donzi 38zx, Batboat, Bigggazzz house on Lake.

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