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Old 05-21-2019, 07:57 AM
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I am moving/living on Perido Key (Pensacola), Florida. I want a nice lookin go-fast twin, 65mph boat for Gulf of Mexico and Key West cruising. It must have a inside head (wife insists).
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:25 AM
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I think a powerquest is a great boat for what your wanting to do with it!
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by J-Bonz View Post
I think a powerquest is a great boat for what your wanting to do with it!
I'm looking for a sporty looking 30' in the $25k range...I understand age (I have older cars)...but looking for a well-maintained boat.
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The only twin engine PQ in the 30' range in your price range is going to be older (early- mid 90's) 290 Enticers.
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Why do you want a twin?
More fuel, hard to work on, double the service, two drives to maintain, a little bit more speed...... A well maintained single you can rely on, there's plenty out there, will get you on the water in comfort and will still achieve the speed you're after.

Not trying to talk you out of twin power, just suggesting that singles are good too.

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If hes trying to run to key west no way I'd do it with a single. That's alot of open gulf. I agree with 290 enticer
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Fair comment.
Engines shouldn't just stop for no reason, maintenance is the key but there is some security in twins. I'm also not familiar with the waters.

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I appreciate the comments! I recognize the single/dual engine conundrum...BUT I am looking at this boat as more of a fast GT (car...like an AMG) not a Hayabusa (motorcycle). I am kinda used to two engines and additional complexity/thirst...I was a Tomcat RIO (Goose from the movie Top Gun).
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Originally Posted by F14A water jet View Post
I appreciate the comments! I recognize the single/dual engine conundrum...BUT I am looking at this boat as more of a fast GT (car...like an AMG) not a Hayabusa (motorcycle). I am kinda used to two engines and additional complexity/thirst...I was a Tomcat RIO (Goose from the movie Top Gun).
goose died due to a bad ejection which was caused by a flameout and an uncontrollable spin. Go with twins. Easier to recover.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Sunny32SSR View Post


goose died due to a bad ejection which was caused by a flameout and an uncontrollable spin. Go with twins. Easier to recover.
Goose died because he did not follow the ejection boldface emergency procedure for a flat spin which requires that you manually jettison the canopy before pulling the ejection handle.
And since these boats do not come with ejection seats...I'm looking for twin motors.
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