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Old 02-19-2004, 01:12 PM
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Ooops. So it's OSO?

Geeze I am newbie.

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...I can see where the costs (gas, insurance, horsepower, etc. etc) can expand exponentially with the size of the boat.
The first law of offshore ownership revealed. You'll be OK, grasshopper....

"OFO" could be "Old Farts Only", and might not be too far off the mark.
Be glad you didn't use "ONO". Someone might have thought that you were calling us nitwits. (Ducking now...)
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I don't want to go too much bigger than 24 because then I'd need a big truck to pull the boat and I'd have to double my budget. My wife has informed me that she is going to get a Land Rover Discovery which tows something like 5000 pounds or so. My alternative was for her to buy a 4x4 F250 with a diesel engine, but that didn't go over well.
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Welcome to the board !
You better edit that post .... It's OSO not OFO ! Lightning my strike soon !

Bigger is better on the bay . The chop is a killer . 24 foot at least . 24 degree dead rise . 454 magnum (365 hp ) minimum to get the speed . NO "ALFA" drives !!! Bravo at least . the Formual is a great boat , the sea ray 22 is nice but a sit down boat and shallow bottom will beat you up a bit . There are lots of great 24' boats out there .Its a great starter boat . Big enough ,but not going to kill you on gas . And only one engine to fix ...... I actualy like the baja outlaw 24' . its a good boat for the money and lots of them around . Almost any name brand 24' off shore style would do OK. I lot of personal preference

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I think "Puder" on this board pulls with a land rover .... I thin he does ...... Maybe he could tell you about it .
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Pantera builds a real offshore type boat, but they are very form-follows-function. Personally, I'm very impressed with the 242 Formula. It rides bigger than it really is, and has Formula quality and amenities.
Good luck, and happy hunting.
I'll have to research the 242 formulas, that might be a good fit. The Panteras look nice but might not be the right compromise for the wife. Damn, I knew there was an advantage to being single.
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25th anniversary edition, 454 bravo 1 drive with 205 fresh water hours. 24 degree deadrise, Pop up cleats, drop down bolsters, full mooring cover, 12x16 dual ram tabs, lowrance depth sounder, lowrance X-40 fish/depth/temp, Pioneer AM/FM/CD, dual batts w/ switch, 23p mirage plus stainless prop, 80 gallon fuel tank, hydraulic engine hatch, anchor locker w/ anchor. Will deliver..

will do 60 mph w/ current 23p mirage plus, and 62 w/ labbed mirage.

Comes w/ a tandem year 2000 galvanized roller trailer w/ brakes on one axle. NEVER EVER slipped and NO bottom paint. 21,000

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My '91 Warlock seems to be a pretty solid boat. 454 c.i motor, 24-degree deadrise, Bravo One drive, etc. The construction of the boat seems pretty solid. 23-1/2 ft long with a narrow 7-ft beam.

I haven't seen a lot of them around, but if you find one, I'd say it's worth looking at.

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I tried posting a picture as a file attachment, but it doesn't look like it came through. (File size should have been okay.)
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