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Old 03-25-2011, 08:25 PM
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Can't wait to get my new Spectre 32' CC , From Tony F. at Typhoon in Toms River NJ.
Is it for fishing or cruising? Congrats anyway.
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Interesting article.
While not for everyone they are the next best thing when the performance boater wants to do something different.
Lots of room and practical features but still capable of poker running.
We've sold a fair amount in the last year and a half and most never fish. However you can if you want.
During my last year of poker runs I've ended up with no less than 12 people on board. Typically I end picking up extras from a broken go fast. We don't get there first but we always do and everybody had a great day.
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Maybe as a fourth boat lol
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Maybe as a fourth boat lol
It's my third

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I understand but for me I love the sound of big blocks to much.

The other thing is I rarely want a bunch of people in my boat, I am anti social that way.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:49 PM
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The only place you'd catch me in one is if there were no more coffins left when I die. I had one once. Traded a real boat for it cuz someone wanted my 42. I turned the key and mothers covered the eyes of their children as I wept because I could hear the cooling stream over the engine. ONE day and it was GONE.

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Well, maybe "future" was a bit too strong in the headline. But when your pursuits on the water go beyond getting from point A to point B in record time—and there's nothing wrong with that—a center console makes more than good sense.

I once went to Key West in a Formula 382 FasTEch with twin 600SCi engines. It was the first set of those engines in a production boat—they weren't even on the market yet. I went with Vic Spellberg, now with Cigarette but then with Formula, and the late Tom Newby. We opened it up a few times, but mostly we ran 50 to 60 mph and actually enjoyed the scenery.

It was a pretty big change from every other run I've made to the Keys. Again, I actually got to see my surroundings.

No apologies needed from those who disagree. I get where you're coming from. Completely. It's a subjective discussion, so being "right" doesn't matter. I love the points of view here, especially the "they look like bathtubs" one. Great stuff.
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Having a cat and cc works for me. I have never had a fishing pole in my cc. We have run Jamin on the James 3 times in cat and 2 in cc. CC is much more comfortable.
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I know other people like these, but you would never catch me dead in one of these "fishing" go fast monsters. Just my opinion. They look like a big bath tub. Sorry, Matt
Yea, it sucks to have a boat that can do more than one thing. Just my opinion
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Interesting article.
While not for everyone they are the next best thing when the performance boater wants to do something different.
Lots of room and practical features but still capable of poker running.
We've sold a fair amount in the last year and a half and most never fish. However you can if you want.
During my last year of poker runs I've ended up with no less than 12 people on board. Typically I end picking up extras from a broken go fast. We don't get there first but we always do and everybody had a great day.
AND... We get to listen to BUCKCHERRY... CRAZY *****!!!
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Is it for fishing or cruising? Congrats anyway.
Thanks thirdchildhood, looking to do cruising and hanging out. Love the go fast boats, but they tend to eat the Check Book up real Quick.
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