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Old 03-25-2011, 09:16 AM
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Looking at 30' + Center Consoles, just curious to where people think these mfg's stack up as far as quality/ride and comfort. Boating in my area can be very rough so i'd like to get something that wont beat me to death. Rate them 1-8. Thanks

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You really should look at the Yellowfin
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probably out of my 40-60k range, I also want a cuddy and I dont think they make a 30-32 cuddy do they?
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What about Ocean Hawk? (Same as the Cig Cafe Open.)

Always liked that boat, and you may be able to find one in your price range.
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It really depends what you're looking for. Intrepid is a great brand. I won't lie, it's not the fastest of the group listed and it's probably the most expensive, but they have beautiful craftsmanship/quality.
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Should throw Fountain onto that list. My 34 Fountain runs very well in the rough stuff. Size matters my 34 has a 9.6 beam when it come to rough conditions. O bye the way it's For Sale.
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The ride of my 2000 Scarab was surprisingly good. The build quality also surprised me.

The Donzi also has a good solid ride - better than the Scarab, but it is bigger/heavier.

I rode a Sonic/Dakota in Miami but it was so ridiculously rough you couldn't get a real good everyday idea.

I looked at Glasstream and was put off by build quality and especially rigging. I hear they ride ok.

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What about a 33' Powerplay SF?
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I looked at alot of concepts and renegades, those were my two choices of center consoles. I ended up with a 28 concept. It does have the cuddy up front. The rigging is nice, the boat performed well. I did bust some stuff up on it. But I will not blame concept for that, it is just the nature of the beast.
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Check out Marlago. It is a splash of an Aronow 36 Cigarette, as is the Marlin 35. This is one dry riding boat. I love mine.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...3-marlago.html

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...go-dakota.html
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