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Old 03-04-2003, 10:20 AM
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jkruppa
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Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Livonia, Michigan, USA
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Default How much freeboard is enough?

Just like anything else regarding a boat-freeboard is a trade off. The one thing I have noticed is thatI would rather fish out of a boat with less freeboard. The reason is that you feel close to the water. It just feels like a better experience. I have 2 boats, a Four Winns Sundowner 205 (high freeboard) and a 14' Lund aluminum. The Four Winns is a great boat. For cruising, entertaining, swimming-it can't be beat. The high freeboard gives a sense of security to the family. However, when it comes to fishing-it is just not the same experience as being right down on the water.
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