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Old 09-13-2009, 08:57 AM
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I am looking at buying a 1991 Talon 25 with a 454 / Bravo 1 setup.

Anything to look for in these hulls? Any known problem areas?

Anyone know if these hulls were fully composite?

Anyone know what these hulls weighed?

Any comments would be great!
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:58 PM
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Since nobody else chimed in I will. The Talon 25 was the basis for nearly every 25-26 foot cat built. It is one of the most copied hulls. Obviously , they are great boats. I haven't owned one so I cant give you any insight as to specific area's to look over aside from the normal things. Good luck!
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:22 PM
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Thanks Okie
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Good boat. Gary did well with them and built a very nice boat.
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I am looking at buying a 1991 Talon 25 with a 454 / Bravo 1 setup.

Anything to look for in these hulls? Any known problem areas?

Anyone know if these hulls were fully composite?

Anyone know what these hulls weighed?

Any comments would be great!
Had a 1994 Talon 22' for over 7 years. As far as I know all Talons are fiberglass hulls. Excellent design and construction. Mine weighed 1250 lbs less engines. It was rigged with twin 2.5 outboards. Never had the experience of riding in a Talon 25, but saw one up close being built at the plant in Sarasota back when they were being produced. Basically Talons are pretty rare and are of great quality!
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They are rock solid boats that will take as much power as you throw at them. The hatch opens with the back seat for very easy engine access.
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Randy (Wildman) just put a twin outboard Talon up for sale over on S & F. He helped get this boat setup for the owner and can probably answer any questions you may have. This one will run over 100 with the 300 Promaxes.

http://forums.screamandfly.com/forum...d.php?t=196991

There's also a black one over there too.

http://forums.screamandfly.com/forum...d.php?t=196887

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The black one is impecable. Wish I had $30K laying around.
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You cannot go wrong with a Talon 25. I have an '87 with 300 Pro Max Mercury's and I LOVE it. Mine is the 3rd. boat out of the mold it was built for a kilo run and is the only left hand drive that I know of. There are NO stress cracks and the transom is strong after all these years. 4 paintjobs and 4 sets of motors it is a floating piece of history.
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TX 427 is right they will handle the power with an I/O. I have riden in one at 115 smooth as silk.
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