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Old 03-19-2002, 05:40 PM
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Question 1989 Ocean Express ,Express 25 w/2x250 Yamahas ?

I'm Looking at a 1989 25' Ocean Express and I'm wondering if anyone knows if they were as well built then, (Layup schedule , etc.)as they are now? This Cat has two 1991 Yamaha 250 h.p. counter rotators w/ hydraulic steering. Are these a good motor? Currently spinning 15x30 Cleavers. Thanks
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Old 03-20-2002, 12:53 AM
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I don't know much about the 25' but I have a 1988 39'er . It is great !! One hell of a boat !! The Yamahas are excellent power choice for dependibility . Most fishing guys like them . They go forever .

COme on you OE guys , step up and give some advise . The OE post was one of the biggest ones on the board . I guess they all got tired of typing !

I think you will like the boat . JOE
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dont know much about the motors but do know the ocean x's and they are one of the best built boats you will find. the 25 is a good looking boat, whats he asking an what are his top speeds with that setup?

boot - drag that ocean thread back around . . .hey you know anything about the 39 for sale in powerboat mag. . . .its in PA i think.
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There are deffinatly strong ! I've got a 1992 25' with1994 2.5's 280 hp. with new white gaffrig guages/ purple bezel's new interior, lathem steering, jack plates, CLE lower unit's and a contentail trailer with mag's and goes 100 plus all the time ! I forgot just put in a set of race high speed trim pump's I'd like to see $42K (586) 598-4077
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Old 03-20-2002, 01:33 AM
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Glassdave , THat boat might be "slicknicks " NOT 'nickslick' .

If so ,I looked at it before buying mine . It was almost all apart .He had started to redo a little of everything at once . A little glass ,a little gel ,interior , new style hatch swap ,etc. Don't know for sure ,I would have to match the phone #. I forgot about it till you said that . He used to be on the board alot . I haven't seen him lately. Let me know if I can help . E-mail me if needed .

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Slick nick's 39' is in jersey his boat came from mi. it was a landscper named mark I did a survey on it back about 6 years ago she was pretty rough then! when that boat left O.E. it went to Fort Apache to be rigged by C&G with #5's it came back to MI. mark put 1600 Arnesons on it wich one of them he had A machinist I know counter rotate one drive internily in stead of counter rotating the engine!!
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Your right Vicious one , I don't know why I was thinking Nick was in PA . I was at his shop in south Jersey .Thanks for the input .

Now you did it ! Now I have to investigate this PA boat !
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Let me know wich one it is ! Did you ever look at the red one at american offshore marina in fla. the transom was so wet in that boat she was broke open in the port side of tunnel transom area and a brown GOO was like OOZING out of it! that boat was Rick Conti fro Racers powerboat brokers when I was with O.E. we did a brown suede cockpit interior for it, it was FUGLEY but the 39' looked cool all red !! Ross built more of those then any body knows !!
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The boat is rigged w/mechanical jack-plates and, as is, it goes about 85 mph or so. He's asking 25 k. I'll have to go see it, do a compression test,check the gearbox and free-play on the shafts, Look at all the sponson bulkheads, etc. The usual B.S. What else should I be checking for?
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There is a guy in Washington, that use to race a 25, I think he still has it for sale, you can see pics at Riveted.org good luck
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