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Old 01-21-2004, 08:59 PM
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1. The Gladiator....... great poseur boat.... chicks dig'em.... guys (at least those who are phallically challenged) also adore them.... and the product is a sound investment, although the "legendary" part will probably evaporate like 188th street. Good rough water hull....... (The Apache 41 is a GREAT rough water hull).
Performance is right up there with the rest of the 8' wide, vacuum bagged, stepped vees (yawn).

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You must really hate Cigarette's!! (You bash them constantly with a vengeance) Those are some pretty harsh words. Cigarette must have done you wrong sometime(must have been their ****ty a$$ customer service) I think the Cig and Skater are both great boats, and I also think they cost way too much money and both lose alot of money from depreciation.

I think you're right about no comparison, you really can't compare "apples to apples" in this situation. I do, however think that they are both the best of what you can buy in their prospective markets.
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Gladiators are alot of fun and can run big water with the best of them!! I love mine......
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Old 01-21-2004, 09:08 PM
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I love my Gun too!!! (Dont worry T2X, I am not phallically challenged either...)
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You must really hate Cigarette's!! (You bash them constantly with a vengeance) Those are some pretty harsh words. Cigarette must have done you wrong sometime(must have been their ****ty a$$ customer service) .
The only cigarettes I "hate" are the kind you buy in a pack at the 7-11. I don't bash Cigarettes constantly...because I rarely even think about them..... They are a throwback to the time when men were men and stood up in boats that were fabulous...... in 1969.......

Today, the vacuum bagged, stepped hull, spray painted, graphically elaborate creations remind me of a 57 Chevy...with a computerised vortec engine in a showroom with rap music coming out of a state of the art sound system.... kind of a neat gimmick...but more nostalgic then up to date.

As far as any issues with the Cigarette company....how can I have any?...The company has changed hands like a whore at the Bronx terminal market since Aronow originally sold it...and bought it back...and sold it...and bought it back......ad nauseum.

Buy the Skater.....at least the company you buy it from will have the same ownership during your second season with the boat.

Toodles......................

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I love my Gun too!!! (Dont worry T2X, I am not phallically challenged either...)
Then buy a boat that doesn't look like a sword.

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I can't believe this is still a topic.
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I bought my Cigarette because I'm hung like a hamster
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Then buy a boat that doesn't look like a sword.

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Don't you have one that looks like a watermelon seed? What's that mean?
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Craig I think you went past me the day of the Cambridge races. I was limping in the powerplay. I had a belt snap. Was that you?
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Craig I think you went past me the day of the Cambridge races. I was limping in the powerplay. I had a belt snap. Was that you?
I did see you that day by the bridge, I think we were idling as well. Didn't know that you were having trouble. Great looking boat!!! That was our first day out on the boat and also the day that the pic I posted was taken.

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