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Blue Chip
post Aug 3 2006, 10:22 AM
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If an old bote is okay - look for a refurbished Potter Sea Craft. I'll nover forgive myself for sinking.... errr......selling it.


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post Aug 3 2006, 10:51 AM
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Phil, it's not for sale so to speak... But if someone gives me some $$$ and makes the boat disappear, then I'm all for it.

If you're in the area one day and want to check it out, you're more than welcome to swing by. (Call ahead, might be rented...)


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post Aug 3 2006, 11:14 AM
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several notes. make sure you drive any of the boats. for example, my pathfinder 22 does all the things you say you want. however, it really doesn't back up very well. also, its really not designed for a swim ladder, esp in light of the placement of the trim tabs. i personally don't like a dual consol. it has bad seating for the captain. it is difficult to see over the bow when powering out of the hole.
 
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post Aug 3 2006, 02:34 PM
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post Aug 3 2006, 03:01 PM
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QUOTE (Blue Chip)
If an old bote is okay - look for a refurbished Potter Sea Craft.  I'll nover forgive myself for sinking.... errr......selling it.


love those lines of a classic sea craft...such a beautiful boat, i would love to own one for offshore fishing...one of the finest and set the standard for todays market...

shouldnt have sold it :twisted: :twisted:


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post Aug 3 2006, 05:27 PM
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Have u looked at a 19 - 22' Sea Cat......or some other Cat hull type....there smooth and can get u out deep and in close if u want..... 8)
 
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post Aug 3 2006, 08:47 PM
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Everybody knows a 15'-17' HB will take on Hurricane force waves, outfish anything on the market (hell, the fish jump in), Tow many floats, skiers, etc...(There have been many claims to this in 3' waves), while stalking fish, and increase in value quicker than the 1995-2005 housing market... One choice out there.. I mean come on.. A KENNER?, AQUASPORT?? You are selling yourself short. HB all the way laugh.gif


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post Aug 3 2006, 08:49 PM
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post Aug 4 2006, 12:22 AM
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I would say go with a bay boat is you can.
The ride is good with room for the kids and the new dog.
They will do just about anything, short of bad days off-shore
And on them days you dont want to go anyway.

I have no problems towing my Pathfinder 20' with the jeep. so something in the 19 - 20' range should be ok for your truck.

If you want to try a pathfinder you can try mine


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post Aug 4 2006, 05:05 AM
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Hey Phil,

Here's a boat that looks good for offshore and has seating.

http://www.scullysaluminumboats.com/sport23.php

No price on the website, you have to call them.




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post Aug 4 2006, 12:19 PM
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Key West Bayreef will fill your needs..
 
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post Aug 7 2006, 11:51 PM
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post Aug 14 2006, 07:03 AM
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Took the wife and kids to the Bote Show this Saturday. Our favorites overall were (in order):

1) Cobia 214 - this is the perfect boat, and used seems to be in my price range. Lots of seating, lots of storage, lots of room, big fish boxes, swim platform and dive ladder, etc. Even has a head under the console. Everybody loved it.

2) Sea Pro 19V - nice little boat with lots of seating, not the greatest fish boxes but a great use of the amount of space on the boat.

3) Whaler 190. But at the price tag they wanted it's not gonna happen. Holy sticker shock, batman!


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post Aug 14 2006, 07:26 AM
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Fish box? You reverting back to meat hunter? :shock:
 
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post Aug 14 2006, 09:27 AM
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QUOTE (Sapro)
1) Cobia 214 - , big fish boxes, !

Oh yel like you will need that

:beer: fill them with :beer:


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post Aug 14 2006, 08:13 PM
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It souds like you are looking for a 19-21' bay boat to do everything you want and still fit in your price range. Anything you look at over 4 yrs old check the fuel tank for leaks/corrosion. Most came with aluminum tanks and if they had saltwater in the hull, the tanks get corroded and develop pin holes and will need to be replaced. The 20 and 22 Aquasports of 70-early 80's vintage are great boats for shallow draft and nice rides in 3-4 chop but get rough above this due to shallow deadrise. You might look at a late 70's early 80's Mako w/ tan gel and brown trim around windowshield they were great boats off shore and in bay. Again check fuel tanks for leaks. Any used boat you think about buyng, definately water test and take to a good shop for checkout b4 purcase. I hate to say it, but the SeaPro probably would fit your requirements better than any other of the newer models due to cost and fuctionality(big word). The Pathfinders are over priced and mechanically a nitemare although they do have Yamahas on them.


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post Aug 16 2006, 10:17 AM
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Phil, be careful on the Cobia 214. Maverick/Hewes purchased Cobia last year and the new hulls are much different (Pathfinder based) from the older models (who knows).
I'm pretty sure the new ones are 2005 or newer.


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post Aug 17 2006, 11:02 AM
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Take a look on the items for sale page, I placed my 18' Flycraft there. Pixs and list of items on board. Like you say, pick your days and you can go blue water. Been there done that!
 
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post Aug 18 2006, 11:19 AM
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Check this out, I love mine....http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/4/1/79243241.htm


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post Aug 18 2006, 06:23 PM
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Phil,

I have a friend with an 1900 Sailfish...If I ever decide to get a bigger boat that is versatile for a range of boating needs....it will be that one. He's had it in the keys off shore, lakes, river, and can get pretty shallow in the IRL and ML.

My flats boat is a Sailfish, unfortunately they do not make the flats hull anymore but it is an incredibly well built boat. They make em' up in the Panhandle and South Georgia.

He has it powered with a Yamaha 150...plenty of motor and then some.

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