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Old 12-01-2002, 02:33 AM
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Question have allmost 130k to get new boat... what should i get???

i am still confused.. want 80 mph for lake erie... want reliable power... ant good resale ie cig outerlimts apache

i cant make up my mind!!!... size, speed, cabin...


you are all are soooooo opinionated..... i want to hear all of them!!!
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Cool It's your money....

Cig because they are the bomb, but I would look hard at some Formulas. The bigger ones can strut some stuff. Just my .02. Good luck, wish we all had your problem.
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130K, reliable power and 80....LAKE ERIE...you just knocked a lot of boats right out of the picture! take a look at some AT's...yes i have one for sale....also check out hustlers 388 with 500 hp's...that will put u right there at 80...pantera and power play were very hi on my list as well but the AT had more freeboard and cabin...sonic was everything i wanted minus the performance..........be sure any boat you buy is rock solid....lake erie tears **** up fast!!

funny i was going through the same thing when i built this last AT pleasue boat.

there is a picture of my boat here as well as a video...
http://www.activethunderboats.com/ne...thirty2vee.htm
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never looked at the cigs just because of lower performance with the same power (500hp's)...i also liked big freeboard...the gladiator is a killer boat, but it's a race boat...another thing no ones is telling you about is drive reliability...it will vary greatly between some of these boats being mentioned.

how about cruise speeds? any thought to that?
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there are a few AT's out there...
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I vote for a used Cigarette. While Top Guns are the most popular, you might find a Cafe cheaper since they were less popular. Don't plan on 60 from a Cig though. To do that you'll need at least 700 hp and that calls for #3's. Unless you have deep pockets to keep fixing things, be happy with a top speed of 72 - 75. You'll still have a nice relaxed 50 cruise through anything Erie throws at you.

Now my personal bias. The boats audacity mentions are all nice boats, but there is a good reason Cig has the reputation it does. They are built to last. Also, they hold their value fairly compared to other manufacturers.
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HP3....cigs do hold the value and stay together as well...(so does a cruiser) but i think when someone buys a later cig, they buy it for one reason only...it's a Cigarette!...the new stepped hulls cigs are the ticket.
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Default Hey Dreamer......

You have basically discribed RC's 36 Apache w/ 600sc mercs and XR bravos ........ your even in the same price range....... maybe you two should talk ....... Yooo hoooo .... RC , you out there ???
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I have a boat for you a 37ft Outerlimits new reliable power for 129,000 mid 80s boat in fantastic condition,
Frank Civitano
http://www.typhoonperformancemarine.com/
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