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Old 02-18-2009, 07:09 AM   #21
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Team FishDancer runs a 2008 33T with twin Verado 300s. During the show we sea trialed the 33ST to try and determine the differences between the two. The ST we sea trialed had twin Yam 350s so it was not apples to apples. The first thing to know is that both are great boats - no one would be disappointed with either. The ST runs a few MPH faster and is a bit more fuel efficient and since the seas were flat during our sea trial we could not determine the difference in running attitude while in tournament type seas. We are so happy with our 33T that the few MPH and some fuel savings is not enough to entice us to change. Overall there is a different ride in a step hull (we used to run a stepped hull) versus a conventional hull. I think it is great that Contender is offering its customers a choice....


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Old 02-18-2009, 10:19 AM   #22
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Thanks Fish, After fishing the 33t numerous times I was wondering what kind of improvements having the steps made on that particular boat, especially since the 33t is one of my favorites. Is there a significant price difference?
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:44 AM   #23
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I think the difference in price is only a few $K more. having ridden on both, the ride is different. I would not buy the stepped hull without riding on it, just because you have been on the regular 33T. the boat handles, performs and "feels" different. some things better and some things worse. i have not been on one in rough seas (33TS) so I cannot vouch for it there. I dont know which one i like better - it kinda depends what you are looking for in the boat.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:01 PM   #24
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These are the ugliest high end cc on the water. I have heard how great a ride they are... but they are ugly
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:24 PM   #25
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These are the ugliest high end cc on the water. I have heard how great a ride they are... but they are ugly
Exactly right about the ride of the 33T andI guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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Old 02-18-2009, 01:26 PM   #26
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Tube racks for the Kites???????????

I need some too.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:23 AM   #27
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These are the ugliest high end cc on the water. I have heard how great a ride they are... but they are ugly
hahaha. i was about to post the same thing. i know they're among the best purely functional fishing machines out there...but they are completely unremarkable to the eye.

i tried to show The Admiral a 27 cuddy when we were shopping last year, we pulled up to the lot and she took one look at it and wouldn't even get out the car. haha.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:28 AM   #28
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Back to the tube racks for the kites, forget about the boats, LOL. Where do I buy them?
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:45 AM   #29
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These are the ugliest high end cc on the water. I have heard how great a ride they are... but they are ugly
Personally I think that it is a great looking boat made for one thing and one thing only and that is fishing. To each their own looks like a great boat and hope they do well with it. Ill tell you a ugly boat and that's the new whalers!! They really went backwards a few decades.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:00 PM   #30
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I have heard that 33 ST will fly with trip 350's
I have just bought that boat. First Triple 33 TS with Yamaha F-350's. I really thought the 350 V-Rods would push this boat faster, however the Yamaha are about 4 MPH faster! I am geeting about &8 out of mine right now, however I just got confirmation that in April Yamaha will have a new 4 blade for the 350's that will be even stronger. I'll keep you posted!

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:07 PM   #31
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I think the difference in price is only a few $K more. having ridden on both, the ride is different. I would not buy the stepped hull without riding on it, just because you have been on the regular 33T. the boat handles, performs and "feels" different. some things better and some things worse. i have not been on one in rough seas (33TS) so I cannot vouch for it there. I dont know which one i like better - it kinda depends what you are looking for in the boat.
Very Well Said! The two boats are brothers, however there is differences! I rode both and purchased the 33 ST. Each person likes differnt things. That's why there are so many GREAT boat builders! Vanilla isn't the only favor at Baskin Robbins!
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These are the ugliest high end cc on the water. I have heard how great a ride they are... but they are ugly
hahaha. i was about to post the same thing. i know they're among the best purely functional fishing machines out there...but they are completely unremarkable to the eye.

i tried to show The Admiral a 27 cuddy when we were shopping last year, we pulled up to the lot and she took one look at it and wouldn't even get out the car. haha.
Hey, that Marlago of your is sexy!! hahaha
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These are the ugliest high end cc on the water. I have heard how great a ride they are... but they are ugly
hahaha. i was about to post the same thing. i know they're among the best purely functional fishing machines out there...but they are completely unremarkable to the eye.

i tried to show The Admiral a 27 cuddy when we were shopping last year, we pulled up to the lot and she took one look at it and wouldn't even get out the car. haha.
Hey, that Marlago of your is sexy!! hahaha
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:22 PM   #34
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These are the ugliest high end cc on the water. I have heard how great a ride they are... but they are ugly
hahaha. i was about to post the same thing. i know they're among the best purely functional fishing machines out there...but they are completely unremarkable to the eye.

i tried to show The Admiral a 27 cuddy when we were shopping last year, we pulled up to the lot and she took one look at it and wouldn't even get out the car. haha.
Hey, that Marlago of your is sexy!! hahaha
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haha. well-played sir!

like i said...The Admiral had a say in this decision. what can I say...chicks dig marlagos. I can live with that.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:10 PM   #35
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Your wife wanted you to get a chick magnet? Any pics of the parties in the sandbar?



as long as the fish dig the Contenders...I can live with that...
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Dang, I knew Contender were fish magnets but that is crazy!
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:20 AM   #37
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It might just be me but I it looks like the console on the 37 is to far forward. Maybe just the camera angle?
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It might just be me but I it looks like the console on the 37 is to far forward. Maybe just the camera angle?
How about at this angle?

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Old 03-07-2009, 01:02 PM   #39
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Still hard to tell. Maybe I'm imagining things.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:47 PM   #40
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Team Cape Fear was there and we LOVE our CONTENDER.....Powered by YAMAHA of course!!
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