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Old 03-09-2011, 07:23 PM
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:28 PM
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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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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.

http://www.powerboatlistings.com/view/9263

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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