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28' Daytona vs 30'

Old 11-23-2003, 10:57 PM
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I believe the 30 is faster also. The dealer who does all the work on my boaat is an Eliminator dealer. He had a 30 with 500's, boxes, and labbed props that he recently sold. It was his toy and demo boat for the year and ran 106-107. Another local guy has a 28 with Whippled 500's and it runs 118-121.
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:13 AM
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Old 11-24-2003, 08:17 PM
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I was told the 28 has more height up front due to the 30 having canopies. I have never been in the front of a 30 myself.

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Old 11-24-2003, 09:12 PM
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I thought that the 30 would be a bigger boat in the cabin but I feel like the 28 is larger. It may just be me, but it sure feels like the 28 is taller in the cabin. Both are nice cabins for a cat. I have kids and a cabin was inportant to me.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:56 AM
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any new data to support any of the theory's here?
Ive heard both ways some say the 28 is a better setup others say the 30 is the better setup.
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:34 AM
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It depends on the version of the 28 you get, they come in tall deck version and canopy versions. The tall deck does have nice room for a 28' cat. It is about the same as my buddies velocity 28...Though if you are over 6' you can only sit in the first seat in the cabin. Mine has about a queen sized bed in the very front, that you could sleep in just don't sit up fast. Mine is actually for sale though it is a 2001. It has 496 mag ho and with the windsheild it will run 90 all day long. though with different props could see more.
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:33 PM
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I Never Liked My 30 Until I Found The Sweet Spot On It I Have Had Both BoatS And I Am Going To Build A Wicked 30 With Boxes And Shorties. Marty
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:05 PM
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care to share your vision on setup?

I've been in canopied 28's and canopied 30's- the way the glass work is on the 28 give maybe an inch more headroom so that was not a deciding factor. Between the two, the canopied 28 should be faster, same power, both having decent setups. most of the canopied 28's are open to the cabin vs having a door area. The Tall deck and LP 28's were supposed to be a bit slower hull.

I'd love to eith let Raylar at my 496's or swap in some 500/525's.
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