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Old 07-29-2008, 04:06 PM
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Hi everyone. I'm new here. A friend showed me this website and I've been doing a lot of reading.

I live in Oklahoma and I'm near Hudson, Fort Gibson, and Grand Lake, but will occasionally travel to Beaver and LOTO size lakes.

My friends all have Jet boats that are fast on smooth water, but can only carry one or two people and impossible on rough water. I used to own a jet boat, been there done that, fun, but I want something bigger.

I'm ready for something bigger, but still fast, but confortable and can handle medium lake water without too much issue. I will be trailering the boat everywhere I go and the lakes I will spend most of my time in aren't too big, so I don't want to get too big of boat.

I would like to be able to make an occasionaly blast over 65mph true speed and cruise at 40mph with ease. I want to take 3 or 4 people with me, if I want. I think I would rather have a single engine, due to cost, but I'm open to lower cost twins.

Now for the limiting factor, my budget is $20k or under. So used will be what I'm looking at. What single engine 21' - 27' speed boat would be good for me look at? I used to have a couple of drag cars and I'm no stranger to building reliable high performance engines, so I keep thinking I would like to find a NICE boat, with motor troubles and rebuild the engine(s). But I don't have a clue which type of boat I should be looking at and thought you guys would have a good opinion on what models of USED boats to look at.

It would be neat to be able to outrun my jet boat buddies too, but that might be asking for too much....

Thanks for the help!
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There are some nice 27 fountains that will give you that speed in that price range. Also look at some velocity 28 and 26's...those will run fast.
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I'm a little biased, but Sunsation made a 25ft Aggressor and still make a 288 Intimidator. Those will both give you the speed and handling you're looking for.
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24 Pantera
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Almost same exact question just a few days ago:

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...d.php?t=191732


Look into:
24 Pantera
24 Superboat
25 Active Thunder
24, 25 Baja Sport, ES, Outlaw
25, 26, 28 Checkmate
26 Sonic
27 Formula
27 Fountain

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I have one for you. Wellcraft Nova 26ST. Clean! Clean! Clean! 365mag stock has not been F with, turn key. 3000watts 4kenwood 6x9s, 6 10in MTXsubs, remote, sat. 573-578-8943
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24 Pantera
Exact same thought came to my mind.

I'm in a similar situation, that's why I was looking for this one.
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A nice Formula would be in your range
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