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Old 05-15-2011, 08:23 PM
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there has been some great info for me here to research.thank you.the reason for asking advice has proved well founded-not much mention of a few makes i thought may make an appearance-probably showing my ignorance hence asking in the first place.my op stands true apart from maybe i will look into a older twin- although fuel costs may scare me back to my original thoughts.anyone got any burn rates on a 28 with say twin 454's?the search goes on.
if you look for a twin then a 31 formula, 30 31 sutphen, 29 baja lots of room should be on your list. 28s saber either way,27 formula, a pre step fountain 27 = newer 29. old 29 = newrt 32 fountain.I have noticed sabers have deep drive heights which slow them down and I hope to have mine in the water late june with new everything plus a 100mph plus speed. my oso friends think there built very well and myself. wish I order a new hull so I could have changed a few more things but I saved about 15 grand compared to a new hull in the 28 to 30ft range and will keep it for life. I kind of hold on to things I like right Gerry ha ha. a 350 to 450 hp twin in 28 to 30ft range should burn about 35 to 45 gals a hour running with twins a single 420hp to 525hp about 25 to 35 a hour. my 650hp 24ol burns about 30 a hour running 3500 to 4500 rpm.
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Sutphen 277 or 26 rum runner is a great choice
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:41 PM
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I had a Eliminator 28 v bottom and it was very good and felt like a bigger boat. It had a 502 with a Pro Charger pushing 7# and it could handle th power in2- 3 ft Havasu chop.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:40 PM
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Sutphen 277 or 26 rum runner is a great choice
nice boats 26/30/31 but they don't make a 277 yet otherwise I would be building it instead of the 28 saber , I think because it will be close to 28ft when done I heard 2 yrs ago.
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:09 PM
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nice boats 26/30/31 but they don't make a 277 yet otherwise I would be building it instead of the 28 saber , I think because it will be close to 28ft when done I heard 2 yrs ago.
They are waiting for your orer to build the 277!
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:45 PM
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They are waiting for your orer to build the 277!
heeeheee I tried 2 yrs ago, sr wanted to much cake for the red 31 unfinished and its a 07 build. jr was working on other stuff trying to move some of the 21s, I think there still working on a deck for it. a 26 was not big nuff. saber28 should be in the water weeks from now, if it stops rain for a few days. after that theres my other boat to deal with, either sell it or get it running then sell it. working on the jeep to night
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28zx twin step love the ride, bbc runs 66
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