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Old 01-16-2011, 08:23 AM
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I will soon be in the market for a replacement for the fountain and would like a cat. Problem is a cabin is needed. What boats, 35g and under, are there? I/O or O/B doesn't matter. Would prefer under 32ft and under. Thanks in advance.
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I will soon be in the market for a replacement for the fountain and would like a cat. Problem is a cabin is needed. What boats, 35K and under, are there? I/O or O/B doesn't matter. Would prefer under 32ft and under. Thanks in advance.
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Hi Prostock85, Have you looked at 31' American Offshore boats? I don't know if you can find one for under $35k but they have the best cabin of any cat in that size. Most cats 32' and under don't have any type of cabin.
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Hi Prostock85, Have you looked at 31' American Offshore boats? I don't know if you can find one for under $35k but they have the best cabin of any cat in that size. Most cats 32' and under don't have any type of cabin.
That's what I was thinking also. I've never seen the inside of an AO. I've only seen some 30 shadows and chris cats. I found a 1989 30' Spectre that I like in Cali for 30g. Dont think it has any cabin though. I have at least a month before any decisions so I figured I would use the off season to research.

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Here is a good example of a current basic 31 cat. Be it CC, AO or Awesome, all of these hulls share a common design. I use this one as an example because:
1) No paint
2) Bravo drives
3) NA 500 HP power
4) Trailer included
http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...37525-en.htmlt
To be honest (and not a boat basher), this boat with that power and the way it is equipped/rigged is not a 90mph boat.

Good luck on your search.

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the express cat 31 ft has a pretty big(high) cabin..your stuck looking in the AO, express, awesome,chris cat classified's.. unfortunately they are all basically the same boat design..and will be tough getting something decent for 35k
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Here is a good example of a current basic 31 cat. Be it CC, AO or Awesome, all of these hulls share a common design. I use this one as an example because:
1) No paint
2) Bravo drives
3) NA 500 HP power
4) Trailer included
http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...37525-en.htmlt
To be honest (and not a boat basher), this boat with that power and the way it is equipped/rigged is not a 90mph boat.

Good luck on your search.
This link may work a bit better:

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o37525-en.html
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Here is a good example of a current basic 31 cat. Be it CC, AO or Awesome, all of these hulls share a common design. I use this one as an example because:
1) No paint
2) Bravo drives
3) NA 500 HP power
4) Trailer included
http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...37525-en.htmlt
To be honest (and not a boat basher), this boat with that power and the way it is equipped/rigged is not a 90mph boat.

Good luck on your search.
I guess when I see things like this 85 CC (SOLD) http://www.powerboatlistings.com/view/5923 and the 85 I was buying with hp500's and bravos for $26,500 two years ago I figured there were more deals out there...
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you have to watch alot of the chris cat's..some had delamination issues, some gained ALOT of water weight..and sea trial any that were converted to bravos to make sure the X is correct..
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I guess when I see things like this 85 CC (SOLD) http://www.powerboatlistings.com/view/5923 and the 85 I was buying with hp500's and bravos for $26,500 two years ago I figured there were more deals out there...
An acquaintance of mine owns that boat - I've never been on it, but have passed it at the ramp on occasion. I can go check it out for you if you are interested?
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Didn't Warlock make some about that size with Cabins?
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