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Old 09-03-2010, 03:54 PM
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Best Boat Cig, bigger is always better 35 or the 38 but since you would like a 32 range the bullet is the one. Ask KReed from CT. about his and he will give you the low down. He runs the L.I Sounds and B.I Sound
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Ah, good ole Lake Erie. It pushes my Donzi 22 to the limits sometimes. I love my 85 mph hot rod and am married to it for a few years but when I do upsize I will be taking a strong look at Formulas.
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Ah, good ole Lake Erie. It pushes my Donzi 22 to the limits sometimes. I love my 85 mph hot rod and am married to it for a few years but when I do upsize I will be taking a strong look at Formulas.
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Glass dave had it right on the money, A 38 Scarab is the the only way to go for Lake Erie !!! if you cant swing that --next best is a 34 Scarab III..... Stay away from anything with radical engines too. Down the road you will have one hell of a big rebuild job $$$$$$$$ and last but not least dont buy a salt water boat !!!! Have the boat surveyed before you lay the cash on the line.........

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33 outlaw! Best hull baja ever built. Handles rough water awesome.
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that's my kind of water! My boat loves 2-3 foot chop!
2-3' is a calm day on the great lakes. If you can't run in 5'-6' reasonably comfortably, you're done. I've been out in 10's more than once on Ontario. The waves are very steep, like hittin a wall. I would recommend a 38 cig or 31 or larger Sonic.
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Ex nay the baja id say. There was a Trip 42 down this way could not stay with the 30-33 suts in the Block sound. Scarabs arnt bad just not my tatse they are a bit lighter then the Cigs but never rode one so cant say either way. Although there is a 38 old school scarab that runs hard core down here with a set of blower motors.
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