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Old 11-16-2005, 07:57 PM
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Default How good is a 20 ft May-Craft CC

I am curr. looking at a 20ft. May-craft CC, on a small scale how do other 20 ft's match up, limit comparision to $30k boats.
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There are several MayCraft owners here, some with the 20 ftrs. Never seen a complaint other than the boats don't "give up" hence no need to trade.
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I currently own a 1900 MC. Compared to the 20' Aquasport I used to own, the MC is all over it. Look at the Pioneer boat, it looks to be a really well built boat.
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May Crafts are bare bones, no frills, tough boats. If you want cushy seats and lots of add-ons, look elsewhere. If you want a tough as nails, strong, low maintanence, functional boat, give it a good look.
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You cant go wrong with a Maycraft, I have had my 1900 for a year and a half now...its been croaker fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, grouper fishing at the Frying Pan Tower and inshore for flounder and reds.....and trolling for Kings up and down the NC coast....I have been very happy, the only thing its lacking is a set of trim tabs which I will be putting on this winter......send me a pm with any questions....
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I have been abusing the hell out of mine.....some people on this board have been a witness to that....Strong as nails, will take almost anything you will trow at it and I have no structural complaints/problems after years plus worth of use.....

I would definetely recommend...plus the price would be low 20's if you shop around
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I bought a 1900 with a 135 Optimax this summer(03 hull) - previously(still own) ran 18 Sea Pro out of Indian River De. My wife wasnt comfortable going 8 to 10 off shore in the Sea Pro(it never bothered me) so I bought my neighbors May Craft. I have run the boat hard, especially this fall with almost non-stop winds and am pleased with hull integrity and feel - everything is solid in a rough sea. The only issue I have had is a porpoising that I could not trim out with the motor - I think the Opti is on the heavy side - especially with the large battery it requires( in rear hatch ). I have put a 75# weight in the bow storage compartment and temporarily fixed that ( until trim tabs ) Over all a good solid boat.
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I have a problem with mine porpoising as well, sometimes..I have the johnson 115 4stroke and depending on weight distribution and who is riding...I think the trim tabs will take care of that
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i have a 19ft as well . they are built rock solid. as i have said a million times on here, i live only 16 miles from the factory and have seen them under construction. as for the money part you may wan't to do a close comparision on the 19 vs the 20. the 20 is 18 inches longer but not much wider, and only weighs 100 or 200 lbs more than the 19. in my opinion with these two boats being so close in dimensions, i can't see the difference in price. either way you wan't go wrong.
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i have a 19ft as well . they are built rock solid. as i have said a million times on here, i live only 16 miles from the factory and have seen them under construction. as for the money part you may wan't to do a close comparision on the 19 vs the 20. the 20 is 18 inches longer but not much wider, and only weighs 100 or 200 lbs more than the 19. in my opinion with these two boats being so close in dimensions, i can't see the difference in price. either way you wan't go wrong.
You also have 1" more freeboard in the stern and 2" more in the bow on the 20 over the 19. Not much, but something to consider. The forward deck layout in the 20' has 2 separate boxes with an open deck level space between them instead of a full casting platform. Its a matter of preference, but the 20's boxes provide additional seating space that is often a concern (especially for the Admiral) in center consoles. I've seen them with cushions and bolsters made to add comfort. Good luck, let us know when you purchase.
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