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Old 06-22-2019, 12:15 PM
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My father bought a boat a few years agoóa CC Maycraft and he loves it. Itís a very nice boat and runs great! My biggest complaint, however, is the lack of seating. Thereís the Captainís Seat, a seat in front of that and then a spot to sit at the very front and thatís about it.

I am curious, though. What do do you guys all like about the Center Console boats? I feel like they are super popular and just want to get your opinions. What do you like compared to non-CC boats?
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:36 PM
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360 degrees of unobstructed fishing.
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Originally Posted by SunsOutGunsOut View Post
My father bought a boat a few years agoóa CC Maycraft and he loves it. Itís a very nice boat and runs great! My biggest complaint, however, is the lack of seating. Thereís the Captainís Seat, a seat in front of that and then a spot to sit at the very front and thatís about it.

I am curious, though. What do do you guys all like about the Center Console boats? I feel like they are super popular and just want to get your opinions. What do you like compared to non-CC boats?
Beats me. Waste of space
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:41 PM
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Fishability, i fish for bass and i went from a aluminum boat to a bass boat, walkaround, to center console. Some day iím going to remove my ttop for even more space
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:54 PM
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They are versatile. Seating in other areas is available--two at the CC helm, one or two forward of the helm, some have bench seats or coffin boxes forward. Many have two seats aft, each side of motor well, Bean bags are comfortable. Many seaworthy hulls, and most are self bailing--so if water gets aboard, it runs out the scuppers.
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360 degrees of unobstructed fishing.
what he said plus speed, range, and ease of upkeep.
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:15 PM
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There is just as much seating on some ccís as there is in a dc, unless you get one of the hard core ccís. Then that seating just gets in the way.
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Originally Posted by lps View Post
360 degrees of unobstructed fishing.
except for the egg beaters on the back
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:42 PM
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Stand on the console for a little extra height sight casting. Though it does take up a lot of room.
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:43 PM
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Do you like a coupe or a four-door? I'll take a coupe any day
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:44 PM
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For me:

Unobstructed fishing and the ease of working a big fish all the way around the boat.
Helm is designed for stand up operation, so my legs can operate as shock absorbers.
It much easier to handle and dock solo for the same reason itís easier to fight a fish.

Other layouts offer advantages too, but for what I do, CCs rule!
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Old 06-22-2019, 01:45 PM
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That's the best part. Captains seat. Captains cupholder. Captains ice cold beer.

Everyone else better have a rod in their hand and kids on the beanbag or bow/stern seating.
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The Captain is centrally located in the boat with unobstructed visibility, easier to dock, easier to clean at the end of the day, usually lighter and the console holds almost all electronics so their easily accessible...
Other than that their just a hole in the water....
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Iíve got 2 kids and a DC and a CC. Loading surfboards and boogie boards is much easier on the cc. Toys on one side of the console, walking lane on the other. And we fish all over the boat, no consoles or single lane walkthrough to deal with. My little girl hooked up to a false albacore last fall that walked her up and down the side of the CC. Would have been ďinterestingĒ on the DC.
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unobstructed view, sense of being actually "on" the water, can chase fish around the boat with your rod wherever you need to move, women generally don't like to go out in them (hope my wife is not looking over my shoulder),
On the negative side, wind in your hair and water in your face.
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Ease of maintenance

Lots of space

Seating can be had on most makes
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They’re popular for all the listed reasons above. Are they best for y’all everybody? Nope, so if they’re not for you, buy something else instead of worrying about what the other guys are buying.

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Originally Posted by SunsOutGunsOut View Post
My father bought a boat a few years agoóa CC Maycraft and he loves it. Itís a very nice boat and runs great! My biggest complaint, however, is the lack of seating. Thereís the Captainís Seat, a seat in front of that and then a spot to sit at the very front and thatís about it.

I am curious, though. What do do you guys all like about the Center Console boats? I feel like they are super popular and just want to get your opinions. What do you like compared to non-CC boats?
How many people do you want to take on tje boat anyways? I wouldnt want to be in a boat where there are more people that places to sit, its just not fun being crowded on any boat. As you noted, there are places for 6-8 people on the CC you describe, you want more than that onboard? No thanks unless a flybridge so I can get away from them all and drive the boat in peace without distractions.
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Originally Posted by kennyboy View Post
Do you like a coupe or a four-door? I'll take a coupe any day
Fo doe with reclining seats has more exciting social possibilities and stuff. A bench seat has even more possibilities..

It's a funny thing about CCs. Whenever I see one going out, the people are all hanging onto the t-top like their life would end if they let go. All on the shady side of top..

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Wish I had one. Got the walk-around so it had a cabin and toilet for the wife, but it's a pain to fish from sometimes as it's still hard to get around the cabin, and the front deck is so small. Worse yet, I've only gotten laid in the cabin a couple times, so it's wasted fishing space as far as I'm concerned.

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