Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > General Discussion > Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
Typical Tow Weight - 27-29' Range, Single Engine V Hull >

Typical Tow Weight - 27-29' Range, Single Engine V Hull

Like Tree1Likes

Typical Tow Weight - 27-29' Range, Single Engine V Hull

Reply

Old 07-14-2014, 08:31 PM
  #11
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lakewood, NY, USA
My Boat: Velocity 290 VR- 1
Posts: 2,821
Default

Velocity
Padraig is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 12:56 AM
  #12
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boat: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 22,302
Default

As I posted on another thread recently:

Originally Posted by Sydwayz View Post
Make sure you "use the same yardstick". Some boats have a molded in swim platform and count that as overall boat length when it's really not.

The "25" Sunsation is really a 24x7 hull, which is only 23' and change long. (There are many derivatives of the 24x7 hull. You can search "24x7" here on OSO for more info.) They are great boats, but they are not of the same size as say a 24/25 Baja or Checkmate, 25 Active Thunder, 26 Sonic, 26 Hustler; etc. even though the naming convention might make you think so.

Be certain you check out plenty of boats, Sit in them. Crawl through them. Ride them if possible with out wasting a seller's time.


Another couple threads to read:
http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...at-advice.html

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...ion-sonic.html

Also, look at the structural and dimensional differences of these boats. The 25' Nordic, 25' Baja, 25' Checkmate, and 25' Sunsation.... are VASTLY different boats.
Some are sit down. Some are stand up. Some have no cockpit-to-cabin bulkhead. There are infinite variables.

Last, a 30' Baja (twin engine) does not compare to a 30' Superboat or 30' Activator (single engine), yet by category, they are still in the same ballpark. Sunsation has made a couple of quite different 28' models over the years, with different hulls; and also the same with their 32'--including a handful of 32' Sunsation Dominators with single BBC setups. The 30' Adrenaline was also available with single or twin; as was the 29' Baja.

Last edited by Sydwayz; 07-15-2014 at 01:20 AM.
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 08:14 AM
  #13
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: RI
My Boat: 99 Active Thunder Savage
Posts: 289
Default

If your in the market now there is an 01 Active Thunder 28 with a refreshed 500 efi, fresh updated paint and in excellent shape that just hit the market and is in your budget range. You won't find a better rough water boat with this size cuddy cabin
drivrswntd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 08:53 AM
  #14
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Central Ohio
My Boat: "Blown Check" Checkmate Convincer 283 Twin 525sc's, Bravos, Stelling boxes
Posts: 463
Default

Originally Posted by drivrswntd View Post
If your in the market now there is an 01 Active Thunder 28 with a refreshed 500 efi, fresh updated paint and in excellent shape that just hit the market and is in your budget range. You won't find a better rough water boat with this size cuddy cabin
Link?
MINK is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 09:11 AM
  #15
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: RI
My Boat: 99 Active Thunder Savage
Posts: 289
Default

It's no actually listed on any sites yet. Asking $55k, pm me and i can get you in contact with the guy. Boat is located in Michigan.
drivrswntd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 12:53 PM
  #16
Registered
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SE FL
My Boat: Sold our Baby
Posts: 1,459
Default

Originally Posted by Bahnstoermer View Post
to get the real answer on boats in this range, from the people who aren't marketing something and actually go weigh the rig "ready to run"
2004 GMC 2500 Duramax and 2007 26OL which was a liner boat weighted in at 14,700lbs putting the boat and trailer in the 7500lbs mark. Is this real world information you're looking for?
TW720HVY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 06:57 PM
  #17
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 10
Default

Thanks very much guys for the starter information.... this is very helpful!


And 15 minutes later I find...

http://www.powerboatlistings.com/view/27983

THAT is the (apparent) quality and style I'm looking for, at least as far I can tell knowing only what ya'll have helped me out with thus far

Last edited by Bahnstoermer; 07-16-2014 at 07:44 PM.
Bahnstoermer is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser