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    Default Center Pod Tunnel VS. Mod VP designs

    Anyone have experience with both bottom designs?

    Seems like the Tunnel would pack more air, ride better, and have better top end potential but not turn as well.

    The Mod VP seems like it would turn better, afford more interior room, but would have a rougher ride.

    Am I on the right track here with my assumptions? Please share your experience

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    Forgot to mention. As it relates to these bottom designs, boats I'm researching are

    Eliminator 22 Daytona
    Cougar 22 MTR
    DCB 22 Mach
    Stoker 224

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    What kind of boating do you do, and in what kind of conditions? What power are you looking at outboard or inboard? All great boats in there own ways.

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    Outboard powered.

    Mostly the colorado river between Davis Dam and Lake Havasu. Through in some trips to Havi and Lake Mohave and places like Bass Lake, the Delta, etc

    Thanks for your response

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    I used to own a 22 Daytona and my brother owns a 224 Stoker. If you are going the OB route, they all would need twins to be real fun. Otherwise you are limited to somewhere around the 80 mph mark. Not a bad speed until it is loaded down with people, gas, a gear and then it is just not enough power. All are great boats though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Familycat View Post
    I used to own a 22 Daytona and my brother owns a 224 Stoker. If you are going the OB route, they all would need twins to be real fun. Otherwise you are limited to somewhere around the 80 mph mark. Not a bad speed until it is loaded down with people, gas, a gear and then it is just not enough power. All are great boats though.

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    Which one rode better in the rough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCDave View Post
    Which one rode better in the rough?
    I had a 2001 22ft Eliminator daytona stern drive,I put about 280 hours on it,I am also the original owner of Familycats brothers Stoker 224 stern drive that I put about 65 hours on....In my opinion the Stoker 224 handled the rough water better than my 22 Eliminator Daytona did....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCDave View Post
    Which one rode better in the rough?
    I have a 21 Trick with a 2.5 ss Merc. This is a true cat no center pod and runs very well in rough water. We keep the boat in Parker but can run on havasu even on weekends. Good luck with your purchase.

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    I am ex owner of a 224 single Merc 250HP Optimax
    handled the chop with ease and turned like no other
    miss the hell out of it,but was in a financial bind and it had to go
    I got it to go 90mph with a real light load of fuel and perfect air and water conditions ussing a PRO ET labbed 28 pitch
    It was a CF layup
    If insurance isnt an issue i would reccomend the 3.2 stroker Opti
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    A mod vp is a tunnel with a center pod? All those boats you listed are in the same category! There is no difference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by riotact View Post
    A mod vp is a tunnel with a center pod? All those boats you listed are in the same category! There is no difference!

    Meaning that they all float...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoker22405 View Post
    Meaning that they all float...?
    Yeah that is what I mean! Actually the stoker is in its own class because its the gayest of them all! So instead of being a dick why dont you read the four boats he listed and Mr all mighty yourself tell us what the differences are!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by riotact View Post
    Yeah that is what I mean! Actually the stoker is in its own class because its the gayest of them all! So instead of being a dick why dont you read the four boats he listed and Mr all mighty yourself tell us what the differences are!?
    I must of struck a nerve.....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoker22405 View Post
    I had a 2001 22ft Eliminator daytona stern drive,I put about 280 hours on it,I am also the original owner of Familycats brothers Stoker 224 stern drive that I put about 65 hours on....In my opinion the Stoker 224 handled the rough water better than my 22 Eliminator Daytona did....
    Sounds about right. My old 22 took bigger water the the 224 but the Stoker handles much better. Those Stokers can hammer a turn.
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