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Old 08-27-2008, 03:09 PM
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Keep in mind that there are huge variations in actual size in boats of the range being discussed here. The Cig 28 is an example of a boat that's a few feet longer but not really that much bigger in feel than alot of 24's. It has a short freeboard (hull not very deep) and handles like a smaller boat. Not any harder to trailer or handle around the docks than a big 24. But it's going to be a twin. Another is the Magnum 27/28. You see 27's with single big blocks now and again. Wonderful rough-water performance and as in the case with the Cig, you'd really not be able to tell a difference around the docks or behind your truck. Fountain is another example- but more because they add the swim platform and an extended bow on them- so their 27 has the same bottom as many 24's- and often less.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:59 AM
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I have a Formula 242 for sale for a bottom line price of what I put into new motor and prop. Turn key boat with a 600hp 540 for $11,500. Put a few grand into cosmetics (vinyl, steering wheel, spit shine, oil change, batteries and a few odds and ends) and you are in for cheap my friend. Boat is sound. Transom, stringers, outdrive (alpha)..........all in great shape. Gaffrig controls, shotgun tips and plenty of other top notch parts. If interested, give me a call anytime.
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I have a Formula 242 for sale for a bottom line price of what I put into new motor and prop. Turn key boat with a 600hp 540 for $11,500. Put a few grand into cosmetics (vinyl, steering wheel, spit shine, oil change, batteries and a few odds and ends) and you are in for cheap my friend. Boat is sound. Transom, stringers, outdrive (alpha)..........all in great shape. Gaffrig controls, shotgun tips and plenty of other top notch parts. If interested, give me a call anytime.
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600hp and an alpha drive?
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:32 PM
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Not for long. Merc only offered the 330 horse 454/Alpha for a brief time.

But then again, there's trippledigits...
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little info on the cig 28...
total refit in 99-00... new modern cockpit and cabin,new lavorsi dash and throttles, 1500.00 swim platform, aluminium fairing(delete winshield)
in 05 added: 280 kplanes, 06 viper trailer, gps

brand new props, and stereo and 1500 in maint recipts in last 60 days
twin bravo 1 350 300 hp mpi
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little info on the cig 28...
total refit in 99-00... new modern cockpit and cabin,new lavorsi dash and throttles, 1500.00 swim platform, aluminium fairing(delete winshield)
in 05 added: 280 kplanes, 06 viper trailer, gps

brand new props, and stereo and 1500 in maint recipts in last 60 days
twin bravo 1 350 300 hp mpi
Yours? Got pics?

The one thing about a Cig- any of them- while Fountains & Bajas deprteciiate faster than grass grows in the spring, an old Cig will hold it's value. Keep it in good shape and you can usually sell it for what you paid for it a decade later. Not many boats you can say that about.
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I thought that boat was a good deal at $35K $25K is a steal.
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Hey Chris, can I borrow 25k until spring?
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Will you take a check?
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