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Old 01-10-2019, 02:16 AM
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Iím looking for a boat with In the range of 21-26ft. Boats like a 26 scarab sport, or a 21 paramount. I have a house in the keys and want the boat to be able to do 60+, while being able to maintain in shallow (2-3ft). With a t-top and center console. Any recommendations? Thank you
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I owned a 1992 26' scarab sportster with a single 250 Yamaha-largest set up at the time was twin 150's (I think)-the boat did not run anywhere near 60 mph. Also, while the boat performed admirably (top speed in the 40's), I do not think I would have felt safe at speeds approaching 60.
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  • Someone should check the crypt in the Naval Academy Chapel to see if John Paul Jones has left the building and is posting on THT: "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way."
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The 26' Gulfstream will do 75mph.
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Check out the 27 concept. If you are buying new, you can customize it however you like. Every boat is made to order. You can get it in single or twins.
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Hard to beat a 21 Paramount for a do it all haul ass keys machine. Thereís a nice clean one with a t top and trailer on Craigís List, but itíll need a repower for more speed as it only has a 150 Honda on it.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by sundancekid View Post
Hard to beat a 21 Paramount for a do it all haul ass keys machine. Thereís a nice clean one with a t top and trailer on Craigís List, but itíll need a repower for more speed as it only has a 150 Honda on it.
thank you for letting me know!
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My 262 Skijack does 60 mph easily, when towed on the freeway
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The 26' Gulfstream will do 75mph.
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21 paramount is tough to beat but watch out for rot. If it fits the budget i'd buy one that needs restore so you can have a blank slate.

If you want to stay "legal" you'll have to stick with a 225 and that'll put you right at 60 with the right prop. Another positive is they don't seem too sensitive to weight. It'll run 60 loaded or not but it's not a lightweight hull that'll "air out".

They'll handle up to a 350 and it'll get them up to about 75 but from what i've read going big on this hull doesn't net the speed you'd expect but the boat will handle it no problem.

They'll get shallow, handle offshore runs, look great, and will run with bay boats.. What's not to like?

People asking why you'd want a go fast center console don't know how much fun it can be to go fast... It doesn't mean irresponsibly and cruising at 45 is really nice too.

Grown men get butthurt when they get passed in almost any situation.. I have a trawler and cruise my 16' CC @ 25 so i'm used to it lol.



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I won't have any hard numbers until the spring but my new 24 should run pretty close to 70 with a 300. Hull is the twin to the 24 Spectre. Guy in St. Pete bought the other mold and is building them now. I think I am hull #5.

John is going to rate them for a 400 I believe but that is probably overkill anyway. Padded bottom, fast and efficient


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Old 01-10-2019, 10:31 AM
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60+ in 2-3 feet of water!?!?!?! Yeowww, ........... Your not leaving much room for error there. There is a reason the APBA has min. water depth requirements for race courses.
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We talk about how many inches, rather than feet, of water we run in around here.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by MrWesson View Post
21 paramount is tough to beat but watch out for rot. If it fits the budget i'd buy one that needs restore so you can have a blank slate.

If you want to stay "legal" you'll have to stick with a 225 and that'll put you right at 60 with the right prop. Another positive is they don't seem too sensitive to weight. It'll run 60 loaded or not but it's not a lightweight hull that'll "air out".

They'll handle up to a 350 and it'll get them up to about 75 but from what i've read going big on this hull doesn't net the speed you'd expect but the boat will handle it no problem.

They'll get shallow, handle offshore runs, look great, and will run with bay boats.. What's not to like?

People asking why you'd want a go fast center console don't know how much fun it can be to go fast... It doesn't mean irresponsibly and cruising at 45 is really nice too.

Grown men get butthurt when they get passed in almost any situation.. I have a trawler and cruise my 16' CC @ 25 so i'm used to it lol.



Here's one with a 350


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I understand ya, Iíve gotten plenty of dirty faces when passing people up. Thank you for the info!
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60+ in 2-3 feet of water!?!?!?! Yeowww, ........... Your not leaving much room for error there. There is a reason the APBA has min. water depth requirements for race courses.
No bud, I want the boat to be able to go to 60+, but Iíll also be able to run in shallow water
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Protector 28 with twin 300's will get into the 60's with T-Top and cc with room to spare. Great ride too.
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:41 PM
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How about a 23T Fountain. It's a 25 foot boat you could put twin 200's on and did over 60. It's a 25 foot boat dubbed 23 for the old SKA 23 and under category. I have no idea what it drafts, but can't be too much.
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