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Old 01-31-2011, 05:46 PM
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Currently boatless and looking for recommendations as to what boats I ought consider.

I had a Rinker 23' 454 Magnum and it porpoised and was not good at white water at all. Then bought a Wellcraft 26' Nova ST T-350 Magnums...21* deadrise. Very good at white water but not a Cigarette.

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Types of waters and challenges

Just an overview of what to expect/plan for and invest in for boating conditions in the Punta Gorda area. Might head for the Gulf now and then.

I would not be asking if I could buy anything. I know it will probably be a used boat. So something in the $ 75,000 range.

I was "toying" with the idea of a Kawasaki Jet Boat 20* deadrise Twin 25 and' 8'6" beam....looks fun but would I have to be limited to "channels"? Bad idea?

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Some of the guys in Ft Myers Offshore who live up that way can can give you more exact info... but- Charlotte Harbor is huge, you could get by with a smaller boat no problem.

There are so many great boating areas around here - if I were you I would try to get something big enough to handle the Gulf so you can explore. You have Sarasota/Tampa Bay in one direction and Ft Myers Beach in the other.

It's boating paradise- welcome to the neighborhood!
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What happened to the Cigarette?

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That was a "company boat". Company owned it with partners.

Very short period of time and it just did not work out. It was a "time share" of sorts...mostly an opportunity to fight. So I offed my share in it.

Boats and pertners as least for me will never happen again.

I got it on the 2 rainy weeks and then opted out.

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Just about like any other thing should only be one boss or captain the rest must be the crew
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Skater 388 is a great choice....
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Skater 388 is a great choice....
did you get into moms birth control pills again ???


if you read Hydros post

I would not be asking if I could buy anything. I know it will probably be a used boat. So something in the $ 75,000 range.

$ 75,000 range.


so wheres these 388s for $75K cause theres a ch!tload of guys waiting to pick one up , me included
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did you get into moms birth control pills again ???


if you read Hydros post

I would not be asking if I could buy anything. I know it will probably be a used boat. So something in the $ 75,000 range.

$ 75,000 range.


so wheres these 388s for $75K cause theres a ch!tload of guys waiting to pick one up , me included
opps.... i didnt read the entire ad.... guess I should do that next time... sorry RHR...
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did you get into moms birth control pills again ???


if you read Hydros post

I would not be asking if I could buy anything. I know it will probably be a used boat. So something in the $ 75,000 range.

$ 75,000 range.


so wheres these 388s for $75K cause theres a ch!tload of guys waiting to pick one up , me included
He said moms birth control pills!#@$:to funny
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Welcome to Fl, look up Anthony Franklin's wholesale marine, right there in Cape Coral, 239-872-6270, I bought a boat from him in 5/09, and he gave me a good deal.
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