Anybody know anything about boats?

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I'm thinking about picking up a boat in a year or 2. I live closer to the water now so I figured I take advantage of it. What i'm looking to pick up is a 25-30ft boat in the 1995-2000 year range. My spending limit is going to be around 25k, maybe a little more if I get my dad to take part ownership. Can anyone recomend some good boats?

posted by  The_Dude

Now if you would of said something, smaller, faster, older and impractical then i'd of suggested something like these: y-Jet_W0QQitemZ4586428670QQcategoryZ80653QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem QQcategoryZ80653QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem mZ4586383329QQcategoryZ80653QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

But really, what kinda boat are you looking for? Speed, comfort, etc..?

posted by  car_crazy89

I've always been impressed by Fountain boats.

Very long, and quite fast.

posted by  hondaman

i have a friend whos father owns a boat. i can go ask him about that stuff.... need me to ask him something?

posted by  Inygknok

You also might want to take a look at Chapparral. We have one, and it's nice. Should be able to find a good one in your price range. It's at the other end of the spectrum from a Fountain, whereas a Fountain is more speed oriented, a Chapparral is more comfort. But it's plenty fast should the need arise. :)

posted by  hondaman

the bigger bajas with the v8's are nice. i have a friend who has one with a 454 in it. that thing is nuts!!

posted by  glagon1979

Personally I'm a big fan of the Sea Rays (Sundacer and the Sedan Bridge)....very well built boat, and they hold value. Chapparels are real nice too- very comfortable cruiser, so are the Fountains if you like the speed- but Fountains can get expensive.

Check out the Sundancers, built with a narrow hull for speed, but part cruiser too....

posted by  DiabloSV

Looking at "The Dude"'s location I see Panhandle. What is the meaning behind the name ? I assume it's supposed to be a piece of dirt that looks like a handle of a saucepan?

posted by  Wally

Bingo! If you look at the shape of Florida, the western section looks like a pan handle.

posted by  theman352001

Otherwise known as LA... Lower Alabama.

posted by  vwhobo

Thanks for that. So encompasses Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Calhoun?

There are some great names there. We have mundane place name like Wooloongabba, Indooroopilly, Maroochydore, Capalaba, Gin Gin, Bli Bli, Gidgegannup, Wollongong, etc.

posted by  Wally

well it's been a while but we had an 18 foot misty river with a 90 mariner on the back, 35 mph on a tube with 50 feet of rope you could really twang the shit outa your brother on that....then you get it into the wave maker doin circles over circles till he's cresting 10 feet of air, lol never saw a grown man cry till that day"LET ME OFF YOU COCKFACE" hahahahha

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

I like your names better. Sounds like you guys just got drunk one night and decided to name places. Oh, hell, who am I kidding, aren't the Auzies drunk every night? :thumbs:


posted by  theman352001

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