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Old 06-24-2018, 05:08 PM
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You'll have to strip the bottom completely if you're going to use the VC offshore. This paint is not compatible with anything else but VC offshore. Just a heads up. It would be worth it, its great paint.
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:58 PM
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Finally got to try out the new motors this weekend. I've been replacing pretty much everything on this boat and its finally almost done once my new wire marine panel comes in. Boat is running great with the new motors.
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:15 PM
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Just finished total restore on mine. 3 months everyday after work will wear you down!
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:41 PM
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Just finished total restore on mine. 3 months everyday after work will wear you down!
Came out good. Been working on mine for a solid 6 months..literally everything will be brand new but it is worth it. These boats can last a long time. Will finally be done once my glovebox comes in to cover the old switch panel. Just got twin 200 suzukis as well.

What kind of numbers are you getting? Mine are pretty solid with the 16x20 props but I can over rev them. Going to try a set of 16x 21 1/2 to drop the RPMs a tad and hopefully increase cruise speed. Boat performs awesome with the 200s and gets over 2 MPG fully loaded.

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Old 07-21-2018, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by wizness View Post


Came out good. Been working on mine for a solid 6 months..literally everything will be brand new but it is worth it. These boats can last a long time. Will finally be done once my glovebox comes in to cover the old switch panel. Just got twin 200 suzukis as well.

What kind of numbers are you getting? Mine are pretty solid with the 16x20 props but I can over rev them. Going to try a set of 16x 21 1/2 to drop the RPMs a tad and hopefully increase cruise speed. Boat performs awesome with the 200s and gets over 2 MPG fully loaded.
I have 16x23 props. 5800 - 6000 rpm 48- 50 mph depending on load. Best cruise speed is 3800 rpm 32 mph 2.5 mpg. I like to run it at 4800 rpm 40-42 mph but the fuel economy goes down to about 1.9 mpg.

Love the suzukis though. I think the 200s are a perfect power combination for this boat.
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Old 07-21-2018, 11:18 AM
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Liking the gray.
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Old 07-21-2018, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Cmdaigle View Post


I have 16x23 props. 5800 - 6000 rpm 48- 50 mph depending on load. Best cruise speed is 3800 rpm 32 mph 2.5 mpg. I like to run it at 4800 rpm 40-42 mph but the fuel economy goes down to about 1.9 mpg.

Love the suzukis though. I think the 200s are a perfect power combination for this boat.
good numbers. What year is your boat? Best cruise mpg I got was a little above 2.3.
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:15 PM
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Liking the gray.
thanks! Awlgrip medium gray
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:19 PM
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good numbers. What year is your boat? Best cruise mpg I got was a little above 2.3.
its a 2000 model. Bottom is painted with vc performance. Don’t know if that’s the difference. The 2.5 mpg was just me and a buddy. 3/4 fuel but no ice or gear on board.
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:10 PM
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Beatiful 32EC!
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:55 PM
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Finally reached 10 posts. Thanks to all who helped me via Private Messaging. I pulled the trigger on this 2018 255DC. Will be in the water as soon as dock is completed.

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Old 07-22-2018, 07:59 AM
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Sweet ride! We are really considering going to a Cat. just seems like a great option for getting further out and also have a reasonably shallow draft.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:31 AM
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The factors you mention were part of my decision too. I had been looking and learning for a couple of years. We finally moved permanently to our former vacation home on the intracoastal so it was time to get more serious. Everyone I corresponded with who owned a cat loved theirs. The benefits of low draft, especially in the intracoastal, best ride, roominess, redundancy with two motors, gas tanks, etc. appealed to me. 25ish feet fit my needs and budget. This cat gave me a lot of room for its size. Larger boats may handle the chop well but for its size category I believed this cat would be superior. For 2018, they changed the interior with Lebroc seats and a design I liked. I was also seriously looking at a Sailfish 275. It's a very nice boat for the money with lots of room, great features for a family like a preparation area for food, flexible seating, high freeboard, lots of room up front. Very nice head with sink. In the end, the dealer was inland and far away where the World Cat dealer was local. The World Cat dealer, Central Marine in St. Pete, had many great reviews and the people are knowledgeable and great to deal with. For servicing, I can drop the boat off on the water nearby and they will pick it up for free. They also made me a great deal and are storing my boat until my dock is done. For me, this arrangement was the whole nine yards. Finally, I felt like if I didn't buy a cat, at some point I would wish I did. I think the 255DC is the right boat for us.
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Cmdaigle View Post


I have 16x23 props. 5800 - 6000 rpm 48- 50 mph depending on load. Best cruise speed is 3800 rpm 32 mph 2.5 mpg. I like to run it at 4800 rpm 40-42 mph but the fuel economy goes down to about 1.9 mpg.

Love the suzukis though. I think the 200s are a perfect power combination for this boat.
Hopefully I'll be repowering mine this winter. I was torn between the Suzuki 200's or 225's since I have Honda 225's now. Those are about the same numbers I'm getting with my Hondas now. With those numbers, I'll be going with the 200's!!
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:05 PM
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Hopefully I'll be repowering mine this winter. I was torn between the Suzuki 200's or 225's since I have Honda 225's now. Those are about the same numbers I'm getting with my Hondas now. With those numbers, I'll be going with the 200's!!
Recent trip fully loaded fuel,ice, beer,tackle and 6 people best cruise 3800-4000 rpm 30 - 32 mph. 2.3 mpg. 1-2 seas. OAL trip was 205 mi, 102 gallons.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by coastalfiberglass View Post

Here is my 32ec, great boat!!
FreeSpearIt was my old WC.

Scout Team 1 is my new one: ‘18 295cc

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Old 08-08-2018, 04:38 AM
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What happened to the Intrepid? Just couldn't stay away from the cats could you?
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:53 AM
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What happened to the Intrepid? Just couldn't stay away from the cats could you?


It was fast and efficient. But on the Keys trip last year, we got beat up pretty good. My old back and neck said it’s tik
e for another Cat.

I only left Cats for more speed for tourneys. Once Freeman and Prowler came around, speed was comparable. And once I test ride this WC and it topped out at 57mph, I was sold.

Speed and and efficiency are similar to the Intrepid. But the ride is much softer in all seas. The only thing I really miss is the Intrepid side dive door. That’s the greatest dive ladder for spearfishing ever! Hands down.

Just this week I was missing that dive door. I shot a 58lb Cobia which would have easily slid in the dive door on the Intrepid. But on the WC, it took two of us to get her in the boat. And I sprained my thumb in the process.

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