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Old 04-01-2005, 11:42 AM
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Looking at 2 completely different boats. 2005 29 Kryptonite merc 500efi, 1 year warranty on engine and drive, bravo xz, k-planes indicators, gaffrig etc...on a trailer vs a 95 32 hustler with 300hours twin 454 mags 1 owner super super clean...same $$$ which do you buy ?
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Old 04-01-2005, 11:47 AM
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If you want to boat all summer with no headaches, buy the kryptonite
Hustler is a great boat, but the power is definately near the end of its life span even though 300hrs is not alot in 10 years, 10 year old stuff breaks more than new stuff
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how bout opinions in resale...know name like hustler vs custom boat like kryptonite...if your involved in the offshore scene you'd know about them but otherwise ?
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You have a point, but the money you may spend repowering the hustler eventually may make it a mute point.
That Kryptonite is beautiful
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I think I'd go with the Hustler mainly for size and twins (even though you might have to spend $$$ on a repower soon). Resale will be better with/because of the Hustler name, but you're comparing a 1995 to an '05, so resale on the '05 Kryp will obviously have an advantage with age.

IMO you'll be much happier with perf of Hustler's for the long(??) run ... you just got out of a 29'er and you're going to buy another 29'er?? I'd think you'd AT LEAST want to go 32' or BIGGER Good luck shopping.
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very good point's..i agree. too many choices
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That 29 looks sweet! depending on your size needs, I would lean towards the 29.
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i do most of my boating in the barnegat bay which can very often kick up to consistent legitament 2 ftr's..i run the atlantic from time to time which is usually always 3-5's...i've watched the kryptonites run 6 plus without a problem...i like the fact of new with warranty, but also like that xtra 5 foot...grrrrrrrrrr
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New is nice but I like twins and the extra length. I've had a 29 (with platform length), 40 (w/o platform length), and 32 (w/o platform length) and think a "true" 32-35 is the optimum.

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