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Old 07-22-2003, 05:32 PM
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I was kinda in the same shoes your in. I have a 97 boss hammer and I was thinking of what to do for the future. Basically my boat has just a few payments left and thats the main thing I'm looking at. Another is if the opportunity came up to get a bigger boat, what would I get. I was dead set on a 29ft Fountain w/twins or a 29ft Baja w/twins as yourself. The Baja is more around my price range....plus I'm biased The Fountain is an awesome boat though, but it is more expensive. Bottom line - if you can afford it...go for it. I'd also check out that 33 footer...man that is a sweet boat.
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Old 07-22-2003, 05:44 PM
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I would definitely go with the 29. I used to have one and really enjoyed it. You will find that with a little practice you will be able operate easier than your 20. I loaded/unloaded from the trailer by myself on a regular basis. Your truck will also handle it easily. I towed mine with an Expedition without problems. Go for it. You only live once...

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Old 07-22-2003, 05:57 PM
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Go to the 29'
some of my chronologically
younger friends bought 25 outlaws,
yeah, there fun boats, but guess
who's looking to upgrade ?


Well, I might be too,...... Just not
as bad as they are

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Old 07-22-2003, 06:18 PM
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The Baja 29 Twin is one of the better beginning Offshore boats on the market. The 29 Single just doesnt have the power and lets face it. If your going very far in the ocean, you should be in a twin. You cannot compare it to your 20 Outlaw. A 29 Twin will get up on top of the waves if you throttle it right. A 20 will fly out of controll and roll in mid air due to torque. Plus the sit down seats will snap your back if you land in them wrong. I was one of the two dip****s that took one to Catalina to prove it could make it to the insurance companies. That boat ran great in the smooth water and chop up to about 3'. But when 4-5 rolled in it was a whole new world. I will say that the 20 Outlaw is built tough. VERY TOUGH. I would never in a million years put more power in one. They just have too much roll in the air.
As for the 29 Twin, Great Great Great Boat. Lots of room. Good looking lines. Turns at speed like no other boat on the market. And after about four years they start to hold there value. Good luck with your purchase.
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Old 07-22-2003, 06:27 PM
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i have the 25 outlaw 496 ho, and i bought it for all the same reasons you are looking, we have run it in the ocean ( jersey shore), during some nice rought days and the bay is no joke here either, however, they only comment myself and all of my boating buddies say is just how much better 4 or 5 more feet would be! so if you can swing it get the 29', my buddy has a 30 scarab and he trailers it in and out w/ no problems alone or w/ 1 helper! Good Luck!

P.S. - Baja re did the 29 for 04' , it's now a 30' w/ new lines.
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I went from a 26' to a 38' now to a 47'. They are never big enough. I have my eye on a 51 now......

My advice: Buy as big and with the largest stock merc power you can afford. Make sure the hull is true on any boat you buy. Definitely sea trial the boat too.
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Old 07-22-2003, 07:27 PM
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I went from a 26' to a 38' now to a 47'. They are never big enough. I have my eye on a 51 now......

My advice: Buy as big and with the largest stock merc power you can afford. Make sure the hull is true on any boat you buy. Definitely sea trial the boat too.
The seller is on the East Coast and I am in So Cal. I will pay for a survey but may have to rely on a helpful OSO'r for a sea trail. On the other hand, I have a couple 1st class upgrades for Northeastern airlines so probably worth a flight out to check it out. It would be an expensive mistake to make if I didn't like the boat!





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I agree with what everyone said, go with the 29 or you'll wish you had, but keep one thing in mind, about two weeks after you get the 29, you'll be looking at bigger again
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Old 07-22-2003, 11:31 PM
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I agree with what everyone said, go with the 29 or you'll wish you had, but keep one thing in mind, about two weeks after you get the 29, you'll be looking at bigger again
Two weeks, huh? Maybe I should just get the 40 Skater with tripple Sterlings now and skip all the small steps between! Anybody wanna buy a house?
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