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Old 04-26-2003, 05:07 PM
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Since I don't own a 31 Scarab my words are just an opinion I have gotten from the rides I've been in:

31 Scarab (warmed over 502's ,80mph)
31 Scarab ( 502's carbed,69mph)
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Well from what I see these boats are under rated. For the price you get alot of boat. The cockpits are huge and so are the cabins.
I don't know much about the Hustler other than with equal power I'm sure it's faster. As far as the rough water ride I think the Scarab will be better. As far as fit an finish , the Scarabs seem to be inconsistent. Some are great some aren't probably due to the fact that it is a production boat.
Isn't the Hustler a step bottom ? If so I'm sure the Scarab will have a nicer ride.
If all out speed and a boat that gets alot of attention at the docks go with the Hustler. If you want a semi fast boat with alot of room go with the Scarab.
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Old 04-26-2003, 05:10 PM
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I know of a 32 Hustler wiht warmed over 502's that clocked in at 88mph. Same boat with 700's here in NJ is just under 100mph.

The 32' Hustler is not stepped and is actualy a 28 foot magnum stretched to 32'. It rides much nicer than my 30 ft. Scarab.

My boat, of course older with TRS' and 550's is at 76 mph.

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Old 04-26-2003, 05:13 PM
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hey frank whos hustler might you be talking about. whats up good to here you picked up rpm
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Old 04-26-2003, 05:15 PM
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Actually, I am sure that MTM can agree with me on that.

Of course in the end, it is up to you, and what you like best about both brands.
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im leaving thurday after work heading to florida to pick up the myco trailer it should be geting sprayed tonight
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what boat are you looking to buy were is the boat
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Old 04-26-2003, 05:32 PM
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Mike, Your's of course.

Yeah, I picked up a few hundred RPM's, go figure. I guess my port job on the intakes payed of a little. Last year I was struggling to get to 5000 rpms with a full load of fuel. 5200 so far this year!

Maybe it is worth a mile an hour or two? Who knows?

Good to see the trailer is almost ready. So when are the motors going back in? When's the first ride!!
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Don't care which boat it is, as long as one of you guys take me out.

The Hustler/Scarab thing. Hustler was a more comfortable ride out on the Ocean, especially in the rough stuff. If I had a choice of which to go out of Barnegat Inlet in, it would be the Hustler. Sorry Panther But that is not to say, I would never go out for a ride with ya. Call me, and I'll be there!!! But I will decline if it is like the day after the JC boat show .

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I looked at a couple of 31 Scarabs prior to buying my 32 Hustler. It seems like build quality was inconsistent, as well as it appeared that cerain items were optional. For example (1)31 I looked at had Bennet tabs, and not k-planes. Not to slam Scarab. In general, I wasn't impressed with their wiring or rigging. But, to some people, this isn't as critical.

The 32 is not, nor ever had, a stepped bottom. It has a notched transom only.

Best thing is to look both over top to bottom, and try them both. Some people love their Scarabs. Personally, I love the ride and handling of the 32 Hustler. I even tried stepped hulls prior to the purchase, and decided to stay with the traditional deep-V.

Is the '89 Hustler 32 the black one for sale in Philly area?
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test both, i had a 26 Hustler that some handling issues, chine walking above 75 mph, and porpoised at cruising speed. But it was a great boat that saw alot of water. aside from a rug coming unglued in the cabin, there was not one problem with the work that Hustler did. Came home from Block Island in 4`s and 5`s, a little bumpy but no problems. Everything that Hustler did in those days was for wide open throttle. I think it porpoised because the lifting straks came all the way back to the notch. Any questions feel free, i also know alot of people that worked there over the years.
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