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Old 10-07-2010, 04:19 PM
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Sunsation 288 hands down but in the end buy what makes you happy! Good luck there are some nice deals out there fo sur!
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:27 PM
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there are alot of other boats in that size range, i would def look at as many as i could before i made the decision,you got all winter
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:28 PM
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A single engine 29 Fountain would rock.
I believe BIG TIME is selling his, single 525efi
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Sunsation 288 hands down but in the end buy what makes you happy! Good luck there are some nice deals out there fo sur!
Another great choice, and you can find more of them for less money than an AT.

In this size range you have a lot of options. This is kind of how I would rank them, but I may be a little biased!

28 AT - not many of them out there
28 Pantera - similar ride as an AT with lower freeboard.
28 Powerplay - not many were made, but great boat
28 Apache - It will be pretty old if you are able to find one
288 Sunsation - lots out there, good value, nice craftsmanship and MCOB(mid-cabin open boat option
27/29 Kryptonite - more of a "hot rod" boat, but these things run good
27/30 Activator - Definitely a "hot rod" boat. Kills it in the rough
28 Saber - See Powerplay
28 Joker - cool boat, not many out there
29 Fountain - tons out there. Can probably get a steal
29 Formula
28 Donzi ZX
28 Nordic - similiar to Sunsations, but I like the Sunny's better
28-30 Baja - Decent boat for the money
26-28 Checkmate - See Baja

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Old 10-07-2010, 05:37 PM
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my choices would be...

pantera
formula
powerplay
sunsation

i would skip the fountain...just my opinion. they really lack space and i cannot stand the beak...haha also skip the baja...they just arent in the same league (build quality is not good at all)
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:18 PM
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My 27/29 with twins..... F/S 15K
Ironically the 29's sit about 4 inches higher then the 32's??

I like the idea of a big single in a 28 and under
Check out a 28 Velocity, and don't compare to a 30 Velocity, which has twins.

Used to ruin alot of Fountain owner's days with a 500 crate motor, 28 pitch labbed bravo.

Don't know about the Active Thunder--never driven one.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:42 PM
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Skip the cabin and buy a cat 2c lol
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:43 PM
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Skip the cabin and buy a cat 2c lol
Wish I did.....
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They do!!!!
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:26 PM
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there are alot of other boats in that size range, i would def look at as many as i could before i made the decision,you got all winter
I'm hoping that a few manufacturers make it to a couple of the boat shows in the area. The one in Annapolis is next week and there is one in Baltimore in January that I hear a lot of performance boats show. I'd really like to see a few.
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