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Old 02-23-2015, 05:00 AM
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Well the admiral has expressed to me that she wants something that goes fast. We are two young professionals that recently got engaged and purchased a house within the last year. We both have steady jobs with good pay. I've thrown around the idea of a classic car, a motorcycle or even a mustang or corvette as her daily driver (used of course, I'm not in rolling in it yet) but we always seem to be on the boat.

This past weekend we were at my family's house in the keys and she saw all of the powerboats running the inter-coastal on the way back from Key West and immediately fell in love with them. We currently have a 20' Grady White Adventure that is paid for free and clear and I was thinking of getting a 16 Donzi Classic to fill our need for speed. I started to think that if I'm going to fork up some cash to buy another boat why not sell our current boat and buy something a little bigger and faster. Is 2 boats too many? I really like the idea of being able to run to the sandbars at a relatively high speed on calm days and also have the option to go out with the Grady on rougher days.

My question to all is if you were in my position would you have 2 boats or would you sell the current boat and upgrade to something bigger and faster? :tht_r ulez:
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:16 AM
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Why not get a bigger faster fishing boat?
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Do you and your fiance plan on having kids?
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by A_Frayed_Knot View Post
Why not get a bigger faster fishing boat?
My dad and I share a 28' CC that we keep at our family house in the keys. When I want to go fishing I usually just take the hour drive south and go. 99% of the time in Miami we just hit the sandbars and local restaurants.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:21 AM
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Get a hot rod. One with a big block.

PS: Need pics of wife!

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Are there any roads in your area where you can drive fast? If you can drive fast there, can you do safely and without legal concerns? How often do you anticipate driving fast? I had a Yamaha FJR 1300 for a while. It was extremely fast. But after running it up to 135 once, running the 1/4 mile drag strip 4-5 times and a couple quick bursts of throttle in traffic, it lost its appeal. You can go from 0 to get thrown in jail in less than 6 seconds in something that's truly fast. In the end it just wasn't worth it to me.

Are there places where you can boat fast in your area? Safely? Without legal concerns?

Hope this gives you some perspective.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by A_Frayed_Knot View Post
Why not get a bigger faster fishing boat?
Bingo.....


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Do you and your fiance plan on having kids?
> RUT-RO......


A Frayed Knot nailed it. Long as you have safe sex.

Kids and cost of toys don't belong in the same sentence then again, maybe they do. Get what you want/can, before the kids.

Depending on the size you want. You can pick up a used Fountain, and do the customizing yourself. Stereo, Electronics. They make the smaller 27 footer that will fly with a single 350 on the back. More than enough room, good on fuel millage, and you still have a great fishing/party boat.
If your going to really consider it, with the size you already have ,look for something you can trailer easy , light, and does double duty. AKA More than one thing.

If your talking cars buy used, C5 or C6 and put a pro charger on it or for more into street fun not street racing , Roots Maggie but will require a hood change.

For less than 20/25 grand, you can be running in the top 5% of street cars and have style and class doing it pushing in the 500 hp range.
You just have to understand fast, which there a few of us on here that might of dabbled in it a little years ago.

But we need to know more of what your really looking to do.

Two boats and one serious go fast toy here.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:38 AM
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I had a Honda CBR 1000rr for a while and it lost its appeal. I'm looking strictly at boats now. I can run fast anywhere in biscayne bay. There's no speed limits and it can be done safely as I am extremely safe when it comes to anything.
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You can have more than one boat.....my dad and I have 3 boats, and 4 jetskis. I've owned 3 boats at the same time in the past myself.
A 16 Donzi is a cool boat but you need FLAT water to run it. I do agree with a fast boat vs a fast car. You can still run a fast boat legally!

So, what do you consider fast and what is your budget?

I/O or O/B preference?

Is the "sound" of those boats appealing?

What else would you like this boat to do?

Are you going to trailer it? (you should)


BTW: I wife wanted nothing to do with "those" cigarette boats til I talked her into going ona poker run with a buddy of mine. Before the weekend was up she wanted me to sell both our cruiser and ski boat to buy one. She now calls our cigarette boats HER boat. The people are great fun too!
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You can have more than one boat.....my dad and I have 3 boats, and 4 jetskis. I've owned 3 boats at the same time in the past myself.
A 16 Donzi is a cool boat but you need FLAT water to run it. I do agree with a fast boat vs a fast car. You can still run a fast boat legally!

So, what do you consider fast and what is your budget?

I/O or O/B preference?

What else would you like this boat to do?


Here's the guy to ask on the fast boats OP.
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Interesting! My fiance' decided she wanted something slower with a salon. I vote for selling the Grady and buying a bigger faster boat.
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You can have more than one boat.....my dad and I have 3 boats, and 4 jetskis. I've owned 3 boats at the same time in the past myself.
A 16 Donzi is a cool boat but you need FLAT water to run it. I do agree with a fast boat vs a fast car. You can still run a fast boat legally!

So, what do you consider fast and what is your budget?

I/O or O/B preference?

What else would you like this boat to do?


Here's the guy to ask on the fast boats OP.
Thanks. Having owned a bunch of them I know a fair amount but certainly not all. However, I do know enough to know when there is better info out there and am more than willing to say so.
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If it is speed on the water you want, why not a waverunner or small jet boat? If you want a toy, IMO the waverunner is the way to go.

You could get a bigger, faster boat, but the bigger it is the more fuel you'll use to go fast, and the less fast it will feel.

50 on the waverunner feels a LOT faster than 50 on my CC. Good thing about the waverunner is that if you buy used and get a decent deal, you can sell later without taking too much of a bath on it. You're also burning 8 gallons for a few hours running around, not 40.
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Your kind of vague. You say you want a car, then you say you want a boat. You also say your making good money…. but…..whats good money? In other words….you gave us no budget. If you have $15k to spend you could go after a rat rod. They are cool and seem to be today "fad" of a "classic" hotrod if your around my age(30). The "old men" will chime in to dog on these, but they are the same guys who got their willy wet in the drive in movie for the first time in a '57 chevy. So thats a little more their pace( I guess I can understand why).





I wouldn't suggest a motorcycle. That is personal preference. I've owned 2 of them, and as the saying goes….there are those who have went down(crashed), and then those who are going down. Like I say…. I love "toys" but I will doubt I will own another. I know where I can get a $80k custom paul jr designs(yes, orate county choppers) with 60 miles right now for $18k, and I still won't buy it.
If you want a water go fast…… and you have 10k to spend…. since you seem to love the water…get a go fast jet ski! Those damn things can run 80mph stock! And thats like 170mph on land speeds haha. Some guys on here despise them….but ride responsibly and you will be just fine! Honestly this is prob your best option. Risk if you fall…minimal, cheap, on water as I see you love, store it pretty much anywhere and fun.




Now if you want to play with the BIG BOYS, go over to screamandfly.com and get you a go fast where you wont get wet. 100mph, .5mpg, loud, look at me, poker runs, boobies, weekend sandbar fun, more boobies, and cocktails. What more suites a midlife crisis for a waterman…..nothin……wait….…actually……pocket full of viagra does….. but a power boat comes in second place hands down. But break out the checkbook Mr. "I'm doing good" because your going to need it. NOTHING is cheap about 100mph and the water.












I'd pick last one, reason is obvious
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Find you an old Allison with fresh paint with a fresh 2.5 offshore. Guaranteed to get the ya yas out.
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Find you an old Allison with fresh paint with a fresh 2.5 offshore. Guaranteed to get the ya yas out.
Bingo...




Bass boat for inshore is the way to go, then you got the fresh and salt water covered, your fast , good fuel millage long as your going to stay under 21 foot and I do take it offshore up to the 3 miles striper limit but have to pick my days.
Having a blast with mine and its only 75 mph.

Allison in the video cracks in the mid 90s.

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Your kind of vague. You say you want a car, then you say you want a boat. You also say your making good money…. but…..whats good money? In other words….you gave us no budget. If you have $15k to spend you could go after a rat rod. They are cool and seem to be today "fad" of a "classic" hotrod if your around my age(30). The "old men" will chime in to dog on these, but they are the same guys who got their willy wet in the drive in movie for the first time in a '57 chevy. So thats a little more their pace( I guess I can understand why).





I wouldn't suggest a motorcycle. That is personal preference. I've owned 2 of them, and as the saying goes….there are those who have went down(crashed), and then those who are going down. Like I say…. I love "toys" but I will doubt I will own another. I know where I can get a $80k custom paul jr designs(yes, orate county choppers) with 60 miles right now for $18k, and I still won't buy it.
If you want a water go fast…… and you have 10k to spend…. since you seem to love the water…get a go fast jet ski! Those damn things can run 80mph stock! And thats like 170mph on land speeds haha. Some guys on here despise them….but ride responsibly and you will be just fine! Honestly this is prob your best option. Risk if you fall…minimal, cheap, on water as I see you love, store it pretty much anywhere and fun.




Now if you want to play with the BIG BOYS, go over to screamandfly.com and get you a go fast where you wont get wet. 100mph, .5mpg, loud, look at me, poker runs, boobies, weekend sandbar fun, more boobies, and cocktails. What more suites a midlife crisis for a waterman…..nothin……wait….…actually……pocket full of viagra does….. but a power boat comes in second place hands down. But break out the checkbook Mr. "I'm doing good" because your going to need it. NOTHING is cheap about 100mph and the water.












I'd pick last one, reason is obvious
Funny thing about your post is that the blue skater with the girl in the black bikini is in the exact same spot I was yesterday when we saw the boats speeding by. I've never had an I/O before as I've been a strictly fishing kind of guy. I wouldn't mind an outboard powered boat and I have a really good Mercury mechanic that would tweak any 2.5 to go fast. He runs his Xtreme racing cat on a single 300 promax doing 124mph.

I would say I have a budget of 15k to spend. I will never get a jet ski, I don't like them and they're just money pits that you always take a bath on. I'm going to look over at scream and fly to see what it is that's available. Tonight we're going to have the final "budget" conversation which will determine what will happen once she sees the cost.
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. Tonight we're going to have the final "budget" conversation which will determine what will happen once she sees the cost.
With your 15g budget you are in the high speed bass boat range. 15 to 20G will get you in a nice used 20 to 21 foot range in the hight 60s/70 mph range.

Just fuel for thought.
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Funny thing about your post is that the blue skater with the girl in the black bikini is in the exact same spot I was yesterday when we saw the boats speeding by. I've never had an I/O before as I've been a strictly fishing kind of guy. I wouldn't mind an outboard powered boat and I have a really good Mercury mechanic that would tweak any 2.5 to go fast. He runs his Xtreme racing cat on a single 300 promax doing 124mph.

I would say I have a budget of 15k to spend. I will never get a jet ski, I don't like them and they're just money pits that you always take a bath on. I'm going to look over at scream and fly to see what it is that's available. Tonight we're going to have the final "budget" conversation which will determine what will happen once she sees the cost.
thats the place to go. If you had a bigger budget, I'd suggest offshoreonly but they have big go fast boats.

But here you go. enjoy http://www.screamandfly.com/forumdis...larger-than-20
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