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    Default 78 Eliminator day/sport cruiser? Handling issues?

    I'm pretty much sold on this Eliminator that I'm about to buy, but read some stuff on here about the hull having handling issues above 60mph, but they were talking about vdrives. Anyone know anything about this and if they are good boats?

    Thanks in advance guys!


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    I don't have any trouble with mine. I love mine. It's an '82.
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    Dang the picture looks huge on my end. I'll resize if it looks like that for everyone else.

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    Sorry. I'm lucky that I know how to upload them.

    I wouldn't mind seeing some pictures of the rear seating. i'm thinking about doing the same thing on mine but am a little worried about room in the back.

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    The V-Drives are the only ones I haerd about having issues, never heard one problem with the jets.

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    I just picked one up but its a Bahner and I am told its the same hull..I am happy with it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by -RUSSO- View Post
    I just picked one up but its a Bahner and I am told its the same hull..I am happy with it..

    You have very much room for adults in the rear seat?

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    Yeah I could fit 3 adults fine 4 if they squeeze. I like it cause everything is under the hatch or the deck...Don't have my wife's bags and crap all over the place..
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    Quote Originally Posted by River-dude View Post
    I'm pretty much sold on this Eliminator that I'm about to buy, but read some stuff on here about the hull having handling issues above 60mph, but they were talking about vdrives. Anyone know anything about this and if they are good boats?

    Thanks in advance guys!

    Had an 81 for about 8 years, was a great boat. Had a 468 with a 671 Blower, ran 72 mph.

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    Appreciate all the responses. Some good looking boats too. Interior does seem small but I prefer that with my young kiddos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by -RUSSO- View Post
    Don't have my wife's bags and crap all over the place..
    nail on the head right there....lol. cant they bring just one bag? Heck I just have my wallet and phone usually. what is all that chit they bring?

    Awesome boat, for sure you'll be very happy with it.
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    I've Had /owned both , my Blown BBC V-drive 20' ran just under 80, the ride is outstanding with no bad habits These are Dream boats !



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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    I've Had /owned both , my Blown BBC V-drive 20' ran just under 80, the ride is outstanding with no bad habits These are Dream boats !


    Have I told you lately how much I like that boat???

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    Dave I missed it as it went out the drive way (small tear) It was a sexy boat and I slept in the dog house for a while after I sold it cause it was Rhondas , but I'm stoked about my/our new Hot Rod ! to anyone considering an 20 Sport Cruiser these are Great Boats !

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