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Old 09-16-2020, 08:09 AM
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Would love to hear Pros and Cons as this boat has made the top of my shortlist so far
Old 09-16-2020, 12:32 PM
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Excellent boat. You will be very happy with it.
PROs:
Price
Unsinkable
Foam filled so it has a solid solid deck.
The hull is built extremely tough and is a tank
Shock absorption is great
efficient hull
Dry
soft riding
easiest cleaning boat in the world
resell
Cons:
Storage- maybe for the T model not XS. I have the XS and I have more storage than I can use. The T model only if you do overnighters.
Trim tab- Not a problem for me and for most because if you go offshore 100 miles out and your guest likes to move around while underway, zip tie their dam legs together. This is with most boats.
Size-interior is smaller than most 32 because of the beam.
Fit and finish-if you're looking for a microwave, grill, refrigerator this is not the boat for you. It's built tough and it shows.

I fish 80% and family 20%. So its perfect for me. These cape 31/32 are made for big water fishing and is very sea worthy. The newer 32's have enlarged recess trim tabs so that great ride is there with the larger engines. Im in NY and have been noticing a lot of folks getting Capes in NY and NJ. Must be a good thing.


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Old 09-16-2020, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by eagleeyes View Post
excellent boat. You will be very happy with it.
PROs:
Price
Unsinkable
Foam filled so it has a solid solid deck.
The hull is built extremely tough and is a tank
Shock absorption is great
efficient hull
Dry
soft riding
easiest cleaning boat in the world
resell
Cons:
Storage- maybe for the T model not XS. I have the XS and I have more storage than I can use. The T model only if you do overnighters.
Trim tab- Not a problem for me and for most because if you go offshore 100 miles out and your guest likes to move around while underway, zip tie their dam legs together. This is with most boats.
Size-interior is smaller than most 32 because of the beam.
Fit and finish-if you're looking for a microwave, grill, refrigerator this is not the boat for you. It's built tough and it shows.

I fish 80% and family 20%. So its perfect for me. This cape 31/32 are made for big water fishing and is very sea worthy. The newer 32's have enlarged recess trim tabs so that great ride is there with the larger engines. Im in NY and have been noticing a lot of folks getting Capes in NY and NJ. Must be a good thing.
this is a great review, we will be running 100 miles to the Gulf Stream often in NC so nice to know how it performs in big water, what outboards do you have on yours?
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:18 PM
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I have a 31T and the review above is spot on. Most common setup is twin Yamaha 300s. This will be an upper 50s, maybe 60, mph boat. In my opinion, I think the boat performs best between 35-45 mph.
Old 09-16-2020, 08:32 PM
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Man, where do I start. My wife wanted a cruise sand bar boat. I wanted a fishing machine.

Well can't have both, so I thought. For my family it's the best of all world's
1) safety offshore, she's not sinking due to foam filled
2) hardcore fish hauler. Eats swells, dry ride, smooth landing. She only pounds when I push to the limits
3) looks are there, always eye candy
4) tanks envy her build. They only wish to be as strong :-)
5) zero warranty issues on the hull and components in 2 years and 400 hours
6) maybe some local st augustine folk can chime in, I run her at the max every trip and no less. And holding as good as day one.
7) storage, an issue? We are not talking a 3 day cruise. The XS additional storage is more than enough to handle gear for a hardcore 12 hour trip
8) my last hull that I'll repower for years to come.
9) 1.8mpg at 40mph. Wot 63
10) normal fishing cruise 1.4mpg @ 47mph fully loaded in 2-3 seas with avg run 50 miles offshore


Yeah, we are happy with her. Very happy
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by datlhookYa View Post
Man, where do I start. My wife wanted a cruise sand bar boat. I wanted a fishing machine.

Well can't have both, so I thought. For my family it's the best of all world's
1) safety offshore, she's not sinking due to foam filled
2) hardcore fish hauler. Eats swells, dry ride, smooth landing. She only pounds when I push to the limits
3) looks are there, always eye candy
4) tanks envy her build. They only wish to be as strong :-)
5) zero warranty issues on the hull and components in 2 years and 400 hours
6) maybe some local st augustine folk can chime in, I run her at the max every trip and no less. And holding as good as day one.
7) storage, an issue? We are not talking a 3 day cruise. The XS additional storage is more than enough to handle gear for a hardcore 12 hour trip
8) my last hull that I'll repower for years to come.
9) 1.8mpg at 40mph. Wot 63
10) normal fishing cruise 1.4mpg @ 47mph fully loaded in 2-3 seas with avg run 50 miles offshore


Yeah, we are happy with her. Very happy
Glad to hear how much you like it, Ive really only heard good things. Are you running twin 300 Yamahas? The one I have picked out has twin 350 verados
Old 09-16-2020, 09:49 PM
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[QUOTE=Chawk18;14055536]this is a great review, we will be running 100 miles to the Gulf Stream often in NC so nice to know how it performs in big water, what outboards do you have on yours?[/QUOTE

Im running Zuk 350s. I like them a lot even tho I had a problem with it early. Suzuki Corp and my tech really took care of me so Im a happy customer. Had her out today and was ripping at 62 with a little head wind and full tank. Youll be happy no matter what engine you put on her.
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'19 32xs 350 V-rods. 61mph wot loaded.

Boat is a beast. I pull my kids on the tube with it and I've knee boarded off the back. Boat is a small 32 compared to a Grady for instance. I love ours.

Easy to clean. Storage is not really an issue- I say really because I fish in shore and offshore and I'm lazy so I wish I had all the gear on the boat. That's just me...

Boat gets compliments everywhere we take it.

I've had it in conditions I wasn't excited about- boat was fine. The creek I live on has 1.7' (under the boat) at dead low to get in, we go slow without consequence.

I had a 24xs prior to the 32. No warranty issues on either.

Also, I call Tyler at Cape whenever I have a question. He knows my name and boat and always returns my call. Service is amazing!
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I went to look at them when i was looking at center consoles in 34 ft range. I thought the boat was very small for a 32, thats because of the narrow beam. Im sure that adds to the good ride but I wanted something a little wider. I thought the boat was a little basic inside, not enough amenities but it is a fishing boat. One thing i didnt like was the one i saw had rocket launchers in the back, I think most come like that, when the motors are trimmed up all the way it prevents the motors from coming all the way out of the water. This one had a lot of growth on the engine lower skegs. Whoever has one seems to like them.

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