I run a 2470 with twin 150 yams out of Charlotte Harbor, Boca Grande Pass and the Gulf. Feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]
Your specific ?'s on the post:
Fly fishing/T top... Depends on the size of your top. Mine is the "extended" factory size for & aft. Unless your a chronic "sidewinder" fly caster you're not going to have any problems at all. I, also use a fly rod on occasion and as long as you position the boat right to cast to your target there's no interference from the top.
Rod storage... the installed "under gunnel" rod storage is not used on my boat. The racks hold (1) landing net, (2) 4' gaff, (3) boat hook, (4) the spigot handle to the raw water wash down system. Those are really meant for short "boat" rods.
My leaning post came with 4 rod holders. I added three back at the bait service station. I now want to add at least four more "clamp-ons" on the aft edge of the T top. I always carry 6-7 rods for my own use and fishing guests end up propping their rod(s) somewhere.
If that's the only problems you see please consider the following:
The range of my Pursuit is 300 miles. That's well within the regular run from Naples to Key West (80 miles) across the Gulf of Mex. Problem: it's a six hour run and there's no place to take a shower until you get to Key West!
The boat will work in one foot of water with the engines trimmed "up". Problem: with that capability sometimes it's very difficult to decide if one should fish the Gulf out of the passes or should one stay in Pine Island Sound.
In rough seas (3'-5') the boat is usually dry. Problem: a lot of $ has been spent on foul weather gear which remains unused.
Good luck and tight lines.