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Old 05-25-2003, 01:22 PM
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I had a chance to crawl around on this boat and I really like it. Two things came to mind that concerned me, however, and I'm wondering how others deal with this:
1. flyfishing with a T Top. I can see myself breaking rods left and right if casting from the back. Obviously, casting from the front will alleviate this but I prefer the aft as it's closer to the helm. Plus if there's 2 or more on board....

2. rod storage. I don't like the idea of leaving rods under the gunnels exposed to weather and thieves. There really is no other place to put them, at least not without having to break 'em down (PIA). Can anything be mounted in the forward storage area to hold a 6' or 7' rod? The console is small and I don't see many rods, if any, fitting in there.

Just some observations on an otherwise excellent rig. Curious to hear how others have dealt with these issues.
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Old 05-25-2003, 01:51 PM
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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 horseradish@usa.com for trivia.

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.
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Solving problem 2 was easy: I bought the 2470 walkaround Storage is easier, wife likes the head better. Problem 1 was not an issue for me as I am not a fly fisherman.

One of the other problems that you overlooked on your crawl around was that Pursuit's are not quite as much fun to maintain as many other boats. Pursuit took some of the fun away by providing access to every fitting, thru hull, etc without having to cut the deck or other glass. However, the fuel tank and holding tank are still a challenge, so all is not lost.
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thanks for the replies.
I'm not sure which version of the T Top this boat has, but it ends exactly where the rod holders in the backrest are. The T top does not extend beyond the back rest.

Storage-
I'm looking for a way to stow all the rods so that they're locked away when I'm not on the boat.
I prefer the WA also and I may end up getting it but there's a pretty sweet deal on the CC so it's worth consideration.

Sounds like you guys enjoy the boat and the ride it provides.

What are you towing your boats with?
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I don't tow. I live on a "canal" with the boat on an elec "boat lift". My "canal" goes 2 miles into Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf.

I seen many on trailers but remember you're hauling probably 5500 lbs "wet". Out PT Cruiser probably would haul that but I doubt it would stop that!
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no tow here either....live on a canal in Sarasota....boat is kept in a lift.

Yes..it's a very good boat.
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You can store rods in the starboard front storage. The tips can go up under the deck if they are long rods, there is a gap between the bulkhead and deck so they will go through. I have seven foot rods in mine. They are out of sight but not locked. You could put a lock on the hatch if desired though. As far as fly fishing with the t-top, I don't do it but I would think it could be done as Horseradish said. I towed mine with a GMC 1500 4wd. It towed great. I brought it home from about 200 miles with a towmaster aluminum trailer with disc brakes.
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quote: The boat will work in one foot of water with the engines trimmed "up".

Do you have a special tunnel hull added on to this boat! LOL

I think you are most likely going by what the x-ducer is telling you, which would probably be about a foot closer to the bottom, thus subtracting a foot or more from the actual depth. Still 2 feet is darned good for a boat of that size and weight... Draft specs for a pursuit anywhere from 18" with motors up to almost 36 inches motors down. Translation, you'd need at least 24" loaded just to anchor w/out nailing bottom.

Pursuits are fine boats and all, beautifully made and very versatile, but a foot, I wanna see that on film...

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did you have to build some kind of rod holder into that front starboard storage box? How many rods can you fit in there?
Thanks for the info.
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