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Old 09-18-2008, 10:42 PM
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OK, so I am a tad biased myself. After Progression, I like Active Thunder and Laveycraft.
what kinda speeds do you run with that motor?
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:02 AM
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Gotta love the details behind the preferences most people are posting here.

How's is anyone logging into this thread going to learn anything, and how are we going to learn about all subtle details from boat to boat from the other fine manufacturers out there when the list read like this-

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best friends boat
boat I read about in an article
boat my friend had that I wanted
boat I heard about at the bar
boat I saw making a speed pass in front of the bar
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I cant speak for up roktoy but Im guessing he was looking for a few details in why people have a preference to particular brand.



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Isn't a 24 Fountain really a 20 foot Allison?

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My pic is the 24 Pantera. I raced it for 5 years in some pretty bad water at times and she is still as solid as the day I bought her
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I would like to see a 25 switzer run 70+ in 3-5's. I always thought they were cool boats, and fast for the power, but they are not exactly wave crushers with that flat bottom.

From my experience the 25 Active is hard to beat/ They ride good and are very stable and predictable. For the dollars can't beat a 25 or 24 outlaw. I have ran the chit out of my 20 year old 240 sport and it just keeps on rockin'. After the shootout this year my buddy is ready to trade his 25 sunsation for an outlaw. Not bad for a lowly Baja.
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I cant speak for up roktoy but Im guessing he was looking for a few details in why people have a preference to particular brand.
Yes, and no.

I can tell you however why I like my boat

It's fast (80-85) with 300 hp.
It seems to handle the rough pretty well for a comparitively lightweight 24ft boat. It takes decent sized water to slow me below 70. It's fun to drive, I love flying it high at 80+ and balancing it on the pad, never thought it could be so fun. Its somewhat economical, I get acceptable fuel mileage compared to many of the boats I run with (25 sunsations, 28 sunsations, 32 sunsations, 33 powerplay, 34 phantom, etc). I love the looks, low deck 24' boat with old school squared off get the hell out of my way styling. White gel with some simple accent colors (I'm not big on crazy paint schemes). I can "hang" with a lot of bigger boats until it gets real snotty.

I could go on and on LOL. There are others I like, but all around it works exactly how I want a boat to work.
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My pic is the 24 Pantera. I raced it for 5 years in some pretty bad water at times and she is still as solid as the day I bought her
Scott, were was that picture taken?
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I can "hang" with a lot of bigger boats until it gets real snotty.

Sounds like I need to break out Dean's 24' Bat Boat and have a 24' run-off! Maybe a brown's to sinbad's marathon???
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Sounds like I need to break out Dean's 24' Bat Boat and have a 24' run-off! Maybe a brown's to sinbad's marathon???
I'm in

No idea how my boat would compare to a bat boat, but i'd certainly run em for fun any day
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Atlantic City by a photographer on turn boat #1
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