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Old 12-02-2002, 08:10 PM
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Is that Fra Diablo you are talking about? What does that boat run? I heard high 70's mph? #4 Drives etc.
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I have also seen the TG Tbone is refering to and it is very nice. I would definitely give it some consderation. BTW, the current is on the board.
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Old 12-02-2002, 08:26 PM
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Go for the bigger boat. (Which ever one it is) Don't settle for a smaller boat that runs 80. You can't add fiberglass later to make it bigger, but you can always add hp later.

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You should check out this Outerlimits a 1996 37 In Great Condition, Dave from Typhoon is the owner, Number 5 Drives twin 700s always maintained by Typhoon and for a great price.
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Old 12-02-2002, 10:40 PM
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I have seen that TG at LOTO over the summer. It has awesome graphics and is rather quick for a non-step TG. The price seems to be right too.
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#1 sounds like the only type of boat you've looked at seriously/tested. Sounds like you need to do the same with the others on your list first, and that will help you find your answer.
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Old 12-03-2002, 01:22 AM
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There's no replacement for displcement in cubic inches and hull displcement. I thought you said you wanted a boat for lake Erie(?)
And now you're talking about a 35'r. I just don't understand you people.
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Beautiful helm!

Not my boat nor do I know the owner. If I had the $$$$$$$$$
I'd be looking at it myself.
I agree... it is a really nice boat!! CLEAN!!!
I met the owner while getting fuel this past summer over the shoot-out weekend at LOTO. He was a very nice guy, I can't believe he wants to sell it already... but if my memory serves me correctly I believe he was wanting to find a T/S...
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thanks for all the input everybody.... but is still so confused... i really just need a T/S top gun for 130k

other factors influencing the purchase:

1) financing a 2002 vs. an older boat change the interest rate DRAMATICALLY, at least for my financing deal w/ my bank

2) same w/ insurance and big hp boats that do 100 mph

3) RESALE<RESALE<RESALE... i bought seans old boat because i knew i wasnt going to lose money and if i had to do a fire sale for some reason i know i could wholesale it for no more than an 5k loss at a moments notice!! that = 17% loss

now 17% on 130k=

so what ever i buy must be able to be 1) financed cheap ( low monthly payment) 2) low after purchase cost (ins., storage, maint) 3) not have to lose on resale or trade if i change my mind (regardless of what i buy, i change my mind like i change my underwear!)

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Old 12-03-2002, 12:30 PM
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FYI...30 mystique= 30'-7" 38 top gun= 37'-7"

the mystique is a big 30 footer

also have been on many top guns and love em... just cant find the right one for me... though i have a lead on one that may be perfect!! just need to follow up on a couple of things

i will post later w/ links to the boats i currently am lookig at so that i may get more insight and history on each particular one

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