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Old 02-16-2010, 08:00 PM
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I boat in Fl. most of the time and 3-4 is about the worst I get into anymore. Im realy thinking outboard cat. But insurance is a bit more.
The Gladiator is perfect for that water! And outboard cat or a stock powered I/O Cat are perfect as well but you then have the insurance to deal with. In 3-4's you can run our 35 Motion faster than you could a Gladiator. For a Vee bottom though you cant beat a Gladiator for the money!
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Thanks for the info.
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For speed; 42Fountain PR Merc 700/NXT1. Same hull as the raceboat.

For affordable luxury;

43 Nor-Tech twin Ilmor 710/Indy drive


For best fuel mileage;

Eliminator 43 Eagle(Larry Smith Scarab) twin Cummins 480 diesels/ASD8 drives.

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Old 02-16-2010, 08:23 PM
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For speed; 42Fountain PR. Same hull as the raceboat.

For affordable luxury;

43 Nor-Tech twin Ilmor 710/Indy drive

Best fuel mileage;

Eliminator 43 Eagle(Larry Smith Scarab) twin Cummins 480 diesels/ASD8 drives.
None of those are sit down vee's or what he is looking for??? There are not nearly as many Fountain PR's built compared to the Donzi or Cigarette. They will also be very hard on the drives.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:26 PM
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what defines best..??????. Im not a fan of the Cig..very loose boat...I like the Donzi better than the Fountain...but prefer this boat for it's edgy look, conviences and just more room all the way around.

http://www.nor-techboats.com/boats.php?id=5&type=vbo
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None of those are sit down vee's or what he is looking for??? There are not nearly as many Fountain PR's built compared to the Donzi or Cigarette. They will also be very hard on the drives.
Well you're right except for the Fountain...
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This thread is about affordable sit down vee's if everyone would go back and read Tom's initial post. That Nor-Tech is cool but still not really a true sit down.
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How about the Laveycraft 39' EVO
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:58 PM
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zrc getting hard to find a good one.
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What about a phantom?
I built some power in a 34' quite a few years back. Really good running boat. The motors maybe made 550 or so and the boat would break 85 mph. It had 3 sit down bolsters across the front and a bench in the back. Really great handling boat. The boat was quite a few years old....maybe mid to late 90's
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