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    Hi, I am new to the boating scene, but am very familiar with building hot cars and motorcycles. I've got the bug to pick up either a jet boat or v-drive, but know absolutely nothing about boats. Are there any particular brands that are more desirable, and what brands or models are the undesirable. I would appreciate any help, I really would hate to buy something I don't want. BTW I am looking at a 74 sleek craft 18ft boat at the moment.

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    Welcome to the board Vetteman! If you want a wet Vette, you need a V-drive flat bottom - preferably an old circle boat. I have had Vettes for four decades and I also have V-drive flats. Oh sure, my wifey wanted a family boat so we also have a 21 Schiada RC but, for my money, it's V-drive flats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetteman View Post
    Are there any particular brands that are more desirable, and what brands or models are the undesirable.

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    Stay away from any boat with a Tropical name such as Hawaiian, Tahiti or Caribean. All garbage!!!!
    Get something with full stringers. I don't care how many people tell you "1/4 stringers are fine for what you are doing" they are wrong. Only low end entry level garbage had 1/4 stringers. And lets face it, what you are doing now changes really quick in this hobby. 55 mph aint cuttin it and soon neither will 85 mph.
    Buy a boat that will grow with you. NO sense in buying something that will suck up all your money only to bring a 50% return when you decide to upgrade.
    And lastly, the cheap boats are the most expensive. Sure you can buy some delaminated junk for 500 bucks on a single axel trailer but you will soon find out that your "econmical find of the century" is nothing more than money pit with no bottom (litterally) It's better to save up first and reap the rewards of someone elses efforts.
    Good luck and let us know what you come up with.
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    Easy there "Hollywood Scoorter" There is a certain Carribean that I would still to this day own it was a 1989 19' Jet dont know the model name but there are a few that float around here, anyway it ran very well through rougher conditions, the boat never fell apart, it had full stringers it went through three owners and still not problems with the boat, it has been a posterchild for the term "Workhorse" I would reccomend this hull to anyone looking to get started in a lil river runabout! Take it back, take it back! see ya saturday!

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    BAYLINERS are total CRAPOLA! Omega, Glenco, dragoncraft, Gaylord, Schuster, ect I know I left out alot!These are all junk in my book my 02

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    I would prefer a hand laid boat with full stringers and classic lines ...
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    Before they bash every brand of boat out there maybe you need to decide what you want out of a boat and what you want to spend. give us an idea kinda what your into, how much room do you need what waters will you be boating in etc. If you see one you like go for a ride check um all out. talk to the people that have or have had the ones that interest you. everyone has their flavor, good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnjuzz View Post
    Easy there "Hollywood Scoorter" There is a certain Carribean that I would still to this day own it was a 1989 19' Jet dont know the model name but there are a few that float around here, anyway it ran very well through rougher conditions, the boat never fell apart, it had full stringers it went through three owners and still not problems with the boat, it has been a posterchild for the term "Workhorse" I would reccomend this hull to anyone looking to get started in a lil river runabout! Take it back, take it back! see ya saturday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleek Freak View Post
    Before they bash every brand of boat out there maybe you need to decide what you want out of a boat and what you want to spend. give us an idea kinda what your into, how much room do you need what waters will you be boating in etc. If you see one you like go for a ride check um all out. talk to the people that have or have had the ones that interest you. everyone has their flavor, good luck
    this is "very" outstanding advice ...one thing i will add is, most people i know prefer the older boats (60's, 70's & 80's), they have been put together much better than the newer one's!...much better quality & workmanship!...just my .02 cents

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    p.s. if u have a young family, u might want to stay away from v-drives cause of the "safety" factor...a prop will cut u up in a heartbeat!

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    I am no expert but I will tell you what I wish someone would have told me get a gullwing (CP, youngblood, condor, and more) and be done. Also stay clear of Olds powered boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quickjet View Post
    Stay away from any boat with a Tropical name such as Hawaiian, Tahiti or Caribean. All garbage!!!!
    Get something with full stringers. I don't care how many people tell you "1/4 stringers are fine for what you are doing" they are wrong. Only low end entry level garbage had 1/4 stringers. And lets face it, what you are doing now changes really quick in this hobby. 55 mph aint cuttin it and soon neither will 85 mph.
    Buy a boat that will grow with you. NO sense in buying something that will suck up all your money only to bring a 50% return when you decide to upgrade.
    And lastly, the cheap boats are the most expensive. Sure you can buy some delaminated junk for 500 bucks on a single axel trailer but you will soon find out that your "econmical find of the century" is nothing more than money pit with no bottom (litterally) It's better to save up first and reap the rewards of someone elses efforts.
    Good luck and let us know what you come up with.

    Hey now, my Kona came with full stringers & it's pretty damn tough!!
    Maybe not the fastest, but it takes a beating.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnjuzz View Post
    Easy there "Hollywood Scoorter" There is a certain Carribean that I would still to this day own it was a 1989 19' Jet dont know the model name but there are a few that float around here, anyway it ran very well through rougher conditions, the boat never fell apart, it had full stringers it went through three owners and still not problems with the boat, it has been a posterchild for the term "Workhorse" I would reccomend this hull to anyone looking to get started in a lil river runabout! Take it back, take it back! see ya saturday!
    I thought 89 carribeans were made by hardin marine, full stringers but still the same basic boat for many years.

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