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Old 12-11-2010, 08:59 PM
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I understand the 28 Active Thunder with a 525 is the more capable 28' rough water boat, but considerably slower. Is something like the 33 Active Thunder with 496HOs probably the minimum V then?

How about a 28 Skater? Are cats that much more capable in the rough? They the most efficient way to run with the group? Or are they more expensive (incuding insurance) that the 33 AT?
Poker Runs in general are a part of a boat's use. You seem to be all over the place in your considerations. You should buy a boat that fits your style of boating and can accomodate a poker run or two when you want to. Small cats will run fast but like your Tuff 28.....under the right water conditions.

You will see all types of boats at FPC runs, plenty of small cats and 28-33 v bottoms.
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I really appreciate the replies, thanks.

I understand the 28 Active Thunder with a 525 is the more capable 28' rough water boat, but considerably slower. Is something like the 33 Active Thunder with 496HOs probably the minimum V then?

How about a 28 Skater? Are cats that much more capable in the rough? They the most efficient way to run with the group? Or are they more expensive (incuding insurance) that the 33 AT?
Buy my 35 Motion Cat and you'll be set to go on any poker run.

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o36325-en.html
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Buy my 35 Motion Cat and you'll be set to go on any poker run.

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o36325-en.html
I love red boats(used to own one). Saw yours yesterday while browsing, really nice. Tabajay you can't go wrong with this boat. It's a legitimate rough water masher for its size. And the price is right no question. If I had the money it would be mine.

(LOL at the browser highlighter on 'the price is right' )

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:26 PM
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I ran "ROCK THE BAY" poker run this past year in my 2007 donzi 27zr.496ho.I started up in the front and was not the last boat to the lunch stop.We were on the cheapeake bay in a little choppy water.No problem.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:29 PM
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I love red boats(used to own one). Saw yours yesterday while browsing, really nice. Tabajay you can't go wrong with this boat. It's a legitimate rough water masher for its size. And the price is right no question. If I had the money it would be mine.

(LOL at the browser highlighter on 'the price is right' )
Thanks Cat! Its priced to sell!!
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Horses for courses, Jupiter Sunsation. I used to do track days and am now thinking to do poker runs. I'd like to do it for GT3 money ($120k) in the most capable, newbie manageable, new boat possible.

Beautiful boat, fountain40icbm. I'm probably a year away from buying, however (currently living/working overseas).
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We ran the Destin PR in a Hurricane deck boat. Most fun I ever had on a poker run.
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Go with a cat 28 skater will do it easily..
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Buy my 35 Motion Cat and you'll be set to go on any poker run.

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o36325-en.html
Dude, I didn't realize your motion was so nice! Sweet boat and the price does seem to be very good for what you get. Great looking ride!
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Here is a great video of the 2005 FPC calender of events: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGk5HGyeAjI
Smallest boat I saw on the highlight reel was a 33 Powerplay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALw-SALL4to&feature=fvw
This is the KW run the following year.


*these years were easily the biggest events in the history of PR's. The slow economy has shrunk these events and the amount of big iron that attends.

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