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Old 03-07-2011, 05:05 PM
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Any 24/7 boat would work. Python, pantera, cigarette, superboat, excalibur. A 26 scarab would also be a good choice. 24 skater.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:15 PM
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How about a good ol' Pachanga, they are out there reasonable, although not the fastest, but nice and ride good
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:19 PM
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Lots of the ones i'm finding are out of my price range. There's a 95 Baja 24 outlaw near by that I will probably go look at next weekend though. $15k
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:25 PM
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I suppose I should put in my usual plug for my favorite small, fast boat - the 22' Progression. Mine runs a bit under 80 MPH on 240 HP out of a modified Mercury 200 outboard. It will run in 3 footers with ease and is the next best thing to indestructable. They're not cheap. There aren't many out there, but a good one is worth every penny. I wouldn't trade mine for anything but a new one.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:11 AM
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Life sidetracked my plans to buy a boat last summer. I am ready to now but all the boats that were listed in here are gone. What current deals are you guys aware of?
If your lake gets rough, stay away from the 20 Outlaw. They are a fast hull (5.0 MPI 260hp and runs 63mph) but 1-2' chop will beat you up badly unless working the throttles hard. I love mine and works great for us but its not the boat you'll want.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:14 AM
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i have a baja 24 outlaw for a nice deal with or without motor....good performer and a safe boat
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:13 AM
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I know a guy selling a Pachanga 27...
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:42 AM
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I was waiting for someone to post a 27' fountain into the small cheap boat thread

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Old 03-09-2011, 07:11 PM
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If I was buying a boat with your Price range I would be looking at Four Winns Liberator's. IMO they are great looking boats I would love to have a 211, 241, or 261.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:21 PM
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http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/boa/2241789508.html
http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/boa/2224663076.html
Merc power and you'll have plenty of $ left over.
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/boa/2217013214.html
This ones a beauty
http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/boa/2248822569.html

I grew up on a 211 and there great boats that are built solid and ride very well for there size.
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