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Well with gas being as high as it is its hard to justify ripping up and down the river all day long. I was noticing all the cruisers anchored up or tied off. After realizing how much I spend on gas I started thinking maybe a cruiser was the way to go. Just cruise up river and anchor up for the day......... Or pull up to a restaurant and tie off...
 

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Super24 said:
Have you been talking to my wife? :laugher:

Hey im not happy with even admitting I said that. I do like the slight bit of speed I have. However money is money.

ideally I would like to have both. At times it would be nice to have a cruiser for groups of people or events on teh river. However at times I want to mash the throttle and get wherever I want fast.

I cant have it both so for now speed wins...
 

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Nope. Ruled that out in the first two years of boat searching. I can see me in one later.........much later but I can't see me getting rid of my go-fast.
 

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MarkyMark said:
why cant you go anchor for the day in a go-fast ? then rip home ?? we do it every weekend.

well thats what we did this weekend....


I just figure if im gonna be tied all day I might as well have the space and ammenities of a cruiser....
 

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youll end up blowing more gas in a cruiser unless you cruise very slowly which I dont see anyone here doing. :)
 

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sunsation98 said:
Not true in my case!


Which one........ :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: going slow? or burning gas? :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
 

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axkiker said:
well thats what we did this weekend....


I just figure if im gonna be tied all day I might as well have the space and ammenities of a cruiser....
I gave in and sold the sonic and bought a express cruiser....Dont regret it one bit..So I dont get to spots as fast but I bring the hole house with me and then some.... :bigsmile:

By the way I held out for 12 yrs on keeping the go-fasts...Last year my wife won.. :laugher:
 

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thought about it for sure, might as well be comfy if all I can do is sit around on the boat. ac and heat sounds good, then I thought well I'll just have a camper top made :winker: if Cuda doesnt shoot me first :laugher:
 

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We made the switch to the comfort zone in February 2007 with our Formula 33 Sun Sport. Very comfortable with gobs of creature comforts, AC, flat screen TV, killer stereo with satellite radio and Ipod docking. Full head with a shower, vacu-flush, 2 refrigerators, 2nd shower on the swim platform, 34 1/2 feet long with a 10 1/2 foot beam, just under 12,000 pounds wet.

This boat cruses like the Queen Mary at 40MPH, tops out at 62MPH and burns less gas with twin 496 Magnums than my old Liberator did with a single 460 Cobra.

Average fuel burn last season was 13 1/2 GPH for the season! That is an accurate number, not a day dream!
 

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I picked up a Rinker 310 last year and don't regret the decision a bit. Totally different type of boating (everything is functional). As far as gas goes, I use approx 1/8 of what I used to burn when I only had my 29 Fever (500 efi). I very rally get the cruiser over 2000 rpms. I just kind of putt around, tie-off, drink, and relax. I don't spend as much on the restaraunt scene because it's all onboard. Grill, refrig, micro, etc. etc. You do have to accomadate for a dock slip however. Fortunetly for me my slip only runs about $1400 a year. Not bad when you consider that price includes 50 amp electric, water, cable, and Wireless internet. At the end of last season I picked up a small Fountain so I could still scratch my Speed itch once in awhile. On the funny side of things, all my buddies have performance boats. One thing I do notice when we tie-off is that the old Rinker seems to be the busiest boat of the bunch. I used to think everybody really liked the old girl until I realized they were all just using me for my bathroom. Ba$tard$!
 

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If you buy a go fast you dont have to go fast.

If you buy a cruiser, you cant go fast.

The difference in ammentities is obvious, just depends on what you want to do.
 

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Had cruisers for 10 years before buying our first go-fast 4 years ago......I consider going back occasionally for the cabin comforts and we have our dock so slips wouldn't even be a problem. Can't do it yet and I still think the cabin cruisers burn more gas per mile than the go-fasts do. (more per hour, but less per mile).
 

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of course they do, you cant argue physics.
that same pair of 496s in that 33 Formula in a 5000lb lighter hull would get better milage AT THE SAME SPEED .
if the Cruiser is going 35-40 and the gofast is going 80mph then all bets are off.
 

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" El Presidante" said:
I picked up a Rinker 310 last year and don't regret the decision a bit. Totally different type of boating (everything is functional). As far as gas goes, I use approx 1/8 of what I used to burn when I only had my 29 Fever (500 efi). I very rally get the cruiser over 2000 rpms. I just kind of putt around, tie-off, drink, and relax. I don't spend as much on the restaraunt scene because it's all onboard. Grill, refrig, micro, etc. etc. You do have to accomadate for a dock slip however. Fortunetly for me my slip only runs about $1400 a year. Not bad when you consider that price includes 50 amp electric, water, cable, and Wireless internet. At the end of last season I picked up a small Fountain so I could still scratch my Speed itch once in awhile. On the funny side of things, all my buddies have performance boats. One thing I do notice when we tie-off is that the old Rinker seems to be the busiest boat of the bunch. I used to think everybody really liked the old girl until I realized they were all just using me for my bathroom. Ba$tard$!
How have you been we are planning a Seneca trip again this year now that were back on the water, well have to hook up again
Sam
 

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I've actually been thinking hard about buying a pontoon latelly. I would keep the go fast too, but use the toon for more family oriented boating! The kids would love a double decker with a sliding board! :D

Frank
 
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