View Poll Results: Which project boat would you pick?
26' Sutphen
7
7.95%
24' Superboat
1
1.14%
30' Superboat
6
6.82%
28' Cigarette
23
26.14%
27' Magnum
9
10.23%
28' Apache
19
21.59%
26' Corsa
1
1.14%
27' Carrera
0
0%
24' Pantera
1
1.14%
28' Pantera
21
23.86%
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Old 08-16-2002, 12:05 AM
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Looking for a project boat to restore, the most important thing to me is ride quality, and handling, speed is not important because I think all the boats listed should run 60+ with mild power 385HP-420HP. I would prefer a single I/O, but will consider a twin I/O, and a hull with no pads or steps. what would you pick and why?

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Old 08-16-2002, 12:17 AM
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Look buddy, If you are just some kind of masochist, just come down and help me work on mine. I'll buy the plane ticket, you can work on it until you are worn out, and then fly home. You aren't even out any money.

No need to do this to yourself.

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Never seen a 28' Cigarette with a single. Did they make that?
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Old 08-16-2002, 12:40 AM
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Hey KaamaScarab30 thanks for the invitation, If you fly me down to practice on your boat, do you promise to come up and help me with mine.

Raimn, You may be wright about the single in a Cigarette, also every Magnum I've seen has twins. I'm going to edit my post saying I would prefer a single but will consider twins.

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KN, my vote went for the 28Pantera. you are looking for ride quality? This is the boat. DangerKitty2 from here on the board has one, Sarasota in April was freaking rough, but he handled it great, right up there with the OLs and bigger vees.

And correct me if i am wrong but no steps on that boat.
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Forgot to mention DangerKitty2's Pantera is a single.
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I know and have been watching a 24 Pantera project with 3 2.4s dangling off the back. WOW is the word
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KN,
They’re all nice boats. I like the Cig with some mild engines like these.
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I would say for rough water, and you want a single engine, got with the 30' Superboat. If you will deal with twins, got with the Apache.
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I say skip the project thing and just by my 28 saber, built like a tank, bigger inside than a pantera and one of the best riding 28's around. Won the 1994 offshore performance award in powerboat. Why a 28 saber you ask? because i'm trying to sell mine. (wife wants bigger boat!) and who am I to argue

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