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Cheap, smallish speed boats... what would you buy?

Old 03-09-2011, 07:23 PM
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Fountain Family View Post
If I'm correct I think that is one of the old LOTO water parol scarabs that a guy bought and re did in MO.
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:55 AM
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the old 26' wellcraft novas can be had for under 10,000 all day, nice clean ones under 15,000.

mine ran 58 on top end and took rough water well.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:20 PM
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Baja 240 Sport no brainer, had one for 18 years sold it to a friend and he still runs it. Look hard because they are out there.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Crossett View Post
I'm looking for a speed boat for use on a lake, thinking 22'-25' or so. Some sort of cabin would be nice but not necessary. My tow vehicle is rated to pull 6500lbs, but it seems a little high to me. My old crownline 225 br w/trailer weighed about 5000lbs and that felt like the upper limit of what it can pull. A hull that will handle a fair amount of chop is a big plus as my local lake can get pretty rough sometimes.

Price is going to be the main factor. I would like to try and stay under $12,000 but $15,000 is the absolute limit. I've wrenched on cars for most of my life and am not scared of working on the boat at all. I do not however want to get into something with hull integrity issues. This Scarab looks promising, but i've been reading bad things about how well they are put together.

Other boats that pique my interest are Baja 20 outlaws, Stingray 220/230SX's and Velocity 220's, but they all seem to be a little out of my price range.

Is it possible to get into something that will do 60-70mph with these restrictions, or would I be better off saving more?
I had a Velocity 23' with a 454/Bravo 1 and hydraulic system. It was a sweet boat. They should be well within your budget.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:48 AM
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:42 AM
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I bought a 95 Baja 24 outlaw, 454/B1, 400 hours, really clean stored inside it's whole life. $15k
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