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Old 02-19-2004, 02:30 PM
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Look into the 24' Powerquest's as well. I have one and could not be happier with it. Nice deep V, handles great in the rough stuff... I "only" have a 310HP big block in it, but that does not seem to be an issue in the boat like others have stated. I get it up to around 57 on the top end without a labbed prop. It is for sale, but a bit beyond what you are looking to spend. There are some older ones out there I am sure to be had for somewhere in your price range. They are nicely appointed for the size as well, you can have a porta poty in it, as well as having enough room to overnight or 3 on it without to much trouble(just some good planing is needed).
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Old 02-19-2004, 02:32 PM
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Board memeber Rollwithit is also selling his Baja I believe, shoot him a PM about it. Its a 24' as well.... May be in your price range.
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I was in your exact shoes with that exact amount of money. Picked up my Hammer for a good deal and I couldn't be happier. I compared every single boat in that range and found that I liked the Hammer best. You can find some great deals on boats in your price range and size....just make sure you find what fits your need and taste. You can search boattraderonline.com for different models just to get an idea of what it looks like, etc.
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Old 02-19-2004, 03:13 PM
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Hey, Welcome! Personally I would go with a formula or pantera. If you think there is anyway you can swing a formula 272 I would look for one. It is a true 27 foot boat and is pretty heavy. However , I would research it and see if your tow vehicle can handle it. I had one last year and loved it. You can get a late 80's right in your price range. They handle unbelievable for a 27' boat and also they have a ton more room than the 24's. They are no speed demon but you can squeeze low to mid 60's out of them and ride in comfort. If not the 24' formula is also a great boat. It has a very impressive ride for a 24' boat. your speeds will be a little slower but its a great boat. I've taken the liberty of starting your search for you. Good luck!!!!!









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If you stay with the 21 / 22 foot size, look for a used Velocity 22 or an Regal Velocity 23. Faster and better ride then he Pachanga but still a sit down ride.
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Comes w/ a tandem year 2000 galvanized roller trailer w/ brakes on one axle. NEVER EVER slipped and NO bottom paint. 21,000
Hey wasn't this in the classifieds for $20K flat? ;0
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20 K and I will deliver it,,, boat is in great shape, looking to go bigger, a 30 footer.... NADA value w/ trailer is 25,000, buy it from me for 20 or from the dealer after it's traded for 25...

I don't care what anybody says,, Baja's are great boats. and for the money, they have some quality features that the big boys don't. It's a true v and no pads, no steps and runs low 60's. I would buy another without hesitation, and Baja's have good resale value. Chris.
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[B]Hey.... I've taken the liberty of starting your search for you. Good luck!!!!!
Hey thanks for those links, I think I will be doing some searching in boatrader and yachtworld over the coming weeks. A couple of years ago a friend of my fathers had a nice 272 formula which she actually sold for $25K. It had twin 350s. She kept at a marina with a lift. Eventually the storage/gas bills piled up and the boat was sold. With a 27' I think I'd run into storage/towing issues but the 272s seem like a lot of boat for the money. Whatever boat I get I intend to use it. With my other boats I was on the water every Saturday and Sunday from April until October. Some of the boats at the marina never go out, which is amazing to me. So there's no doubt the boat will get used, so quality is important. I would rather not have stuff falling apart all of the time though I recognize that constant maintenance is part of the deal.
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20 K and I will deliver it,,, boat is in great shape, looking to go bigger, a 30 footer.... NADA value w/ trailer is 25,000, buy it from me for 20 or from the dealer after it's traded for 25... .
Chris, now why do you have to tempt me with a good deal on a fresh water run boat that seems meet all of my requirements on my FIRST post to this board? Let me contact you offline.

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With a tow limit of 5,000 you would be @ or over with a 23 anything bigger and your wayy over...
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