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Old 11-29-2003, 06:21 PM
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The Harvie Family is consolidating from years of working out of town and as some of you know I have been looking around (slowly as I usually do) for a Tiger.

The other day I was wasting my time on OSO as usuall and came across a tread from a fellow Northeasterner looking for a fast rig for his BIG family (4 instead of 3 compared to me) someone mentioned a Sunseeker SuperHawk 48 (puder's hard-on inducing rig from what I have learned searching around).
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Nice boat.

Make sure you drive one first.

Big difference from a Tiger
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So I start digging around. those rigs have a few attractive items for the use our family does with a boat. Before I go on my bench mark is a Cigarette Tiger most likely 42' 2000 realistically attainable around $170K with stock power 500 HP, 70 MPH. This fulfills what we need here on Lake Champlain, spending 3 day weekends on the lake and getting to places before we die (ie: running at least 45-50 MPH unlike big azz cruisers).

After digging around seriously and unfortunately mentioning this to my wife I figure I can get a 48 Sunseeker for roughly the same price as a Tiger.

Her vote is clear; Sunseeker.
My vote; Cigarette
However the Sunseeker gives us a place to live in FL in the winter when we go, that the Cigarette cannot give us for the same money.

Running 3 engines instead of 2 is also going to be prohibitively more expensive. However gas for us thru some non-mentionable situation is a non-issue.

So inherently those beasts run 62-65MPH (a little slower than my Cafe) but jeez it's a freakin house and almost as versatile as a Cig...

I need input!!!!!!

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Hey glh,when i was over at aqua toy store, i was able to go out on a sunseeker. it had tripple 575's and ran 82mph. This i did a double take on and checked the gps with it along with my hand held one. They are very nice like you say, but with the right power they will run. As for the tripples, i burn a little more now (650's) than what i did with twin 502 efis. To run the speed that the twin was running i am lower in the r's and out of the 4's on the carbs. Plus you break one, you can still get home at a decent hour with th other 2 running. When i was in texoma for the pkr run, blew an outdrive way out from where we docked, killed it and planed out and ran 40 on the other 2
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GLH Nice boat, but how are you planning to get it back and forth to Fl ?
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