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Old 02-02-2003, 04:03 PM
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something with a shower , a/c , and can be trailered.
 
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Old 02-02-2003, 04:17 PM
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gotta be more specific.
single or twin?
size range (you can technically trailer a 63 Sunseeker..)
price range ?

most 30 foot twin smallblock sterndrive express cruisers will run close to 50 with top factory power options.
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Old 02-02-2003, 04:21 PM
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single
24-27ft.
under 40k used
mostly im just wondering what brand to look for.

and im bored.
 
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Easy: Sonic 26! Seperate head, shower and ac.
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Quite a few performance boats have shwers, ac, trailerable, etc...
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hmm CBR , your right.
and here it is.

http://www.offshoreonly.com/cgi-bin/...uery=retrieval
 
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Rinker makes a very usable small cruiser in that range (although I would REALLY try to hug closer to the 30' line). The singles are not fast - so don't fool yourself. Twin 4.3's actually perform quite well, but they are louder and buzzier than a single B3 Bigblock. Figure 30 for a smallblock, high 30's for a big block, and low 40's for twin 4.3s.

A 24' cruiser is a crossover boat. Just enough cruiser that it won't go fast, and not enough cruiser to give you any usability.

Unless somebody out ther OWNS a 24' cruiser in which case your boat is awesome (not interested in starting a fight today).
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I actually prefer the cheaper Rinkers and Regals in the 25-30' cruiser range over the more expensive mfrs out there. For what you're after, I think they are kings of value.

Friend bought a 95 28 Rinker - single 454 - 200 hours for $18,000 this summer. Raging bargain. Barely adequate performance. He added a Stingray fin and planing time was cut in half with no loss in top speed.
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I'm not that familiar with the Rinkers, but the Regals have a 26' with twin 4.3L that's suppose to do over 50mph.

They're the only cruiser I know of with a stepped hull.
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I once saw a 28' Sea Ray with twin Hp500efi's. Is that what you're looking for?
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