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New to "go-fast" boats, question about Baja

Old 07-21-2003, 02:00 PM
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To put it another way, you can relate the Baja to a corvette in the sports car world. Its not t he most expensive and refined performer but you get a lot of bang for the buck. I personally love my Baja 240 sport. If I had more money, I would have bought something nicer like a Cigarette or the equivelant. But cost is a factor. Lets be honest, for enough money, you can make any boat go fast. Bajas just start you out at a lower cost.
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Old 07-21-2003, 02:08 PM
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i have a 2003 baja, and when i was waiting for the boat to be delivered, i was told so many negative things from other boat manuf. fans about how the boat would ride, turn, , that it would porpoise, twist, etc... and it does none of these things, we run it hard and it rides great, it's not top gun, but it's just fine! and it's pretty much turn key!
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Old 07-21-2003, 08:22 PM
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i had a baja for a couple of years never had a problem it was a 94 290 os now owna FOUNTAIN 92 35 lightning the baja was slower , but ran great, had more cockpit space, if i sold my fountain and ran across a good deal on a 33 outlaw ide take it
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Old 07-21-2003, 09:18 PM
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I have had great luck with my 29 outlaw it has twin 454mag mpi's in it, will run over 70 on the GPS, it is a production boat, but Baja uses all the good stuff when they build them like vinylester resin,premium gelcoat, end grain balsa core, hand laid bi-axial laminates, plexus bonding, and many other high quality building operations, if the boat surveys well and he likes it, buy it
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Old 07-21-2003, 09:29 PM
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Thanks for the continued responses. I showed him this thread and he's considering looking at a couple of local Baja's this weekend.

Now his dilemma is whether to buy an older, but bigger boat, or a newer, smaller boat - i.e. an early 90's 33-35' boat (in good, well-maintained or refurbished condition) or a newer 27'-ish boat.
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Old 07-21-2003, 09:34 PM
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Also check out the owners forum they have a huge following and any questions can be answered there.
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Old 07-21-2003, 09:54 PM
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My wife & I went to the Atlantic City boat show in Feb. '03. We checked out all the brands and concluded that Baja, less the steps, was not much different than the more expensive competitors. We ordered one w/ custom paint, rec'd it about 4 weeks ago and absolutely love it. Check it out in the Baja owners forum under "Here's my 33"
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Old 07-21-2003, 10:19 PM
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Whether a prop is designed to stern lift or bow lift, what's that got to do with the ride characteristic of a boat? Hydromotive will be the first to tell you their props are designed to lift the stern, and their Quad IV's sure worked on my 311 Formula, as they will work on any ass heavy boat that has a decent natural bow lift ride attitude. At speed it has the effect of creating a shorter "x" demension, less drag equals more speed. I believe they were also referring to 30 ft. and over boats. Like I said, just spin a prop that helps create bow lift. duhhhh....
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Old 07-21-2003, 10:26 PM
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Hey Russ....I'm running an 86 f302 that feel like a heavy pig with the mirage plus 25 pitch props (thru TRS drives). Do you think I should consider a 4 blade? What differnce did you notice? Thanks.. Glenn
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Old 07-21-2003, 10:44 PM
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I have never met a boat I did not like. They all have positives and negatives.

It is a matter of personal choice. As long as you are on the water going fast and making noise, who cares.

By the way,

"Baja Rules".

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