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    Snook, we also looked at the one in Loxahatchee. It is the older style design (different deck configuration)

    -motor looks great and seems to run fine (older ox66)
    -The hull is structurally sound
    -the trailer is decent (probably needs new brakes and bearings)
    -Paint job blows...paint peeling (Hialeah yellow)
    -need new canvas on t-top
    -center console is from another boat... looks cheap (sea fox or the like)
    -the floor flexes under the console
    -lotso of unfilled holes throughout the deck
    -wiring is shot

    8-10k boat at best.


    Quote Originally Posted by snook295 View Post
    What are the expected numbers for a Paramount with a stock 200? Still in the mid-upper 50's?
    With a strong 200hp, you should be in the lower to mid 50's.

    The ideal engine for this boat would be the older, small block yamaha HPDI 200. Light and very strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snook295 View Post
    I won't be going back. It just needs too much work and unknown issues.

    There's a couple around that are in much better condition. I'm also considering Ivan's Avance....but I think I'd like to sacrifice some top end for a better ride in chop. I won't be limiting my activities to the lakes.

    What are the expected numbers for a Paramount with a stock 200? Still in the mid-upper 50's?
    by no means the avance is a lake boat far from it ....
    22 Avance 250 Vmax 74mph - SOLD
    18 Action 2.5 245 ??mph sold
    27 Carrera twin 225 3l 71mph -SOLD
    25 Action sold before building
    !!!!!LOOKiNG for another 23 or 25 ACTION MARINE!!!!

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    Hey Snook,
    Keep looking these boats are worth the effort. In all honesty with my 2.4 Merc 200, and this is with no GPS, goes I'm guessin 50 with 2 people and less than half fuel. I say this speed because I keep up with a boat that has been 51 on GPS. My motor has some hours on it though, so a fresh one will probably make a difference.

    Also my liner has zero stress cracks, cap has a few around the two small hatches on the top of the transom, no big ones at all.

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    Thanks everyone for all the help. I'm looking hard and have received a ton of good tips from SnF members. Also going back and reading old posts have taught me a ton about the boat. I've got about three good leads on Paramounts currently or soon to be for sale. There are times I think about having something faster like a Reaction or Ivan's Avance......but I go back to my youth and getting beat to death down in the Keys in a 15' Whaler (Please don't Hate, I am NOT comparing these boats to that one, just saying that ride is important to me.)

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    When I first got my 92 Paramount it had a carb 2.5 200 merc on it. It would run 52mph no matter how much fuel it had in it. I have now have a 250 HPDI Yamaha on it and it runs 60mph no matter how full it is. It does sit a little tail heavy with the Yamaha and it also has a 6in set back on the jack plate. It does ride very nice when running into or with the waves, hitting them cross ways it can be a little rough but not to bad. It is a very well built boat, it does still have wood in it but I have not seen any signs of rot anywhere.
    Fellow G-Man of the Sunshine Syndicate-Dixie Wrecked Chaptor..
    We Put The F. U. in FUN
    94 17MA Maverick 115 Yamaha
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    Well snook I took my paramount out for the first time and I have to say man what I ride, I have a 250 yam my on the back so it is a little back heavy but man it's a hell of boat to drive, I think I found the boat to keep for awhile, playing around with engine height, man you run the motor pretty high even with a nose cone. I had a 29 lightning with twin xs's on it and was he'll of a ride same with the paramount just a little small, go take a look at the one up north, go luck
    BLAZER BAY 2400 SUZUKI 250 4 STROKE

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    That's good to hear Mike! I'm going to make it up there to check that one out as soon as I can, the guy was very nice on the phone.

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