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Old 03-02-2004, 06:11 PM
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Does anyone have any info on the hydrasport 202dc.
I have been looking for a 20-21 center console for small fishing trips, running over to Washburn Island and on clear days make a run to Martha's Vineyard. With two small children the center console's were a concern for my wife. So when we went by a Hydrasport dealer he was convincing us the 202dc was the boat. It's built on the 20' Vector hull, will be a better ride with the chop in Vineyard sound, and family friendly.
And if we ever find our dream boat is an easy boat to sell quickly.
He gave me a price of $24k which seems like a decent deal for a brand new hull and motor.
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Old 03-02-2004, 07:50 PM
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looked at the 202 dc few years ago- was impressed with the boat- nice amenities for a 20 footer...good price you were quoted
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Old 03-02-2004, 08:30 PM
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I would say that was a good price. However, I don't think the DC is built on a Vector hull. If I remember correctly, and someone will soon correct me if I am wrong, the Vector hull is only on larger boats and not one only 20' or so long. That being said, I negotiated with a salesman at Plantation Marine on the Keys for a 2002 DC with a 2001 Evinrude 250hp Ficht and the price was just a little less than $29,000. Probably was wrong not to jump on it, for the price, but didn't buy any boat then and up to now. Still looking for the perfect boat for the right price, which two things don't seem to coincide very often.
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Old 03-02-2004, 08:47 PM
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hey maddie
i have the boat in question bought new in 2002 at eagle marine
in sagamore beach. this boat is built using the mold from the
vector series although it is not built using the same materials,
i.e. kevlar. that being said , the boat is excellent in rougher
waters as it does have a 22* deadrise hull. mine has the 150
carb yammie. my only complaint is that the head is only large
enough for kids, but that should be obvious when you check it out.
if you have any specific questions feel free to e-mail
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:02 PM
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Baybuzzard,
I spoke with Mike at Eagle Marine, he was assuring me I would like the 202dc more than the used 2250 vector.
Eagle marine seems like a good place to deal with.
Did you get the canopy with it? and does it interfere with fishing?
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:15 PM
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Not to hijack your thread but I am looking for a mechanic in case I have problems with my Rude that I cannot tackle myself, I have met Mike at Eagle and am still feeling them out. Can Buzzbay email me in private?
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:16 PM
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maddie,
yes i have the full canvas which is really great for getting out
of the rays for a while or fishing in a drizzle but unless your
trolling it can be a hassle. its not going to be as good as a
center console for sure but without the bimini up and the walk thru
open i think its safer for kids than a walk around. and b t w
eagle marine is a o k
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Old 03-03-2004, 03:38 AM
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Hydra Sports builds good boats around the 21' range and even better boats in their Vector series which is in the 24'+ range. We currently own a 21' CC and it is a great boat. It is quite an upgrade in size from our 162 Scout. I do not see any way possible that the 20' DC is built on the Vector mold considering that the smallest Vector model is a 24'. Hydra Sports builds great boats and they defiantely gave a lot to offer to a variety of boaters.
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Old 03-03-2004, 07:39 AM
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I believe 2000 was the last year of the 20' Vector.....I own one. I have looked at the 202dc hull, and have had a HS dealer tell me it is made from the 20' Vector mold. He also told me HS quit making the 20' Vector because production costs put this boat out of the price range of other 20' CC boats. And yes Maddie, $24K sounds like a great price dependent upon the size of the motor. I see the 202dc is rated for up to 250HP. Be careful of underpowering.....I have a 150HP on my Vector, and though this is a heavier boat than the 202dc, I am underpowered. Good luck! The hull rides well for a 20' boat.
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:00 AM
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Fishbut is right,
The 202 dc is built using the mold of the old 20' Vector center console. It is a well built boat but doesn't use the kevlar/hardware of the more expensive current Vector models. I've not purchased a boat through Eagle marine, but did use them for parts for an old mercruiser I used to have on my previous boat. Mike down there was always honest and gave great prices. My opinion is he's trying to run an honest business and retain good customers versus selling you a boat and shoving you out the door. I looked at the 20' dc a couple years ago and was impressed, as was I with the dealer. Boatwise I ended up going in a different direction but would recommend Eagle marine to anyone.
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Old 03-03-2004, 11:01 AM
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I have the 2002 model of the 202DC i like the boat ..and that is a good price (depends on motor) as far as the hull it does comes from the vector mold .HS uses kevlar on all there hulls the, Vectors use better hardware and stringer system.
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I would encourage you to take a look at the Seaswirl Striper 2101 DC as well as the HS. Last year I came down to these two boats for much the same sort of reasons you site. I got identical prices for the two, both with a ficht 150hp. I ended up with Striper with a Volvo Penta I/O. I the decision was tipped in my case in part because of dealer location and if I recall the striper is a 1 foot longer and somewhat heavier. For what it is worth I have been very happy. I think the D/C is a great platform that nicely compromises family and fishing. I came to this after dragging my family around in a 17 Proline CC for three years and I can tell you they are much happier. Good luck.
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