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Old 10-10-2019, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by OutdoorzDude View Post


i understand but if you only have two hands, and trying to get your bait ready, that’s a lot more work than just spinning the wheel and then throttling up throwing it in neutral. Like many have said, pros and cons with each but there are several 20-22’ ft mono boats that are very stable with two people up top
A 22 cat wont turn tight for what reason, which one is that?
And I would also love to know a few of the several 20-22' monos that are very stable with 2 people up top according to you?
Old 10-10-2019, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullshipper View Post
A 22 cat wont turn tight for what reason, which one is that?
And I would also love to know a few of the several 20-22' monos that are very stable with 2 people up top according to you?
The hull. Gradys (mine’s only a 20) and Parkers, two heavy boats that I have spent 100s of hours on top of and they barely budge with 400lbs of human beings up top.
Old 10-10-2019, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by OutdoorzDude View Post


The hull. Gradys (mine’s only a 20) and Parkers, two heavy boats that I have spent 100s of hours on top of and they barely budge with 400lbs of human beings up top.

I've been on a heavy, well built Privateer (21) and if you didn't know what you were doing, you could turtle fast. There's absolutely no way you can have 400lbs up top, raising the center of gravity on a 20ft boat and it "barely budge"
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24 albemarle w tower and controls. 24 deg deadrise and I honestly don’t notice much of a difference from the cockpit regardless of conditions. Up top in reasonable sight fishing seas/chop doesn’t seem unsafe at all. I think it prob depends on the boat.
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Appreciate all the insight guys. It's tuff as there alot of 23ft deep vee boats available I.e. hydras, etc
Old 10-10-2019, 06:09 PM
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I think you should up your size to the 26ft range (24-28 ft) and you'll be happier. You looking for a CC or one with a cabin?
Old 10-10-2019, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by SaltyDawg86 View Post
I've been on a heavy, well built Privateer (21) and if you didn't know what you were doing, you could turtle fast. There's absolutely no way you can have 400lbs up top, raising the center of gravity on a 20ft boat and it "barely budge"
sorry buddy but I bet that privateer is probably 20-25% lighter than my 20’ cuddy cabin or Parker pilothouse. You are welcome to come fish with me anytime and try for yourself. The deadrise has something to do with it as well, these aren’t exactly deep Vs.
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Originally Posted by OutdoorzDude View Post


sorry buddy but I bet that privateer is probably 20-25% lighter than my 20’ cuddy cabin or Parker pilothouse. You are welcome to come fish with me anytime and try for yourself. The deadrise has something to do with it as well, these aren’t exactly deep Vs.

Highly doubt that your boat is that much heavier. That Privateer was built with wood and glass, no composite there. But I guess barely budging is on the same THT scale as wave height 😂🤣. If you're happy though, that's all that matters. I'll take my 27 Cat and wave if/when I see you out there.
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Originally Posted by rawlesrb View Post
24 albemarle w tower and controls. 24 deg deadrise and I honestly don’t notice much of a difference from the cockpit regardless of conditions. Up top in reasonable sight fishing seas/chop doesn’t seem unsafe at all. I think it prob depends on the boat.
A low center of gravity, like a heavy inboard diesel, will help.
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Originally Posted by OutdoorzDude View Post


sorry buddy but I bet that privateer is probably 20-25% lighter than my 20’ cuddy cabin or Parker pilothouse. You are welcome to come fish with me anytime and try for yourself. The deadrise has something to do with it as well, these aren’t exactly deep Vs.

So your 20' grady has motors, then a cabin and an additional 400 lbs 15 feet in the air over a 8 1/2' wide beam, makes tight tight turns going beam to and doesn't lean in seas with her vee bottom.
And a short cat with 2 widely spaced motors and lower units acting as rudders and kicking prop wash at a 32 degree angle will not turn as sharp as your single mono either?

Ok, buenas noches.

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Old 10-11-2019, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by SaltyDawg86 View Post
I think you should up your size to the 26ft range (24-28 ft) and you'll be happier. You looking for a CC or one with a cabin?
Salty- prefer a CC due to the fishability. I prefer the 22-23ft range so that its less $$$ and easier to tow. I live about 3 hours from where I plan to be launching
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I had a friend who put a simple crows nest on the top of his Everglades 243. For 20 years fishing on his boat he kept saying how he regretted not spending the xtra money for a full second station. So when I ordered my Cobia 237 in 2015 I was sure I was going to install the full station. Its important that the manufacturer builds the tower ,hardtop, to handle the extra stress involved. They also must attach the tower to the deck with that extra stress in mind. Now 4 years and 800 hours later the second station makes the boat. Not just for Cobia but also for weedlines. We dont go up there when its rough but when conditions are calm the boat is very stable with one guy up there even at 25 mph. When going slower I have no problem with two full grown adults up there. A lot of Mahi have been caught that would would have not seen without the tower. The only negative is that the tower is at 14 feet and I dont have a trailer but the couple times it needed trailering it was hairy as many tree branches are hanging down much lower then power wires. I installed all the steering. electronics, etc and the digital Suzuki made it so much easier without needing an ugly wire tube. Since I hired my own welder to build the tower and ladder and installed most of everything myself I saved a ton. Everything including ladder and Garmin 741 upstairs totaled $5,000.

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Old 10-11-2019, 10:43 AM
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Anyone else that has fished both platforms?
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Originally Posted by Rudden83 View Post
Anyone else that has fished both platforms?
Fished a 21 Privateer, wasn't a fan
Fished a 24 Judge Chesapeake, a lot of fun
Fished a 29 Prokat and it was a blast
Own a 27 World Cat (no tower yet) but I know I'll love it.

I don't believe the money will be much different looking for a 24-26 CC and 26-28 wouldn't be much more expensive, depending on what exactly you're looking for. Can I assume you'll be towing with a 1/2 ton truck?
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Don’t go for the THT, “buy as big as you can afford” line. A 20-23’ is all you need for the bay and 20 miles out. Less maintenance, a lot less fuel, easier to tow, and more versatile (fishing pilings, watersports, etc).
Look at what the charter guys run, single motor, mono hulls. Good luck.

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Old 10-12-2019, 09:30 AM
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https://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-s...ge-22-36k.html

Again, no idea of your budget, but here's a great boat in your size range that has the ability to have a tower
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Having owned 3 cat boat, they shine at running on plane in a chop, but not so much as a platform for dragging baits in sloppy seas.
I highly recommend having any used Twin Vee surveyed before purchase. There are a lot of horror stories. All true.
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i have a tideline 235 with a tower. It’s very stable with two people in the tower. Rides great in chop.
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Originally Posted by SaltyDawg86 View Post
Funny, I'm going to put a tower on my 1999 26 World Cat because I think it's a great Bay boat.

A C-Hawk would be fine but you'll have to pick your days, won't ride as well as a cat.
When you get that tower on your WC I'd like to see see pics and your thoughts on what it's like up there.
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Originally Posted by cvflats View Post
i have a tideline 235 with a tower. It’s very stable with two people in the tower. Rides great in chop.
What is the deadrise on the tideline?

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