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Old 12-13-2003, 08:28 AM
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- for a "family boat" are you going to take a Bat Boat to the local hang out and have the girls lay out on each wing and put the kids up on the bow.
I have seen it many times with our customers. The boat even sleeps 3 if you are in a pinch. And I can assure you it is the best one to Ski and Wakeboard behind. There is no way the others get on plane under 20 MPH - thus making boarding or kneeboarding all but impossible.

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JROMY,

I think you'd be very surprised to see the size and make up of the cabin and storage in a 27 Progression.

I have three kids and it worked for me. Ask Indy...he's been on it !
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me , i chose a old old cigarette , to the age of 1972 solid like concrete . set up for a single 540 like the layout because i can seat 8 people foward of the consoles plus i still have a 7 ft cabin for stabbin
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pic of the transom, filled all the holes and worked out the exaust holes. should look nice and clean all new hardware , tabs, dual mayfair , stainless marine dry pipes. tihs is after a layup of 1708 and duratec.
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JROMY,

I think you'd be very surprised to see the size and make up of the cabin and storage in a 27 Progression.

I have three kids and it worked for me. Ask Indy...he's been on it !
I know JROMY and what he's looking for, and I've been on Wes's Progression. I think JROMY is looking for a Sonic type boat that has the large cabin room and spacious amenities he's looking for. He's also looking for stand up bolsters that the Progression doesn't offer. But, Wes's boat is a motherf$#@er. That thing accelerates, turns, and rides like a dream. It's also built very strong. If it isn't tough and strong, it's not in that boat. The pad is nice and flat and you don't roll off of it like other boats. Wes is offering it for a very good price and it will make somebody a happy person. Oh...he's very particular about his boats, it's in great shape.
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Sheesh Wes.

You could have at least posted a photo. Looks like I'm going to have to give you some boat selling lessons.
That's for sure !
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JROMY:

One thing you do have to remember is that I've seen the flat screens and microwaves all laying in the floor of some boats after a rough ride in the Atlantic . As a custom builder I can put anything you want in the cabin though.....

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One thing I've learned, the perfect 28' boat does not exist. The bigger boats have most of what we want, but are pricey to run, insure, maintain and keep long term.

There is always a compromise with the 28' size range. Either the cockpit is too small, the pad is angled or non existent, the cabin is too small, the popped decks look funny, the flat decks look funny too. Twin BBs are too tail heavy, single engines are harder to manuever but give good economy. It's hard to find wind protection on some. High freeboard without making the boat look too stubby is hard to do. Some manufacturers are out of their minds with new 28' prices, what's the point when they get that expensive, just buy a bigger twin used. There are some manufacturers that price 28s over $100k, insane if you ask me. Storage is also an issues on many of these boats. Steps are weird on small boats too, I prefer none in this size (bigger too, but that's another discussion). Some only offer sit down versions but have everything else I desire, I prefer to stand up.

It's too bad because I don't want the expense associated with a big twin, I have other needs in my life that require money too. The 28 fits my needs, but the perfect one is elusive.

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Sitting down ain't bad though - freeboard? BH
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Sorry Joker I was drinking again last night!
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