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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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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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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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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:)devil
 

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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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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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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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Yes they are all air-entrapment boats however a true mod-vp has the ctr pod even or below the outside sponsons. A lot of boats use the terminology that started as a racing class called mod-vp.
 

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Tunnels

I have had a few of the boats listed and in my opinion the Stoker has always handled like a bigger boat in the rough water. All great boats and like previously mentioned very similiar in the fact that they are tunnels with a centerpod - but the mod vp (Stoker) seems to be able to turn and handle the rough stuff a lot better then the fork boats - assuming due to difference in centerpod size and other details. Always felt safer in the stoker over my dcb or daytona. Place twins on any of them and hold on for an exciting ride.
 
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