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Old 03-22-2005, 03:55 PM
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The actual boat was tested in mid 1999 in power boat mag, but i cant find it anywhere. and the archives on the site only go back to 2000. As long as the boat runs over 80 ill be happy. It was more a curiosity thing, because ive never ran a cigarette. I currently own a 29 fountain that runs slightly over 90 and everyone tells me once i run a cig. ill never get in a fountain again. So basicly ill sacrifice speed for ride and quality. Fuel is gonna hurt this season though!!!!
I went from a 29 Fountain to Cig Bullet then 35 Playboy. You should see a considerable improvement in the rigging of the boat and how solid the hull is. Not sure what kind of water you rum in but there will be no comparison in the ride of your 29 and the Top Gun when you get in rough water. The Cig will hold its value much better; does the boat have XR drives?
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Default Re: advantage of kevlar hull for a 38 top gun.... how much lighter?

The Kevlar is stronger material so you can lay the boat up lighter so to speak. You can not beat a Kevlar / Carbon Fiber hull. They are simply bullet proof if layed correctly. Dave
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Sorry guys, had to make a living today. The issue is December 1998. The base retail was listed at $228,507. The "as tested" price was listed at $285,000. Also, the Kevlar light layup was listed at 9,400 pounds. If you would like a copy, I can fax a copy.
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Old 03-22-2005, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: advantage of kevlar hull for a 38 top gun.... how much lighter?

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I have twin 700's in my 97 Kevlar. It as never even seen 90 on a trialer let alone in the water. 86 at best is still a probabilty.
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:59 AM
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Origonally the boat came with standard bravos, but he distroyed them so he put xr's on it like 10 hours ago. Yeah that would be great if you could fax me a copy, check your p.m POOL WHORE. I made the broker an offer yesterday, and its killin me to wait for him to call me back.
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The Kevlar is stronger material so you can lay the boat up lighter so to speak. You can not beat a Kevlar / Carbon Fiber hull. They are simply bullet proof if layed correctly. Dave
Layed up correctly is right, cigarette had problems with there early carbon boats,kevlar was fine
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Layed up correctly is right, cigarette had problems with there early carbon boats,kevlar was fine
Yeah but the one's that did were sent back to Cigarette to have them fixed . The problem was they didn't lay enough carbon down.

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Yeah but the one's that did were sent back to Cigarette to have them fixed . The problem was they didn't lay enough carbon down.

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POOL WHORE, thanks for the fax i really appreciate it. I used to have that issue and lost it... i guess if i buy the boat ill have to find that issue somewhere.
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