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Best fishing boat under 30 ft in 2 foot seas (Gulf coast)

Old 05-27-2019, 11:03 AM
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Hi, looking for comments on best fishing boat under 30 ft 30 to 60 miles out safely in 2 to 3s.
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:34 AM
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Old 05-27-2019, 12:34 PM
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Lots of boats fit the parameters you are looking for, but all who respond, myself included are just opinions. You need to study up take rides on what you are interested in to make your own decision, anything can fit the bill, but are you safe and comfortable.
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Old 05-27-2019, 01:08 PM
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Calcutta 263 You can thank me later...
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:25 PM
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Seavee 290B, I’m in SW FL and fish those same conditions. Perfect boat, big boat performance in a smallish boat package. I’ve owned one since 2015 and have done it all in it. Trailers super easy too and fuel efficient and mine will be for sale soon!
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Freeman 29 but youíd have better luck finding a unicorn that shits gold nuggets.

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Old 05-28-2019, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by dookie st.croix View Post
Seavee 290B, Iím in SW FL and fish those same conditions. Perfect boat, big boat performance in a smallish boat package. Iíve owned one since 2015 and have done it all in it. Trailers super easy too and fuel efficient and mine will be for sale soon!
I think I also think about this one, but still waiting for another suggestion. My father owned this one but sold it few years ago.
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:02 AM
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Haha nice
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Gold nuggets love it.
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:04 AM
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There is no best boat, some will tell you this brand or that brand, but it comes down to best boat for the way you're going to use it. I have a center console Glacier Bay catamaran that is perfect for my needs and will safely handle what you are asking for and much, much more with tons of deck space, but it's not the best boat for everyone. What makes it the best in your opinion? Is it one that may have maximum deck space, forward seating, top that provides maximum shade, has a cruise over 35 mph, has a tuna door or walk through transom?
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:05 AM
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I just started looking at cats. Its just such a weird looking thing lol, but i'll give it a fair shake.
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:09 AM
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Onslow Bay 27
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:32 PM
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I use a 21 cape horn mostly snapper fish but we do run out jig for tuna and trolling when weather is good
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:36 PM
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What is your price range? Are you looking for a new boat or used?
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:25 AM
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Trying to stick under 200 for new or like 150 to 175 for used
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Onslow Bay 27
This one
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Calcutta 263 You can thank me later...
THIS ^^. Only draw back is the 2 year wait. I know, Iím still about 10-12 months out. Youíre in the right price range. Lots of nice boats out there, but the Calcutta is worth a look
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2s and 3s in the Onslow will have you down to 25kts or so to stay comfortable. a cat might ride better in a 2-3' head sea, but i would rather drift fish a V hull
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Thanks for the suggestions.!!
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We love our Cobia 277.

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