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Old 07-24-2020, 08:39 PM
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Any advice on a walk around that is 21 feet or less, but also handles decent chop? Outboard ideal. In a perfect world it has some kind of seating in the bow.

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Old 07-24-2020, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrfield16 View Post
Any advice on a walk around that is 21 feet or less, but also handles decent chop? Outboard ideal. In a perfect world it has some kind of seething in the bow.

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Default Proline 201walk

For the size can’t be beat the proline 201walk
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At that size they are just about all the same... Why a W/A? at 21' the cabin is so small it is close to useless.
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Grady white adventure 208 is a great little-big boat. It's the only WA I have been on, but it works really well for its size and seems well thought out. Rides pretty dry as long as it's not too choppy. I would definitely take a look at one if looking at this class of boat.
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Another vote for the Grady-White Adventure 208. But I'm biased, I own one.

The design hasn't changed in 20 years, because it's that good. Not many manufacturers realize when they have a good thing to stop monkeying around.
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Look at the Dusky FAC lineup. True fish-around style, easy access 360degrees.

The old names were based on length, bow to transom. The new names add about 2' for the bracket but same hull. Ex - old 233 is now 252, hull on both are 23'3". They also have a 203/227 and 256/278.
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You did not mention new or used but Sailfish used to make the 218 WAC. My brother owned one and in my opinion, had a very cool layout and rode extremely well for the size.

Here is one (not my brother's but identical) just for pictures sake.

2006 Sailfish 218 WAC w/ Yamaha F200 -$24,500

I liked the fact that you could still easily move from the leaning post to the sides of the boat without having to go around a wall, like with most walkaround cabin boats.

FYI, my brother would actually fish that boat 100 miles offshore out of Biloxi (brought extra fuel) when buddy boating with me those times that we had more people than my boat alone would hold.

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I presume you mean seating in the bow.

I think that first you should state where you boat as the water conditions make a tremendous difference in a boat of 21 feet. Secondly, as stated above, 21 feet is not much of a cabin, there is not any forward seating, etc. If you were going with something today, the Grady is a good choice.

However, I think that you should do your own research and determine what is really important to you and what is practical in your fishing area.
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Not sure of your budget but I'll toss in my 2 cents
if you can find a 95 or 96 hydrasports 2150 in decent shape jump all over it. Sold my 95 which I owned for 25 years a few months back and it did everything you need except forward Seating. I've been through barnegat inlet in alot of different conditions and never felt in trouble (not noreasters). Not a speed demon, more like a tank. Cabin can sleep 2 cramped. Plenty of room behind the helm as the wac's are typical pushed a little forward vs a cc.
gl with your search.
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HS 212WA. She's been a beast!
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The only walkaround in that size category that I would consider is the Grady White 208. It is seaworthy, looks good, plenty of room on deck, good cabin space and good resale value. I would prefer a 200hp Yamaha but most of them have a 150hp. The style hasn't changed much over the years, but I would look for 2006 and newer. The price for a 2006 and newer should be mid 20's and up.
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Seahunt used to make a 21 WA. Used to see a lot them around Charleston, SC.

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Grady 208
pursuit 2150 ?
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All great options. Thank you everyone!!!
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Another vote for Striper. I had an 1850 - loved it. With the tabs down she would slice comfortably thru any chop.
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Don't mind me... Just commenting so I can find this thread later on. Soon I'll be looking for something similar.
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I had Proline 20 WA. Well built and economical with a Suzuki 150.

The wind and weather protection afforded by almost any WA is welcome in cool or wet weather.
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Here's my Seaswirl 1850 - great boat.



We used it as a camper for a trip to Alaska from SC.


I also air conditioned it.
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