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« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2016, 09:28:51 AM »

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/5448170205.html

Check this one out. Super clean
Yes it's a beautiful boat! Not crazy about yellow but it is my second option. Or this one just looking for more motor


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« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2016, 09:38:07 AM »
Nice boat and it is Ford which is the best. But I would wait for something where you dont have to dump money into it. Be picky. 10k will get you a sweet boat
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« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2016, 09:39:49 AM »
It does have to be spacious just enough to get to the spot or a short cruz.

I'm wanting to do 80-90


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80-90?

You do know how fast that is right?

You need a tunnel or a winger.

85mph is about the fastest I recommend in a family style vee bottom.

JMHO

Your going to spend more than $10k.

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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2016, 10:00:12 AM »
80-90?

You do know how fast that is right?

You need a tunnel or a winger.

85mph is about the fastest I recommend in a family style vee bottom.

JMHO

Your going to spend more than $10k.

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I just want to do 80, Glenn!!! 80!!!  Can I do it??? Say I can!!! Lie to me!
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« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2016, 11:11:35 AM »

80-90?

You do know how fast that is right?

You need a tunnel or a winger.

85mph is about the fastest I recommend in a family style vee bottom.

JMHO

Your going to spend more than $10k.

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If I can find a winger that would be awesome. Yea, my father hallett (yellow&white) did 78. Trying to convince the guy that bought to sell it back. But this is why I come to the experts. Figured I might be able to be lead. In the right direction.


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« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2016, 11:23:39 AM »

It does have to be spacious just enough to get to the spot or a short cruz.

I'm wanting to do 80-90


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I don't want to sound like an ass, but have you ever driven a boat 70+?

Tunnels drive a lot different than flats or semi vees, what have you driven before?

It might help you to make the decision. I spend a summer driving everything I could get my hands on before my first purchase, and even then wasn't enough...
10k is a good amount to spend on boat, however 75+ gets real expensive and real quick.
My two cents would be to step into in, don't go for the gusto with the first swing.


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« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2016, 12:42:55 PM »
Ill third that what does 80-90 feel like.

My boat does 70@ WOT on motor, and 85 on the juice. I have a Rogers. It feels very stable to me, but i know the boat. I let my dad drive it this weekend (hes only driven a prop boat) and he said it felt like its skating.

For me, its stable. But shit happens fast when you are going that fast. If i had a winger or a tunnel i would feel much safer.

This weekend, at the end of a nitrous run this last weekend i had just lifted off the button and was about to let off the throttle and fell into a hole i didnt see

Clenched my asscheeks on that one. I got some pretty good spray over the bow and was a real awakening for me.

I ordered a kill switch with lanyard today, and will be ordering a lifeline shortly.

Just keep in mind, shit changes fast on water. And you are never 100% in control of the situation
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« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2016, 01:57:48 PM »
I just want to do 80, Glenn!!! 80!!!  Can I do it??? Say I can!!! Lie to me!

You can do 80 Broseph. Just throw the GPS on the front seat when towing to the lake.

I have total confidence in you. You got this.

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« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2016, 01:59:40 PM »

I don't want to sound like an ass, but have you ever driven a boat 70+?

Tunnels drive a lot different than flats or semi vees, what have you driven before?

It might help you to make the decision. I spend a summer driving everything I could get my hands on before my first purchase, and even then wasn't enough...
10k is a good amount to spend on boat, however 75+ gets real expensive and real quick.
My two cents would be to step into in, don't go for the gusto with the first swing.


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Yes I have in my dads boat. I'm not looking to do it all the time I just want to have the ability to do it. To showoff every now and then hahaha.


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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2016, 02:06:25 PM »
You can do 80 Broseph. Just throw the GPS on the front seat when towing to the lake.

I have total confidence in you. You got this.

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« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2016, 02:30:47 PM »
That's the only way mine will do 80! ;)
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« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2016, 02:40:34 PM »
That's the only way mine will do 80! ;)

IDK about that.

Waterfalls come to mind.

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« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2016, 02:49:15 PM »
Down river maybe? That's worth a couple miles an hour!
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« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2016, 05:45:07 PM »

Ill third that what does 80-90 feel like.

My boat does 70@ WOT on motor, and 85 on the juice. I have a Rogers. It feels very stable to me, but i know the boat. I let my dad drive it this weekend (hes only driven a prop boat) and he said it felt like its skating.

For me, its stable. But shit happens fast when you are going that fast. If i had a winger or a tunnel i would feel much safer.

This weekend, at the end of a nitrous run this last weekend i had just lifted off the button and was about to let off the throttle and fell into a hole i didnt see

Clenched my asscheeks on that one. I got some pretty good spray over the bow and was a real awakening for me.

I ordered a kill switch with lanyard today, and will be ordering a lifeline shortly.

Just keep in mind, shit changes fast on water. And you are never 100% in control of the situation


"Fell into a hole"?  Help me out here, not following.


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« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2016, 05:50:53 PM »
I am betting dipped his nose down into a big wake goin a lil faster than he wanted and water came right over the top. I could be wrong but it happened to me a couple times.
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« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2016, 05:51:02 PM »
Best way I could think to describe it.

Kinda like a witch eye in the dunes.

Came off the top of a wake or roller And the bow fell down into the low area between it and the next roller.  I didn't know how else to explain it that that.

It was made worse since I was shutting down at the time too
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« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2016, 07:45:12 PM »
Best way I could think to describe it.

Kinda like a witch eye in the dunes.

Came off the top of a wake or roller And the bow fell down into the low area between it and the next roller.  I didn't know how else to explain it that that.

It was made worse since I was shutting down at the time too

Hey Steve,

Do you think that it had anything to do with the deep entry keel on your hull?

I don't know, but have read that the deep keel could cause some handling issues at speed.  ???

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« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2016, 08:01:20 PM »
Hey Steve,

Do you think that it had anything to do with the deep entry keel on your hull?

I don't know, but have read that the deep keel could cause some handling issues at speed.  ???

I don't. I think its because I was on shutdown.

I've gone over some large rollers while on the throttle hard and it was fine
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« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2016, 08:26:06 AM »
Thanks for the clarification, that's what I was thinking.


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« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2016, 12:02:47 AM »
From a SST owner buy the tunnel hull I have a 502 in mine and I do 80-85 it's worth it I didn't pay 10k but mine has a couple of little issues but nothing that can't be fixed and mine was a turn key boat but the floor on mine was well taken care of my motor bolts through the floor and it does leak a little but it can be fixed so talk the tunnel hull down as low as you can I think you will be very happy with it and mine is a 79


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« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2016, 07:58:35 PM »

From a SST owner buy the tunnel hull I have a 502 in mine and I do 80-85 it's worth it I didn't pay 10k but mine has a couple of little issues but nothing that can't be fixed and mine was a turn key boat but the floor on mine was well taken care of my motor bolts through the floor and it does leak a little but it can be fixed so talk the tunnel hull down as low as you can I think you will be very happy with it and mine is a 79


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thanks for the input. I think I missed out on the sale. Been super busy of course when I'm trying to set up meets. I think one thing that I was like ing about the sst was at slow speed the fronted bounced up and down. Even on smooth water. Does that happen to you also?


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« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2016, 08:50:00 PM »
Yeah it does that


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« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2016, 09:50:35 PM »
No that's why I asked for the input. I'm all for taking advice on something new to me.

Yea I was watching some videos and it seems at cruzing it bounces but high speed it's straight. Not really set on the the tunnel. I like the look of sitting low at rest. And the kid issue is no problem. Don't have any for now. I'm wanting a boat with alittle room, sits lower, handles nice and is some what fast lol. Is that the impossible. And yea it's turn key no work need that I know of


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Have you considered a Miller? Roomy, sit low, handles well, built solid, and can be fast.

All the things you seem to be looking for can be had in a V-bottom.  A V-bottom can do above 90, but it would be safer in a tunnel or gullwing.
The more popular models, Rogers, Bahner, Miller, are usually faster with less power and handle better than Challenger, Tahiti, or Kona etc. Not to say that those hulls can't be good boats. I have a Tahiti and it has been a good boat.

Buying parts and having work done will cost more money to do than buying a boat with it already done.
You have a good budget to get a good turn-key boat.

If you can get a motor, this is a real good deal:
http://www.socaljetboats.com/project-boats/1981-crusader-jet-boat-25463/msg299936/?topicseen;PHPSESSID=d6edvlunhvmcfno5fm7p1ficq3#new

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« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2016, 04:36:47 AM »

Have you considered a Miller? Roomy, sit low, handles well, built solid, and can be fast.

All the things you seem to be looking for can be had in a V-bottom.  A V-bottom can do above 90, but it would be safer in a tunnel or gullwing.
The more popular models, Rogers, Bahner, Miller, are usually faster with less power and handle better than Challenger, Tahiti, or Kona etc. Not to say that those hulls can't be good boats. I have a Tahiti and it has been a good boat.

Buying parts and having work done will cost more money to do than buying a boat with it already done.
You have a good budget to get a good turn-key boat.

If you can get a motor, this is a real good deal:
http://www.socaljetboats.com/project-boats/1981-crusader-jet-boat-25463/msg299936/?topicseen;PHPSESSID=d6edvlunhvmcfno5fm7p1ficq3#new

Welcome to SCJB.  :thumbup:
yea I saw that one of Facebook.its a beautiful boat. Just wouldn't know where to start for a motor


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« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2016, 10:55:57 AM »
Here's a bitchin boat
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/boa/5468409508.html



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