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Old 12-05-2018, 04:09 PM
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There is a 30 foot panther for sale down in the scarab owners threads, thought that 30 made a good ob cc.
Might do well as an ob sport deck, old trs boat so theres about 5 feet of cockpit space to gain.
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:01 PM
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"When I converted my 35' Cigarette Awesome to a 28' outboard center console. the new transom was the center of my work" You made 7' of one of Dons creations disappear and are still alive to the tell the tale We need more info on that project!

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Old 12-05-2018, 07:07 PM
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I'd say "Yes" to all three...... It's a viable project, it's a potential nightmare and no resale.
Is that what's important? I read stories here everyday about people changing their boats, the dramas, cash they pour into the project and none if ever comes back. These projects are great for the owner who gets exactly what he wants rather than a compromise of what the previous owner wanted.

As for speed, we all love classic boats, old Cigs, Scarab KV's and such, how fast did they go back in their heyday with 330's or even 420's? This obsession with speed is fun but who really wants to run a big (40') boat with a handful of people onboard at 80mph? I prefer cruising at 40-50, not getting beat up and having room onboard for a few friends.

Anything can be converted to outboards, there's a couple already mentioned on this thread, plus a 43' magnum underway at the moment, a 48 Fountain in the classifieds, no reason a Baja couldn't be converted too.

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Originally Posted by rak rua View Post
I'd say "Yes" to all three...... It's a viable project, it's a potential nightmare and no resale.
Is that what's important? I read stories here everyday about people changing their boats, the dramas, cash they pour into the project and none if ever comes back. These projects are great for the owner who gets exactly what he wants rather than a compromise of what the previous owner wanted.

As for speed, we all love classic boats, old Cigs, Scarab KV's and such, how fast did they go back in their heyday with 330's or even 420's? This obsession with speed is fun but who really wants to run a big (40') boat with a handful of people onboard at 80mph? I prefer cruising at 40-50, not getting beat up and having room onboard for a few friends.

Anything can be converted to outboards, there's a couple already mentioned on this thread, plus a 43' magnum underway at the moment, a 48 Fountain in the classifieds, no reason a Baja couldn't be converted too.

My 2 cents.
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I'd think the resale would be ideal for the Caribbean.
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If there were two of the same model boats that ran about the same speed, one with two outboards one with twin I/O I'd take the outboards and I'd pay a little more.

https://www.powerboatlistings.com/view/53270 Saw this boat for sale the other day, a sick old 35 Cig with 350 yamis, runs 64mph. If resale is a concern I'd try to stay in a range that allows for 65+mph with twin outboards, so 30-35ft about max depending on weight and power.
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Originally Posted by TexomaPowerboater View Post
If there were two of the same model boats that ran about the same speed, one with two outboards one with twin I/O I'd take the outboards and I'd pay a little more.

https://www.powerboatlistings.com/view/53270 Saw this boat for sale the other day, a sick old 35 Cig with 350 yamis, runs 64mph. If resale is a concern I'd try to stay in a range that allows for 65+mph with twin outboards, so 30-35ft about max depending on weight and power.
Good look selling that for 110K,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:18 PM
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There was a build thread in the Cigarette section on my 28' center console conversion from the 35'. Tried to show all the steps along the way.
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Originally Posted by ren3 View Post
There was a build thread in the Cigarette section on my 28' center console conversion from the 35'. Tried to show all the steps along the way.
Conversion of a 35' Cigarette to a 28'

i still have the sticker you gave my buddy ItsPeanut when u sent him the hatch
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We are in the process of converting a single I/O 28 Pantera to twin 300 Verados
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by MDG_Jason View Post
We are in the process of converting a single I/O 28 Pantera to twin 300 Verados

Here is a Bullet with a pair of 300s:
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/198...nced%20listing

I would suspect the choice of using Etecs will probably hurt the sale.
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