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Old 05-21-2010, 02:31 PM
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top & sides were done, I realize this is not an intricate paint scheme, both nonetheless it was a great way to update an older boat
http://s921.photobucket.com/albums/a...someCat059.jpg
now back to our regularly scheduled program

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Old 05-21-2010, 03:46 PM
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I have an 83 - 34 ' Scarab III, everything replaced or new, less thsn 20 hrs on 600 hp /650 ftlbs, Always indoor racked, new covers, tube platform ,newer paint killer sound system, $ 20K e-mail for more detail and pictures..
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:20 PM
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[QUOTEMitcher T Painted my whole boat for way less than 12K ,... it's a 31 Cat, & IMO looks kick ass, re read what I typed, I said your boat SEEMS like allot of boat for the money, so I guess you can't read or spell very well[/QUOTE]

I guess you can't read or spell that well, "allot" should be "a lot", don't bag on his grammar when you're screwing up, just saying.

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Old 05-21-2010, 10:29 PM
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Here is a 30 cat that should handle what you are after. Discount to OSO members by about 10%, so mid 30s

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Old 05-21-2010, 10:41 PM
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I guess you can't read or spell that well, "allot" should be "a lot", don't bag on his grammar when you're screwing up, just saying.[/QUOTE]

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Old 05-22-2010, 07:02 PM
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I will third (or fourth or whatever) the PP 28!

I was in the same situation last year, buying the first boat of my own. I ended up w/ a PP 28 after lots of looking.

Read the Powerplay thread on here to see the care that went into building them. I have one of the very few other single 28's and it is awesome. Very easy to drive, I basically never use my trim tabs actually and because it's not stepped turns predictably and easily. It also eats up the rough (as that is all there was last summer). You will want a bigger boat the first windy day if you go any smaller, and after maintaining a single I'm glad that's all I'm paying for (after really thinking I wanted twins before).

The other similar boats I liked were the Pantera and AT's. Sunsation and Donzi are nice too, but generally newer and not as affordable.
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I found an 02 29ft wellcraft with 148hrs on twin 350 for 34k. I like the look of the boat but is under powered. Because the other two Choices are the 28 pantera and a 28zx donzi. Any thoughts?
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I found an 02 29ft wellcraft with 148hrs on twin 350 for 34k. I like the look of the boat but is under powered. Because the other two Choices are the 28 pantera and a 28zx donzi. Any thoughts?
Of those 3 the Pantera is likely the best choice.


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Why do you say the boat is under powered? Most boats that size only have one big block. I would think that boat will run 70 mph with stock small blocks. There were some 29 Scarabs with twin small blocks and the Blackhawk drives that were really fast. Great package!!
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Of those 3 the Pantera is the best choice.


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