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Old 06-01-2011, 04:55 AM
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I just bought a Scout 245 XSF for the exact purpose you describe. My Panga Marine 18' Skiff was probably one of the best riding 18' boats on the planet, but the Tampa Bay chop, as mentioned above, is nasty. Steep, sharp, and present more often than not.

I wanted something with a single engine, plenty of seating, a head, some fishability, and enough size to prevent getting sent back to port because of the chop.