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Old 11-23-2004, 07:25 PM
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Looking for a solid offshore vbottom single 496ho brand new that can take the ocean. Should it be sit down or stand up, and what types of speed should I see?
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28 AT First Choice (yeah its a little bigger, but worth it over the 25 AT).
26 Sonic Second Choice

A new 26 Sonic should scare 70 mph with a 496 HO in ideal conditions; 65mph everyday.
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I know you said 26' limit but the 27' activator hands down best rough water boat for its size. It would run around 82-85 mph with a 496HO.
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24 Pantera or equivalent hull
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If I had my pick it would be a Pantera24 in your size range, but personally would go for the 28.

Look at: http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=91002

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won in Key west. Activator 27'
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Thanks for the input, just got rid of my 28 with twin 550s and need something reliable, single engine, that I can beat up with nothing breaking! I would love to have more power, but the warranty is important to me after going through my last boats headaches. Does anyone build like a mini gladiator or mini poker run (gtx), model so that I can have that "look of a bigger boat"???
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Does Activator have a website ? . . . I can't find anything on the Net.

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Thanks for the input, just got rid of my 28 with twin 550s and need something reliable, single engine, that I can beat up with nothing breaking! I would love to have more power, but the warranty is important to me after going through my last boats headaches. Does anyone build like a mini gladiator or mini poker run (gtx), model so that I can have that "look of a bigger boat"???
Both the Pantera28 and Activator 27 are single engine in this case, can take more beating than most people can stand. I know the Pantera can be optioned with twins, and I am sure the Activator can as well. These are even "bigger" looking in person. Should look at these two in person. You will see the quality you are looking for.

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Does Activator have a website ? . . . I can't find anything on the Net.

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Mark has a good website at Activator boats.com. I dont think the site is up because he is changing it. He is building a new 29' step bottom.
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