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Old 05-21-2003, 11:21 AM
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FYI, Mine has the rear bench, not bolsters.
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Old 05-21-2003, 11:53 AM
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try a velocity 260 w/454 mag 74 gps 2 people 75 gal 2 cases beer
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Old 05-21-2003, 12:05 PM
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2001 velocity 260 $52000 warranty till 4/07 motor and drive 110 hrs beach rear seat
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Old 05-21-2003, 12:34 PM
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I have a velocity great boat. All the boats you are looking at are great boats. Bye what suits you best. If you are looking for speed Velocity is the way to go. 28 velocity is 26'-3" without platform .My friend's 28 with 500hp 77-79 .
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Old 05-21-2003, 12:49 PM
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You can't put a 26 ft Velocity in the ruff stuff. Not enough deadrise. I think it is 20 to 22 degees? 25 Outlaw is true 25 ft and has 24 degree deadrise, good in the ruff stuff.
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Old 05-21-2003, 01:23 PM
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again, thanks for all the reply's guys..

Anybody else hear about Baja's 97-2000 gel-coat problems ??
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Old 05-21-2003, 01:26 PM
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Hi Chris,

Ask around about the Flagship 500 in my Checkmate. It is a motor that should be known well enough to get feedback on (although it isn't a Mercruiser). It is also why I am asking less for the boat than it would be worth with the Merc. I don't think you'll find too much negative on the motor (other than the resale). I am a huge Sonic fan, but I think you will find a lot more cockpit room in my boat where the Sonic has way more cabin room. I think you'll find Baja ergonomics and design to be a lot better than Checkmate, but Checkmate to be a more solid hull. The Sonic is going to be slower but is a heavier and very solid boat that can handle BIG water. Again, Chris Martin at Stern Drive Specialists is very knowledgeable and familiar with my boat 315-676-2979. Good luck with selling your boat and hopefully you'll buy mine!
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Old 05-21-2003, 01:28 PM
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bikinilover The Velocity hull is a variable degree. Start's off at 24 degree about half way it changes to 22 degree. It handles the ruff stuff just fine.
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Hi Chris,

Ask around about the Flagship 500 in my Checkmate. It is a motor that should be known well enough to get feedback on (although it isn't a Mercruiser). It is also why I am asking less for the boat than it would be worth with the Merc. I don't think you'll find too much negative on the motor (other than the resale).
Thanks for the info Jeremy.. this motor is obviously a marine motor, but from the looks does not appear to be on-par w/ merc as far as protection from the elements. The hudson is pretty much fresh water where we boat, only going to the city (full salt) 3 or 4 times per year and up to r.I. once a year. I guess basically i'm asking is this motor designed for fresh water only or will it be o.k. in the salt ??
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bikinilover The Velocity hull is a variable degree. Start's off at 24 degree about half way it changes to 22 degree. It handles the ruff stuff just fine.
Dont forget to throw in a pad as well.
Not knocking Velocity at all, I think they are nice boats and fast to boot. The reason they are so fast is because they are not a full 24* hull front to back.
Knowing were Chris232 boats this might be a good option if he is looking for lotsa top end.
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