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#41 Capt John

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Posted April 06 2016 - 06:50 PM

Everyone has an opinion on what boat is best for you. Best thing to do is get out and demo some that interest you. Don't go on blue bird days. Pick a day when the wind is blowing and the water is choppy to see how the boat really handles. I work as a QC manager and delivery captain for one of the largest boat dealerships on LI. PM me if you have any questions about a particular boat. I have run almost every brand you will come across from 13' to well over 100'.
All of the boats I have ever personally owned have been Searay, Mako, Tiara and Boston Whaler. For the last few years I have been running a 27' Whaler for my charter and guide business.
Besides my Whaler I have a few smaller boats. It is a sickness that is more costly than collecting guns.
Good luck with finding the right boat.
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#42 xcentrk

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Posted April 06 2016 - 07:24 PM

Great thread, it's helping me make a list of who I want to be friends with this summer. :D

Seriously though, my next boat will be a Parker 2120 or 2320 most likely. My POS 1989 starter boat has not been out in the past 2 years as it has got to the point where the work/fun balanced has tipped to far into the work side.
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#43 CJ

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Posted April 06 2016 - 08:05 PM

Buy a boat that has a good resale value......trust me.
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#44 LiDad

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Posted April 06 2016 - 08:08 PM

I once fished with a guy at Montauk in his 25ft Mako CC deep V w/twin 225hp's.

What an beast it was! :D

The cockpit was wet and the transom cut out a little lower than was comfortable for me but it sure handled the rips and swells around the point very very well!!

#45 Huntington Guy

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Posted April 06 2016 - 08:21 PM

I wish I was in the market for a boat. Finances and cheap Irish skin are keeping out of that market but I am loving the thread. How can you not love a nice boat?
Bon voyage mates
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#46 TERRY P

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Posted April 06 2016 - 08:44 PM

A lot of good suggestions in this thread,
One hull that tends to be often over looked, but worth checking out in this category is Robalo.
IMO one of the best made hulls in the industry. An extremely solid and versatile boat with a very smooth ride.
Other than Boston Whalers, they are one of the few companies that have a Full Flotation hull. Most other boats only contain enough foam to obtain a Level Flotation rating. Loaded with features, they also have Kevlar reinforced hulls.
Not commonly seen for sale used, because their owners are usually extremely happy with them, but they also have one of the best resale values out there.
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#47 Nordon

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Posted April 06 2016 - 08:52 PM

I would opt for a Whaler, but they are big bucks.

#48 Nordon

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Posted April 06 2016 - 08:54 PM

Buy a boat that has a good resale value......trust me.

They say the 2 best days with a boat, is the day you buy it and the day you sell it.
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Posted April 06 2016 - 08:59 PM

I've fished the rips a mile or so north-east of the Montauk lighthouse, at 11:00pm, in a single engine 20-ft Hydra Sport. That was a scary experience. I'd opt for at least 23' for Montauk fishing.

I was in a 27' Parker in that exact spot, and it was scary.

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#50 leftjammer

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Posted April 06 2016 - 10:02 PM

I was in a 27' Parker in that exact spot, and it was scary.


you guys should try it on a 20ft Grady for the full experience !!!
Ive run my grady since the day I bought it new in 1993. Im on my second trailer and motor. The best thing I ever did was blow up that Johnson Oceanrunner and put the E-Tec Evinriude
What a difference in fuel and oil consumption

#51 LiDad

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Posted April 06 2016 - 10:06 PM

I've fished the rips a mile or so north-east of the Montauk lighthouse, at 11:00pm, in a single engine 20-ft Hydra Sport. That was a scary experience. I'd opt for at least 23' for Montauk fishing.


But did you catch fish? ;)

#52 Ransom

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Posted April 06 2016 - 10:36 PM

How much do you have to spend?

#53 Pat M

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Posted April 07 2016 - 12:06 AM

But did you catch fish? ;)

Non stop. Cloud of fish on the fishfinder after the rip. The scary part was having to keep the engine running and turn the bow into the rip, in the dark, because of the height of the water piling up.

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Posted April 07 2016 - 04:06 AM

Get a friend with a boat. It will be cheaper in the long run. Lol
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Posted April 07 2016 - 12:41 PM

GORGEOUS. I'd be thrilled to have something like that. Nothing more.


Thank you!





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