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Old 09-09-2012, 03:19 PM
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I shopped the Everglades 230cc and the Cobia 237cc. The difference was night and day. The Cobia was designed by fisherman. There was storage everywhere, tackle organizers, and fish boxes. The Everglades had a hull and a pretty T-Top. It is not a boat for someone who fishes. Plus the Cobia was about $15k less.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:52 AM
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Read this entire thread. You get what you pay for.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:47 AM
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I appreciate you enjoy your Everglades, but the only negative comments on the Cobia I saw were from you about small fish boxes. Kind of comedic when the Everglades doesn't even have a usable fish box...

My take is the following:
Ride Quality - Even, both ride great.
Build Quality - Even, both are solid well built boats.
Storage - Cobia. Cobia has 10x more storage and organization than Everglades. Everywhere I look is storage.
Tackle - Cobia. There is no tackle storage on an Everglades.
T-Top - Everglades. Everglades has a top notch, well integrated T-Top.
Fish Boxes - Cobia. Does Everglades even have a fish box?
Livewell - Even, they have practically the same livewell.
Bilge Access - Cobia. I can fit in the bilge.
Price - Cobia. I feel like I got much more fishing boat for less money.

Enjoy your family cruising boat, I will enjoy my fishing boat.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:10 AM
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I could not be happier with my powder coating. If it was anodized aluminum, I am sure it would not look as good at this time.

The RSM pictures of the Everglades with powder coat problems never showed as promised. I would not consider all that bashing in your decision to go with powder coating. My neighbor across the canal has an everglades that is older than mine and it still looks new.
I never got that picture because the owner had to have the powder coating redone... Now, couple thousand dollars later, it looks new again.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:47 AM
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I appreciate you enjoy your Everglades, but the only negative comments on the Cobia I saw were from you about small fish boxes. Kind of comedic when the Everglades doesn't even have a usable fish box...
I put 2 60 pound Yellowfins and a 60" Wahoo in the forward fish box. The tuna would not have fit in your in-floor box. Where would you put them? When I looked at the 23 Cobia it was cold and the boxes were full of ice. When I called them they said they won't drain without the inline macerators turned on. I see this as a freeze hazard. You also don't want your fish sitting in water if you forget to hit the macerator switch.

I hope you are taking the time to read up on whatever purchase you make. You obviously did not read the entire thread or you would have seen my other comments besides the fishbox. I did not mention the cheesy top or the lack of standard powder coating. After 4 years my powder coating looks brand new.

I also got my boat for less than a Cobia 23. If you take a poll asking which members would rather have for the same money, I bet it will be the Everglades 230cc. Most would pay more.

If budget is your reason for going Cobia, that is a good reason. You don't need to defend the boat over a better boat.
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I never got that picture because the owner had to have the powder coating redone... Now, couple thousand dollars later, it looks new again.
No problem. After 4 years, my powder coating is still like new. I did not even take it off the lift last year. I don't use a mooring cover.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:09 AM
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I looked closely at most of the Everglades lineup at a boat show last year... The Everglades indeed looks to be better made than the others - fit and finish... It's resale will be better, too. It looked more on the level of Edgewater and Pursuit.

Do your research and get what suits your needs.
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If you put your fish in that forward hatch then where do you put anything else? That is the only storage on your boat! The forward hatch on the Cobia is bigger than the Everglades and I am sure I could put a tuna there if he didn't fit in the fish boxes. I also did not get the macerator pumps on my fish boxes so I won't have any issues with them draining. I didn't get the powder coat option or hard TTop option because I didn't want either. Take away my front hatch for the big tuna, back fish boxes are full of dolphin and I still have 2 more front hatches, a tackle organizer with drawers, and a TTop bag. What does the Everglades have aside from a higher price tag and powder coating standard?
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:54 AM
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PS - The Everglades dealer even said the 230 wasn't really a fishing boat, and that it was more suited to cruising with the family. Check out the 243 if you want a boat with more of a fishing design.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:42 PM
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I did not realize that you already bought this. I am sure it is difficult hearing anything is, or might be, better. I did not mean to make you feel bad about your purchase.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:28 PM
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I think we will have to agree to disagree about which is a better boat. I chose mine based on seeing both and have mentioned why I liked one over the other. The money was merely icing on the cake, it did not drive my decision.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:03 PM
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Cool.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:11 PM
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Here's the beauty of your list of boats...they are all well made as evidenced by this thread. I personally like the Cobia. I've got a 235 which was the predecessor to the 237. Its great riding and has all the storage I need and then some. Its a heavy boat that rides great when the weather turns snotty. Great comfortable fishing boat but has the fit and finish that my family loves for island hopping. The build quality is great. I take good care of my boat but its a 2005 and spends a minimum of 8 months out of each year in my wetslip. Everytime I clean it, it shines like brand new.

Bottomline, each boat is different, so figure out exactly what you're going to use it for...what your storage needs are and what your family wants. Take them to look at your options and I'm sure you guys will realize pretty quickly which one best suits your OWN individual needs. Once you make your decision, go price shopping. None of the boats your considering are short for dealers search around until you find the right boat at the right price.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:28 AM
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The price difference is due to fit, finish, and quality of materials. I added a custom tackle center and will be fishing a long time while the Cobia is pushing through a 3 foot sea on a 20 mile run.

I understand your need to justify a lower budget and feel good about your purchase.
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2010 Boston Whaler 150 Super Sport
2008 Boston Whaler 150 Sport **SOLD**
2006 Boston Whaler 170 Montauk **SOLD**
2002 Grady White 180 Sportsman **SOLD**
2007 Shelby GT500 with 18 PSI Boost, #69 of 169 Ebony "Red Stripe" **FAST**
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