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DCB v hulls??? or old Hallett

KDW

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hello all first I wants to say Thanks to RDP for letting mr register.

I have a question about two older boats im looking at buying 2008 28 dcb v hull with mercury race motor super charge or a 2002 Hallett 30 feet with twins 500efi.....this with be my first power boat meaning im coming from a 22 ft chaparral (production boat) my question is which boat will give performance? ride? speed etc also looking resale.
 

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Depends on what you after. Two completely different boats.

Coming from a 22ft Chaparral do you have experience driving performance boats?
 

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no but I've been boat for since I was 15 and im 55 now. Im looking for someting classy dose not have to be the fastest thing but good ride in the upper Rs....

.I see you have a Hallett 30? how is it?
 

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That DCB sounds like it would be perfect for you.
 

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Hallett will ride smoother in rough water, twins are a safety factor if your on big water low speed handeling better with twins, but twice the cost on repairs and maint and use more fuel i dont know what drives are on Hallett I assume bravo xr if not weak link even xrs are prone to failure, dcb and Hallett both excellent quality dcb will have xr drive , newer engine tech better fuel mileage dcbs may be a little above Hallett in quality, i would suspect the performance would be close as far as top speed and take off i would guess mid 70s to 80 for top speed, no first hand knowledge with either, Friend has a 28 dcb with 600 sc runs around 75 to 80 depending on load en weather conditions, newer boat may hold better resale value, just a little input from a gezzer hope it helps good luck both nice rides
 

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2006 and Newer Layup is what I would look for
 

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no but I've been boat for since I was 15 and im 55 now. Im looking for someting classy dose not have to be the fastest thing but good ride in the upper Rs....

.I see you have a Hallett 30? how is it?

go with the Hallett.. if ya want a real world lesson in driving twins let me know. It’s a lot easier than a single around the docks!
 

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Ok all thanks for all the support and help it looks like the guy sold Dcb so I sleep too long I’ll keep looking thanks
 

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Ok all thanks for all the support and help it looks like the guy sold Dcb so I sleep too long I’ll keep looking thanks

I got a friend that is selling a Hallett 300 that’s nice
 
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