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Old 03-01-2005, 05:39 PM
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A 30 with nice power IE TCM 900 EFI is perfect for your needs. Look at the new FORCE 29 Canopy (last months HOT BOAT ) cover boat. I have one in the OSO classifieds for sale for a quick peek......
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Old 03-01-2005, 05:40 PM
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I boat on lakes 90% of the time with my 36. I never have said it's to big for the lake. I boat on Havasu and Mohave all the time. The only issue I have is towing, but you will adapted to it. My opinion, go big now it might save ya a bit of money in the long run.
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Old 03-01-2005, 05:45 PM
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I boat on lakes 90% of the time with my 36. I never have said it's to big for the lake. I boat on Havasu and Mohave all the time. The only issue I have is towing, but you will adapted to it. My opinion, go big now it might save ya a bit of money in the long run.

Has it saved you any money yet......................


You are so gay!!! It's way to big for a lake and you know it! JK!!

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Old 03-01-2005, 06:16 PM
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The only problem I see is docking at the ROAD RUNNER or FOX's! I'm going to a 30+ also. That's my only concern!
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Old 03-01-2005, 06:27 PM
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My 36' cat is not to big for big lakes. When the water gets big your glad your in a bigger boat. Parker.........I would never take it there, in my opinion it is way to big for Parker! Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Havasu no problem just like Bling said! Its really nice to be able to run across those large desert basins at 100+ with tight 3-4' wind chop and just cruise.
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Old 03-01-2005, 06:27 PM
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I just downsized from a 38' Cig to a 28' Skater. We boat mostly at havasu, but also in the ocean as well. For me the 38 just got to be to much of a hassle on the lake. If you never plan to use your boat on a bigger body of water than Havasu you probably don't need a 36' boat IMO.
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Old 03-01-2005, 06:53 PM
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I have a good friend who lives in Scotsdale and boats Pleasent, Havasu, and Powell in his 35 cat with trip outboards. When I was out there last he had no problem getting it on or off the trailer. He does pull it with a Powerstroke Excursion, so he can get around easy up and down the hills.
I would just say go as big as you feel comfortable pulling, stopping and docking. But that is just my .02

P.S. I have a 38' on a 5000 acre lake now that is overkill
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Old 03-01-2005, 07:48 PM
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I have the best of both worlds now. I own a 35 Motion 1/4 canopy and a 25 Warlock cat. The Warlock is more fun as a pleasure boat at slower speeds 40-80 it is a dream ride. 100+ it is a handful in big water. Docking is easy. The big boat rides rough until it packs air at 90mph. Then it is a blast in big water. The "wow factor" at pit stops is ten fold with the 35. I had a 30 Motion that was great but the 35 is a big step up in ride quality in the rough water. The 30 and 35 don't feel a lot different towing. They are both big boats.
The 35 is not a beach boat. First I worry about getting to close to shore with low water pickups and it is a heavy boat to push off the shoreline. Docking is fine with the big boat just need long docks. It does keep me away from some lunch stops.

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I own a 30' Spectre and love it. I would think the issue with going bigger would be towing depending on what kind of roads you have and how far you are driving. I think the 36' Spectre is a 10' - 2" beam. I no most of us don't do it but in NC you are supposed to get a permit for over 8'-6" I believe.
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:01 PM
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I own Brads old 30 Motion with triples. The boat is great and handles big enough water for me. I dont know if I would go bigger without thinking about what tow vehicle you own and storage also. I think the 30 is an all around perfect size and you can still bring it to smaller lakes. Just my opinion. Later, Dave
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