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Old 01-27-2009, 08:54 PM
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Which has more freeboard a 28' Panterar or 28' Powerplay? Is the build quality and the rigging, similar quality as well?

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Old 01-27-2009, 11:11 PM
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I have a 99 AT28 w/twin 350magMPI's-B1's,400hrs....MANY options. In fact, some of the most custom features make it a very rare boat. e-mail me @ [email protected] & I'll send u pics. I am struggling financially(homebuilder&GC-NO WORKY!) If we can agree on pricing, you might be a VERY lucky guy!
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:49 AM
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Which has more freeboard a 28' Panterar or 28' Powerplay? Is the build quality and the rigging, similar quality as well?

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Never actually been in a PP, but looking at pics the freeboard is very close. PP rigging is also known to be very good.
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I have been down this street a few times owend 2 28' singles and finally bought a 32' Sunsation. I really like this boat, was considering all the boats mentioned above, time was never right on the ones I found. I ended up staying away from Cig because on insurance and I thought an older boat might nickle and dime me to death, maybe maybe not. Feel free to PM me your number if you would like more info on the 32' Sunny or anything else, I am on my 4th boat in 6 years.
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O and few more things I had a ZT280 and Nordic Heat 28'. The 28AT and the 28 Sunny are hands down a better rough water boat, been in both boats! Sydwayz is a good source for info on the AT's. Call the Sunny factory and talk to Chris tell him I sent ya, there customer service is second to none! I am sure they could set you up with a ride!
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I don't see any boats talked about in this thread that aren't high quality boats.

Go water test them and go from there.

My 28 Pantera was a great boat. The only thing I wished was that it had more freeboard. It is still a 28 footer and will only be so comfortable in sloppy water. My 32 AT rides a LOT better in the LOTO rough water and th AT has as much freeboard as a 38 TG.

Either boat will handle any rough water you throw at it.

Never ridden in a 28AT, but I expect the ride would be comparable to the Pantera. The 28 AT will have a lot more freeboard.
What's freeboard?
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What's freeboard?
Technically, its the measured height of the gunwale (top/side of the boat) to the water line.

However, most people associate it with the cockpit depth measured from the top of the gunwale, (top/side of the boat) down to the cockpit floor.

When people say a boat has a low freeboard, you will often feel "on" the boat.

When people say a boat has a high/deep/tall freeboard, you will often feel "in" the boat; lending to a more secure ride/feel.
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I have a 99 AT28 w/twin 350magMPI's-B1's,400hrs....MANY options. In fact, some of the most custom features make it a very rare boat. e-mail me @ [email protected] & I'll send u pics. I am struggling financially(homebuilder&GC-NO WORKY!) If we can agree on pricing, you might be a VERY lucky guy!
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Thanks. Sorry to hear work is slow, hope it picks up.
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O and few more things I had a ZT280 and Nordic Heat 28'. The 28AT and the 28 Sunny are hands down a better rough water boat, been in both boats! Sydwayz is a good source for info on the AT's. Call the Sunny factory and talk to Chris tell him I sent ya, there customer service is second to none! I am sure they could set you up with a ride!
Thanks for the advice.

I haven't ruled out the Sunny's, I would be up for one if the deal was right. Size wise, like total passenger space, how does the 28 AT compare to the 32 Sunny?

I've also been looking at 32 Hustlers as they seem like a good option as well. What does everyone think of them? Seems like a later 90's one could be had for a decent deal and still be insurable and hopefully "turnkey".
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