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    I am still a newbie, so I need your help. I have a semi v and am looking to buy a tunnel, unfortunately there are few a far between them on the east coast. I found a Mantra tunnel and a Sleekcraft tunnel. Any opinions on which would be better? I would love to have a Cougar or Daytona but nothing close enough or cheap enough.

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    I have never owned either...there are a few of each here on the boards. Personally I think the sleek craft is better looking. Technically I believe the mantra would be considered a gullwing....If I remember right. I would guess the mantra would be a little lighter/quicker. Both seem like nice boats....pics are good. Seems as though most the sleeks are 1/4 stringer boats...although I have heard of em with full stringers. How much hp you gonna throw at it...what type of boating are you looking to do? Race/cruise around? Maybe some of the guys that own these will chime in with their .02
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    You pay for what you get, I'd keep saving and get Daytona or Cougar. Just because you buy a boat, doesn't mean you stop paying. Your going to continue to dump money into whatever boat you buy...make sure its a good one.

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    I have a sleekcraft sst love this boat handles big waves pretty good, fast and looks sexy in the water. Well built and has full stingers. Just a little on the heavy side but with the right set up still fast, I would save and get what you really want, like said before these are money sucking toys so when you start you never stop always something you want to change or add

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    Thanks for the info guys, I never see any Daytonas for sale in my area. as it is the Sleek craft is 7 hours away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsw166 View Post
    Thanks for the info guys, I never see any Daytonas for sale in my area. as it is the Sleek craft is 7 hours away.
    That looks like a "Panther jet"? If it is...... I'd pass Is the Mantra a tunnel or a gullwing?

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    not sure, waiting on more pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsw166 View Post
    not sure, waiting on more pictures.
    That's a cool lookin boat! The sides are straight that makes me think it's a tunnel. A tunnel can be a we bit "SCARY" in one of those...... If it's a winger? With a good pump? I'd get the Mantra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PS&B1 View Post
    That's a cool lookin boat! The sides are straight that makes me think it's a tunnel. A tunnel can be a we bit "SCARY" in one of those...... If it's a winger? With a good pump? I'd get the Mantra.
    I have a "Straight Side" Sunkisst boat that is a Gull.They call it a 18 foot "Performer". From the pic it is identical to mine. That doesnt mean its a Gullwing. The front of these boats look alike...Tunnel or Gull. Either way you are probably looking at a much lighter hull than the Sleek. If it does have a good pump you are indeed looking at a better boat to start off with.By the way where are you located?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsw166 View Post
    not sure, waiting on more pictures.
    Need pix of the back of the boat. That would be the transom. ...Duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkisst View Post
    Need pix of the back of the boat. That would be the transom. ...Duh.
    is that the pointy end? or the square end?

    It is at a car dealer and I am waiting for picture of the transom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkisst View Post
    Need pix of the back of the boat. That would be the transom. ...Duh.
    It would be the Back. The square end ...The transom. Waiting for pix from the dealer.C'MON DEALER..
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    As per Sunkisst, the Mantra looks to be a straight sided gullwing. A picture from the back of the boat will verify for sure. The Mantra will be a lighter boat than the Sleekraft and will make a very nice all around lake boat, both quick and fast with minimal power.

    This style of hull has been one of the more popular lake performer type of hulls for over thirty years.

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    i know the tunnels handle chop well, how do the gulls ride in such conditions?

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