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Old 12-10-2004, 04:35 PM
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Why is a 32' (OK, 33' with a swimstep) Hustler even in the same conversation with the other 39' boats ?

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Old 12-10-2004, 06:29 PM
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Not to me. There is a reason roller coasters are so popular. They are fast, exiting, and safe. I don't wasnt my biggest sorce of recreation to be potentaly deadly. BTW are those Arnesons on that Hustler the new bravo coversion they are selling?
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there is no way of comparing a non step boat to a step bottom boat. yea if ya want to go fast with little power in 1-3 foot chops yea or in lakes and stuff ok. but if ya want to play with real mother nature (3-5 foot chop and plus which is where the fun begins) like the ocean or lakes like lake Michigan then there's no way a step bottom boat can handle the waters like a non-step boat. for some reason the new Apache are non-step

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there is no way of comparing a non step boat to a step bottom boat. yea if ya want to go fast with little power in 1-3 foot chops yea or in lakes and stuff ok. but if ya want to play with real mother nature (3-5 foot chop and plus which is where the fun begins) like the ocean or lakes like lake Michigan then there's no way a step bottom boat can handle the waters like a non-step boat. for some reason the new Apache are non-step

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I like all the comments on this topic, and I gather that the trend for most mfgs is to increase speed even if it means giving up some comfort. Thats OK with me, I wouldtn't take my boat out in 3-5 foot chop anyway. I would happily run 100mph on 1-2 foot waves any day. But thats just my opinion.

By the way love that Hustler, but I know the first summer I would have it some drunk azz would cut themselves on the drive/props.

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I like all the comments on this topic, and I gather that the trend for most mfgs is to increase speed even if it means giving up some comfort. Thats OK with me, I wouldtn't take my boat out in 3-5 foot chop anyway. I would happily run 100mph on 1-2 foot waves any day. But thats just my opinion

By the way love that Hustler, but I know the first summer I would have it some drunk azz would cut themselves on the drive/props.

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Why is a 32' (OK, 33' with a swimstep) Hustler even in the same conversation with the other 39' boats ?

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There may be some older 32 Hustlers out there that may just surprise you.

However,The 39OL is the CatsAZZ. Bottom and layup technology has come along way.

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there is no way of comparing a non step boat to a step bottom boat. yea if ya want to go fast with little power in 1-3 foot chops yea or in lakes and stuff ok. but if ya want to play with real mother nature (3-5 foot chop and plus which is where the fun begins) like the ocean or lakes like lake Michigan then there's no way a step bottom boat can handle the waters like a non-step boat. for some reason the new Apache are non-step

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I agree. Plus remember that it greatly depends on how the waves are spaced. I can eat up 3-4's on my 25' PP at near full throttle if the waves are close together. More of a big chop than swells. As swells begin to space, length plays a bigger role. I ate up a 30 some foot Avanti with T 250s on 4+ footers between Matheson and Bayside just before the first bridge. He thought he could out run me because of the weather conditions but luckily for me the waves were not swells. This happened on a Sunday the first race of this season. The weather was brutal. The waves were close enough to each other that I could just fly on top of them without getting burried. So I guess it really depends but I would guess that on a V-Bottom there would be no substitute for length and weight.
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there is no way of comparing a non step boat to a step bottom boat. yea if ya want to go fast with little power in 1-3 foot chops yea or in lakes and stuff ok. but if ya want to play with real mother nature (3-5 foot chop and plus which is where the fun begins) like the ocean or lakes like lake Michigan then there's no way a step bottom boat can handle the waters like a non-step boat. for some reason the new Apache are non-step

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