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Old 09-09-2008, 08:44 AM
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Thanks for all the replies so far. I will be spending weekends on the boat so amenities are a plus. I am not looking forthe fastest boat on the water low 70's are fine, I am definately looking for a rough water boats as Lake Erie can produce 6-8 footers in a hurry!!!!! Can make a miserable trip back from Put in Bay... I have looked at the powerquest 380(really liked it).
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Any comments on a 2000 Baja outlaw with 502s??
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I had my 382 on Lake Erie on 2005, and Lake Michigan in 2007. In both cases, I was happy with the way it dealt with those lakes.

Here's the PERFECT boat. It's listed at $95k here:
http://www.typhoonsc.com/Boats/2000FORMULA38/38.html

But only $79k here:
http://www.offshoreonlyclassifieds.c...o16583-en.html

Other than a generator, it's got all the cruiser stuff, right down to the canvas package. I know the previous owners, and they made lots of overnight trips on this boat, so they set it up that way and took care of it. 382's really like Arneson's, and you won't have to worry about breaking drives.

Give it a good look, and call Frank Civitano at Typhoon. Tell him Chuck referred you.
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I would take a look at this one:

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...d.php?t=182490

The owner is motivated to sell and I think pricing will be right for you.
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You sound like a Formula buyer to me. They're very well-built, hold their value and will run good with moderate power. and they're going to deliver the comfortable ride and have plenty of room above & below.

Pretty much everyon else building a family-oriented performance boat is trying to be Formula, so why not get the real thing?
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You sound like a Formula buyer to me. They're very well-built, hold their value and will run good with moderate power. and they're going to deliver the comfortable ride and have plenty of room above & below.

Pretty much everyon else building a family-oriented performance boat is trying to be Formula, so why not get the real thing?
Good advice and the same I would give. 353 or 382 FasTech. The 340 or 380 PQ would be my second suggestion based on his criteria.

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FOUNTAIN & BAJA By FOUNTAIN

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If there is a BAJA by Fountain in the 35-38' range for under $70k like he suggests, let me know where I can send my deposit!
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Thanks for all the replies so far. I will be spending weekends on the boat so amenities are a plus. I am not looking forthe fastest boat on the water low 70's are fine, I am definately looking for a rough water boats as Lake Erie can produce 6-8 footers in a hurry!!!!! Can make a miserable trip back from Put in Bay... I have looked at the powerquest 380(really liked it).
Take a peek. http://www.boats.com/listing/boat_de...6Ntk%3dboatsEN Its a Michigan boat loaded with ammentities. Runs low 70's.
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You sound like a Formula buyer to me. They're very well-built, hold their value and will run good with moderate power. and they're going to deliver the comfortable ride and have plenty of room above & below.

Pretty much everyon else building a family-oriented performance boat is trying to be Formula, so why not get the real thing?

I would consider a 38 Donzi just as high quality as a 38 Formula. they also hold their value decently.
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