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Old 12-14-2008, 10:12 PM
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[QUOTE=Uncle Dave;2759100]Definitely a huge 28 (probably equal to a 32 fountain once you take out the beak)

It's really a shame they stopped making the smaller boats. Looks like its holding up really well too, and I'm sure the owner put lots of care into it.

The exhaust deflectors are a nice touch to keep the step clean.

I haven't seen any recent AT builds on the site, and I'd love to see a new one of these rigs go together on the site.

Ive noticed this company has a really strong following from the Eastern guys.

How much does it weigh?

That's a really good question; I'm embarrased to say I have owned it 4+ yrs and have not weighed it! AT says 4800# on the website, but that's a sbb. I estimate it @ 5500 dry; they are very light for their size...the 33(33'-10" h.o.a. not including swim plat) w/525's weighs 7800#: the 37(37'-8" h.o.a.) weighs 9800lbs. I will get to the scales one day.
Keep the pics coming! It is beautiful!!!
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:07 AM
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Larry Smith is still building custom boats on the west coast. He built a really sweet 43 that was in the L.A. Boat show a couple years ago.

I believe he's still in Santa Barbara California building boats.


Isn't the 43 being built by Eliminator?



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Old 12-15-2008, 01:17 AM
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Isn't the 43 being built by Eliminator?



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Now it is...molds on lease to them.
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:46 AM
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Incredible boat Dave! Please post pics in the water as soon as you can. Again, incredible boat. Just curious why 27 and not 29 nuera?

Thanks Derrick, will do and good question.

Couple of reasons I went with the 2750 instead of the 29- beacuse it wasnt really the cost as much as other factors.

I wanted a single instead of a dual for maintenance fuel, and weight. I dont think the 29 would motivate too well on a single.

The 29 is more like 31 feet and the 2750 is actually 28.8.

I like to go in lakes as well as the ocean and the 2750 is a lot more lake friendly and towing the 29 around would push my nissan titan a lot harder - potentially requiring a new truck.

Whatever I bought needed to fit completely within the space of my driveway and not stick out - this is a huge deal for me.

I actually like the lines of the 2750 better even though its hard to say it would be a better deep water boat- fact is it wins more races than the 29 and set several records it fist year on the water.

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:17 PM
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Since this thread was started, the west coast boats i've seen in the pacific (between 27-30ft) have been Laveycraft, Warlock, Hallett, Advantage and Commander.
Been spending more time offshore in friends 35-38 deep V's the last year.
The time/price seems right for a purchase of a 27-30 (wont have to buy a new truck or pay for storage).
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Been in the pacific many times either driving or riding. If that is your size requirements and and if you want a west coast builder - Lavey Craft 29 or 27 hands down - period!! I've owned 3 Laveys, 2 Cigs, 1 Hustler, 1 Advantage and a Nordic. Not only is it built (very important) for rough water, it handles it like no other. All other west coast boats in that size are really just lake boats (great boats) but not truly built for the extreme water conditions. Lavey has taken all their years of running the 27 and 29 into consideration when building pleasure boats.

let us know what ya get!
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Since this thread was started, the west coast boats i've seen in the pacific (between 27-30ft) have been Laveycraft, Warlock, Hallett, Advantage and Commander.
Been spending more time offshore in friends 35-38 deep V's the last year.
The time/price seems right for a purchase of a 27-30 (wont have to buy a new truck or pay for storage).
Commander?? How long have they been out of business?
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My buddy took delivery of his 32 Commander in early 08. I think it was one of the last they built...
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I brought my 29 warlock to fl and love it in the big water. We do 80 plus in 2 to 4 footers no issue. It lands very smooth. Mine is an 01 I know the newer ones got kinda cheap with the build. These boats won tons of races not and they still race them (pump it).
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Back to the top ............how about one of the earlier Warlock 28 Offshore hulls built from 1987 to probably mid 1990's before they went to the different 29.
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