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Old 04-04-2011, 06:07 PM
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Noce boat, but enclosed helm? That is like driving a living room. Now I don;t feel so bad, at least I can still get tanned while cruising at 22 mph.
It's a bridge boat with a "upper helm" with a nice enclosure that opens up for those sunny days so I can tan..

I dont think I have even driven from the lower ??


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Old 04-04-2011, 06:42 PM
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Honestly most of us use or speed boats like cruisers. Hanging out in the bay all day, then sleep at the bar/dock at night.
Same as us for the last 7 yrs. Have a covered slip with a lift that we kept the Fountain on. (Now the cruiser is kept high and dry ) We live on the dock Thur evening till Sun evening every weekend May till Nov 1st. Party every night on the dock, in the cove during the day. Cruiser=booze cruise with all your buddys having a great time

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:03 PM
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Talk about driving a living room... We bought a houseboat ... Stll have the little Apache for a tender though! Have fun
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:04 PM
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I guess I'm still a bit green at the performance boating -vs- cruiser boating lifestyle and lingo.
I searched for over a year before making an offer on a boat.
It's a supercharged 38 Special by Baja. Now my differing buddies say I'll have a boat with no designation. One says it's not a cruiser like his because of the lack of room and the other says it's not a cigarette style offshore go fast boat because it's to wide, heavy, and underpowered.

Now I'm totally lost, I thought any 35'plus boat with all the good cruiser amenties like AC/heat, galley, head, hot water etc.. that'll hit the low 70's @WOT was the best of both worlds.

I'm curious, how would you guys and girls define the class that this boat will fall into???
Thanks for y'alls insight, this forum rocks with all kinds of boating knowledge.

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:18 PM
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I just bought a 30ft sundancer can't wait to use it. It is more "family friendly" Also this way I can look for that perfect fountain and build it up. I also paid cash so its nice not having another mortgage payment.
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I guess I'm still a bit green at the performance boating -vs- cruiser boating lifestyle and lingo.
I searched for over a year before making an offer on a boat.
It's a supercharged 38 Special by Baja. Now my differing buddies say I'll have a boat with no designation. One says it's not a cruiser like his because of the lack of room and the other says it's not a cigarette style offshore go fast boat because it's to wide, heavy, and underpowered.

Now I'm totally lost, I thought any 35'plus boat with all the good cruiser amenties like AC/heat, galley, head, hot water etc.. that'll hit the low 70's @WOT was the best of both worlds.

I'm curious, how would you guys and girls define the class that this boat will fall into???
Thanks for y'alls insight, this forum rocks with all kinds of boating knowledge.

See ya,
Kelly
Performance Cruiser would be my guess..depends on the crowd..most novice would just say "cigar boat" or "go fast" boat. Depends which way you take the boat..if you had more high performance you will have a high performance boat..if you add more cup holders and a grille and curtins..you will have a cruiser..as it sets..I would say performance/cruiser. What does baja call it or your insurance?
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I guess I'm still a bit green at the performance boating -vs- cruiser boating lifestyle and lingo.
I searched for over a year before making an offer on a boat.
It's a supercharged 38 Special by Baja. Now my differing buddies say I'll have a boat with no designation. One says it's not a cruiser like his because of the lack of room and the other says it's not a cigarette style offshore go fast boat because it's to wide, heavy, and underpowered.

Now I'm totally lost, I thought any 35'plus boat with all the good cruiser amenties like AC/heat, galley, head, hot water etc.. that'll hit the low 70's @WOT was the best of both worlds.

I'm curious, how would you guys and girls define the class that this boat will fall into???
Thanks for y'alls insight, this forum rocks with all kinds of boating knowledge.

See ya,
Kelly
Very nice

I call them crossovers.....but you have the right idea IMO. The 38 Sonic fits the same bill, and most likely our next boat.
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It's a bridge boat with a "upper helm" with a nice enclosure that opens up for those sunny days so I can tan..

I dont think I have even driven from the lower ??

Wow, ur up there!

Lower would be a great place for road head no?
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It's a bridge boat with a "upper helm" with a nice enclosure that opens up for those sunny days so I can tan..

I dont think I have even driven from the lower ??

Is that your radar down below the TV antenna?
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Same as us for the last 7 yrs. Have a covered slip with a lift that we kept the Fountain on. (Now the cruiser is kept high and dry ) We live on the dock Thur evening till Sun evening every weekend May till Nov 1st. Party every night on the dock, in the cove during the day. Cruiser=booze cruise with all your buddys having a great time

Have fun!

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+1 We have lake at the house, just need about 200 ft of dock now
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