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Old 01-31-2006, 03:40 PM
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Does anybody have any feed back on Maycrft boats I am very near purchase of new 25 ft W/250 Yami. I am well aware of the dead rise and the and the lack of frills. I am more intrested in the economics of the over all package. I will mostly travel 10 to 30 mile average trips and mostly live bait or bottom drop. Just looking for thoughts and opinons, and yes I know we all have one and some are one.
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Try this link

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B-Faitful has just bought on of the same model, I myself have the 20' CC and have been impressed with value of my rig..


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Lack of deadrise means you have to slow down when its choppy or rough. They plane at a fairly low speed and its not such a bad ride in the rough when going slow with the tabs down. I seem to recall someone with a low deadrise parker (similar to the maycraft) that could run very comfortable in some fairly rough seas at about 10 knots or so. If on the other hand you require more speed in the rough, you may want to reconsider.
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B-Faithful has the Maycraft with an Opti. You will certainly make him jealous with that vastly superior motor.
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Welcome to THT.......

B-Faithful has the Maycraft with an Opti. You will certainly make him jealous with that vastly superior motor.
I spit all over my monitor....

Here are better links:

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Economics of a Maycraft center console are good. They are a relatively good value for the $$$. I would describe them as an excellent fair weather, close in vessel.
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seaswain, we own a 19ft and love it. tough as nails with no frills. as i have posted on here numerous times about maycraft boats, they are built rock solid. i live 16 miles from the factory and have seen them from the ground up. there was talk not to long ago about the type wood that is used. i was in there last week and looked for myself and it had marine deck grade stamped on everything that i looked at. all of the wood is sealed very well with thick fiberglass. i would say that they are built as well as any wood constructed boat out there in the same class but at a more affordable price. they don,t ride quiet as bad as some people say they do, but they don,t ride as well as a hull with higher deadrise.
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Very nice rig for the money. Full bracket on the 25 is especially nice, motor will be fully out of the water when tilted if rigged for a 30" shaft. Well built. My neighbor has one. His one complaint is the 25 is a very wet ride in chop. He has the pilot house model, so that's not a huge problem.
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I will chime in with rock and roll, same deal, I live about 10 miles from the factory and also went on a tour before I got my maycraft 1900..I have taken it everywhere from chesapeake bay for croakers and stripers, trolling for kings up to 30 miles off, drifting on the flats for reds and flatties, the boat does it all...The only thing I would recommend is tabs and the scupper covers that have the balls in them......
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The only thing I would recommend is tabs and the scupper covers that have the balls in them......
I have had 4 adults and 4 kids on the boat plus food and picnicing stuff and have never had water come through the scuppers on to the deck. I have a 2stroke single on a 25. The boat can handle up to twin fourstroke 150's.
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Economics of a Maycraft center console are good. They are a relatively good value for the $$$. I would describe them as an excellent fair weather, close in vessel.
You're right they are an excellent fair weather boat, they are also a excellent rough weather boat! I witnessed from a 52' boat, in 12' seas, rough as heck, a 25' MC holding it's own 60 mi out one day. It was one of three boats out in that crap.

They are a good value at a good price.
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I have had two 27' cc's. One from 96 to 03 and the one I have now that I purcahsed in 03. Great boat and easy to maintain. Great for family and fishing. If you would like more info please call me at 919-920-9133 as I am very familiar with this boat and the manufacturer.

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Economics of a Maycraft center console are good. They are a relatively good value for the $$$. I would describe them as an excellent fair weather, close in vessel.
You're right they are an excellent fair weather boat, they are also a excellent rough weather boat! I witnessed from a 52' boat, in 12' seas, rough as heck, a 25' MC holding it's own 60 mi out one day. It was one of three boats out in that crap.

They are a good value at a good price.
12 ft seas and 60 miles out?

10 MPH return speed in 12 ft seas = 6 hours
Minus time to get there @ 15 to 20 kts = 2 1/2 to 3 hours

How big was that fish?

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gary240, didn,t you know that you have to own a 100.000 boat to fish ? just kidding. i love our maycraft.a little 19ftr that will take more than i care to dare.
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MY GAL,

I didn't say it was 12' the whole time or the whole way out. As I remember it was a good 4'-6' going out, a line of squalls pushed through and the wind picked up to 35kt steady and gusting higher stepping the waves up to 12' according to the data we recieved. However it was a good 8' coming back in and we were making 18 to 22 Kts coming in. Trust me we would not have gone out if we had known it was going to get that way. Even I have enough sense not to go in that kind of slop.

BTW, several Tuna and some dolphin nothing really note worthy.
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gary240, didn,t you know that you have to own a 100.000 boat to fish ? just kidding. i love our maycraft.a little 19ftr that will take more than i care to dare.
I like mine too, that 19' will take some punishment. I've had mine out around 30mi on more than one occasion.
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Hi gary-

Know you said what you saw. I was just ribbing you.

After a few, I always tell the guy's, " there I was, 100 miles out, wind NE @50 gusting to I don't know what, on battery power, pumps out, no beer......yada...yada.....

I was having a light moment, I apologize if I offended anyone.

Maycraft's are great vessels.
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No need to apoligize, no offense taken. You know how it is, I don't think MC get's the respect it deserves as a truely great boat, not just because I own one. Don't get me wrong,I know it's not built like a Regulator or even in the same class, but it is a well built boat.

That story sounds like a guy I used to race blow boats with. He would get into the Scotch and there he was middle of the Atlantic, big storm, pirates and 30' seas, had to stay down below for three days until the sea let up. He was a hoot, and some of the stuff was verified. Go figure.
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I agree on the respect issue, I have the 20' CC and have taken it to hell and back, worst day 5-6 steep wind blowing 35, got airborne and landed so hard that the cd player stopped working, apparently I broke the cd chassis loose inside the stereo,

I definetely talk my boat up, in my circle of friends everybody runs Sea-Vee's, Regulators, Sea Fox's and Cabo's.....especially when I am right next to them when we are 30 miles offshore.....

Keep in mind that I down sized from a 42' hatteras and the Maycraft was the only one built well enough to take the punishment I put my equipment through...it is definitely a Heavily Built "Carolina" Boat

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