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Old 02-13-2007, 10:14 PM
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I have a friend here in NY Long island, Just painted, needs some extensive work, engines out and at rebuild shop. has trs drives with external steering, pretty fast. he would sell as is or rigged. pretty good looking boat.. but does need some work to get ready,
all red hull and deck
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:20 PM
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My friend had the light blue 31 IMP (Shakey Jaw) on Oneida Lake in upstate NY. The hull was a splash of one of Aronows hulls with a straight 24 degree vee. No gimmicks. The boat handles rough water extremely well and rode like a Cadillac. He bought his new with twin 330hp/Bravo 1 but later upgraded the engines to roughly 500hp each and got 75mph. As mentined before fit and finish was OK and his had the Mcleod bolsters and interior which was nice.
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:31 PM
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Just put a pair of 496Hos in a 31ft IMP, runs about 72-73,also put 280s planes on it too.Customer is happy.
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:29 PM
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so there are some other imp owners out there. I am very happy with mine, it has the 330 454s and runs 65-67 gps. Mcleod interior, plenty of room up front and looks good. Not many of them around where I boat so its something different. I also saved some money compared to other same size, powered boats. A few upgrades are in the works and Ill prove that jesse james comment about hitting a wall at 70mph is a bunch of crap. I know about his history but Ill just prove it again what is already known about him.
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:39 PM
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I havent ever heard much about them.
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I don't know anything about them but psychoboaters rig looks pretty sweet!
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Old 02-14-2007, 03:47 PM
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I spun one out....a 31 IMP with 330hp 454's.....didn't take much.
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I have a friend looking at an IMP 31 ft. twin 454's. Anybody have any info on these boats?

A buddy has a 1989 to (or) 1990 Red IMP 31 with 502 / 450hp Motors. It's a Tank that crushes water! With 454/330hp's I dont think that boat would do over 64gps seeing Scotty's only does 70/71gps.

It's built like a brick chit house! and has a very nice cabin layout..
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:42 PM
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A buddy has a 1989 to (or) 1990 Red IMP 31 with 502 / 450hp Motors. It's a Tank that crushes water! With 454/330hp's I dont think that boat would do over 64gps seeing Scotty's only does 70/71gps.

It's built like a brick chit house! and has a very nice cabin layout..
hi rick I dont doubt you about your friends imp but you say his is an 89 or 90. mine is a 96 and I have the original sales brochure(original owner left all sales stuff in the boat) and is at 7400 lbs dry weight. It has 127 gal gas and 12 gal fresh water. compare the weight to similar hulls and horsepower and you see it is right in there where it should. there is also other oso members that I boat with that will back me up with the speed I get. there are too many people with alot more knowledge than I will ever dream to have about boating on this site why would I try to B.S. about speed. Can do that at the local bar but not here on oso
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Old 02-14-2007, 08:23 PM
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I don't know anything about them but psychoboaters rig looks pretty sweet!
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