Go Fast Boat Need some guidance PLEASE"""""

Go Fast Boat Need some guidance PLEASE"""""

Post by Stoli1 » Mon, 02 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Thanks to a long time friend of mine I was recently left some funds from
an estate.
I have been into jet boats for a couple of years and waverunners. I have
always
wanted a go fast somewhat boat. A real boat that is vs waverunners etc:
I would like some advice on a 23-28 foot performance boat that is right up
there
in quality. I have been doing some reading and have read about Baja,
Stingray
and Formula etc. However I do not have any previous experience with the
type of
boat. Please help what should I buy

 
 
 

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Post by Bryce Seymou » Mon, 02 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Thanks to a long time friend of mine I was recently left some funds from
> an estate.
> I have been into jet boats for a couple of years and waverunners. I have
> always
> wanted a go fast somewhat boat. A real boat that is vs waverunners etc:
> I would like some advice on a 23-28 foot performance boat that is right up
> there
> in quality. I have been doing some reading and have read about Baja,
> Stingray
> and Formula etc. However I do not have any previous experience with the
> type of
> boat. Please help what should I buy

Fountain has a good all purpose fishing and cruising boat in the 23-25
foot range depending if you count the integrated transom as pat of the
length. They run in the 50 60 mph range on a single engine. They alos
have a 29 foot model with single or twin options that runs upto about 70
mph and they have a 31 and 32 foot models. This is there fishing line
they alos have a sport boat series that is 27 ,29 etc. These are the
same basic hull but the interior is designed cruisnge tec. I think there
larger boats do 100+ mph but you are obviously getting into a different
price bracket. I have a Fountain31 sf and I really like my boat. If you
want Fountains number aor a dealer email me and I will get it for you.
Fountain is located in NC about 20 miles from Grady Whit and they are
big rivals in the fishing market. There is a pic of my boat at my web
sight

http://SportToday.org/:80/biz/***/

 
 
 

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Post by DICK » Mon, 02 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Thanks to a long time friend of mine I was recently left some funds from
> an estate.
> I have been into jet boats for a couple of years and waverunners. I have
> always
> wanted a go fast somewhat boat. A real boat that is vs waverunners etc:
> I would like some advice on a 23-28 foot performance boat that is right up
> there
> in quality. I have been doing some reading and have read about Baja,
> Stingray
> and Formula etc. However I do not have any previous experience with the
> type of
> boat. Please help what should I buy

DON'T BUY A BAJA!!!!!!!!! BEEN THERE.
WHAT TYPE OF BOATING DO YOU WANT TO DO?
WHAT TYPE OF WATER? ETC.
LOOK AT CHECKMATE, THEY MAKE A FINE BOAT IN ANY SIZE.

 
 
 

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Post by Geoff Wakefiel » Tue, 03 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Thanks to a long time friend of mine I was recently left some funds from
> > an estate.
> > I have been into jet boats for a couple of years and waverunners. I have
> > always
> > wanted a go fast somewhat boat. A real boat that is vs waverunners etc:
> > I would like some advice on a 23-28 foot performance boat that is right up
> > there
> > in quality. I have been doing some reading and have read about Baja,
> > Stingray
> > and Formula etc. However I do not have any previous experience with the
> > type of
> > boat. Please help what should I buy
> DON'T BUY A BAJA!!!!!!!!! BEEN THERE.
> WHAT TYPE OF BOATING DO YOU WANT TO DO?
> WHAT TYPE OF WATER? ETC.
> LOOK AT CHECKMATE, THEY MAKE A FINE BOAT IN ANY SIZE.

What's wrong with Baja?  What are your experiences?
 
 
 

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Post by L.. » Wed, 04 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Thanks to a long time friend of mine I was recently left some funds from
>an estate.
>I have been into jet boats for a couple of years and waverunners. I have
>always
>wanted a go fast somewhat boat. A real boat that is vs waverunners etc:
>I would like some advice on a 23-28 foot performance boat that is right up
>there
>in quality. I have been doing some reading and have read about Baja,
>Stingray
>and Formula etc. However I do not have any previous experience with the
>type of
>boat. Please help what should I buy

Depends alot on what type of water you'l be in.  Most "family" boats
equiped properly will to 50mph+  My 91 SeaRay 185 will do about 60mph
in relativly rough water.  A flat bottom V-Drive can be expected to do
100mph + with a decent engine.  To get that kind of speed out of a
deep vee in rough water you'l spend ALOT more.
 
 
 

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Post by John Schmid » Wed, 04 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Thanks to a long time friend of mine I was recently left some funds from
> an estate.

> boat. Please help what should I buy

It is tough to determine without knowing where you boat (offshore?),
what you want to do with it or what price range.
Just tooling around in Mercedes quality ride but not fast enough to blow
your hair off and alot of $$, go with Formula. They are heavy, smooth
riding, top quality boats and are priced accordingly. You want to mess
around in some chop, Fountain, Wellcraft Scarab, Donzi- (the older the
better). If you want a top shelf offshore ride, see Apache, Cigarette,
Hustler and Velocity. My personal pick would be a late model or new 26'
Velocity with 502. All these manufacturers have at least one model in
the size range you specify.

(You mentioned Baja, It may be an awsome lake or inshore boat, but the 3
that I know either broke (hull) or ride so sloppy in chop, owners can't
wait to get rid of them. The 24' Outlaw (IMO) seems to have the best
performance in chop, but nothing compared to the heavier performance
oriented manufacturers mentioned above.)

 
 
 

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Post by Dennis Kreuzenste » Fri, 06 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Thanks to a long time friend of mine I was recently left some funds from
>an estate.
>I have been into jet boats for a couple of years and waverunners. I have
>always
>wanted a go fast somewhat boat. A real boat that is vs waverunners etc:
>I would like some advice on a 23-28 foot performance boat that is right up
>there
>in quality. I have been doing some reading and have read about Baja,
>Stingray
>and Formula etc. However I do not have any previous experience with the
>type of
>boat. Please help what should I buy

Look into the custom boats like Advantage, Nordic, Eliminator, Howard,
Cole, Hallett, etc. They will be more money but you can get a boat
with "your" colors and with the engine you want, but you will have to
wait for it to get made :(
Get an issue of Powerboat and Hot Boat for more information.  
 
 
 

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Post by BAJA FEV » Wed, 11 Jun 1997 04:00:00

I would never own anything other than a BAJA.
Price,Performance,Durabilityand most of all style. There isnt anything
like a BAJA on the water.
                                                    good luck BAJA FEVER

 
 
 

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Post by roger edelma » Wed, 11 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Thanks to a long time friend of mine I was recently left some funds
> from
> > an estate.

> > boat. Please help what should I buy

> It is tough to determine without knowing where you boat (offshore?),
> what you want to do with it or what price range.
> Just tooling around in Mercedes quality ride but not fast enough to
> blow
> your hair off and alot of $$, go with Formula. They are heavy, smooth
> riding, top quality boats and are priced accordingly. You want to mess

> around in some chop, Fountain, Wellcraft Scarab, Donzi- (the older the

> better). If you want a top shelf offshore ride, see Apache, Cigarette,

> Hustler and Velocity. My personal pick would be a late model or new
> 26'
> Velocity with 502. All these manufacturers have at least one model in
> the size range you specify.

> (You mentioned Baja, It may be an awsome lake or inshore boat, but the
> 3
> that I know either broke (hull) or ride so sloppy in chop, owners
> can't
> wait to get rid of them. The 24' Outlaw (IMO) seems to have the best
> performance in chop, but nothing compared to the heavier performance
> oriented manufacturers mentioned above.)

 I have had three boats, a Regal (crap), a VIP (nicer crap), and a
Formula F26PC.  Although these have not been in the gofast cat., the
F26PC is a VERY solid, well built boat.

Roger

 
 
 

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Post by Garry He » Thu, 12 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>I would never own anything other than a BAJA.
>Price,Performance,Durabilityand most of all style. There isnt anything
>like a BAJA on the water.

You can say that again.  How many other 28' Boats delaminate after a few
years of use?  Mine did, I finally took the motors out and gave the boat
away, yes free.  I must have had Baja Fever when I bought mine.

Quote:
>                                                    good luck BAJA FEVER

Garry Heon
First Stepp
http://pages.prodigy.com/First_Stepp

My Opinions....Lucent's Network.
 
 
 

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Post by Gary Sivak, M.D » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:



> >I would never own anything other than a BAJA.
> >Price,Performance,Durabilityand most of all style. There isnt anything
> >like a BAJA on the water.

> You can say that again.  How many other 28' Boats delaminate after a few
> years of use?  Mine did, I finally took the motors out and gave the boat
> away, yes free.  I must have had Baja Fever when I bought mine.

> >                                                    good luck BAJA FEVER

> Garry Heon
> First Stepp
> http://pages.prodigy.com/First_Stepp

> My Opinions....Lucent's Network.

I have to agree....I know of three owners of Baja's locally, who have
had numerous problems with their boats.  These problems were from minor
annoyances to structural defects.  One of the owners at my marina had
trouble getting repairs under warranty and had to resort to legal
manuevers to get repairs.  The factory is only about a 50 minute drive
from here and it amazes me that Baja would not take care of this
customer, especially in view of the fact that some of these defects had
safety and procuct liability implications.  Perhaps things will be
better with Sea Ray at the "helm".
 
 
 

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Post by Rudy Enzman » Wed, 18 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:


> > > Thanks to a long time friend of mine I was recently left some funds
> > from
> > > an estate.

> > > boat. Please help what should I buy

> > It is tough to determine without knowing where you boat (offshore?),
> > what you want to do with it or what price range.
> > Just tooling around in Mercedes quality ride but not fast enough to
> > blow
> > your hair off and alot of $$, go with Formula.

I have to agree with the Formula, I just came off a day at sea.  We
assembled a flotilla, all the nice boats were there, you name it.  Everyone
all piled on the two Formulas to party on - they were the most comfortable.
 And when conditions turned ugly, We (the Formulas) were first and third
in.  Sure, if it was smooth we might have eaten Scarab or Donzi fumes, but
for yesterday, the Formula's were the boat to be had.  Good Luck.

Rudy

p.s. A buddy of mine actually quit boating after buying a Baja, he hated it
that much.

 
 
 

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Post by T428 » Sun, 22 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Living in South Florida I have had the ability to own and ride in many GO
Fast Boats.  I have visisted the factories on Powerboat Ally but alot of
these are beyond by budget.  I would reccomend deciding on the size of
boat and what your needs are; most important how much you can afford to
buy and operate the boat.
If you are looking in the under 30ft. range you can get a boat with two
outboards that will perform about the same as with I/O's and it will be
easier to maintain and cheaper to operate.  Over 30 ft the I/o's will give
best performance.

I owned a Monza 27 ft with two Mercury 200 Hp on brackets and it ran in
the high 60's .  With the outboards I am firm believer in Mercury's , you
can run them hard all day long without any problems.  I would advise that
you take out the oil injection and mix your oil manually and you will not
have any problems.

I also owned a Classic 28 ft. Cigarette with two LT-1 Chevy 300HP engines
and it ran in the low 50's but had an excellent ride.  The Monza would run
circles around it in good weather but in a 3 foot chop the Cigarette would
stay wide open without a problem.  If you are looking for speed any hull
can do 70 or 80 but if you want reliabilitystay with the name brands that
give ytou a better ride.