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Old 03-04-2003, 07:45 AM
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BW23
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Default How much freeboard is enough?

We had a 76 MAKO 20'er with the low freeboard and cutout transom. When we fished the tidal rips we were constantly taking water over the transom depending on the drift. The lower freeboard was never a problem just uncomforting for an in-experienced boater that would have prefered more freeboard. Still have the boat and a 23' Whaler, higher freeboard and closed transom.
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