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Old 09-02-2011, 08:17 AM
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O/L GTX. The red one that was in the classified, with Ilmore's is bad a$$.
Heard from someone who sea-trialed it that it was not an impressive boat to say the least.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:57 AM
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Heard from someone who sea-trialed it that it was not an impressive boat to say the least.
You just have to know how to drive them. Power for Power its still faster than a Gladiator Paul and its a much larger boat!!
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:38 AM
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Don't know your price rang but the 42 Statement is the best sit down
V bottom out on the water.
Statements are definitely not my price range. YET!

Thanks for the other leads. I really like the idea of the sit down, better for going fast, lighter. I already have a place at the lake why do I need drive around with another one in the front of my boat.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:43 AM
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Red buds glad is a great deal now at 114, and its at loto. its a great ride, ive been in it and throttle it. very fun
I just looked at that. Good looking and priced to move. I will have to check that one out. Leaves some money for gas and repairs at the price.


Thanks again guys for all the great info.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:52 AM
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38 Donzi Competition hands down!
Best sit down V out there. It rides like a Cadillac, handles like it is on rails and has proven its worth with multiple National and World Championships.
Before I bought mine, I test rode the Donzi, Gladiator, and an Outerlimits 37 GTX. The Donzi was the clear choice for me. I like the older Outerlimits GTXs but finding a good one at a good price is tough. I love the look of the Gladiators but wasn't sold on it and the back seat is a rough ride with very little freeboard. The Fountain as you said has a very tight cockpit.
Now if you have deeper pockets, the newer epoxy Outerlimits, Statement and Skater V's are really nice.
Will an epoxy boat outrun the Zr hp for hp......yes.
Will an epoxy boat cost twice as much ... yes.
Personally, I am not a fan of the ride in an epoxy boat. Every ripple and bump can be felt because the boat is so rigid.
In the end it will be up to you but I HIGHLY recommend getting in a few different ones to see what is best for you!
The donzi zrc is what I am leaning towards. My best friend has an 08 38 zr with stagered 525s. I have a lot of time in that boat both at LO and offshore in TX. He runs the boat fairly hard and that thing has not wimpered even once. I know the zrc will be a little different, but the quality will be the same.


It seems I have a few other boats to look at too now. I take my time with decisions and do a lot of research. I keep my boats for a long time so I want to make sure to get the exact right boat for me. I use my boat mostly at LO so I want something at least 36-38' long and up to 42' long. MY boat now is 33', have to go bigger. I want to start doing poker runs in TX and in FL with the boat. I would love to find the perfect boat for just over $100k, but the budget will go up to low to mid $200k to get what I want . Speed would need to be in the mid 90's minimum, breaking 100 would be even better. Fuel injected is a must. No carbs for me.

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Old 09-02-2011, 09:52 AM
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I will sell mine for similar price with half the hours and more power. My boat has 111 hours many options that are one of a kind. Just research it before you buy.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:19 AM
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What does a cigarette gladiator with 525's run?
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:23 AM
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What does a cigarette gladiator with 525's run?
on a good day..
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Hustler 388 slingshot. I like em.
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Hustler 388 slingshot. I like em.
Not a sit down boat
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