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    I'm toying with the idea of a different boat next year, and wanted to see what everybody says. What is your idea of the best all around boat?

    A boat that will.... Run 80+ (prefer 90-110 capable), handle rough water on the main channel of a good sized lake well, hold 4 people, and be able to walk on the bow... I want my next boat to be a REALLY good lake boat, and still be pretty fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lildave View Post
    I'm toying with the idea of a different boat next year, and wanted to see what everybody says. What is your idea of the best all around boat?

    A boat that will.... Run 80+ (prefer 90-110 capable), handle rough water on the main channel of a good sized lake well, hold 4 people, and be able to walk on the bow... I want my next boat to be a REALLY good lake boat, and still be pretty fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lildave View Post
    I'm toying with the idea of a different boat next year, and wanted to see what everybody says. What is your idea of the best all around boat?

    A boat that will.... Run 80+ (prefer 90-110 capable), handle rough water on the main channel of a good sized lake well, hold 4 people, and be able to walk on the bow... I want my next boat to be a REALLY good lake boat, and still be pretty fast.

    How rough ? and speed cost money, so how much do you want to spend on the engine ??????????????

    80mph is no big deal, low 90's cost a bit more, triple digigts cost goes exponentially.

    Other than the boat named "Turkey Lips" a 21' Daytona (110+mph N/A BBC) , or TPR 21' deck boat a California Performance has my vote but the low free-board might be an issue for you.

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    Well.... As far as the low freeboard bothering me, My current boat is a 16' 305lb tunnel that you can't walk on the bow of. There's a lot I could tolerate lol. I'd keep my current boat, but I'm starting to think it's too thin for a lake boat.


    Power wise, if it'd run 80-85 when I bought it, but the hull was capable of safely doing 100-110ish, then I'd have room to grow and be happy. I guess I worded that wrong to start with.


    Rough as in I don't want to be limited on what lake I can go too because I think I might sink my boat or break it in half.

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    ^^

    I'm just assuming you're talking about a jet?

    I wonder if Kevin can make his new 22' in a jet ?

    http://www.performanceboats.com/cont...2-phantom.html


    There are a few TPR 80 mph deck boats around even one that can do over 100.

    I think you have a few options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Sergeant View Post
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    price wise, gullwing will probably be the cheapest to get your hands on. tpr 19' or a 21' deck would be nice... my buddy jason (jgb here on the boards) is selling his 21' tpr, but its not a deck. beautiful boat.
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    Daytona. 19 Ft Is Perfect For 2 People. If Your Looking To Haul More Than 2 Id Look For A 21 Footer. Sounds Like that Would Be Your Best Bet.

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    I'm not much of a fan of deck boats.... I'm not quite that old yet. I don't have any family to haul or anything. It would be Me, the girlfriend, and another couple at most. Most of the time, just me and her, and an ice chest.


    Keep the feedback coming guys!

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    IMO a Seastrom Tx-18 would be perfectbut i am partial


    like already stated the Winger in the 18 or 19 is very very hard to beat as a all around performance lake boat!
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    21 eliminator daytona hands down.......80 feels like you are sittin on the couch. Can only imagin how bitchin a buck thirty feels in one ....like Tony Skagens ride with full interior...stereo and swim steps. My boat fits 5 and a cooler pretty easily. Choice was clear to me.
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    Well gotta think how deep are your pockets and go from there as well.i did a lot of thinking on this as well and for the price a winger is the way to go...unle$$$$$$$$just my ten cents..good luck..

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    21ft Eliminator Daytona or 21ft Liberator

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    Quote Originally Posted by blender over View Post
    21ft Eliminator Daytona or 21ft Liberator

    Looks like the 21' Daytona is the hands down favorite here. Great boat with some hp to push it.... on a smaller budget I'll go with a Gullwing.

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