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    STV River Rocket vs Quarter SHot T3

    Looking at replacing the Seebold with a new STV RR or a Quarter Shot T3. Looking for some advice between the two hulls. I spoke with Jack at FTP yesterday, and he recommends the T3 for more of a rougher water boat. I do mostly river/ lake running, and there can be some big wakes from cruisers and wake boarding boats, so I definitely want something that is capable of handling that easily. Overall top speed is not the biggest concern for me. I would like it to be able to run 110-115 with a 280 ROS on it. Read a few posts on S and F, but all are 10 plus years old that I am seeing. Any advice, comments or photos of what you have and how it works would be greatly appreciated.
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    I don’t have much info on said boats one thing I know for sure is the two said boats will not handle cruiser and wakeboat wakes “easily”

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    Jack has been making both boats for years. That may be the best advice your looking for.

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    They ride the same today as they did 10 years ago. I had a EURO I used for river riding. My best time to ride was right after the bass tournaments blasted off up until the first ski boat showed up. After the wake boats start, you'll be idling and hoping not to get swamped. Loved my boat, but it just wasn't built for the traffic I encountered. My opinion, look at Allisons, if you anticipate much traffic

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    Coming from an STV owner......you want a T3 lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mach351 View Post
    Coming from an STV owner......you want a T3 lol
    Mach, What would make you want a T3 over a STV RR?
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    I don’t want a T3.....I like my STV lol

    You said you might get into a little rougher water....

    T3’s do much better than STV’s in snotty water.

    My STV is fun, but it really shines in flat calm glass water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mach351 View Post
    Coming from an STV owner......you want a T3 lol
    Amen... Me and Gordon accidentally had this conversation the other day. Bottom line STV for top end but T-3 for everything else. I wanted a rocket when my T3 fell in my lap and I will own one. They are both the best boats you can buy. Both will go 20s with ur basic 300hp but the T3 handles the big block weight much better and is usually worth a boat or 2 from 8-40. The tunnel being so long seems to mask the fact theres a fridge hanging off it



    Edit- The snotty water comment... if you let off to take a leak in lake Marion you will take one over the bow and get a face full...
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    I've driven and been in both. The puff of water at low speeds in the STV when porpoises gets old quick. I like the more protected dash/windscreen in the T3 also. Jack knows better than anyone. Click image for larger version. 

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    Ive owned two STV RR and two T-3R's. I agree 100% with what Jack and others here have said. I would say be sure to go with the standard layup up around 600-650 lb though. If not drag racing you wont enjoy the light 480-500lb lay up for lake play weekends with snotty water.
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    Which Seebold do you have and why the change? I’ve always been a fan of the Eagle Ski for a all around performance boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baja200merk View Post
    Amen... Me and Gordon accidentally had this conversation the other day.
    I been in that very same crash a few times myself ...

    While you always speak of the minor difference's, traits and handling characteristic of each hull ..

    His answer is always the same ... "Set-up" Now .. Your too *^%% old for one of them, so finish my *&^%$^ parts .. slave labor I tell ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    I been in that very same crash a few times myself ...

    While you always speak of the minor difference's, traits and handling characteristic of each hull ..

    His answer is always the same ... "Set-up" Now .. Your too *^%% old for one of them, so finish my *&^%$^ parts .. slave labor I tell ya
    Chaz,,, you been hittin the grapes or what? not your usual refined demeanor
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99fxst99 View Post
    Which Seebold do you have and why the change? I’ve always been a fan of the Eagle Ski for a all around performance boat.
    I have a Eagle Ski, but the boat was gutted when I bought it, and the paint isnt the greatest on it. After pricing out what it would cost to have it painted how I want it, and do an interior in the boat, I am not that far off of paying for the better part of half of a new one. I will probably keep the Seebold and work on it as time permits, but for now looking for something different to put my 280 ROS on.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21Vortex View Post
    I have a Eagle Ski, but the boat was gutted when I bought it, and the paint isnt the greatest on it. After pricing out what it would cost to have it painted how I want it, and do an interior in the boat, I am not that far off of paying for the better part of half of a new one. I will probably keep the Seebold and work on it as time permits, but for now looking for something different to put my 280 ROS on.Click image for larger version. 

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