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Old 01-29-2004, 03:47 PM
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Thanks KC, I'll tell him but it sounds like they are really working with him on getting what he wants, at a price he can afford. If it falls through, I'll get ahold of you. I guess it helps when you can buy factory direct.
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Go for a test ride with a gps in your hand and in that contract state real clear final payment after test ride only at 75 +mph. Now you will see who is just talking a good show. Be very careful on sales story of speed.

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Old 01-29-2004, 04:17 PM
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I had a 1994 29' Profile. Ran 80-82 mph on gps with a 588ci naturally asp. motor putting out 700hp at 5200 rpm. It was a nice boat and a good value. running four blade labbed bravo. 26/28 pitch. boat flew level with tabs set neutral. it was fun! No integrated swim platform. very nice size boat.
 
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If a salesman said 75, you might get 70. I would bet against it hitting 75 on GPS. Just my opinion.
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I've seen more than one person "claim" 75 out of the old 26's with 502's. So i'd have to imagine a new one with more HP would be capable of that.

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Old 01-30-2004, 09:04 AM
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I remember the early 90's Profiles...can you say run forest run???

So many rotting and deck problems. My bud was selling his 26 when he had the guy in the cabin, and he sat on the bench on the port side....IT COLLAPSED!!!

the deck was like a trampoline, the bolsters base was coming loose...oh, but it ran nice!
Was sloppy in rough water, no one wanted to ride in it over 60... driver...maybe, but still a handful

BUT, I do hear wonderful things about the new ones.
Priced right, they have (and have always had) great lines, quality is a zillion times better than the early days.
Have not ridden in a new one so I cant comment on ride.

How bad you want to beat on your boat in the first hour you own it?? Test top speed in the same boat same power of someone elses at the dealer....
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Old 01-30-2004, 10:13 AM
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Well, he pulled the trigger and ordered the 26V with the
496 HO, custom paint and added a few goodies of his own choice. According to him, they were very accommodating and worked with him on all the details.
Now I will have to deal with his enthusiasim.
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Well, he pulled the trigger and ordered the 26V
Way cool! Keep me posted on this please.

Make sure he keep a close eye on his money.

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Will do!
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Caincando1, My buddy upgraded to the 525 hp with an XR drive. I about crapped when he told me he is paying out the extra cash. He has a need for speed. To me, it's unbelievable what Mercury suggests as a MSRP!
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