The Boating Forum - Twin Vee 17 or 19
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04-04-2005, 02:03 PM
Which is the best way to go -- will be towing a lot ie to fl from West Virginia/Lake Erie-- after search looks like 4 blade 115/140 on 19" ??? on 17
04-04-2005, 02:07 PM
Zee 17 is ok, the 19 is sweet.
04-04-2005, 04:25 PM
The 19 is alot more boat, easy to tow, roomy, good ride, get the 4 blade for the 115.....if you are really going to use it on Lake Erie, get the 19 if at all possible...Mick
04-04-2005, 04:28 PM
The 19 with the suzie 140 is a +40 mph zombie
04-04-2005, 04:37 PM
The 19 Bay Cat with 140 is much better than 17 with 60 (max) HP.* The latter is a really small boat.* Go to Twin Vee website and look at the specs on the 2 boats.
04-04-2005, 04:37 PM
19 with the 140 Suzi, thats what I have and its a great combo. Easy to tow, and I believe more usefull in Fla bays and or nearshore. I don't know the waters of West Virginia or the Lakes. The 140 is a tad lighter than the 115, believe it or not, so your not adding any weight but a bit more power.
04-04-2005, 08:42 PM
Go with the 19. The 17 is an extention of their 11 ft'r, and because it is too narrow for it's length it does not have nearly as good of a ride as all the other TV's do.
04-04-2005, 09:03 PM
Bigger is better! :grin:
04-04-2005, 10:04 PM
My Father enjoys the 19' on the gulf coast of Fl
04-05-2005, 07:44 AM
Definitely go with the 19! 140hp is best, be SURE your dealer puts on a 4 bladed prop. It will cavitate pretty bad with the 3 blade. Get hydraulic steering to make your boating enjoyable.
04-05-2005, 09:10 AM
I have a 19' and love it. Went with the 115 wich pushes me mid 30's mph with 2 people and gear. Heard with the 140 you only gain a few extra mph. The 140 is around a grand more I believe. Hey if you got spend it! You won't find a more vesatile boat than the Baycat. If you get it change out the pos Carlisle tires for Goodyear Marathons asap, mine developed a bubble and almost blew out within 7 months.
04-07-2005, 01:25 PM
Thanks for info-- looked at 19 bay look great then some one said i have 20 ft tv that-- takes a single-- are they just as good as 19--- I have found out the changes from 2004 - 05 19 ft'er---still same hull--
04-07-2005, 03:56 PM
the 20 does not perform as well as the 19. slower and more cavi.
taion issues with a single motor. that said it rides a little better because it is wider. if you buy it new ( it only comes in twins) go with light weight 2 stroke 70's if you want speed. check weight if 4 stroke. The 20 will allow the 32 gal live well where the 19 will not (it does not work)
twinvee hit a homrun with the 19
04-08-2005, 04:14 AM
I put a 30 gal livewell on my TV 19, worked great with transom mounted pump, used a heavy duty trash can....the 19 is a great boat, I did Bimini and 125 mile days out of venice La.....Mick
04-14-2005, 04:12 PM
Here's one in FL but needs a motor.
04-14-2005, 05:01 PM
Do you know the person selling it Papa? Just looks a little suspicious, appears to be a leftover but being sold by a clothing vendor. Hopefully its ok, but with high jacked accounts becoming more popular these days can never be too cautious..
04-14-2005, 06:16 PM
It's my dad. no Hijacked account. I know it's a good boat and I thought I'd help him out by spreading the word. Yes it is also a clothing store (my mother's online venture)
Any questions feel free to email me at [email protected]
04-14-2005, 08:34 PM
Small world--- I have already talked to him---listing ran out before back home--- Problemly the ebay Gods will come after me if i try to contact after ended!!
04-15-2005, 07:29 AM
If interested by all means contact him or if anyone else is interested contact me and I will pass it along.