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Old 07-09-2018, 10:48 AM
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Anybody have a rough idea of the wait time? Last I heard between
18-24 mos. I’ve been kicking around listing my 25 for sale. Getting ready to build a new house and got some other things in life going on. By the time House is done and other things are straightened out should be just about right if those wait times are close. Post up some pics of yalls 31s some I have some build ideas.

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07-10-2018, 04:53 AM
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The wait sucks but its well worth it when that day finally comes. Acctually makes that day even sweeter. I was 15 months from contract signing to pick up date but i think its more like 20-24 months now. Just picked mine up in may
Old 07-09-2018, 11:55 AM
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Call and ask????
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Was thinking about doing the same thing until the wife decided to go back to get her Master's in Divinity degree. Schooling is completed, but now I have her doing an internship (which means cheap labor) for a year and then comes the school loans.

We still need to do a Comp outing one day out of the Port. I would think if you do decide to sell $ 80K would be a great starting point.
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Manny sure builds one hell of a product for the price. IMO...if this is the boat you want then the two year wait should not be a determining factor. How much money do you save by waiting over Contender who may get you one sooner? Just wondering......
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I'm sure I'll take some bashing for this, but I don't think Contender compares since dumping their 31 Open. Imho, it was the closest to this hull you'll find. I'd rather wait for a 31 Comp than a 32 ST Contender.
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From what I've heard the wait time on a contender 32 is about a year. I, personally, would wait that difference for the savings.
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The wait sucks but its well worth it when that day finally comes. Acctually makes that day even sweeter. I was 15 months from contract signing to pick up date but i think its more like 20-24 months now. Just picked mine up in may
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Originally Posted by TurnMeLooseFLKeys View Post
I'm sure I'll take some bashing for this, but I don't think Contender compares since dumping their 31 Open. Imho, it was the closest to this hull you'll find. I'd rather wait for a 31 Comp than a 32 ST Contender.
The Competition has a better ride in seas to 4'. Does burn slightly less fuel also. But other than that I would say fit n finish, livewells, fish box space, console, and fishablitly goes to the Contender. Also when the going gets real nasty 6-8' youre going to want to be in the contender. I fish on both boats quite a bit.
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Originally Posted by Gatorzone19 View Post
The Competition has a better ride in seas to 4'. Also when the going gets real nasty 6-8' youre going to want to be in the contender.
Not arguing but that is interesting to me. I wonder what design in the hull makes it take a better 4ft sea but is actually worse in a 6 ft sea?
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Why would anyone want to even go out in anything more then 4ft?��
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I waffle all the time on whether to sell my 25 and go to the 31 too.
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Originally Posted by Killula View Post
Why would anyone want to even go out in anything more then 4ft?��
how about reports of tuna everywhere. So many you can't not catch one. How' that ? 🤗🤗
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Originally Posted by Killula View Post
Why would anyone want to even go out in anything more then 4ft?��
Tournament day is always 4 ft.
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Originally Posted by 86hydrasports View Post
Tournament day is always 4 ft.
^^This^^ And if you like chasing the sails during the winter.
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Originally Posted by cman55 View Post
how about reports of tuna everywhere. So many you can't not catch one. How' that ? 🤗🤗
Tuna everywhere ? PM me if you got some details .....
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Originally Posted by Killula View Post
Why would anyone want to even go out in anything more then 4ft?��
Its rarely about going out in 4 footers. It's coming in from 80 miles out in the gulfstream during the late spring/early summer months when squalls pop up between you and the barn. Happens all the time. I love these competitions but I'm surprised to hear people say this over a 32ST. I've always read that's one of the best boats Contender has ever made.
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Originally Posted by Captain Frosty View Post
Tuna everywhere ? PM me if you got some details .....
I wish C.F. trying sat or sun
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anybody wanting to sell their 25... I'm your buyer
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The 31 Competition is a great boat and I have done 5 or 6 multi day Bahamas trips on one in various conditions. I owned a 31 open Contender for 6 years and I do think the Competition had a softer landing than the Contender. The fit and finish were better on my 2002 Contender than they were on the Competition that was a 2015 or 2016 though. I have just over a 100 hours on my new 32 st and while there is no perfect boat it will eat up the Competition in ride, speed, economy, and storage, and fit/finish although its not perfect either. It rides like a much larger boat than the 31 open does and is more economical at the same time. On a normal offshore load with full fuel, 350lbs of ice, 4-5 guys and 6 50 wides the 32st will run 35 knots on the way out at 1.6 statute miles per gallon. The Competition is going to be about the same as my old open which would have been 1.3-1.4 at that speed if you could go that fast, if you dropped it down to 30 knots it would be in the 1.5 range typcially if you didn't have to much tab in it. They are all great boats though.
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Originally Posted by floridacrakr View Post
Anybody have a rough idea of the wait time? Last I heard between
18-24 mos. I’ve been kicking around listing my 25 for sale. Getting ready to build a new house and got some other things in life going on. By the time House is done and other things are straightened out should be just about right if those wait times are close. Post up some pics of yalls 31s some I have some build ideas.
I like your plan. Trying to get a bit more time out of mine, but I recommend you hold the 25 until your 31' is a bit closer. You will certainly miss her.

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