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Old 07-19-2004, 06:37 PM
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I've sold my 100mph 26' American Offshore in favor of a 28-30' vee to satify the family's cabin needs. I narrowed my search down to six boats I like the style of. The hard part is I must still have a good handling 90 mph boat so I expect to have 7-800 hp on tap. For those of you who know one of these boats please give me your input.

29 Fountain
28 Sunsation
29 Magic
28 Nordic
28 Pantera
30 Superboat

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Old 07-19-2004, 06:44 PM
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I have to assume you are a lake boater???am I right????
In that case the 29 Fountain will give you the speed you're looking for.
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28' Saber
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Tim, Lakeboater? Yes, with occasional blasts to Catalina Island on the west beach and or Poker runs. Actually Pantera should be on my list.
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I've sold my 100mph 26' American Offshore in favor of a 28-30' vee to satify the family's cabin needs. I narrowed my search down to five boats I like the style of. The hard part is I must still have a good handling 90 mph boat so I expect to have 7-800 hp on tap. For those of you who know one of these boats please give me your input.

29 Fountain
28 Sunsation
29 Magic
28 Nordic
30 Superboat
My vote would be for the 29 Fountain with either a 525 if you can live with 80+ mph or 496 HO and "Procharge or Raylar" it till you hit 90+.

A Pantera 28' with Procharged T-496 H0's would work too!

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Old 07-19-2004, 07:12 PM
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Hmmmm ,,, Fountain, Sunsation, Extreme in this size. You ARE in for a difficult decision!!!!
Sunsation Mid cabin is a awesome family boat if kids are involved.
Every one has their own unique needs.
Of course I also like the Formula with the twin small blocks.
All are fast. All are unique and different. I guess it would depend on your priority list (Speed, room, family, number of guests, over night, etc.)
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From that list - Pantera.
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If you are looking for no frills then superboat is the way to go. Ya just cant beat the price.... and the Cohen family has proven it is a reliable/strong hull on the race course.
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Ya know I really love the Y2K Superboat but, I'm lookin at the cabin on the web site and it looks a little claustrophobic. The entry way also looks small. I would fly to NY to meet Mr Coen if I'm wrong.
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If I were picking one boat from your list, I'd go with the Pantera. Talk to Too Old (Fred) about the one he had with the Troy Dennis motor in it. I don't recall his top speed, but it was up there. I've riden on and driven a 28 Pantera (Griff's with a merc. 525 in it) and LOVE the boat. Handles sloppy water with ease. Decent sized cockpit and cabin. And built brick shi# house tough.

That would be my pick.

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