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Old 07-26-2010, 12:14 AM
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So I'm getting back into the boating world and have just started looking. My plan is to give myself a good 6 months or so to find the right boat. First things first, as the description says I have around a 40K budget in mind and have a tow capacity of 7500 with my Porsche Cayanne V8.

I'm considering 28 to 33 foot as the boat will mainly be used in the Chesapeake Bay area. 29 Scarabs seem to fit into my bill right now as I seem to be able to find a late 90's early 00 for around that price.

Leaning towards a single screw but would consider twins.

I'm also big on the boat having a nice cabin area to allow for overnights, but the boat must still maintain the sporty look.

Any suggestions or directionl would be greately appreciated.
My suggestion is find the boat you want and tow it first. I think you'll find the Porsche will not tow a 28'-33' boat very well, especially full of fuel and other gear.

A 3/4 ton diesel is what you need.
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Look to see if you can find a Superboat Y2K. Great boats.
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700lbs of fuel?????????? I don't know many 30 footers carrying 140 gallons of fuel, and if they do... they're probably not that sporty. I agree with your general point. You're looking at a 4500lbs boat, roughly 500lbs of fuel and a 1500-2000lbs trailer. Also add 200lbs of safety gear and extras. Still think Kryptonite's your best choice, minus the sleeping (as far as whats on the market).
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My 28 Pantera had 120 gallon tank and they changed to a 140 gallon tank in about 1998. Mine weighed about 7500# full of fuel and gear on an aluminum trailer.
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Get a Truck first then get a boat. Or a pair of Seedoos for the Porsche. Pulled a mastercraft to ramp 2 miles w my ML500. Rated for it YES get on the Highway with it Never.
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700lbs of fuel?????????? I don't know many 30 footers carrying 140 gallons of fuel, and if they do... they're probably not that sporty. I agree with your general point. You're looking at a 4500lbs boat, roughly 500lbs of fuel and a 1500-2000lbs trailer. Also add 200lbs of safety gear and extras. Still think Kryptonite's your best choice, minus the sleeping (as far as whats on the market).
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I like the Krypotnite suggestion, nice find, priced with the buyer's range, with money left-over...good find!
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700lbs of fuel?????????? I don't know many 30 footers carrying 140 gallons of fuel...
Mine does. And 140gal. is creeping up on 1000lbs.
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I'd sleep on my 28' Checkmate Convincor provided it wasn't too hot. Happy with the boat so far. Picked it up for under $40k.

I didn't buy a 29' Scarab because one criteria was to be able to sit upright in the cabin, which I couldn't. I'm 6'. Matters to some, not to others.
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Package deal???? $50k
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700lbs of fuel?????????? I don't know many 30 footers carrying 140 gallons of fuel, and if they do... they're probably not that sporty. I agree with your general point. You're looking at a 4500lbs boat, roughly 500lbs of fuel and a 1500-2000lbs trailer. Also add 200lbs of safety gear and extras. Still think Kryptonite's your best choice, minus the sleeping (as far as whats on the market).
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Gasoline is 6.2xxx pounds per gallon. 700 lbs of fuel is only ~112 gallons.

26' Sonic has a 102 gallon tank, which is only a 25' boat. These calculations are not outside of scope.

Of course, no one figures in that the MAX tow rating of a vehicle is with ONLY a DRIVER aboard. No passengers, dogs, luggage, coolers, beer, tools, stereo equipment, etc. etc.

Then you can EASILY add 1000 lbs. of gear to a boat figuring stereo, anchor(s), lines, tools, fenders, spare parts, spare tire on the trailer, tool box on the trailer with a jack and tools in it, etc. etc.

I towed my 26' Sonic at 7280 lbs. with a 2-door (SHORT wheel base) 4x4 Tahoe for a couple seasons. I DON'T recommend towing anywhere close to your max rating.

There is no such thing as too much truck. You want spare truck in reserve, when you need it. Like when the neighbor's kid 4 doors down from you pulls out in front of you on his bicycle, on the neighborhood street while you are doing 35mph. As such, just towing locally or not long distance doesn't hold water either.


Want an eye opener? Haul down to your local truck stop and have your whole rig weighed. Then go drop the trailer in the parking lot and get a weight on the truck so you can subtract it out of the whole rig weight.

If you have not done this before, I guarantee you will be surprised.

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Look to see if you can find a Superboat Y2K. Great boats.
i know of one in the Tampa area that could be bought for the right price

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