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    Project Spifire or hunt for a Magnum 27 or maybe.?

    So having sold my 22 back in November I'm starting to miss it. I'd like something a bit more substantial...kind of to keep the wife more or less happy but still in the spirit and style of the 22.

    Back in 2011 I found a Spitfire and the guy still has it and is now willing to let it go. ...will see it in the next few days but it may be quite an undertaking so good possibility not worth it. For sure needs engines/drives but it has been sitting for years and I suspect it is pretty rough.

    I like the idea of a unique Donzi Spitfire and of course I'd really like a Magnum 27...just can't find them very easily (maybe I should have bought that hull that just sold here). Thinking of maybe a Pantera 24 or maybe 28.

    I suspect I'd have more than the Spit is worth in just engines/drives and probably have 40-50K in it pretty quickly.

    Anyone care to weigh in? ...anyone know where there is a good 24-28 boat available that fits my parameters? ...has to have that old school style.

    Cheers,
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    I guess it also depends on you're location. I love the 27 Magnum. Which I have a 25 IMP Eleganza which is a essentially the same hull as the 27 Mag Minus 2ft. The Pantera 28 or the 24 would get my vote for next. I prefer a single Engine Pantera but that's just me. A friend of mine has a nice 28 Pantera with twin 96's if you're looking? I'm in Maryland so all our boating is done on the Chesapeake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrausMotorSports View Post
    I guess it also depends on you're location. I love the 27 Magnum. Which I have a 25 IMP Eleganza which is a essentially the same hull as the 27 Mag Minus 2ft. The Pantera 28 or the 24 would get my vote for next. I prefer a single Engine Pantera but that's just me. A friend of mine has a nice 28 Pantera with twin 96's if you're looking? I'm in Maryland so all our boating is done on the Chesapeake.
    I'm south of Houston and we need something that will handle the short chop in Galveston Bay. I'm not especially in a hurry but if the right boat came along I'd be interested. ...like I said, I'm going to have a look at the Spit tomorrow and access how far gone it is.
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    Just for fun I monitor this site often .
    Here's the Magnum page http://www.powerboatlistings.com/magnum/
    Of course, a certain 27 is no longer available for sure but I don't know about the others .
    Go back to the home page and have fun looking from there .

    As we know from others here who have , or are , re-doing 24' Donzis you could be opening up a real can of worms there .

    Just remember , the longer the boat the more help you're going to need comfortably running/handling it .
    Just because something's old doesn't mean you throw it away !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan's Cloud View Post
    Just for fun I monitor this site often .
    Here's the Magnum page http://www.powerboatlistings.com/magnum/
    Of course, a certain 27 is no longer available for sure but I don't know about the others .
    Go back to the home page and have fun looking from there .

    As we know from others here who have , or are , re-doing 24' Donzis you could be opening up a real can of worms there .

    Just remember , the longer the boat the more help you're going to need comfortably running/handling it .
    Yeah, I'm a bit concerned about how much work the 24 Spitfire might need. I looked at that powerboatlistings page. Those ads are really, really old. I kind of like the less sporty one listed there with the custom seat forward of the windshield. ...it's not as sexy as the other Magnum Sports but something about it I like but I'm pretty sure it isn't for sale nor any of them listed there.

    I mostly sail my 42 foot sailboat so I know about needing crew to run a boat. I'd like to think a 27 with twins wouldn't be too hard...
    Jay Z.
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    a 24 Sonic would be a worthwhile consideration..
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