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    Default What do you guys think about this boat??

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/boa/1319205000.html

    I know the owner and I have seen the boat many times. It's 27' and the motors haven't run in several years. The hull is in excellent shape. The interior is shot. Has nice hyro steering. I'm quite mechanical but have zero experience with outboards. Tunnel T jump in tell me whats up. I saw your boat over the weekend and clearly you're the man when it comes to eggbeaters. I have some close up photos of the engines if that would help.
    My goal for the would be pure and simple. SPEED.

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    What exactly is your definition of speed? 75 MPH, 100 MPH, or 125 MPH?

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    The boat looks to be a copy of a 27' Excaliber w/ mid 1980's Bridgeport 2.4's (240-260hp). The boat should run in the 70-80 mph range when running it's best. My friend Rick Bowling raced one in POPBRA for years with twin modified 2.4's and it ran a best of 88 mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boat211 View Post
    What exactly is your definition of speed? 75 MPH, 100 MPH, or 125 MPH?
    My definition of speed is 150+

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boat211 View Post
    What exactly is your definition of speed? 75 MPH, 100 MPH, or 125 MPH?
    100mph +. I wouldn't want to do it if not eventually capable of 100mph.
    And stealing a new term I just learned.... it is a crap slapper so I dunno how realistic that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayzor View Post
    My definition of speed is 150+
    I like your thinking.

    I just added some pics too
    Last edited by Areyouliving; 08-12-2009 at 01:28 PM.

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    That boat is a great rough water boat, and fast for a v-bottom (if it is truly an Excaliber copy), but it would never see triple digit speeds - even if you hung three 2.5's off the transom. You definetly need to look for a cat if you want to go over 100 without spending a fortune. There are lots of great deals on fast boats out there right now.......Good luck!

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    Thanks Rayzor, i might end up talking myself into just as fun little boat. You dont see very many outboards on performance boats on the west coast and it could be fun.

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    you wanted me to jump in , run and run fast . sorry to be the bad news but you'll be in to this boat more money faster than you think !!!like rayzor said there are tons of good deals out there !!!!TUNNEL T
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    Quote Originally Posted by TUNNEL T View Post
    you wanted me to jump in , run and run fast . sorry to be the bad news but you'll be in to this boat more money faster than you think !!!like rayzor said there are tons of good deals out there !!!!TUNNEL T
    Thanks T for getting in on this.

    Is it because outboards are so expensive to work on or replace?

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    Rayzor and T are both dead on. Unless this boat is free and you are able to work on it yourself. keep looking. I wish I was being a smartass, but it is the truth. Sorry for the bad news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatmaster View Post
    Rayzor and T are both dead on. Unless this boat is free and you are able to work on it yourself. keep looking. I wish I was being a smartass, but it is the truth. Sorry for the bad news.

    Thanks guys I appreciate all the input. It only would be bad news if I sold my Scarab to build this turd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayzor View Post
    My definition of speed is 150+
    We all know your definition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Areyouliving View Post
    Thanks guys I appreciate all the input. It only would be bad news if I sold my Scarab to build this turd.
    Don't get me wrong I never said it was a turd, but it would be if you had over 10k of your hard earned money in it.

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