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So, I want to start thinking about a family boat to put together over the winter or just buy turn key. I'm considering for the first time ever, an open bow. I have two kids now and a big ass dog. ( im not gettin any smalle either). So I want a quality hull that I can build a nice motor for in the 20'-21 range. It needs to be able to ride well in rough water and pull skiers and such. But I also want to be able to run a decent blown motor in the future. Definitely nothing with a tropical name!! hahaha What say you squirters ?
 

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I am new to this site and thought your question very good. I was looking for pretty much the same input in the archives before I bothered anyone with my questions. Since you brought it up, I would like to ask another few things to the collective wisdom. Is there a definite "no" for the question of jet drive manufacturer? Top three in quality for day cruisers I should focus on? From what I gathered, Hallett seems to be a top contender.

My family wants to do the water sports stuff which I like, but my main interest is driving the boat and having just plain fun with it. I have to admit that I am apprehensive about the day cruiser route. If these things handle and perform like my father-in-law's Sea Ray, I aint interested. With a 350, its still a pig. I really dig the 1970s boats. They are gorgeous. Just need a nudge in the right direction.

There is a red and white boat in a post by fuelinmyveins82 in boat pics that seems to fit my thinking as ideal for me. Anyone know this boat or at least what it is exactly? 2 seater? 4 seater? The pic has 2 girls not facing the camera, sitting on the edge of the boat.

As I said before, I was checking past posts and blogs for this subject. Mr. "Dawg" and his lovely ladies completely distracted me though. Shoot. I forgot what the hell I was doing here in the first place, so thanks for bringing me back on track!:D
 

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I have a 1993 Caliber 1 206 Magnum I was thinking of selling. It is a I/O. 350 Mag and Alpha 1 drive. Runs out stock at about 60 mph. Will run about the same with 1 person as it does 9. Be wanting $8k for it, Has 400 hrs on it. Runs purrrfect.
 

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I have a 1993 Caliber 1 206 Magnum I was thinking of selling. It is a I/O. 350 Mag and Alpha 1 drive. Runs out stock at about 60 mph. Will run about the same with 1 person as it does 9. Be wanting $8k for it, Has 400 hrs on it. Runs purrrfect.
May want to try the spam section. This here is a squirtin discussion dr evil.
 

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The thread on making the 21' daytona into an open bow is certainly a sexy combination of performance with fat chick carrying abilities!!!
 

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Do the fat chicks come with the boat? My budget is only $6- 8 grand! Crap. I have alot to learn:)st I wass thinkin BBC meant Big Booty Chicas. No?
 

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May want to try the spam section. This here is a squirtin discussion dr evil.
Well it is not really for sale. I would sell it. Everything I own is for sale. As far as the Jet Boat section goes...Oh Well. Thought in that size of a boat and what he is wanting to do a I/O is a much better choice. Thought he might concider a upgrade from a Jet. :D I tow the Grandkids around all weekend and do not burn 25 gallons of gas and it will run 60. And it is a Cherry Boat.
 

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Well it is not really for sale. I would sell it. Everything I own is for sale. As far as the Jet Boat section goes...Oh Well. Thought in that size of a boat and what he is wanting to do a I/O is a much better choice. Thought he might concider a upgrade from a Jet. :D I tow the Grandkids around all weekend and do not burn 25 gallons of gas and it will run 60. And it is a Cherry Boat.
you make a lot of sense, Chief.
 

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So, I want to start thinking about a family boat to put together over the winter or just buy turn key. I'm considering for the first time ever, an open bow. I have two kids now and a big ass dog. ( im not gettin any smalle either). So I want a quality hull that I can build a nice motor for in the 20'-21 range. It needs to be able to ride well in rough water and pull skiers and such. But I also want to be able to run a decent blown motor in the future. Definitely nothing with a tropical name!! hahaha What say you squirters ?
I can put you in a nice Rayson cruiser! Still have the original bucket seats. All you need is some wet logs. I personally guarantee it can handle all the motor you want to give it. As a matter of fact, I also know where to find a nice fresh blown motor with all the trimmings...

yea yea, it's not a jet. eat me.
 

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I can put you in a nice Rayson cruiser! Still have the original bucket seats. All you need is some wet logs. I personally guarantee it can handle all the motor you want to give it. As a matter of fact, I also know where to find a nice fresh blown motor with all the trimmings...

yea yea, it's not a jet. eat me.
Well it's very tempting bill, but as of right now your boat doesn't float!!!
 

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Well it is not really for sale. I would sell it. Everything I own is for sale. As far as the Jet Boat section goes...Oh Well. Thought in that size of a boat and what he is wanting to do a I/O is a much better choice. Thought he might concider a upgrade from a Jet. :D I tow the Grandkids around all weekend and do not burn 25 gallons of gas and it will run 60. And it is a Cherry Boat.
Well no offense, but you have no idea where I boat or what is best for me. A small block I/o is not something that would interest me, or suit my needs, wants or desires. I also don't give a chit about fuel consumption and if I did I sure wouldn't own a blown alcohol BBC .
 

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Well it's very tempting bill, but as of right now your boat doesn't float!!!
Rick - Now, technically speaking...it will float. She's at Mel's for repairs. It will be better/stronger than before (no BS shortcuts).

BTW, this boat was originally a pleasure setup with the engine back, through transoms, etc... I understand your interest in a jet; they have certain benefits in shallow water and there's the safety thing with the kids. Jets are a terrific purpose-design.
 

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Rick, you sure there ain't something in the back yard that might interest you? No jets but there are Campbells, Schiadas, couple of wackers.......

Stop by with some cash and your truck, we'll work something out..............
 

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Well no offense, but you have no idea where I boat or what is best for me. A small block I/o is not something that would interest me, or suit my needs, wants or desires. I also don't give a chit about fuel consumption and if I did I sure wouldn't own a blown alcohol BBC .[/QUOTE]

yeah cause you've been tearing up the water with it all summer:)sphss
 

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Rick - Now, technically speaking...it will float. She's at Mel's for repairs. It will be better/stronger than before (no BS shortcuts).

BTW, this boat was originally a pleasure setup with the engine back, through transoms, etc... I understand your interest in a jet; they have certain benefits in shallow water and there's the safety thing with the kids. Jets are a terrific purpose-design.
loVE YUH bILL!!
Hey Cous, go back to a Spectra 20 but in a Jet like Derek & Amanda have now. Are you going to have your K running this season?
hAD ONE COUSIN!! didn't like the way it handled like a pregnant whale. A little too big .......hahhaha

Rick, you sure there ain't something in the back yard that might interest you? No jets but there are Campbells, Schiadas, couple of wackers.......

Stop by with some cash and your truck, we'll work something out..............
I had a good lil look-see carl. I enjoyed the view!!!

Well no offense, but you have no idea where I boat or what is best for me. A small block I/o is not something that would interest me, or suit my needs, wants or desires. I also don't give a chit about fuel consumption and if I did I sure wouldn't own a blown alcohol BBC .[/QUOTE]

yeah cause you've been tearing up the water with it all summer:)sphss
Yah....... As soon as the ol lady gets out of the Betty Ford clinic, I'll be right back in the mix!
 
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