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20' boat recommendations?

Old 11-20-2003, 07:20 PM
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Check out the boats for sale on this board. The WETTE VETTE runs 70 MPH with stock power and a Bravo short drive and has hydraulic steering. Let me know if you want more info. Oh ya it is 20'10" long.
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Old 11-20-2003, 07:25 PM
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I have a 95 baja hot shot. In 96 baja called the exact same boat the outlaw. The boat measures 20'4", I believe the same as the new ones. I wouldn't be too worried about the 300hp and alpha combo. I was looking to repower, and a relatively reliable (current racer and marine mechanic) source told me I was fine to around 350hp w/ the drive due to the boat being so light. One thing to consider is the deadrise is NOT 24 degree. Not the best in rough water, but a bit faster. If you are looking for a better ride in the rough, get a 24 degree boat. You can always go a couple feet bigger if the trailer has a swing away toung.
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Old 11-20-2003, 07:49 PM
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Well, I bought a 20 foot Donzi Minx, just because I've wanted one for quite a while. I can't say how I like it, since I haven't had time to put the engine together yet.
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Old 11-20-2003, 07:51 PM
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I have a solution to your problem for storage!

Build a bigger garage
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Old 11-20-2003, 07:52 PM
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I don't know if you're looking for newer or older boat, but I don't think you will ever lose money on a nice 20 foot Cig. I always buy used because I can't stand the $$$ hit on newer boats.

Here is another sweet 20 foot Cig for sale.;f=7;t=000230
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Old 11-20-2003, 09:03 PM
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I actually have a three car tandem garage, so if all I wanted to do was put a boat in there I could go as big as I want, but I want a car in there and all my other junk. I know, where are my priorities.

I currently own a 1988 21 foot Sleek Craft that is a mod v with small tunnels. It is a great "lake boat", but I have taken one too many waves over the bow and my 16 month old son won't be quite as tolerant of the moisture as I am.

My current boat fits in and I can barely get out my side door, so I know that I really can't go much bigger than 24' long with trailer and 8.5' wide. Anything larger than that and my garage becomes single purpose.
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Old 11-20-2003, 10:45 PM
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gotta check out allison, nothin comes close at that size
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Old 11-21-2003, 01:11 AM
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I would recommend a newer Baja 20 for the speed and interior room in the size you want. It has some freeboard which a Hydrostream (faster than hell) certainly won't. If you're looking used, my Formula 206 LS was a great boat (60 mph though, not 70)

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Old 11-21-2003, 12:29 PM
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Waterfoul is also selling his boat.
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Old 11-21-2003, 01:10 PM
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