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Old 09-04-2008, 11:19 AM
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Here is a good candidate. Pretty good deal. I would consider it if I had the money. Worth a look.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...285134315&rd=1
Fresh water boat, good colors, good trailer, great steering, good options. Most of these came through with 470hp rather than 415s. I doubt it will sell that cheap.
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:26 AM
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im not the king of the a holes for nothing you know..... when you make head a hole, must be a pretty good story behind it....
Just so you know buddy, all us a holes need a leader, just glad YOU stepped up so one of us did not have to!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:43 AM
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Fresh water boat, good colors, good trailer, great steering, good options. Most of these came through with 470hp rather than 415s. I doubt it will sell that cheap.
It's an 80 - 82 mph boat with 500efi's on a good day. Probably runs in the low to mid 70's as is.

Put in some run of the mill 600 or so HP, 540CI engines and some CMI's and you have a really kick azz boat, that is turn key reliable and running 90 +- but cruising at 65 and this hull loves that speed in nasty 2-3' chop.

Also the step hull on this boat is not as loose as th TS TG. The old conventional TG with the 540's will still only run in the mid to high 70's.

Your fuel bill will be a lot less with the Scarab.
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Here is a good candidate. Pretty good deal. I would consider it if I had the money. Worth a look.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...285134315&rd=1
I've been watching this one.. Looks like a great package
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If I was in the buyin mood I would definitely look at it. Nice.
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I was in your position 16 years ago. I will share my experience with the 90's Cigs and scarabs. I wanted either a Cigarette or a Scarab, I ended up buying a Scarab and have been very happy with them. Why the Scarab: The cabin was nicer and laid out better for an overnight with my three daughters. We can sleep five in the cabin. It has an enclosed head, important when my daughters have friends out. The cockpit felt larger and more comfortable.

Performance wise, the Scarab was much faster with the same power and the ride was better as well. The Cigarette, at cruise speed felt like a cork in the water. I remember that the Scarab stayed on plane at 2800 rpm while the Cig. took close to 3500 rpm to get the boat to feel as if it wasn't laboring. I was disappointed. Now that was an older '92 or '95 Cigarette...I can not remember.

I was on a Playboy in the inter coastal as a guest of Cigarette back
I believe in 2000. We where running about 60- 65mph and it seemed to run well.

Then in 2003 I saw what I perceived to be a good deal on a Tiger.
I went to Florida and the boat was just too rough. Awesome looking boat, but the cock-pit is too small and no head.

Cigarette has always done a nice job with graphics and I realized that's was what I was attracted to. I also liked the helm of a Cig.

I suggest you look at well taken care of Cigs and Scarabs, test ride them, see which fits your needs.

I hope this helps.
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Here is a good candidate. Pretty good deal. I would consider it if I had the money. Worth a look.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...285134315&rd=1

Thanks for the heads up. This boat does look good. I have never had a boat surveyed. What all does this consist of and does anyone know a good one in the area where this Scarab is?
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Thanks for the heads up. This boat does look good. I have never had a boat surveyed. What all does this consist of and does anyone know a good one in the area where this Scarab is?
I hear through the grapevine that post #31 is the guy you want to take a look.
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If you want to get a little newer and not have to spend as much fixing it up get a later model steped hull 38 Scarab. They will go a lot faster and burn less gas and they eeeeeat water like an old straight bottom cig.


I agree with Jeff!
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