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Old 09-10-2004, 10:28 AM
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Trader, didn't you just sell a Powerplay to Semper Fi?
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Old 09-10-2004, 10:33 AM
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Old 09-10-2004, 10:41 AM
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Here's a Twinstep Top Gun in your Budget

And it has 525EFI's

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Old 09-10-2004, 11:04 AM
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Are you looking for new or used?
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Old 09-10-2004, 01:42 PM
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New or very slightly used. That Cig is set up for race. I like it though. Keep them coming ! Thanks Guys!
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Old 09-10-2004, 03:12 PM
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Hey All, I have just a basic question for everyone. I want to move up from a 2003 29 Fountain with a 525 EFI. I am looking in the 200k range and I am heavily leaning towards the 35 lightning w 525s. Any thoughts on other options? I am considering a Nordic Flame or a Top Gun but the Cig is pricy and the Flame is one I know little of. What other boats would you all consider and why? Thanks Jim
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Old 09-10-2004, 04:08 PM
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You might want to ck the speed difference on the 38 over the 35 . I know the 38 use to slower than the 42 before they changed the bottom.

depends if ya want speed or some room. The 35 is a fast boat
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Old 09-10-2004, 06:20 PM
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35' with 525's performance sheets show WOT at 92 MPH. The 38' with 525 is a 89-90 MPH boat. Cockpit size is very similar on both. Don't gain much in the 38' except the staggered motors which are very neat. Haven't seen many 35' Lightnings out there-- market is saturated with 35X's. I would think 200M would be awefully close to buying a new 35' Lightning. The 38' are sweet, but not many in inventory. Dealers ask $20-25M more for the 38's then the 35's when you can find one. Most dealers I talk to are pushing the 42X rather then the 38. Same $$$'s but more boat. Good hunting......
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Old 09-10-2004, 08:53 PM
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For $200,000 you can find a nice used, low hour 42 with 525's that will run in the low to mid 80's. It is a lot more boat than the 35.
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Old 09-10-2004, 09:09 PM
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I am a little biased, but I say get a Gun. I have driven a new 35 fountain and was not impressed. The Nordic is fast but it is really a lake boat. I guess what type of boating you do makes a difference as well. Our Gun is kind of boring at the lake but in the ocean it is a blast.
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