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Old 03-20-2019, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by chester22 View Post
last i saw, snowboarder numbers were decreasing in favor of skiing
Man, I hope that's the case. Damn terrain parks have taken out some good slopes that I used to ski... and I suck on a half-pipe on my K2s!
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Old 03-24-2019, 01:49 PM
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So back to Center Consoles. I noticed at 32' most boats will have twins, but as soon as the length hits 33' most will go to trips. I'm now seriously looking for a simple CC with twins. For me, the less motors, the better. I would think even a 36' boat would do fine with 800-850hp. What am I missing, other than bragging rights? (BTW I don't need or want to go 70+mph).
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Originally Posted by petealan View Post
So back to Center Consoles. I noticed at 32' most boats will have twins, but as soon as the length hits 33' most will go to trips. I'm now seriously looking for a simple CC with twins. For me, the less motors, the better. I would think even a 36' boat would do fine with 800-850hp. What am I missing, other than bragging rights? (BTW I don't need or want to go 70+mph).

Not to be too much of a homeboy but look at either the Intrepid 327i ( we have one and with twin 350 Verados we hit 62) or look at the new Intrepid 375 Nomad (with "only" trip 400 Verados it hits 67 mph). The 375 would be plenty beamy for you and has the speed with trips that keeps most people sane.... However, a little birdy told me that Intrepid will have a NEW 40 Nomad CC ready by July for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Just FYI. Not sure what your timetable is.
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Originally Posted by thegeneral13 View Post
Seems like what a lot of people are touching on is boating as a lifestyle is being replaced by boating as a hobby. Priorities have shifted from creature comforts and livability to speed and ease of maintenance. Probably relates to society speeding up. If you could get there and back in a day, why are you anchoring up overnight you lazy bastard? The kids have xyz in the morning!
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Everglades 335, Southport 33, Albury Brothers 33 - All rig and run pretty well with Twins - Albury Brothers being the most simple if that interests you. With the 425s, I think a lot of trip 300 applications that you would see in the mid 30s can go twin 425s. However, outside of the simplicity of 1 less engine (which given the complexity of those motors may be offset), from what I understand the performance and fuel mileage is generally about the same with trip 300s vs twin 425s. The weight and drag savings don't overwhelm the 50hp difference.
PB_SOU_33FE_T-XF425XSA_10-23-18_OCC.pdf versus the same 33 with trip 300s is known to get 1.2mpg at 40 mph with similar loading
Southport-33-DF350A-Twins.ashx_.pdf are a nice match for twins

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