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View Poll Results: Best V-Bottom Boat @ 50-60 MPH?
APACHE!
19
7.98%
Active Thunder
14
5.88%
Cigarette
32
13.45%
Formula
57
23.95%
Fountain
41
17.23%
Nor-Tech
17
7.14%
Outerlimits
11
4.62%
Skater
3
1.26%
Sutphen
4
1.68%
Velocity
10
4.20%
Donzi
8
3.36%
Pantera
8
3.36%
Hustler
2
0.84%
Powerplay
8
3.36%
Sunsation
4
1.68%
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:27 AM
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Here's a good one that I don't believe has been covered..... but has the potential to be a good discussion. Some people (most likely more than 90%) don't give a chit who's boat is the fastest with identical power, but enjoy boating and want a quality ride at cruise. I personally know that I spend most of my boating time in my boat @ 50-60 mph (3300-4000 rpms). I also enjoy knowing that I can go out in just about anything that my local water (Chesapeake Bay) can throw at me and not have to worry about it. Full head, amenities, sound system, looks of the boat, paint schemes,etc...

I'm the first to admit that there are many boats that are better than my own.... But I have what I have and I'm keeping it!


OK, let's hear opinions, no facts please!
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I'm not seeing the Bayliner option in the poll...can you fix that for us?



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Originally Posted by 78CIG24 View Post
I'm not seeing the Bayliner option in the poll...can you fix that for us?



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LOL Ummm, no

I actually voted for the Nor-Tech, but it was close for me between the Formula, Cigarette and Nor-Tech. One of the most enjoyable boating trips that I've ever been on was on a 43 NT V w/700's. Awesome boat!!

Formulas have everything that one could want for this style of boating (Let's call it High Performance Cruising), but an older design (which still works IMO)

Cigarette.... Well I own an old-azz Cig and it's a tank with a full cabin and enclosed head. Love it!
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Originally Posted by OldSchool View Post
Here's a good one that I don't believe has been covered..... but has the potential to be a good discussion. Some people (most likely more than 90%) don't give a chit who's boat is the fastest with identical power, but enjoy boating and want a quality ride at cruise. I personally know that I spend most of my boating time in my boat @ 50-60 mph (3300-4000 rpms). I also enjoy knowing that I can go out in just about anything that my local water (Chesapeake Bay) can throw at me and not have to worry about it. Full head, amenities, sound system, looks of the boat, paint schemes,etc...

I'm the first to admit that there are many boats that are better than my own.... But I have what I have and I'm keeping it!


OK, let's hear opinions, no facts please!
I bet if you add "My boat" as a choice it would end up number one in the poll.
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great thread. The only boat on the poll Ive never run or run in would be AT, so I cant make a judgement. With that being said, looking at operating costs etc I would choose Cig first, then and Apache 41 if money is NO object. I love the 42 Fountain, but lets face it it cant hang with a cig or apache in anything over4's
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Originally Posted by OldSchool View Post
Here's a good one that I don't believe has been covered..... but has the potential to be a good discussion. Some people (most likely more than 90%) don't give a chit who's boat is the fastest with identical power, but enjoy boating and want a quality ride at cruise. I personally know that I spend most of my boating time in my boat @ 50-60 mph (3300-4000 rpms). I also enjoy knowing that I can go out in just about anything that my local water (Chesapeake Bay) can throw at me and not have to worry about it. Full head, amenities, sound system, looks of the boat, paint schemes,etc...

I'm the first to admit that there are many boats that are better than my own.... But I have what I have and I'm keeping it!


OK, let's hear opinions, no facts please!
WOW, finally, a thread that actually appeals to the 95% of ALL boat owners who could care less how "fast" a boat is but instead how enjoyable is the ride, quality, amenities and handling. Coincidently, normal use of any boat is at cruise or less speed 95% of the time. Excellent question Old School!
I voted Formula simply because their ride quality is legendary and my analysis of the quality of ingredients and ergonomics says that this brand appeals to me the most. As you asked, no facts, just personal appeal.
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Good thread for the 20 or so people that have been in them on the list LOL.
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LOL Ummm, no

I actually voted for the Nor-Tech, but it was close for me between the Formula, Cigarette and Nor-Tech. One of the most enjoyable boating trips that I've ever been on was on a 43 NT V w/700's. Awesome boat!!

Formulas have everything that one could want for this style of boating (Let's call it High Performance Cruising), but an older design (which still works IMO)

Cigarette.... Well I own an old-azz Cig and it's a tank with a full cabin and enclosed head. Love it!
OK, well I guess I have to vote for CIG....but for the record, it's your fault for not adding Bayliner to the poll :-)

But, you are right about the Formula, nice solid ride too!



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Good thread for the 20 or so people that have been in them on the list LOL.
and in all conditions. lol
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I bet if you add "My boat" as a choice it would end up number one in the poll.
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and in all conditions. lol
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