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Old 01-09-2005, 05:53 PM
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Welcome Aboard, enjoy the ride...whatever you choose

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Old 01-09-2005, 06:22 PM
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you can buy a lot of boat with 50 k there are some nice cigarettes, bullets 31ft twin bbc and mistresses or awsomes 35ft twin bbc for 35 to 60 k depending on condition just locate a good surveyor and go for seatrails in the boats when its choppy out. nows the time to buy as the industry is a tad slow and its winter time. good luck and ask questions here on oso there are a lot of knowledgable people here to point you in the right direction. i like the old cigs 80's they are very well made and solid rough water boats and you can find them with big drives like ssm#3a's that are alot stronger than the newer braos, you might want to stay away from trs drives also. good luck.
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Old 01-09-2005, 06:24 PM
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My father doesn't want anything that will require a ton of upkeep either. As for price, below $50,000 if possible.

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All boats require upkeep. If you don't take care of your boat, that $50,000 investment will be worth $20,000 real fast.
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Old 01-09-2005, 06:33 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm just wondering what's a good size and engine choice for a beginning performance powerboater? My father and I have experience around row boats and paddleboats, but never anything on the lines of 15ft or bigger. Let alone anything beyond an 9V Minn Kota. However, we're both into offshore races and fat chicks and would like to pick up a performance boat to cruise around with and chase Ho's. My father doesn't want anything that will require a ton of upkeep either, like an Apache. As for price, below $5,000,000 if possible.

I'm just looking for suggestions and ideas here more than anything. I don't post much on here, usually just read and browse around looking at porn.

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Old 01-09-2005, 06:40 PM
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I am considering selling my 1998 Baja 24' Outlaw. It is a good starter boat. Perhaps run a search on the 24 Outlaw and see if you like what it offers. If so, I would be happy to talk to you about it or help you with other ideas you might have.

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Old 01-09-2005, 06:58 PM
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I am considering selling my 1998 Baja 24' Outlaw. It is a good starter boat. Perhaps run a search on the 24 Outlaw and see if you like what it offers. If so, I would be happy to talk to you about it or help you with other ideas you might have.

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No chit? wow, never heard you talk of selling it over on HMS.. what are you planning on upgrading to?
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:11 PM
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You might want to check out older (89 and up) Formula 242's with single BBC and Bravo. This is really a 26 foot boat in today's terminology. Be sure to get it surveyed and have the engine leak down tested.
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:49 PM
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For a first boat under 50K I would say 25 Checkmate or 24/25 Baja, 27 Fountain if you can find one for 50K. As for maint. Go with STOCK 454, 502, or 496.

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Old 01-09-2005, 09:06 PM
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Welcome to OSO.

25 Active Thunder...a few for sale on the east coast...nuff said.

Let the games begin!! Did someone say Apache?
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Old 01-09-2005, 09:20 PM
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cig 28ss my first boat learned alot and didnt lose a penny


baja fresh is THE boat for 25k-30k
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