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I think it's Ken (Sunsation98) ??

I'm looking at replacing the Scarab with a old man boat, It's time for me to slow down and enjoy the water; not just skip over it.

For some reason all the 34's have Small Blacks, is this a problem? 260hp seems under powered for this tub.
How's the cruise in the chop from the bridge?
Overall construction?
Any problems inherent with this model I should look out for?
 

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I thought they were under powered- Until I drove mine-
350 crusaders with 18X20 4 blades (18 X 20 3 blades were stock from the factory) 3100 rpms 21-22 mph with ease. Please keep in mind I am going off my tachs and have never confirmed them accurate. never the less, 23-25 mph is no problem at 3300 3400 rpm. obviously depending on conditions.

Our boat has a generator too. I also keep the tanks around 1/2 full or so for the most part.

Many have, well let me say all will have moisture in them. Its just the nature of any old boat. They have weep holes between stringers that were never sealed from the factory. We had work done to ours to help fix this problem....and I keep my bilge as dry as reasonable possible.

As for the bridge, it in no way over powers the boat. It is very comfortable. I think the old school 31 with V drives wallows too much. And the newer 31's are noticably less stable. Just my opinion.

As for room, after spending the amount of time I have spent so far on it, I am happy we went with the 34 because of the abundance of space, especially in the cockpit.

The holding tanks are small. a previouse owner to me added a reserve tank with a transfer pump. This is a HUGE bonus for this boat!

Drop me a line any time if you want to jump on a go through the boat and maybe take a spin. This will give you a good feeling prior to bothering sellers.
 

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I've got an older Silverton (73), built a bit heavier... Your hull is basically from the same mold mine came out of with minor changes... a modified Vee with good chines and strakes. Any bridge boat can be a bit wobblier in big stuff... you get tossed around a bit more up there. But overall, I'd say the ride is pretty good... gotta' pick the right speed for conditions. Mines built as a 31' and it's 33' LOA. It's powered by twin 318s which'll get her up to 35mph at WOT... that's plenty fast for my hull, IMO. She rides very nice in almost any chop at around 2400-2800 rpm... 3000+rpm will make her bounce a bit on chop. A deeper Vee would give a slghtly better ride, but you'd need more power to get the same speed... I think you'll find the 260's powerful enough for your needs in that hull and will give a good cruise speed (22-25mph)... don't expect 40mph from 16000 lbs of boat.
 

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QUOTE(Soo Sassy @ Jul 22 2009, 08:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(dockrocker @ Jul 21 2009, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(CMB @ Jul 21 2009, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Soo Sassy @ Jul 21 2009, 01:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I like the area rug in the second picture....it's the same one we have in our living room


Leave it to a woman to notice the rug.



The real question is whether it matches the drapes!



Oh for goodness sakes



Must every thread turn into sex on this site..


and people wonder why I dont post her that much any more....


 

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mines for sale 1973 Silverton 34 with twin Chrysler 318's. I'm the second owner. only 480 original hours....I've been very happy with her and in that year the back deck is huge....bridge is unusually large also compared to new models.....
 
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