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Old 01-15-2019, 07:49 PM
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Looking to transition from our 25 outlaw to a 27' open bow. What's out there that will run mid 60s? Is 272 Islander with a 502MAG a good option?

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Old 01-15-2019, 09:29 PM
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Why not have the 25 outlaw converted to an open bow? It would be similar to a Nordic Rage.

We did that to our current boat and have no regrets!
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Great opening post. Kinda like " Best Mini Van for getting super models into the sack " Darr never sleeps.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyenBrian View Post
Great opening post. Kinda like " Best Mini Van for getting super models into the sack " Darr never sleeps.
Ive already had 4 kids with the super model, now time to find something with more room.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Matthew Scogin View Post
Why not have the 25 outlaw converted to an open bow? It would be similar to a Nordic Rage.

We did that to our current boat and have no regrets!
Sold our Outlaw to some friends that are getting into boating
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:26 AM
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I believe that Hallets are a higher performing open bow. I love 272 Islander (although I think Hallets are nicer) and did 63gps with a GMZZ502 engine horses since upped a 100 horses but haven’t had the chance to try it yet, but honestly, anything over 60 in an open bow gets hairy unless you have EVERYTHING stowed away.
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:33 AM
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Look for West Coast style boats. 28 Nordic, Eliminator, etc. Might even be a few 288 Sunsations with mid cabins/open bow.
A 272 Islander will run low 60's with a 502mag.
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:15 AM
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Found what looks like a very good buy on Riverdavesplace forum. A 1999 Advantage 27 Victory Open Bow, 107 hours on the boat, with a brand new 620 hp $20k motor from Boostpower in California. Boostpower is THE boat engine builder in California, maybe United States? The owner got a new boat from Advantage and the boat is there on consignment since a couple of months. Was $55k asking and since November $45k. Bet the owner is motivated. The 27 Victory was Hot Boat Magazine boat of the year in the 90's when it came out. It certainly does very well in 2'-3' chop, but its a high performance lake boat and not an offshore boat. Speed around 75-80 mph WOT.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:07 AM
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Unless you are stuck on I/O's, buy a center console. You won't regret it.
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Everything I've read, Sunsation 28 MCOB gets a very good rap.

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