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    Hello all,

    Well it's time to upgrade. I'm new to this site but if anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. I am currently a jetboat owner (1979 beachcomber) and have had it for over 3 years. It has been a great starter boat but it's time to move on to bigger and better things. I have grown up around jet boats since I was little (guess you could call me lake trash) and I know the primary lake I go to is usually rough and not suited for the hull I have. I figured on upgrading to a tunnel hull of some sort. The locals around here tell me the best boat around for what I need is either a liberator or eliminator picklefork. I have looked over the past week on this site, craigslist, dragboatcity, boat trader, etc. and have found a few but nothing really eye catching. I was wondering if anybody had or knew of someone that was wanting to sell their 19 foot or 21 foot picklefork. Also any words of advise on purchasing one of these boats is appreciative. Thanks to all who respond

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    The "boat spam" section on this site usually has at least a couple tunnels for sale, I would def start by checking there.

    I would go with the 21 over the 19 for rougher water use, I just rode in a Daytona 21 jet last weekend and the ride is fantastic compared to a vee hull, it just glides over the chop. My next boat will be a Daytona 23 with twin whackers

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    You looking for something to cruise or straight up hotrod? Its not a picklefork, but is a tunnel bottom. This one has been for sale for a bit...

    1985 Placecraft Tunnel Dragster

    Here's a TX20, Dallas area...

    1984 Youngblood TX20

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    I appreciate the help first off. I am looking for more of a cruising boat rather than a drag. (I need something that will run between 80-95) I have looked at youngbloods before but everybody I have talked with says they have too thin/light of a hull for the lake conditions that I deal with which would put stress on the hull. A heavier hull like a liberator or eliminator daytona (not drag) would be best. Plus I heard that liberators and eliminators ride better in choppy water because of the depth of the runners at the back compared to scorpions/youngbloods/warhawks. Am I on the right track with this information Im hearing?

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    Buy a nice properly set up 21 Daytona and you will not be dissapointed!!!

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    Thanks twin turbo540, I appreciate the advice.
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    Yeah go for a daytona 21 for sure. Find one with a whacker and you'll double your interior room, and it'll be much easier to attain your desired speeds of 80-95.
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    No offense Storz I'm sure the room is great but I'm just not into the whole "pissed off bumble bee" sound lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightylandwalrus View Post
    No offense Storz I'm sure the room is great but I'm just not into the whole "pissed off bumble bee" sound lol
    Haha no worries, the 21 Daytona I rode in last weekend was a jet with a blown smallblock and it was super quick
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