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06-03-2007, 10:19 AM
I am looking for any advice on 23' Palmetto CC. It is an 05 model with twin Mercury 135's. I'm looking for any information, good, bad, or indiferent on the Palmetto boats.
06-03-2007, 10:37 AM
I tested a 2002 w/Yamaha 225-4 Stroke & liked the ride. Didn't like the that the cockpit is so small.
06-03-2007, 01:18 PM
I have heard of a few cracked transoms. Dont ask me to verify because I cant. Its just what I heard.
06-03-2007, 01:22 PM
I have a buddy that lives in Hilton Head. I've fished and cruised with him on his 23 Palmetto. The boat is beautiful, the ride is fantastic. I didn't really notice that the cockpit was too small. It seemed about right for a 23 foot boat.
I was impressed with the boat. :thumbsup:
06-03-2007, 01:33 PM
Thanks for the replies.
06-03-2007, 03:39 PM
I havent been for a ride on one but I have checked out Fishcops. My impressions of the boat are that it is a great boat. I actually thought it was roomy for a 23 being that it doesnt have forward seating and has a full transom with bracket. The livewell is large enough to be a jaccuzi. Quality of the build and hardware appears to be top knotch as well. One thing that cannot be denied is that it is a beautiful boat!
06-03-2007, 03:58 PM
The Palmetto also has three-piece construction with toe kick space all around. The cockpit struck me as very spacious for a 23-footer.
06-03-2007, 06:26 PM
Rode on "Boomers" 23 Palmetto with twin 150hpdi's. I love that boat! We took it out the pass in some really really nasty weather. It handled great. I could not believe how "solid" the boat felt while taking our time thru the slop. The 55 gallon live well is freaking awsome! It just looks like such a classic too. I would buy one in a second!
06-03-2007, 08:54 PM
Thanks for the kind words Gary. Mine is a 2002 model with right at 500 hrs. on it and it's still solid. It's a bigass 23 ft. boat too, I have been up beside some "25ft." boats and mine is just as big. No pulpit to make it "longer." The level deck is a great feature too. The only 2 complaints I have on mine is the fishbox could be bigger and there's not enough dry storage other than the console for me. The fishbox is plenty big if you're bottom fishing but it's a little small for tuna if you can catch them. If you don't mind digging around in the console a little you'll have plenty of storage too. One other thing I like about it is there isn't anywhere on the boat that you can't hang on to a rail if you need to. It rides good for a boat its size and I've had mine out 70-80 miles several times. If you have any specific questions let me know.
Just reread your post and noticed the twin 135s. I'd really want to give it a heck of a seatrial with those but if it's propped right it should do ok.
06-03-2007, 09:48 PM
I have a 23 2003 model, boat rides nice with the trim tabs down. Not much storage unless you use the console. I have twin 130 honda's and love them. I would highly recommend the boat for the 23 foot class, haven't found one nicer. Boat is very solid and I have full enclosure around the cockpit. I'm loaded with outriggers, down riggers and the full raymarine package for going off shore. Have been in 6-7 foot sea's @ 25 miles out and boat handled nice on the way in. Good luck with your choice.