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Old 04-18-2008, 02:29 AM   #1
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Default Paramount 21 "Super Fisherman"

So.........Anyone running one of these babies? On looks alone, they look like a pretty mean little boat. Can't find too much info on them though. Seem to be popular in Florida. If anyone has any info on things like build quality, build material, ability to handle chop, fuel burn, fishablity, draft, etc.......I am all ears! Thanks in advance.
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Fast boat, very fast. did I mentiuon it was a fast hull? Cops like to run them.


Fast boat.
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My buddy has a 2004 21 Paramount with a 225 Merc on it. It's faster than my boat by about 3 mph. Surprisingly good ride in chop. Very fast. Construction is ok, has a few minor issues....but fast.


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Old 04-18-2008, 04:42 AM   #4
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It's a pocket go fast and loves to ride on top a chop. It's a great boat and the company has a good reputation and has been around a long time. There's been a few used ones on boat trader that were in great shape recently.

And it's a very fast hull.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:48 AM   #5
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The boat will fly and is built solid, all biax glass, laminated hull, deck, and cap. The boat like to run up on top as it has a large keel pad to lift, this is why it's so fast as well. With a 200 Merc, the boat will run upper 50s all day with an average load. 225 Opti is good for low to mid 60s and if you really want to get into it, a 300XS will get you well into the 70s.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:17 AM   #6
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Yea, I came across a few on Boattrader. They seem to be going for a decent price...........very strange these days. I didn't know if that was because of quality issues. Anyone do any fishing out of one of these speed demons? Is the layout ok? Sounds like a winner so far. Thanks for the replies!!
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I always liked the look of them as well. Check this one out http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...ode=1#M2005962

Looks good to me.
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They are very fishable with a large bow area, big centerline fishbox and a lot of storage and a drink cooler under the forward console seat. The only drawback is a small rear cockpit and the livewell is in an awkward spot and below deck and only about 10 gallons. It's a three-piece boat so you have toe room all the way around and the deck is level with only a small 3 inch step up in the bow. The gunnels are shin height in the cockpit and knee height in the bow, so you get a bay boat feeling when riding in one and it also adds to the fast sensation. It feels safer than a bay boat though due to the higher freeboard in the bow.
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I always liked the look of them as well. Check this one out http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...ode=1#M2005962

Looks good to me.
That boat is local to my area and very sweet!
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:09 PM   #10
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Anyone know what she drafts? Wood or composite?............Don't want to start any mud slinging, just want to know....haha!
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Draft is pretty shallow, maybe a foot with the engine up. My good friend had one for years, I spent a lot of time on it. He had a 225 Merc EFI and it was a 65 MPH boat light. He sold it to another one of our friends and its still going strong. It was an 84.
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:47 PM   #12
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Seems like all the boats for sale don't have tabs. Do they not need them? I would think you would need to keep the bow down in chop to slice through? Any thoughts?
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The Paramount 21 has long been on my short list. Not being one of the "Big Name" boats keeps the price down but a nice pocket fisherman with a good ride. Probably doesn't drink a lot of fuel if you can stay off the throttle.
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Have only seen one Paramount 21 and was very impressed. Also saw and test trialed a 26. Wow,, the 26 loves to run and takes the seas (IMHO) better than a 31 Fountain does. We ran that 26 in some tough conditions, and as long as we kept the hammer down, she performed like a dream.
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:51 AM   #15
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Yea, the 26 looks sick......a little out of my price range though. Thanks for the replies everyone.....keep them coming.
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I bought one here in MD last year. 1993 w/ 200 HP Evinrude t-top, Owns & Sons aluminum trailer. I mounted a Minn Kota Rip Tide electric trolling motor on the front. An older gentleman owned it, just used it go perch fishing. It had about 100 hours on t and I gave him $7500.

I like the boat for striper fishing here on the Chesapeake. With t-top and windshield it goes low 50's.

What I do not like is that the boat is wet in the rear, scuppers nnear water line. I plug the scuppers when there is no threat of bad seas, and I have two drains going to the bilge for incidental water like washing the deck. The new ones addressed that problem better I am told.

Anyway, $7500 bucks, I will run the pis out of it and feed it fuel which it is very fond of. The boat has good fish karma, racks up some good numbers.
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Fishamajig....do you have trim tabs on your boat?
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There's a real nice older 21 with a 225 opti and a T-top for sale in Tarpon Springs if anyone is looking for one. It's on a dealer lot.
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Anyone seen one of these with a 4 stroke? Or are they too heavy for the transom?
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I did put trim tabs on the boat which made all the difference in a chop. The boat responded beautifully, worth every penny.

As for the 4 stroke - I would imagine that the boat would be awesome with a F150 Yamaha. I would sacrifice the speed for fuel economy, how fast do you need to go?

The boat is 15 years old, so spider cracks or structural issues for a wood over fiberglass boat.
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