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Old 10-10-2010, 01:46 PM
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33 Powerplay w 500 efi's or 525's vs 31 Cig Bullet w 525sc's vs 35 Cig Cafe's

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Old 10-10-2010, 01:52 PM
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loooking for something up to 35 ft, 70/30 bay ocean use, $60k or less, as close to 80 mph as possible.
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:09 PM
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That 33 w/ 500 efi's looks like a steal. If it checks out I'd go with that for sure for that money. Leaves leftover budget for repairs/updgrades.

The Cig's posted probably won't get too close to 80 even with much bigger power.
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The Teague powered Powerplay seems like a good deal for a 100 MPH boat ,plus spare drives. Make the guy an offer.
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I take it you had a 29 scarab before...... A few things to think of before you make the big step.
1. Check insurance rates for what you are looking at,rates on the new boat might give you heart failure.
2. Have the boat that you decide on surveyed before you plunk any cash down.
3. Big horsepower does not equate to a reliable boat and blowers are asking for trouble unless you have 2 bags full of $100.00 dollar bills.....to rebuild them !
4. Go for the boat that you like the most and the one that looks like it has been taken care of...If the boats engine comp. looks like Rommel's Africa Corps. craped in it walk away..
5.Try and find a fresh water boat ,less problems if something breaks and you have to pull it apart.At least if you start with a fresh water boat and you put it in salt you know that you did it.

Good luck on your new toy.

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I take it you had a 29 scarab before...... A few things to think of before you make the big step.
1. Check insurance rates for what you are looking at,rates on the new boat might give you heart failure.
2. Have the boat that you decide on surveyed before you plunk any cash down.
3. Big horsepower does not equate to a reliable boat and blowers are asking for trouble unless you have 2 bags full of $100.00 dollar bills.....to rebuild them !
4. Go for the boat that you like the most and the one that looks like it has been taken care of...If the boats engine comp. looks like Rommel's Africa Corps. craped in it walk away..
5.Try and find a fresh water boat ,less problems if something breaks and you have to pull it apart.At least if you start with a fresh water boat and you put it in salt you know that you did it.

Good luck on your new toy.

Jim
Since that Scarab Bern's had a 35 Formula, a 30 Spectre cat and something else I think.
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of the cigs, the cafe in CT would be the one. of the powerplays, either the one with 500 efi's or the 95 with the small blowers.
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Boat # 2 would be my choice out of the list u put up.

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of the cigs, the cafe in CT would be the one. of the powerplays, either the one with 500 efi's or the 95 with the small blowers.
Agree - Frank's Cafe (CT) is what I would be going after.

Cafe's can take the ocean that is for sure, and they are fairly timeless.
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This one used to pass us in the 1000 Islands. Very clean and fast. All the boats you listed are nice in my opinion and maybe you are not into Fountains. May be something to look at though.
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