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Old 12-06-2008, 10:24 AM
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Well said UDave. It is a shame the 25AT is out of production; with this economy I think Pat(Active Thunder) could sell a few 25's & 28's, but what do I know. I'm sure the profit in a 25-29' boat is not too exciting for the builder. Espescially a builder that puts so much into their product; some things cost almost as much in Labor to install as their big brothers, 33's & 37's.....So I do understand reluctance to build the "under 30" boats.
BTW, I agree, the Pantera is nice...& of course Laveycraft builds a beautiful boat; no doubt about it.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:46 AM
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Well said UDave. It is a shame the 25AT is out of production; with this economy I think Pat(Active Thunder) could sell a few 25's & 28's, but what do I know. I'm sure the profit in a 25-29' boat is not too exciting for the builder. Espescially a builder that puts so much into their product; some things cost almost as much in Labor to install as their big brothers, 33's & 37's.....So I do understand reluctance to build the "under 30" boats.
BTW, I agree, the Pantera is nice...& of course Laveycraft builds a beautiful boat; no doubt about it.
Its too bad that AT 25 is a huge deep azz 25 footer. Did they sell the mold?IF not Maybe theyll do a one off for this guy- better than not building anything or maybe you can have them rent the mold back? if they did.

I don't know AT but It seems they have a CULT like following and Ive never heard one bashed ever. What you are describing is a real problem in the boat industry - so the guys making smaller boats just charge about the same or stop making them all together. Which hurts us all. Some guys can buy any size boat they want, but actually prefer a smaller rig for storage/ small local lake/ handling reasons-

I gotta believe these builder are pretty motivated to work with anyone right now just to keep staff busy.

At the same time all the customs shops are really happy at this stage to do a re-power and cleanup/new interior(especially if its one of "theirs") and if its shop done vs. a garage guy, Id be completely happy and still pick that over a factory ride

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Old 12-07-2008, 02:01 AM
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Easy question...35 foot fountain, hands down winner.
I guess you didn't understand the extremely difficult question. I do believe 35 is bigger than 25.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:33 PM
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I guess you didn't understand the extremely difficult question. I do believe 35 is bigger than 25.

He was being facetious about the "true" size of Fountain's 35' with it's long beak and molded swim platform.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:01 PM
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Its too bad that AT 25 is a huge deep azz 25 footer. Did they sell the mold?
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Yup.

If I am not mistaken the hull is being used for a fishing boat and the deck is gone. This way the boat could not be reborn under another name.

I have ridden and driven R'Addictions 25 AT and it is a real shame they are no longer made.
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The AT 25 is a 24' cigarette hull from the 70's.
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:02 AM
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I've run my friend's 25' Active Thunder out in the ocean a few times. Very impressive in rough water.
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:44 AM
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Without a doubt..06 Shelby 22 Donzi classic..Have had several small boats and this is one of the best out there..On the East coast, (Florida)..This little boat handles everything thrown at it..Been in chop, rough and flat..this thing handles great..
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My 23 nova spyder is not to bad in the rough.
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How about a Hallett 240-S ..........
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