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Old 07-24-2008, 09:30 AM
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Go back a few years in Powerboat or HotBoat and you will see what I am talking about.
That is likely the problem with your info...
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:12 AM
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Even with all the disageements, the only 2 names I have heard consistantly are Laveycraft and Warlock. Just found out that they have both raced offshore as well. Thanks guys for the input. Anyone else?

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Old 07-24-2008, 11:21 AM
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quality boats are E-Ticket, DCB, Eliminator, Lavey, Nordic, howard in that order. As to ruff water rides..can not comment.
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Keep in mind, correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't all the west coast boats we are discussing include a swim platform in thier length. If that's the case then my Superboat is 31'7" still running a single at as fast or faster speeds than the actual 26-28' west coast boats.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:56 PM
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The Race boats I've seen in Calif all have additions to the structure to withstand the offshore punishment. Not sure if they would hold up or not without it.
I will tell you I have never been in a more solid boat than mine. However, if you want to pay for bling, and 70's colors, stick with a west coaster, I've had a few before I went east.
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The NEW ones are wood free. This only changed in the past couple years.
Yup...late 2007 forward...but the older ones run well too......ask SICKNORDIC on here......his 525 35 Flame snot whipped a lot of big name boats from the East Coast with same power and size in the ocean.....it ran over 93 GPS.
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I like the Nordics but I don't think they are built for hard core stuff.
NOPE not anymore .... have you seen the Nordics new stuff yet.....the cats and the big offshore boats.......look into it....hard core stuff being produced.
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Keep in mind, correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't all the west coast boats we are discussing include a swim platform in thier length. If that's the case then my Superboat is 31'7" still running a single at as fast or faster speeds than the actual 26-28' west coast boats.
There are some west coast boats that include the swim platform but not all. There are some east coast boats that do as well...
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The Race boats I've seen in Calif all have additions to the structure to withstand the offshore punishment. Not sure if they would hold up or not without it.
I will tell you I have never been in a more solid boat than mine. However, if you want to pay for bling, and 70's colors, stick with a west coaster, I've had a few before I went east.
70's colors...you must be talking about the boats that were buit in the 70's
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Keep in mind, correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't all the west coast boats we are discussing include a swim platform in thier length. If that's the case then my Superboat is 31'7" still running a single at as fast or faster speeds than the actual 26-28' west coast boats.
And it's also 7 ft wide with little to no freeboard. It's a great boat, but it is also "smaller" than those 26-28' West Coast boats. Also, Lavey and probably some of the others do not include the swim step in their lengths.
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