The Carolinas - 2001 Cape horn 24' with 225 ox66 or 2003 triton 23 with 07 250 verado
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06-02-2012, 02:10 PM
Guys please give me some insight. Having a dilemma can't decide between the two
I have a dodge 1500 with big V8. So I am limited to how big I can go
I'm looking at buying a 2001 24 cape horn that's in perfect shape with a Yamaha ox66 225
Has T-top and everything for 20k. But not sure how truck will pull that big of a boat
2003 triton 23 'Center console in great shape with a 2007 mercury verado 250 with the 140 hours on it for about the same money.
I will be taking the family out along with my 4 y/o so with that in mind I am looking at comfort as far as seating And options
Please give me some advice
06-02-2012, 02:25 PM
You have to decide if you want a 2- or 4-stroke. Both are good boats(ideally, the Verado would be on the Cape Horn). As far as resale goes, a boat with a 4-stroke is the way to go.
My choice would be the Triton/Verado package.
06-02-2012, 02:53 PM
Yeah I think that the Cape Horn is also under powered with only 1 225. And the verado is a real nice motor. The triton also has a few more frills for the family!
06-02-2012, 03:18 PM
Just my opinion, but I would choose the triton package.
06-02-2012, 04:03 PM
Thanks. That's what I'm leaning towards.
I've found many of boats and couldn't decide. So it's been a huge dilemma and my wife is so sick and tired of me talking about boats. So if they still have the boat Monday I think I am gonna pull the trigger on ithe triton.
Oh and buy the way my last name is Deal and the whole thing has been a dilemma
I am going to name the boat....The Dealemma
06-03-2012, 02:20 PM
As far as towing, your dodge should do it with the two choices you have between boats. I prefer Yamahas, and I highly recommend the OX66 series engines. I have twins on my 26 footer and love them. The dodge tows the boat just fine, and it is a 5.2 liter engine in the truck. No problems on the boat ramp, and no problems on the highway. I DO take the transmission out of overdrive while towing the boat though.
06-03-2012, 02:24 PM
see the pic. the dodge has the boat hooked up no problem. Just as I am sure you will too. Enjoy the boat. Make it a family deal. That's a cool name too............Family Deal, since your name is Deal. Whatever you decide to name it, make sure you include the family and try to make it fun for them too. If you do, it'll be easier for them to swallow the gas and bait $$ and easier for you too in the long run. As they say, if mama ain't happy.........................................ain' t nobody happy. LOL
06-03-2012, 04:15 PM
Yeah you are Absolutley right.
I always take the family. I also like to shoot around in the IC waterway and fish some of the docks for reds and stuff. So I think the smaller boat with the 4 stroke is the way to go!
Family Deal is a pretty good name also!
06-03-2012, 04:18 PM
It's gotta be named The Dealemma. I decided to get the boat or at least sea trial the Trition in myrtle beach. On the way up here today the tranny crapped out on me 350 miles from home sooooo yet another dilemma in getting the boat.
06-03-2012, 04:20 PM
So probably around 2k out of the boat budget.
Mmmmmmm that $2000 salt breeze
06-03-2012, 05:37 PM
For whatever its worth, I pull a 24' Hydrasports with a Chevy Tahoe and a very small V8(4.8) so I don't think you will have any problem pulling a boat that size with your Dodge. As you already know, the transmission has been the weak link in the Dodge truck for some time. Now that you have a new one, should be ok. Id pick the Triton/Verado if it were me... Good luck!
06-03-2012, 06:33 PM
Thanks, I agree with you. I hate having to deal with mechanics out of town. I would never go to AAMCO in my home town but.... I have no idea about these guys here. So I've decided to go to AAMCO here and just get it done. They also have a warranty thats good nation wide. So if it tears up a month later I won't have to figure out how to get my truck back to the beach for repairs, I can just take it to local AAMCO.