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Old 11-21-2002, 02:42 PM
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i need some help on deciding what to get for my new boat... ive been fishing around and found i can get a good # for my 28ss on trade, so...

here is what i want... bigger and faster( no suprise there)
the question become whether its a lot bigger and alittle faster OR a little bigger and a lot faster

here is where i stand:

1XX,000.00 budget ( low hundreds people )

1) 2002 TS mystique
1 new twin step
2 post 2000 vacuum bag constr.
3 bulletproof motor/drive/ 5yr warr
4 80 mph

cons
1 smaller
2 not to popular only 16 made
3 small cockpit

2) 1996-99 Top Gun
1 bigger LOA
2 bigger full cabin w/ head
4 bigger cockpit

cons
1 slower by 10 mph
2 resale w/ compare to T/S??
3 older motors, more hrs or hawk SCs (more maint $$ in near future)
4 more $$$ on gas ins and storage

as they say its not the cost of the boat that kills you!!

so my decision is also economicaly driven after the purchase:

1 resale value
2 oper. costs ( cant afford blown motors/ drives)
3 LOA and cockpit
4 speed MUST be 72-73 in fresh water

did i forgot anything?

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Old 11-21-2002, 02:44 PM
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Go in the middle and get a Cafe Racer or get a used 37 Outer limits. I know of a good one for about 170.
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You must have clicked "SUBMIT" too early, like before you typed the info on all the Fountains you were considering. LOL!

I'd go for the 38 TG for what you are considering. Better resale, more popular and just big and cool.

If speed is an issue, I'd look to something other than either of the two boats, personally. My opp. Hope it helps.
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i cant gat a fountain... i allready have a CIG t-shirt

oh yeah and...
$1xx,000 means 130,000 and no more!!
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you have a 28 ss sonic?
or 28 ss cig or what?
why cant you get a decent figure, what you got in it?
what do you want for it?
specs man, try to sell it
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I would say Top Gun. I know almost about them all. I would be happy to help. Craig Barrie
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28ss cig... im getting REAL close to what i was asking so why not trade if all the #'s come together right!
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You could have my 90MPH 42' Fountain with 557CI SC motors for $130,000.....I will even throw in the trailer.
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If you can find one nice at that price get a Top Gun.
 
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Old 11-22-2002, 05:31 PM
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well its snowing today and i went boating!!

flew to baltimore to take a ride in the mystique this boat is pretty cool
three guys, FULL tanks and we got 78 mph!
the cockpit is tight but no worse than on a tiger or rough rider and the extended covergirl cabin it just fine....

now if only i could makeup my mind
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