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Old 08-29-2008, 02:01 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.
I agree with freeboard and feel etc...., but have to disagree with towing on the Cig 28. The boat looks small on the trailer, but it is a heavy beeyotch. I have never pulled a 24 that compares to it. You better have a 3/4 ton truck or you ain't getting it done. You can't beat dreamers 28 for 25K. I might buy it just to have a spare....
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I know it's not a cig.

really?
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:13 PM
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It's been a while but the steering position didn't seem any different than that of a Cig 35. The bolsters should have flip-up bases- you can always remount them rearward slightly.

Is that 28 in Northeast Ohio? Or somewhere thereabouts?
I believe it is.
The remounting was not an option on the Stinger, because the side combings were one with the seat.
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I have an upholstery guy who works so cheap, I always add some bucks onto the bill he gives me. Whatever the issue, it can be remedied inexpensively.
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really?
Cigarette HIN's (hull identification numbers) start with CRT.

And besides, the deck doesn't look like a Cig.
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I agree with freeboard and feel etc...., but have to disagree with towing on the Cig 28. The boat looks small on the trailer, but it is a heavy beeyotch. I have never pulled a 24 that compares to it. You better have a 3/4 ton truck or you ain't getting it done. You can't beat dreamers 28 for 25K. I might buy it just to have a spare....
I agree on the truck to pull it- the Eldo wasn't the best idea. And I'm talking comparative boats. Like a Stinger with twins, not a Fountain 24 with a single.
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Cigarette HIN's (hull identification numbers) start with CRT.

And besides, the deck doesn't look like a Cig.

interesting, I did some looking around it does resemble a superboat a little bit. or a banana boat. Good call on that, thanks.
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anyone know anything about this 24 cig

http://www.uscgboating.org/recalls/m...il.aspx?id=SGX

only in business for 3 years. hmm...
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