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Old 01-09-2004, 08:51 AM
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Default Best 28' performance boat for rough water?

Limited to 28' LOA for rack storage. Interested in getting 28' with twins that can handle the rough stuff better thank my 27 fountain can now.
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Old 01-09-2004, 08:59 AM
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Heres my thoughts in no particular order,

28 Cigarette
28 Pantera
28 Sonic
28 Active Thunder
28 Powerplay
28 Apache

I have a 28 Cigarette and it is great in rough water, it actually feels like a bigger boat than it is.

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'Cigarette' or maybe one of those other Cigarette type boats called.........now what was it...........Apricot?, no, no, it was.........Apprehension? No, that wasn't it either.
It was called something, something... bucket.

I don't know, just look at a 28 Cig.
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28' Saber, nothing tougher or faster in the rough, tried to kill me and the boat in the past couldn't do it and I've been in Cigs, Apaches ect.. Great proportions, balance and strength with good speed. No one's ever regreted owning one and they're a great value. The downside, there ain't no T shirts
 
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3 votes for the 28 Apache
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28 pantera
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All are great but I would get a 28' Pantera if it were me
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Can you buy a new saber? I know you can get a new Active and Pantera.
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Originally posted by Dangerous Dave
Heres my thoughts in no particular order,
28 Cigarette
28 Pantera
28 Sonic
28 Active Thunder
28 Powerplay
28 Apache
Dave

All of these were on our list when looking for a 28 a few years ago except for the Sonic, and yes, the Saber is missing from Dave's list and really should be there.

We bought a 28 AT- it does as well as the others above (no better, no worse) but has by far the biggest cabin and freeboard. IMHO, you couldn't go wrong with any of them. I DO feel strongly that this length boat is better balanced with twin SBC power or one high HP BBC. Much easier to fly level with a good CG.
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This one is in the classifieds....
Fantastic rough water boat... Twin 502 MPIs.
I have never seen/driven a boat of this size that runs the rough water as well.
Glad to talk about Pantera, wether you want my boat or another. Top notch build quality...durable...no rattles.
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