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Old 03-25-2008, 01:13 PM
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Im new to this site. Im looking to get into a boat this summer. my last boat was a Grady White 190 Tarpon when I was a kid. Going to be boating in LI sound. Have 2 kids 6 and 4 yrs old. Im looking in 26-30 range with some speed and accomodations, more so a day boat rather than cruiser. Any input would be helpful thanks.
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Im new to this site. Im looking to get into a boat this summer. my last boat was a Grady White 190 Tarpon when I was a kid. Going to be boating in LI sound. Have 2 kids 6 and 4 yrs old. Im looking in 26-30 range with some speed and accomodations, more so a day boat rather than cruiser. Any input would be helpful thanks.
Give us a little more.

Price Range? Twin Engine or Single? Outboard or Inboard? Year Range? Where are you going to use it?
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Going to use it Long Island Sound. Price range to 125,000. New or used
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If you are looking for a center console type boat, based on your previous Grady, you could step into a new or near new 32' Donzi w/ twin 250s+ for that money. Bigger is definitely better in LI sound.
I don't know if you are looking for a cruiser, fish boat or performance boat.

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was thinkin Formula 280ss
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If looking for something in the "go-fast"...

http://www.offshoreonlyclassifieds.c...o20580-en.html

I wish I could've jumped on this one...just a bit out of my price range.
Great ride, tons of freeboard for the little ones, & a good size cabin....
Good Luck with your search...
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My friend has one of these. It's a great boat. Call Passport Marine in Norwalk. They are the local dealer and probably have the inside line on many used 280's.
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Welcome to the site.. Here is a thread you might find informative

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...ghlight=newbie

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My friend has one of these. It's a great boat. Call Passport Marine in Norwalk. They are the local dealer and probably have the inside line on many used 280's.
I have two neighbours with the 330ss, neither one is very happy with the ride in choppy water let alone 3-5's or bigger. Does the 280ss ride better?
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I dont know if the ride would be better than the 330ss. I was thinking of the quality of formula and the practicality of speed and comfort for kids. All suggestions welcome thanks

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