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Old 10-23-2004, 09:31 PM
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I recently sold my cobra cat. I really liked the boat and wanted to keep it but I really need to be able to fit more people than five.My wife wants something with a cabin and I want to stay with tunnels. We went to Cali this summer and while there we checked out some west coast cats in the 28' size I know they all have center pods but that makes for a little bigger cabin and the boats I looked at had alot of room. I looked at commander 28' which was a real nice boat and I looked at carrera 29' which had a bigger cabin which I thought was a real nice boat also. Than when I headed north to visit family I stopped at a boat company called domn8er and was really impressed with their 28' tunnel This boat not only looks great but it has so much room and a cabin I couldn't believe it was a tunnel. I am trying to buy a boat without power and drive and would really like to buy just a hull with interior and fuel tanks I don't want any holes cut for gauges, cleats, hatches or anything mostly cause I like projects and I've been working on boats for over 30 years.I just want to play with something brand new for a change. I am really impressed with the domn8er and know it would handle rough water real nice, definetly not just a lake boat I would take this boat out in the ocean in a heart beat The only problem is the boat is fully dressed with a custum trailer which is steel painted. I like the aluminum trailers for salt water boat ramps. Fully dressed the boat priced out too high for me and monthly payments on a loan is too much for me. But that is one nice boat. Carrera is willing to sell me a boat the way I want at a good price and I like the boat alot but the hulls sponsens look alot flatter and I don't know how it would handle the bay or ocean. Has anybody on oso ever had a ride or own a Carrera tunnel and used it in the ocean? I would like to hear their thougts on it cause I'm trying to decide weather to save more money for the domn8er which I really want or buy the carrera which I also like but don't know if it will slap alot in rough ocean with the flatter sponsons.any input will help. P.S sorry for long letter. thanks Keith

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Old 10-23-2004, 11:46 PM
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Hey Keith, sorry to hear but also glad to hear that you were able to sell your cobra. A replacement is allways a difficult choice. I don't know what I would get next. PM me with what a used cobra is worth. Marty.
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my buddy tried being a dealer for the domin8er line her in cali didnt seem to work out.
they wouldnt sell it to you the way u want it? why?? seems wierd,, the builder needs to get some boats out i would thnk have yet to see one other than when they had the demos out here//
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I don't know if domn8er will sell me a boat the way I would like to have it. he gave me a price on a boat that he has in his showroom that was fully finished sitting on a trailer. Just needed to bolt engine in and go. I asked him for a price on that boat. The price he gave me was a great deal and I would love to own it but the monthly payments for a loan are a little steep for me right now. I figured I would hold off and save for a bigger cash down and have him build me one a little later Thanks for input. Keith

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Old 10-25-2004, 05:20 PM
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Still hopping to hear from anybody that has rode in a 29 carrera cat. Would like to know how it would handle big water They gave me a great price on one with just interior and fuel tanks and it too is a great looking cat. Domn8er has more room though.Are there any other cats out there that have good size cabins that I should be looking at? Thanks for any info.

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Keith, go to Hotboat.net. I think you will find some info there.

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Old 10-25-2004, 11:28 PM
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Thank's Sam Carrera got a good writeup this month in hotboat mag. I wish that I had time when I was cali to take a test ride in one.
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I don't know if they would sell to you in project form like you want but the 30' HTM is looking pretty good.
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Yeah???... where is T2X to tell us about "west coast cats"?........... ..................... Oh... and render a shamless plug for Skater?.........
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