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    man i'm glad i found this forum! i've been looking at tahitis for the last month or so and i'm about to pull the trigger on one. its a 1972 tahiti with an Olds 455 and berkeley jet. as this will be my first boat (i've been in, and driven, lots but never owned one) i'm not sure about ALL that i should be looking for prior to purchase. i've read a few of the threads here and one thing i'd like to get a handle on is the 1/4 stringer vs. full stringer. how do i tell the difference. any, and all, info is appreciated. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yomommas View Post
    man i'm glad i found this forum! i've been looking at tahitis for the last month or so and i'm about to pull the trigger on one. its a 1972 tahiti with an Olds 455 and berkeley jet. as this will be my first boat (i've been in, and driven, lots but never owned one) i'm not sure about ALL that i should be looking for prior to purchase. i've read a few of the threads here and one thing i'd like to get a handle on is the 1/4 stringer vs. full stringer. how do i tell the difference. any, and all, info is appreciated. thanks.
    1/4 stringer the wood that the motor bolts to stops right in front of the motor ... full stringer..... the boards are the hole length of the boat for more strength ... full stringer is better and look for one with a Chevy Berkley combo ...for your first boat... better motor , easy to get parts , more reliable .. better performance... JMO
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    I couldn't agree more. My first boat was a Kona with full stringers, 454, Berk pump. ran flawlessly the entire time I had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NO REGRET$ View Post
    1/4 stringer the wood that the motor bolts to stops right in front of the motor ... full stringer..... the boards are the hole length of the boat for more strength ...
    thanks for the quick response. how can i tell this from looking at the boat?

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    I love Tahitis. Awesome boats. Cool that his has a 455 in it. Should be lots of FUN!! Too bad it doesn't have a Jacuzzi or Panther jet. Berks are ok though if you are on a budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quickjet View Post
    I love Tahitis. Awesome boats. Cool that his has a 455 in it. Should be lots of FUN!! Too bad it doesn't have a Jacuzzi or Panther jet. Berks are ok though if you are on a budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quickjet View Post
    I love Tahitis. Awesome boats. Cool that his has a 455 in it. Should be lots of FUN!! Too bad it doesn't have a Jacuzzi or Panther jet. Berks are ok though if you are on a budget.

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    i love my tahiti drove my uncles hawian and i love the way my tahiti handles compared to my uncles hawian. how much are they asking if i may ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NO REGRET$ View Post
    1/4 stringer the wood that the motor bolts to stops right in front of the motor ... full stringer..... the boards are the whole length of the boat for more strength ...
    Quote Originally Posted by yomommas View Post
    thanks for the quick response. how can i tell this from looking at the boat?

    Full stringers:



    As stated the 1/4 stringers will stop just a few inches infront of the engine and will run into a flat floor. A full stringer boat they run the entire length of the boat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    Full stringers:



    As stated the 1/4 stringers will stop just a few inches infront of the engine and will run into a flat floor. A full stringer boat they run the entire length of the boat.


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    thanks sleeper , didn't have a pix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboat Jared View Post
    how much are they asking if i may ask?
    $2800. i'm supposed to hear it fired up, and buy it, this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper CP View Post
    As stated the 1/4 stringers will stop just a few inches in front of the engine and will run into a flat floor. A full stringer boat they run the entire length of the boat.


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    thanks, now i get it and can understand why the full stringer is preferred. so i take it there's no way to tell with the carpet in?

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