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Old 03-26-2005, 04:55 PM
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Default 22 Grady Fisherman CC vs 22 Edgewater CC

I could really use some help. I have narrowed it down to two boats-center consoles- 22 grady vs 22 edgewater. Boat will primarily be used along the RI/CT Fisher Island area. No plans to go offshore. Boats I'm looking at are year 2001's thru 2003's. I'd welcome all the opinions you can share with me. It will be my first glass boat. Any of those model years have any issues? Do they both handle well with the four stroke engines? Any design changes from 2001 thru 2003 that would be significant? Also it seems there are very few of either one of these boats on the market, why? Thanks
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:17 PM
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because they are 2 of the best all around boats in that size, they perform like much bigger models when trimmed right. we have a 1999 222, first year i cursed the boat when it got ruff out, we were told to leave motor trimmed level and use tabs to get bow down , finally when it got ruff we trimmed the motor under with tabs down that got the bow to stay down and we started passing others out in the ruff. finally put larger trim tabs on so we could leave motor level, moved batteries from transom to console and its a whole new ride, being a center console and riding further back than a walkaround you get the ride of a 25 or 26 ft. weve gotten caught in some severe crap offshore and never worried if the boat could handle it. fishability cant be beat ,whether jigging pilings , flyfishing or offshore trolling , we may be movin up if you want to buy used
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Do they both handle well with the four stroke engines? Any design changes from 2001 thru 2003 that would be significant? Also it seems there are very few of either one of these boats on the market, why?


I think you will find most of the used 2001-2003 GW 222s and EW 225s on the market have Yamaha 200 HPDIs on them.

The Grady added a walk-in console with a porta-potti for '02.

I think most people hold on to these boats for a while.**There is an excellent 222 for sale in the Trading Dock, however.
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Old 03-27-2005, 08:04 AM
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Thanks for the reply's. Very interesting regarding the trim level issue. Anyone else please.
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:06 AM
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Mike, I own a 1996 Grady 223 Tournament, dual console... the same SeaV 2 hull as the 222 (I think). If you are willing to spend some internet time you can probably find a good used Grady in the Great Lakes area. Fresh water and short boating seasons make for some fine used boat opportunities. I am very happy with the ride in 1-3 footers. After I purchased the Grady (my 15th boat) I happened across a book... I think it's titled something like "Sorensen's Guide to Powerboats" (it's packed away as I'm moving so I can't get to the book). He goes through various powerboat design and manufacturing characteristics, then many powerboat tests. Upon reading the book, it's great read, you'll find he is very complimentary of the 22' Grady hull and references it in his review of the Edgewater 24'CC... claiming it was equal in seakindliness. Sorensen may be biased however, as he owned a 223 .

With regard to how to balance use of power trim and trim tabs to improve ride, my experience differs from that offered above... but it's a long story. Good Luck... boat shopping is fun isn't it?... I'm always looking. Tom.
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:35 PM
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My vote is for the Edgewater!
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:15 PM
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I have a 2001 fisherman and I love it. Once you learn how to handle the boat you will be amazed at the ride. My vote is GW all the way. The large center fish box is excellent for large fish. When are you going to be in the market. Mine might be for sale. moving up to a bigger GW.
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I have fished on both and would take the Grady over the Edgewater any day. I was surprised at how well the Grady rode (compared to the other Gradys I've been on) and extremely disappointed at how the Edgewater handled in choppy seas (pounded like crazy and very wet). I also preferred the layout of the Grady w/ its large fishbox in the bow, baitwell in the leaning post, and bow platform that you can fish or throw the case net from (or the ladies can lay out on w/ the optional cushions). The Grady I fished was powered w/ a 225 4 stroke, which seemed to be the ideal setup.
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Hi Mike,

I have a GW Fisherman which I have fished from for the past three years in the Long Island Sound. I think itís a great platform, but then again I am bias. I have moved up to a 26í CC so I can fish offshore.

MY 222 is for sale. Check out the adds.

http://thehulltruth.com/forums/threa...tart=1&posts=9

http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/3/2/78336632.htm
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Get a ride on both boats so you know how both handle and ride. Thats the only way you'll be able to an accurate comparison. I've been on both boats as well, and thats why I own an Edgewater. I moved up to a 265 CC for reason. I have a 225 CC ready for another home.
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We've owned two Grady White 222's (1999 and 2001) that we absolutely loved. The boat rides very well, looks great, and has one of the best layouts in its class. Its really a big boat for its overall size. We fished it hard both inshore and offshore and also used it as a weekend cruiser. Definitely get the cushions for the casting platform. You can sleep up there on a trip to your favorite swim hole.

Great boats, good luck!
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Get the Grady....you won't regret it. I love my Grady 228G....here are some pics.

www.jeffssite.com/boats.html

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Default RE: 22 Grady Fisherman CC vs 22 Edgewater CC

Thanks for all of the information, I appreciate the feedback. Now I need to find one. Based on all of the opinions it seems grady has a slight edge. I think I owe it to myself to take each of them for a ride. This forum is great.

Gradywhite222 and reeltime you have mail.

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