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    Just curious if anyone has purchased a new 19' Daytona from Eliminator in the past few years? I've got the bug and have started to do some research before I sell my existing toys to cover the cost. I could buy a copy right here in my own backyard but I have always wanted the original and willing to step up to do it. For the price I have been quoted I was just wondering if the quality is really first class oris there anything I should look at closely. Is the rigging first class with all the best components? Excellent gel coat and glass work? Yes I will agree that a new one is very expensive and I would be better off buying a used boat or something else but then it would not be totally mine with everything new as this will probably be my last chance to do something like this so I wanted some opinions from someone that has done it before. Were you satisfied with the work or would you change anything? I live in Texas so we will have to visit the factory sometime in the future before making a decision. Thanks
    I really like the colors on this one with the old style interior of the other one. Any help appreciated.
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    not sure Eliminator still makes the 19.
    I'm thinking GS Marine ownes the mold now, I'm sure somebody will chime in here and correct me if i'm wrong

    Give Greg Shoemaker a call at GS marine, he will know
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    New is the way to go. Give Greg at GS marine a call. His boats are first class.
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    I have been in touch with Eliminator and they still offer and will build a new 19' Daytona and I do know about GS Marine which is one of the new, old, molds but really want Eliminators name on it. I know Greg does first class work as his name is legendary.

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    Having the Eliminator name on it won't make it a better boat. Having a company that specializes in smaller custom installations will build a better boat.

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    Bought mine new from GS Marine. Give him a call. He can tell you all the important stuff.

    He'll build anything from a full race boat to an awesome lake boat. You choose, colors, graphics and weight.




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    I own a 2001 Eliminator 19, been racing it for a while now. Its a great boat but I wouldnt even consider going to Eliminator for a new one get one of Shoemakers boats. Its a fraction of the cost.

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    Been a couple of years, but in 98 I bought mine direct from Eliminator as a bare hull. Greg Shoemaker worked with them on the mold ans layup, then GS Marine did the rigging. Last I checked, Eliminator would not do a bare hull. Both companies are top notch.

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    Hey guys let me try to explain where I'm coming from. I can buy a Daytona copy right here in town that is a very good boat as I have owned one long ago. I have been playing with Cobra kit cars for almost 10 years.There are many mfgs. that build them. Some accurate and some not even close. There are probaly 5 or 6 companies that builld Cobras that are identical in every way so much so that if it wasn't for the serial number it would be hard to tell them from the real thing. As Carroll Shelby now makes his own kit cars there are always people that no matter how well the copies are they still want one with the old mans name on it. Is it a better car.....no...as I have owned both. I was just asking if anyone had any good or bad to say about Eliminator while I'm doing my research. Maybe the boat could be bought from Eliminator and rigged by GS Marine. I'm just exploring options. I know Greg has the Eliminator molds and builds and excellent boat from what I have been able to see. I know a lot of you race these. I just want a solid lake boat with lots of prettys and sparkly things on it. Maybe a polished tunnel ram or blower but not looking for a 100 mph boat. Maybe 75 or 80. Thank you all for your comments and suggestions as I'm still a ways away from doing this.

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    tunnel ram or blower and only looking for 75-80mph. My 21' Daytona with a 496 single carb ran mid 90's and topped at 116 mph on the bottle. With the low end Race Aero twin turbo, still ran in the low 100's. and only at 5,900 rpms on pump gas. Set up right, you can get some good performance out of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gem427 View Post
    Hey guys let me try to explain where I'm coming from. I can buy a Daytona copy right here in town that is a very good boat as I have owned one long ago. I have been playing with Cobra kit cars for almost 10 years.There are many mfgs. that build them. Some accurate and some not even close. There are probaly 5 or 6 companies that builld Cobras that are identical in every way so much so that if it wasn't for the serial number it would be hard to tell them from the real thing. As Carroll Shelby now makes his own kit cars there are always people that no matter how well the copies are they still want one with the old mans name on it. Is it a better car.....no...as I have owned both. I was just asking if anyone had any good or bad to say about Eliminator while I'm doing my research. Maybe the boat could be bought from Eliminator and rigged by GS Marine. I'm just exploring options. I know Greg has the Eliminator molds and builds and excellent boat from what I have been able to see. I know a lot of you race these. I just want a solid lake boat with lots of prettys and sparkly things on it. Maybe a polished tunnel ram or blower but not looking for a 100 mph boat. Maybe 75 or 80. Thank you all for your comments and suggestions as I'm still a ways away from doing this.

    Greg was the driver who helped invent and fine tune the 19' Daytona FYI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet-Daytona View Post
    Greg was the driver who helped invent and fine tune the 19' Daytona FYI

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    I don't think anyone is trying to bash Eliminator by any means. I think what many are trying to say is that Eliminators focus has not been on further development of the 19 Daytona. Bob Leach - Eliminator still has a mold, but has focused on pushing the larger boats to the next level via all his research and development. Greg Shoemaker continued to focus on the 19 Daytona as well as many other smaller boats. I think many are just trying to state that if you buy a Greg Shoemaker (Socal Racing Boat) you are buying from someone that has continued to focus on this mold throughout the big boat trend of the late 90's and 00's.

    If you go to Greg's forum you can see some of the latest boats out of that mold. I don't believe Bob has used his mold for about 4 or 5 years. Either way, if you do purchase a Daytona, you will not regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs19 View Post
    I own a 2001 Eliminator 19, been racing it for a while now. Its a great boat but I wouldnt even consider going to Eliminator for a new one get one of Shoemakers boats. Its a fraction of the cost.
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