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Old 11-17-2010, 09:22 AM
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Next Spring I would like to upgrade to a twin engine gofast. I wanted to get some opinions from the people who have or have had these boat. I appreciate and help

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292 Formula or a 33 Fountain Lighting

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How much money you looking to spend?? How about a 33 Powerplay??
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How much money you looking to spend?? How about a 33 Powerplay??
i know someone who may be interested in a 33 powerplay.. pm me with the info
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not selling mine anymore, i was just saying that theyre great boats. dont take a lot of power to run good speeds, and eat up the rough.
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The 292 Formula compares well to the 28 ZX Donzi. The 33 Fountain is a twin Big Block boat that is really the next step up.

Are you looking new, at a price point or ?

When I bought my 28 ZXO I was looking at the 292 as well. The BB boats were too big for me because they get so much heavier and trailering becomes an issue... more money for the boat then more money for the new tow vehicle, then more money to spend in gas so it was exponentially more money all around

I bought the Donzi because of the Open bow, but would buy the 292 Formula, 28 ZX, or 33 fountain. all are good boats, depends on what you are looking to do.

As for the 292 or 28ZX you can count on them giving you good gas mileage, fun to drive, small enough to tow pretty easily but big enough to do a long fun run.
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not selling mine anymore, i was just saying that theyre great boats. dont take a lot of power to run good speeds, and eat up the rough.
sorry I did look at one at the orange beach races that was for sale it was a race set up boat...this guy i know wants a cabin and 500hp I/O drive.

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If you're looking at a Formula, go right to the 353, mine goes fast enough for me and it takes the LOTO Saturday afternoon mess pretty well, I love mine.
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sorry I did look at one at the orange beach races that was for sale it was a race set up boat...this guy i know wants a cabin and 500hp I/O drive.
this is the closest one to what hes looking for that is for sale right now.

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...-Deck-97272017
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I am looking at either a

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How about a 33 Powerplay??
I'd buy the 33 Powerplay over the other two, if you can find one of the really clean looking "race" ones, like "302Sport" has in his avatar.

The 292-SR1 Formula is a GREAT boat all around, and can be fast if you get one of the last ones they built, which had 502's in them. I had a 311-SR1 years ago, which was a BLAST, and never left me stranded. I would look for a clean 357-SR1 if I were looking in that era & price range. The price between the 357-SR1's & the 272, 292, & 311's, won't be far off from each other at all in those year models, so try to get the most length you can for rougher conditions & cabin room.

The 33 Fountain would be a nice boat for you as well, and run fast. The cabin won't be quite as finished out as the Formula, but that may not matter to you. A 33 Fountain with 502's would run great, and be a really fun machine. I wouldn't go any smaller than a 33 in the Fountains, IF cockpit & cabin space are an important factor to you.

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I'd buy the 33 Powerplay over the other two, if you can find one of the really clean looking "race" ones, like "302Sport" has in his avatar.

The 292-SR1 Formula is a GREAT boat all around, and can be fast if you get one of the last ones they built, which had 502's in them. I had a 311-SR1 years ago, which was a BLAST, and never left me stranded. I would look for a clean 357-SR1 if I were looking in that era & price range. The price between the 357-SR1's & the 272, 292, & 311's, won't be far off from each other at all in those year models, so try to get the most length you can for rougher conditions & cabin room.

The 33 Fountain would be a nice boat for you as well, and run fast. The cabin won't be quite as finished out as the Formula, but that may not matter to you. A 33 Fountain with 502's would run great, and be a really fun machine. I wouldn't go any smaller than a 33 in the Fountains, IF cockpit & cabin space are an important factor to you.

Good luck!
I thought he was asking about the FasTec and new 33 Lightning (2008-ish up). I don't think the old 10 meter was considered a lightning.
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