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Old 03-10-2004, 09:37 PM
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i bought a 26 goldline 1996 model last year. any guys on this board have comments about this boat. i have yet to meet another owner. i find the boat to be extremely stable and seaworthy. it is 26 with almost a 10 foot beam. center console model with 200 hp outboard. she cruises really nicely at about 25mph. dry ride. great livewell that is fed through holes in the hole.

anybody out there have experience with these boats?
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Old 03-10-2004, 10:52 PM
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I just bought one with a condo I got in the Bahamas. Although we are not planning on keeping the boat, I really like it. This particular one is a 93 in mint condition with a 2002 Yamaha F225. The boat has a full tuna tower. It really would be the perfect Bahamas boat and I hope we can somehow keep it. I have a SeaVee 31 on order and need the money from the Goldline sale. What did you spend on yours? Do you have any pics?

Here is a pic of ours.

http://www.momentoffame.com/snapshot...ame/l73964.jpg
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Old 03-11-2004, 01:20 AM
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Hey B!
That's a good looking rig!
It's got dual station too!
I never heard of them though?
Where are they made? Specs?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-12-2004, 12:30 PM
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Was the last reply to herefishyfishy

If so, here you go:

LOA 26'
Beam 9'6"
Deadrise almost none. Very flat bottom
They are not made anymore. To some fisherman they are a commodity. Sometimes hard to find. Very popular with comercial guys.

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Old 03-15-2004, 07:27 PM
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i bought the boat is '02. paid 25,000 for the boat and a 97 200efi. she is now totally rigged. i am in the process of re-powering. i cant decide between the following power:

225 yamaha four stroke
250 suzuki 250 four stroke
250 2-stroke (yamaha or johnson/evinrude)

i will email you some photos. what is your email address?

any comments on the power choices?

i get about 30 knots max on the 200 efi. i normally cruise at 26 knots (4500 rpm) burning 15gph.
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Old 03-15-2004, 07:28 PM
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also, i found out that somebody in NJ owns the molds. let me know if you need their contact info.
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Old 03-15-2004, 07:29 PM
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finally, where are these boats a comodity?
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Old 03-22-2004, 06:26 AM
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Steve,

you have mail.

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Old 09-10-2004, 09:45 PM
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yes please give me the contact info on who owns the goldline 26 molds?
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Old 09-10-2004, 09:58 PM
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bennie-
Lots of bait guys use them in South Florida.
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Old 09-11-2004, 08:23 AM
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One thing that you want to look at is the encapsulation on the exposed wood underneath the cap.The guys who built my boat would comment all the time about rebuilding them because alot of the wood was not encapsulated.Just something you may want to look at.Other than that it's a great boat.
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Old 09-11-2004, 03:32 PM
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funny, that this post popped up again...

i ended up going with the 250 suzuki. very happy 60 plus hours later. i like to cruise at about 4800 rpms burning 12/13 gallons per hour at 28 knots.

when the weather doesnt allow it, i back down to about 4000 rpms and burn in the 10 gallon per hour range at about 21 knots.

the suzuki has great torque compared to the old mercury. she really powers up thru the swells. rarely bogs down.

the engine is heavy. i feel that tabs would be great on the boat. but, there is no access to install them.

also, the livewell in the rear of the boat is fed thru about 20 holes in the hull. the flow is awesome. especially, at high speeds. but, it causes the hatch to open. water flows like crazy up onto the deck and out of the scuppers when under way at high speeds. any comments about this situation? i am thinking about putting in a water tight hatch to keep the water from flowing like this.

what are you referring to with regard to wood encapsualtion issues with the cap? is this the cabin version? i have the center console.

also, i am thinking about rhino lining or linexing the entire deck and inside gunwales.

if anybody is interested in this boat let me know. i am thinking about a bigger boat with twins for next season. this boat is totally rigged 100%.

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Old 09-11-2004, 08:45 PM
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That is a free flowing live well.That is one of the best designs there is.My boat had the same thing and I never had to worry about any pumps or bait dying.If you carry alot of bait which is what that boat is designed to do you won't have any problems.Bait excrement (ammonia etc)covers the bottom third of you livewell but with that design, since the hole are in the bottom, water keeps on flushing it out faster than any pump could thus keeping your baits fresh.The down side is that you constantly have the livewell filled with water=weight, when you don't need it.
The non encapsulation of wood is underneath the cap,which is the topside of your boat.
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Old 09-12-2004, 11:21 AM
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the underside of my cap (topside where my rod holders go) seems to be properly glassed in/epoxied. what types of things are you looking for? is it small areas or the entire underside.

did you have a problem with the live well flowing too much onto the deck? my problem is that when i have any kind of a sea while running, the water can build up on one side much more than the other, thus creating an uneven load on one side and some sea handling issues. i had the boat in 4-6 footers last week and the last thing you want is having the boat unstable due to too much water in the stern corner.

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