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Old 08-05-2003, 05:31 PM
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Imperial bought the molds for the 27 squadron from Cigarette and made them for a couple of years. Mostly with a single engine set up. I rode in one with a 454 and it barely hit 50mph. But the engine was tired and the boat was waterlogged. Looks like a cig but certainly not built like one.
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If your asking about Cigarette type hulls there are similar but not the real thing.
THAT says it ALL !!1
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Old 08-05-2003, 06:08 PM
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donzi made a 25 and 29 firefox in 86 her are a couple of pics

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HEY JGB....BINGO!!!...That is the story I got from someone who is selling one!!!...It definitely is the same "bottom" design as a CIG, but the lines & the serial#'s threw me...The #'s begin with an "A" & end in an 87...At first I thought it was an AVANTI, then the guy gave me the "story"?!?!?...It is an AWFULLY nice looking, well cared for boat...The lines really caught my eye...It looks as though it is a "cut-down" lower mold...Like you said it DOES have a 454/370hp w/TRS drive...Do you think because the #'s start with "A" that it could be something other than an IMPERIAL...???...AVANTI...APACHE...any ideas???...THANX for the "clues" boyz...
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Old 08-06-2003, 02:07 PM
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check ou this site if you have the hid this will tell you who made it.

http://www.boatsafe.com/links/mic_codes.htm
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Old 08-06-2003, 02:13 PM
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Yup, starts with "A" but the rest slips my mind. The name of the company that manufactured imperials did sound very generic. Something like "all season" or something like that.

I took a look at one in ohio. I loved the look! The one I saw looked great and clean but after a survey was performed it was found to be waterlogged. Very nice lines though. GL
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If you do a search on boatraderonline.com , you can find a couple 27 cig squadrons though they normally don't refer to them as squadron 12s.
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Here is the squadron 12.

http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/2/0/53395220.htm
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another shot of the real deal.
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Of course that is an updated version.
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