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Old 01-01-2011, 05:40 PM
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Default 36 Yellowfin or 33 Hydra Sports

I currently own a 28 Hydra Sports, but never rode on a 36 Yellowfin. I am looking to upgrade to a larger cc, but I am looking for opinions from individuals who have been on both boats. Looking at 2007 models and wondering if Yellowfin is really worth the extra cash.
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I've never been on a hydrasports so I can't help u there. But I've been on a yf36 and they are all over the tournament circuit for a reason. If price is the same on both, the yf is the easy choice. But I'm sure there may be other variables regarding when u start looking at specific boats.
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I have been on three of the 33s. Two center consoles and one with the cuddy. one had trip yamaha 300s the other two had trip etec 250s. Can help you with the other boat but have lots of time on the hydrasports.
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Two totally different class of boats. But you will need to drive both to make your own decision about spending the extra $ or not. Its a big decision.
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I would go YF just on the 3 piece and stepped hull alone, not to mention the rave reviews of current owner's dealings with the factory. Like the above post, they are on the circuit for a reason. BTW, has anyone taken note of the resale?
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i have been on the 33' hydra and never the the yf36. i can tell you that the hs has a very strong hull. i was cruising at 35 mph in 6' seas. got a little wet. I also like the layout of the boat. the 55 gal live well right behind the bolsters are very nice. also the coffin box in the front adds alot of storage. the tackle station behind the bolsters is also very good. there are many tackle draws and storage all around the boat. i dont see any problems with the hydra sport. deffinetly a tournament worthy boat. and put trip 300 verados on the back and complete the package.
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Just my thoughts, but there have been several 33' Hydra-Sports listed here for sale in the past few months; some as inexpensive as $55K-$70K, well equipped.

I'm no tournament fisherman and I definitely don't have unlimited funds but unless money was simply not an issue, I don't see how these two can even be put up for comparison. There's no way you're going to get into a 36' YF for the money that could buy one of these 33' Hydra-Sports.

For me, the 33' Hydra-Sports would be a no brainer. But if I were carrying someone else's check book, I'd gladly buy the 36' YF

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i was cruising at 35 mph in 6' seas. got a little wet.
C'mon man! (for any of you who watch NFL primetime you know what im talkin about)
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I have ran a 33 hydra sport a few times with triple f250's and the ride and performance of these two boats is not comparable. Don't get me wrong, the hs is a very nice boat and can get the job done. In my opinion the yellowfin is definitely worth the extra money, I fish around 150-160 days a year and do not always have the choice to pick my days, that is why I went with the 36 yf.
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i will be interested to see where this thread goes as i was going to post something similar. i have been looking at contenders, YF, Sea Vee and the like but i recently rode on my buddy's 24 HS Vector for 3 days of fishing and i was impressed with the ride and the solid feel of the HS. i know these boats are in different classes but when you consider how often you will actually use it, the HS could be a better choice than the YF, Contender, etc for the dollars.
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Curious from the HS owners what your mpg and engine config is. I have seen quite a few of these fs lately, but I start looking at fuel economy on them and frankly it scares me.
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YF hands down if you have hte $$$. HS are good boats, judt too bulky IMO
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Well if ur looking for a strictly fishing boat I'd say yellowfin. If u want a half and half boat that will make wife and kids happy hydra sport. Maybe look at a 34 sea vee as well. Nice boat kind of in between the two in terms of layout for fishing and family
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yellowfin,intrepid,then flip a coin contender,seavee,fountain,hydrasport is a nice boat but a little behind the others imo drive each one and get the best boat you can afford.
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Sea Vee all the way.
kaku, are you putting Sea Vee with contender,hydrasport and fountain, now that is funny.
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33 cc hs gets about 1-.1.2 at cruise and the 33vx gets between .9 and 1, full load of gear and people.
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Sea Vee all the way.
kaku, are you putting Sea Vee with contender,hydrasport and fountain, now that is funny.
Dude, we know you own/love SeaVee; you recommend them in every thread where big CCs are being discussed regardless of whether or not they're relevant to the discussion.

In most cases, that's fine because they should be in the discussion, but the OP is asking about two specific boats, pro vs. con, etc.
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YF36 and put quad on it.
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C'mon man! (for any of you who watch NFL primetime you know what im talkin about)

C'mon man is very accurate. Fishing 26'....not that it matters but Gulf or Atlantic 6 footers? Were these THT 6 footers that are more like 3-4?? I am calling BULLSHIZZLE on your running a 33' HydraSport 35 MPH in true 6 foot seas. NO WAY, you would have broke EVERYTHING ON THAT BOAT. We ran a 36 Invincible into head seas 6-7 footers, I cant rememeber exactly how fast we were running but it wasnt near 35 MPH, more like mid 20s. Boat handled it like a champ but then again she is made to run hard in these seas. The Hydra Sports....NOT SO MUCH. C'MON MAN
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