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Old 03-02-2018, 08:52 PM
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Looking for thoughts from guys who have spent time on both 32 and 34 CV. Big difference in feel for 2 feet... wondering about ride, dryness, and numbers.... both boats on the short list have twin 300 mercs.... Is the 34 sluggish with twins? Thank you guys in advance!
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Fished both many times, love both of them!!! You cant go wrong with either really. Neither are very wet boats. The 32 is like a slightly smaller version of the 34. If you want twins go 32, just a better performing boat with the twins. You can do twins on the 34(350's)but in my opinion the boat was made for tripps, Ive been on the 34 with trip 300's and a 34 with twin 350's and the fuel burn is very close, trip boat cruised about 5mph faster same RPM. The boat just likes more power. If thats your only delema, your doing ok and will be happy with either.
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Agree w above
34 is a lot more boat than the 32
Twin350's or trips for the 34
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I own a 34 with twin Yamaha 300’s. 51 MPH with full fuel. That’s a Cuddy with bottom paint. The 10’ beam makes the boat feel huge. I’ve fished a 32z and the gunwale was a lot lower than my 34
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2011 34' twin 300 Vrats, max speed 49 mph. Plenty of oomph, much bigger feel than 32'.
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Had a 34 cuddy with twin Yam 300 hpdis, ran fine even with full fuel, added 100 gal bladder for rig trips and was sluggish. Cuddy adds 700 lbs to published weight so open with twins probably is good, still thought 34 open with trips would be great performing boat. Then I went to the other side. As long as you are moving at a good clip the spray is behind you, hull does a good job of throwing off and back.
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Thank you guys! Think demand and resale-abilty for the 32 is similar?
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Go 34 with trips, not that much more money and a lot more boat.

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My buddy has a 34 with twin 300 yami's. Runs about 50-52 wot and cruises effortlessly in the 35-39 mph range. Never felt it was under powered even when fully loaded for Bahama's trip. Guess it just depends on how fast you like to cruise. For me the high 30's are plenty.
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My neighbor across the canal trades his SeaVee every year. He has had a couple of 34s with triple 300s and now is on his second 32 with twins. He says he likes the 32 better from an overall performance and maintainance standpoint.

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Originally Posted by westd View Post
Thank you guys! Think demand and resale-abilty for the 32 is similar?
There is a demand for both of these used boats in good condition and priced right. Sea vee is like all the other top tier center consoles, they have a great name for quality so they hold their value and usually sell quickly if priced right.
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Can’t comment on 32 or 34 Seavee but can on twins vs trips. We rigged our 34YF with twin 300 G2..cruise 42mph, top end 56 wot. We repowered with trip 300G2 cruise 42, top end 65 BUT......we picked up fast cruise at 50-52 still getting 1.4mpg!! Performance with twins was fine but the fast cruise was a game changer for me. I never wanted trips but now that I’ve done both , I can never go back.

We have long runs in the gulf to fishing grounds...25-50-100 miles out and 50mph cruise is HUGE.

The difference between 32 ft and 34 ft is equally different. The 32 can fit inside the 34

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Originally Posted by riffraff2 View Post
Go 34 with trips, not that much more money and a lot more boat. By the way I have a 34 for sale....
Do you have a link to yours Riffraff2?
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Originally Posted by westd View Post
Do you have a link to yours Riffraff2?
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A lot more boat in the 34. The 34 with twins would be a little sluggish on those long runs or offshore trips with large ground swell especially fully fueled and geared. The third engine really bites in and drives it through as well as increasing your cruising speed with good fuel eco.
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My friends 34 with trip 300 verado gets about the same fuel economy as my 32 with twins. 1.2 - 1.4 depending on load
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Originally Posted by 54bullwinkle View Post
My friends 34 with trip 300 verado gets about the same fuel economy as my 32 with twins. 1.2 - 1.4 depending on load
Our 34 YF with trips got better fuel economy than a 29 Yf with twin 300's


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I have test rode a 320B with Merc 300's ( I6, not V8), Merc 350 and a 322Z w Merc 400's. I put in order to buy 320B with the new Merc 300's and am a little concerned I may be underpowered. Most 320B go out with Merc 350's. Putting a pair of smaller engines on a 34 would be a big mistake, IMO.
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Just purchased a 34z with trip 300 Yam's. I debated the twin 350 versus trip 300's for a long time. Reality is, that boat with twins is just a different boat. I can get 50mph at 1MPG, 45mph at 1.2 and 1.4 at 39mph. The real beauty is being able to "slow down" to 36 knots and get 1.4 mpg... cant do that with the twins. Plus the 64 mph top end is nice at .9mpg.
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l am looking at both boats
I would have gone with the 322 Z as it has the perfect layout but it is a 24 month build time
I have been on two 34's one with triple 300 and one with a tower and twin 350's. the twins did fine, while not quite as fast it did fine
So after riding all three boats I have selected a 34 with twin 400's It should be great over all boat. I just do not want trips. I realize it will be 5 miles an slower but how often do you go full speed

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