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Old 03-04-2003, 07:44 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Edgewater, MD - Pursuit 2
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Default How much freeboard is enough?

I disagree with Matt. I had a Mako(20C) and hated the low freeboard. It was fine for fishing the bay where your catch was not going to pull you overboard and you did not need to lean on the gunnel.

My current boat has 26" of freeboard, catched me above my knees. Great for tuna fishing. I also have toe kick space so you can get close to the gunnel without being off balance.

If you fish for large ocean fish, more freeboard is better. If not, not a big deal.

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