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Old 06-29-2020, 03:45 PM
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Anyone had a twin Vee 240 and a 260? Id like to know how they compare in rough or choppy seas, specifically the Gulf of Mexico but any info helps. My thoughts are that there arent any days youd be willing to take out the 26 and unwilling to take out the 24. Id like to be Somewhat comfortable in 3-4 seas And be able to make it home in 5-6.
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Handles very well in rough seas, as long as you take the waves straight on.
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I have 2011 twin vee 22". same hull as the 24'
the 24 doesn't come close to the 26 ride and with bigger engines you can go faster with better fuel milage
I been going into the gulf 80 miles one way for 9 years and wish I had a 26
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The 26 is way above the 24 imo. Our buddy just moved up and can keep up with our 32st in some chop that a 26 foot boat wouldnt normally go in.
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I have a TV 26. Boat can eat GOM chop all day. It's good for big rolling seas also.
I'm too smart to go out if it's blowing more than 15. I've been caught in some nasty storms coming in, the ride was fine and I always felt safe. You get what I call "side slap" in quartering seas. It can give you a jolt now and again. It's just the nature of cat boats.

I've never ridden in the 24 but I'm sure it will get the job done. But the job will be more comfortable in the 26. You need that extra length to skim across the top of the chop.
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I have a TV 26. Boat can eat GOM chop all day. It's good for big rolling seas also.
I'm too smart to go out if it's blowing more than 15. I've been caught in some nasty storms coming in, the ride was fine and I always felt safe. You get what I call "side slap" in quartering seas. It can give you a jolt now and again. It's just the nature of cat boats.

I've never ridden in the 24 but I'm sure it will get the job done. But the job will be more comfortable in the 26. You need that extra length to skim across the top of the chop.
ive seen them both now in person and the 26 looks much larger and much more seaworthy. If thats the direction I go Ill choose the 26. But once cry once. I dont see myself ever wanting anything bigger.
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The smaller console used on the 22 would really open up the dance floor on the 26’ boat.
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I've been eyeballing these same two hulls and the minimal price difference (and small fuel tank) would lead me to forego the 24 altogether.

And if you're talking western GOM only the foolhardy would leave the dock on either in true 3' - 4', is just not worth the misery.
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I've been eyeballing these same two hulls and the minimal price difference (and small fuel tank) would lead me to forego the 24 altogether.

And if you're talking western GOM only the foolhardy would leave the dock on either in true 3' - 4', is just not worth the misery.
i agree 100%. This year NOAA has said 1 and its been 2.5, 3 or 4 probably 8-10 times. Id like to be able to make the call rather than being forced to then around in those situations.
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The 26 is considerably better. The hull design is better and has an additional 2ft.
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The 24 is a 26 with 2 ft cut off the transom....neither one will blast through the close 3-4 in the GOM doing 30 while sipping martinis....
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Is the 24 the 22 hull or is it the 26 with 2ft chopped off? I was trying to figure out where this one came from.
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From my understanding its neither. Complete new design
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The 26 and 24 are completely different hulls. I have been in both. I watched them design the 24 from the 5 axis machine The new 24 is nothing like the old 22. The old 22 is a cut down version of the old 26 with the smaller tunnel.

that being said the 26 will ride way better and likes more speed also has a lot more room.

the new 24 is a more Predictable riding hull due to it being more symmetrical. I would hands down buy the 26.

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By the way a true 3-4 foot sea in the gulf will be close to not fishable Just imagine the seas almost as tall as you. But I used to pass 31 contenders getting the crap beat out of them and laughing in the 26.

ps get rid of the Suzuki props if you buy one and go with mercury eco bravos. Good luck
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
The 24 is a 26 with 2 ft cut off the transom....neither one will blast through the close 3-4 in the GOM doing 30 while sipping martinis....
My mistake....the old 22 was a cut short 26.....
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First off, it is not a 24. It was introduced as the 230 and then rebranded as the 240 when they put those brackets on the back. Put a tape measure on one and its a little less than 23 LOA bow to transom. Problem with both os lack of significant in floor storage. The anchor storage is ridiculous at bow of each sponson...cannot fit a dinght anchor in there. Its a better looking boat than the 26, but the 26 is significantly more boat, but still lacks in floor storage, which is a shame cause there is so much room in each sponson, but hatches & bucket liners get pricey in manufacturing. I think most pass on the 23/24 for the 26 due to the minimal price difference, but some just prefer the more modern styling of the smaller one
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I have a 260 SE and it’s a great fishing machine. I looked through the 240 and think it would be great family cruiser .
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Default Twin vee hull issues

I own a 26 foot Twin Vee that I purchased new in 2010. It came with a lifetime hull warranty. It now has cracks it both hulls. First it developed a 41 crack, and Twin Vee agreed to fix if I could get the boat to the factory. They fixed it, but quite poorly. When I went to pick it up a new crack had opened up. It appears that it was already rotting and the transportation was enough to reveal the crack. I have no idea how water was able to get into the hulls. I am guessing the wood stringers also have some issues, based on the brown water leaking out. Twin vee has now refused to honor their warranty. Legal proceedings will definitely follow. See pictures of the two cracks
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Please be advised my 2010 Twin Vee 26 has serious cracks in each hull. Twin Vee fixed one crack, albeit quite poorly. The second crack revealed itself after returning from the factory. It appears it was already deteriorated based on the brown water leaking from the crack. Twin Vee won't be honoring their lifetime hull warranty. Legal proceedings to follow. I will be telling all my boating friends about my Twin Vee experience.

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