[Question] 26 Cobra Venom or 27 Laveycraft Sabre?
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26 Cobra Venom or 27 Laveycraft Sabre?

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    Default 26 Cobra Venom or 27 Laveycraft Sabre?

    Just sold my Laveycraft after owning for the past 10 years. Ready to move to a Cat. Currently have 2 lined up one being a Lavey the other a Cobra with both being about the same price. Heart is telling me Lavey, but really like the look of the Cobra. riding in both this Friday. Would appreciate any feed back if anyone has owned or is familiar with either boat.

    Cobra specs: 2006 - 26 Venom 496 (stock) closed bow, hydraulic steering nice upgrades 193 hrs very clean!
    Lavey specs: 2005 - 27 Sabre Cat 525, CMI headers, Gibson tips, upgraded drive, hydraulic steering, open bow 197 hours very clean!

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    Lavey all the way. Not to mention it has the 525 which should be the minimum engine for a cat.


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    Default No contest...

    No contest on build quality.

    Lavey.....Vac bag construction and fully interlined cockpit.

    Pretty sure that cobra has a wooden floor and all kinds of interior pieces to deal with that cover all the gunwales compared to the Lavey.

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    Thanks for the feed back! My buddy ended up keeping his Lavey, so I bought the Cobra. I actually spent allot of time with both boats including test driving at all speeds in chop and windy conditions. Both did extremely well! Between the 2 I enjoyed the Cobra a bit more and the way it felt in the chop as compared to the Lavey. I felt more chatter on the hull of the Lavey. As far as power, hands down the Lavey because it had the 525. Overall I give both boats a big thumbs up, I felt either boat would be a good choice.

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