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Old 03-22-2009, 10:38 AM
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Post my opinion on Yellowfin.

I am not biased in any way as I currently run A SCARAB CC.It was in the fall of 06 when we departed the inlet in my buddys 34 YELLOWFIN we new we had A small window of opportunity in the weather projected but had to pull one last overnighter before the front came in.We where at the 100square and guys where calling us on the radio that new us and where in much much larger boats and where saying that we should have are heads cked.LOL well anyway the front came in that night.(before they expeced it to!)and on our way home we encountered true 8-10ft seas I would say the spacing was like 5-6 seconds apart and was still able to maintain A cruise of 25mph it wasnt quite A comforable cruise but one that got us home none the less!.Which I thought was amazing!And I would have thought the boat would have come apart on A lot of those impacts that we encountered on our way in! it showed not one Stress crack was evident.The boat was once the owned by Joe Winslow and was called the Hooligan.It was powered by trip 250zukes and would top@ about 60mph. Oh the Canyon Runner crew even cancelled there trips for the night in question so that outta tell something about that night. There is no dought in my mind that the next boat that I will own will either be A Yellowfin or Invinsible so that my opinion and I am sticking to it!
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Would someone please post a video of their 36YF running in 6' to 8' or even 10' .........lets see it..........YFs are bad ass rigs and can handle the worse condition.......if any other 36 CC wants to post or show thier suff......lets see it!!
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More examples of highly exaggerated wave heights...plain and simple.
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Boy I didn't know 7,500 lb boats can go 25 mph in ten foot seas. Its a miracle.
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I am not biased in any way as I currently run A SCARAB CC.It was in the fall of 06 when we departed the inlet in my buddys 34 YELLOWFIN we new we had A small window of opportunity in the weather projected but had to pull one last overnighter before the front came in.We where at the 100square and guys where calling us on the radio that new us and where in much much larger boats and where saying that we should have are heads cked.LOL well anyway the front came in that night.(before they expeced it to!)and on our way home we encountered true 8-10ft seas I would say the spacing was like 5-6 seconds apart and was still able to maintain A cruise of 25mph it wasnt quite A comforable cruise but one that got us home none the less!.Which I thought was amazing!And I would have thought the boat would have come apart on A lot of those impacts that we encountered on our way in! it showed not one Stress crack was evident.The boat was once the owned by Joe Winslow and was called the Hooligan.It was powered by trip 250zukes and would top@ about 60mph. Oh the Canyon Runner crew even cancelled there trips for the night in question so that outta tell something about that night. There is no dought in my mind that the next boat that I will own will either be A Yellowfin or Invinsible so that my opinion and I am sticking to it!
That would be an uncomfortable ride in a 50' Viking at 15 knots. I'd imagine your 8 to 10 foot seas were 4 to 6 footers. I'd believe that the 26' Yellowfin could run 25MPH in 4 to 6 footers, but it would be uncomfortable. Spend some time on a commercial fishing boat, and you'll quickly realize that 8 to 10 foot plus seas are no joke.
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yeah, come out to georges bank with me...youll quickly realize your badass cc is nothing in those seas. i get sketchy on the 75' steel tank i fish on at times and that can handle a whole lot more.
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I think what some people in 50' Vikings don't realize is that a 50' Viking is on plane and amost at cruise speed at 20 MPH. But....a 30' deep vee is plowing at 20 MPH which makes it a smoother and a more managable ride in rough seas.

But of course because these people weren't in the situation I was in they are calling me a liar. I guess FD is right.....once you buy an E-Tec you are nothing but a phuqin liar!
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That would be an uncomfortable ride in a 50' Viking at 15 knots. I'd imagine your 8 to 10 foot seas were 4 to 6 footers. I'd believe that the 26' Yellowfin could run 25MPH in 4 to 6 footers, but it would be uncomfortable. Spend some time on a commercial fishing boat, and you'll quickly realize that 8 to 10 foot plus seas are no joke.

Do yourselves A favor and pic the nastiest day,small craft advisorys or whatever in 8-10's and take A YELLOWFIN or INVINSIBLE out for A seatrial and see for yourselves you will truly be amazed at what they can do!And I didnt believe it at first but quicky found out what they are all about and I agree with you seabass man it is A miracle that these boats dont self destruct when they are put through there paces can you say that much for most express or conv? they would be destroyed if you took most boats out in that sh#t. HAHA that my opinion and I am sticken to it!
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they wont be doing 25kts...better bring your PFDs for that sea trial if you try it
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they wont be doing 25kts...better bring your PFDs for that sea trial if you try it

Not to ruffle your feathers but how much time have you spent on either of the to aforementioned boats? My buddy said that it performed better than both his 32 Albemarle and 36 Contender.That says A lot for the 34 YELLOW and the 36 is considered by many to be A better head sea boat.I have at least 10-12 trips on my friends Yellow and the boat performed flawlessy and most of the time we where in 3-6ft seas.Nice Cabo by the way.Do you do the oak bluffs shark tourney?
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Thanks, yes I fish the shark tournament. Never stepped foot on the mentioned CCs but did do a canyon trip on a buddys 34 seavee inboard diesel. great ride, but it wouldnt ever do 25kts in real 8-10 footers.
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Where you and your buddy faced with 8-10fters? what makes you assume that it wouldent do 25mph? (not knts) Dont get me wrong I do believe it would.but I have not ridden in A SEAVEE to tell you and have never ridden any CC with diesel power.But I can assure you that A Yellowfin will get you home quicker than most and in one piece.Comfortable in 8-10's back to back,not really,but in one piece really.
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Let's do a Wave Height exercise. Everyone posting on here is at a Computer I figure. Take a look at the floor where you are. Now slowly tilt your head up to the ceiling. Now back down again. Depending on your ceiling height, you are likely looking at either 8 or 9 feet.

If you are doing 20+ Knots in seas that size, you are either in well spaced Rollers, or on a very Big boat.
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Where you and your buddy faced with 8-10fters? what makes you assume that it wouldent do 25mph? (not knts) Dont get me wrong I do believe it would.but I have not ridden in A SEAVEE to tell you and have never ridden any CC with diesel power.But I can assure you that A Yellowfin will get you home quicker than most and in one piece.Comfortable in 8-10's back to back,not really,but in one piece really.

all im saying is that in true 8-10' seas, nothing is doing 25 MPH, PERIOD
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Post Wow that really put things into perspective!

I would say that the night in question where more like 10-12's because if going by your calculation they where certainly in my attic! haha thats my opinion and I am sticking to it.
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So when one says the waves were as high as their t-top, that's what, a tight 4 foot sea assuming you're in the trough looking to the side of the boat? I've done that before in my 31 but its not fun. I hear 12 foot seas and think a 24 foot tall wall of water, trough to crest. Am I wrong on that interpretation? I mean, there's no way in hell my 31 could run in that at all. It's not a yellowfin 36, but seriously...

I know they are phenomenal boats. The 36 yellowfin will be my next boat (assuming I can stay single without college funds for kids). But there's no way that any CC runs comfortably through 8-12 foot windswept seas (16-24 foot from trough to crest). I'm a biologist, not a physicist, but i don't think its physically possible, when considering wave height to boat length. 30 knot winds does not imply a monstrously long wave period, it implies short stacked 20 foot walls of water.
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It was the "Jolly Mon" fishing tournament out of Ocean Isle beach NC June 2008. The tournament was blasted with an unexpected storm that brought 40-50 mph winds, funnel clouds and a nice hail strom as well.

We got caught in the middle of it and encountered sea's like I have never seen; specifically that "washing maching" effect you see when the ocean is a true mess.

The hail was beating the hell out of us, the wind almost blew my friend off the boat, three boats sunk in that tournament and one man died from a heart attack when his boat sank as a result of the storm. I will not say what the sea's were to avoid any more arguments here, but suffice it to say I hope I never see sea's like that again.

I AM BIASED towards Yellowfin and that day is one of the reasons why. There were six of us on our boat that day and each of us were amazed at that boat that we made it through and did it at 20-25 MPH. It was not confortable like Dean Travis Clark described, but it was an amazing ride in a terrible storm in an amazing boat.

A YF does not have to be everybody's boat, but it is for us.
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I think what some people in 50' Vikings don't realize is that a 50' Viking is on plane and amost at cruise speed at 20 MPH. But....a 30' deep vee is plowing at 20 MPH which makes it a smoother and a more managable ride in rough seas.
Nothing about owning an E-tec. Your wave height assessing credibility is going down the tubes a bit more, as you're now inferring that a 30 foot deep vee boat can run smoother and more manageable in a rough sea than a 50' Viking, which is one of the better handling/riding production convertible boats around. I have fished cold molded Carolina boats that will NOT run 20 miles per hour in the seas you're suggesting.

A Yellowfin is at the top of the class for center console, deep v fishing boats. However, it is not doing any sort of speed into a 8 to 12 foot head sea...unless, as I said earlier, they are a VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY long distance apart...which doesn't typically happen with that size of sea near the continental shelf.

I've worked large, 100 foot head boats that take green water over the pulpit in 10 to 12 foot seas.
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Thanks, yes I fish the shark tournament. Never stepped foot on the mentioned CCs but did do a canyon trip on a buddys 34 seavee inboard diesel. great ride, but it wouldnt ever do 25kts in real 8-10 footers.
LMAO, dont compare a non stepped diesel to trip out board stepped CCS, SORRY not a fair comparison. SEE VEE runs great, real great, but no way she runs like the YF and Invicnbile. The steps get the V out of water and she runs on top. The 36 in either is a monster, dont make assumptions, I have run them in rough stuff, they see the 23 knots in 7s and 8s.....want to come down in winter we will run you, its awesome
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come up to Mass in november and ill take you to georges bank and show you what 8-10 looks like
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