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Old 07-06-2002, 10:31 AM
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I have a 2001 28' Nordic, once I got rid of the cockpit carpet and moved the bolsters forward, it fits me much better now. Its a fine boat. Fountain was one of the finalists, but once I saw the Nordic, it was an easy decision. If you want info, send me an email.
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Old 07-06-2002, 10:48 AM
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Donzi 26 ZX is a solid riding boat, I have been in the Sarasota Poker Run, Hudson Poker Run and The Atlantic city Poker Run. I have been out in 6-8 footers and I had no Issues. She runs close to 70 Stock has a nice cabin big cockpit area and a 8-6ft beam, She is also not a light boat so she runs more like a 30ft boat. The cabin has 2 seats a nice v berth a sink,porta potti and a ice storage chest built into the sink area and the clove compartment box. I took the 28ZX for a test drive and the 26 riders the same way. I like the single engine, makes it nicer if I want to supercharge.
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Old 07-06-2002, 11:11 AM
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The Velocity 280 or VR1 are hands down the best choice. Powerboat test even agrees.
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Old 07-06-2002, 11:13 AM
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Also on Velocity. Mercury uses them exclusively as a test boat and now GM is buying them. What does that tell you?
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Old 07-06-2002, 11:39 AM
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What's wrong with a 29 Scarab? You could go with a 500 EFI, or twin small blocks.
 
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Old 07-06-2002, 12:24 PM
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No votes for the 29' Envision? They don't have the reputation, but they have the ride. I had mine in LOTO-like conditions on the 4th - no problem
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Old 07-06-2002, 01:14 PM
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Thumbs up DCB 28' Extreme

N/A Teague w/Bravo + glassy water + 110 degree heat =
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Old 07-06-2002, 01:19 PM
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current tally:

sunsation-6
fountain-5
formula-5
velocity-4
sonic-3
pantera-3
nordic-2
powerplay-2
active thunder-2
superboat-1
donzi-1
scarab-1
checkmate-1
eliminator-1
activator-1
progresion-1
kryptonite-1
shockwave-1
laveycraft-1
advantage-1
baja-1
dcb-1
envision-1

strike , excellent point about the velocity!

griff , a "true" boat length is what im after and it seams fountain and a few others cheat when it comes to actual length.


too old , your so right , shopping is half the fun.

indy , ill be buying used.hell , im to cheap to pay for a new boat.besides why take the hit.

roughstuff , yes it seams fountain has some serious issues that scare me away.i should have added factory support to my criteria.however , fountain seams to have the best resale value.

catmando , i love the looks of the laveycraft.

cliff , got any pics?

wilerty , my current boat has twin 502's and it rides pretty good in the "soup" but i just dont want twice the headache anymore.

this is a fun thread.i wonder if the factory boys are reading this.
 
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Here's my picks:


1) Active Thunder - although I'm not too sure on the resale value, but its well built , big cabin and is pretty fast.

2) Advantage- Don't know allot about them but I've seen one run in some rough stuff and it took it well.

3) Formula - Well built , resale is good , decent cabin.

4) Sunsation- Well built , good looking,decent cabin , fast

5) Fountain- Great resale , awesome looks,fast, small cabin, only drawback is you need a 32 to get the ride of the aboves 28's (not intended as slam)


These are just my opinions
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Cool Two questions..

1. If I make three posts ...can that count as three votes?

2. Do I get extra credit for posting pictures?

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