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Old 01-18-2005, 10:27 PM
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Best Late Model 30'-35' Twin?

OK gang, I know this has been beaten to death with a handful of respective boats, but how about a straight up shootout for Offshoreonlys' best of the best offshore twin between 30 and 35'.
I know we've talked a lot about the Cigarette Mystique. Then there was the new Baja 30 Outlaw. We've touched a little on the 32 Active Thunder and the 33 Powerplay. I still don't think a 32 Fountain is big enough for twins, but would like to know more about the 35? Why do some Fountains have 1 step and some have 2 steps? What does everyone thing the best power to weight ratio is for a twin engine boat?
We've learned that for the most part the newer step bottoms are the hot setup. I've been spoiled being ably to run over 80mph with turn key reliability and don't want to go any slower. I can't afford a new boat and have limited storage space, (as well as limited money!) Besides, as Troutly said in another thread, We only need a 30'-35' at the Ozarks. Problem is, some folks such as Phil Lipschutz don't like to waste their time talking about anything shorter than a 35'. I heard he had a step bottom Mystique but by the time I was able to talk to someone down there, I was told it was gone.
So, Let's hear the top speeds with what power and drives on your lightweight twin hotrods. Do you like them and why? If not, why not? Sooner or later I'm going to figure out a short list.
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Old 01-18-2005, 10:43 PM
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how about a cat gordo? you can run a 30 cat all day at LOTO... you came by and saw mine in my driveway at my old house over by tanned fat's house... you need something like that...
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Sean,
I remember that day.
Your's is a sweet looking ride.
A cat would be easier to get the speed I want on turn key power. I'd wouldn't mind owning a 30 cat. Problem is I couldn't afford the insurance !!!!
Besides, most all of my setup and racing experience is in V-bottoms so I'm probably better off sticking with what I know.
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35 T/S Playboy cigarette!!! 500 efis 84-85 on gps... sitting on a nice manning trailer... looking at a nortech cat so it maybe for sale
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It all depends on how much you want to spend $$.

I've heard the new 30' Vice is a tottaly differnet hull then the old Mystique. You can buy a new one for under $200k. Twin 496's get you 82mph. I'd probably be looking for a 35' T/S though.

I don't know whether you caught Phil on a bad day or what but I called him and he was just leaving his office going to see his mother, he said call him on his cell which I did. He spoke to me for over an hour about different boats and such. I told him that we still had a boat to sell and were not in a position to buy but he took the time to talk to me anyways. We'll definatley be buying a boat from him next. Thanks Phil.

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I would have to say the 35 Nordic Flame should be high on the list, with stock 500efi the boat runs 88-90 mph. That has to get some attention with those numbers.
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Be prepared for the flurry of proud boat owner cheerleaders..... " I have a 'insert brand here', and they are the best !!!! "

With the 35 fountain it was a year thing with the step(s). 95 to around 97's had single step, and then they went with 2. Both fast with 500's.

Nordic is a well built fast hull

344 Hustler Cheeta will Gitty Up pretty good !!

35 Formula with blue motors will be in low 80's

33 Scarab AVS

32 Sunsation....fast, but small for it's size.

Or just buy Dreamer's Cig and save yourself some hassle.
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Gordo,
I think that Hi-perf 2000 stated it pretty well, and I'm alittle biased, BUT when I was looking @ boats 35-38 ft. I found the Nordic to be the best "Bang for my Buck" deal out there. I'm getting ready to try some 28' labbed bravo1 that should put me over 80 mph with 502 MPIs and a fully loaded boat. We really like our Nordic!
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FRESH motors new stereo throat mic intercoms 3 yes 3 sets of props(30p,30p labbed and 29p custom 5 blades)
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Dreamers is an excellent choice.
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