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Old 09-02-2008, 10:17 PM
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I am new to the site but it looks like this is the place to be for all your powerboat needs. I am looking at buying either a mid 90's 38 ft Scarab or early 90's 38 ft Cigarette. I am trying to get some information as to which one would be the best selection. Which one has the most dependable hull, performance capability, best in rough water, ect. Any information will be appreciated.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:06 PM
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Cig by far. It will take more HP to move the Cig though.
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Cig by far. It will take more HP to move the Cig though.
I agree, Skramers 35 cafe rides better then all the 38's of other brands I have been in...you will also pay more for a Cig, worth every penny...
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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. Not a loose as a new TS TG. But I am sure I will catch some flack for that comment. A lot of them had a lot of upgrades form the factory also like AC, Toilets, etc.

I used to have an old 38 staggard scarab. It would eat water, but it took a lot of power to almost make it fast.

You can pick up the late model scarabs starting around 75K running. 500EFI's run high 70's and maybe punch 80 on a good day. Same engines in an old gun will be in the high 60's and probably not see 70 very often.

Just my .02, from riding in all of the above listed.
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Of course the scarab is a better deal dolla fo dolla, but Old cigs are still Cigs.

I like all of them, so have fun and pick one you want to live with, because old boats are hard to get rid of once you have poured your heart and soul and wallet into.
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buy what you like, do a search on here.. you will find more info and weeks worth of great reading..... good luck, and i dont really see how you can go wrong.. both rigs are every young boys dream..... stecz
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Speed,performance,longevity,and value,SUTPHEN!!
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Also a very good choice. Just not as readily available.
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