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"Best" center console with twin yamaha F-150s (23-26 ft range)


"Best" center console with twin yamaha F-150s (23-26 ft range)

Old 05-10-2009, 07:42 PM
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:19 PM
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150s will run any cat up to 26 feet, and their isn't a mono that will give you the same rough water ride or deck space in a boat of this size.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:15 PM
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:37 PM
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:45 AM
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Sailfish 2360 or 266.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:47 AM
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I have a 2005 ProKat 2660 with a pair of 150s. Love the boat. Have had absolutely no problems. Cruise at 27 kts/4300 RPM at about 1.5 (nautical) mpg. I do a lot of bottom fishing, including deepdropping in 600-800 ft. 65+ miles from the dock. I bottomfish regularly with 6-7 persons on board....Plenty of room, plenty of fuel. I know these boats have been bashed pretty well on this board, but I have had no issues in just over 4 years/1200 hours and could not be happier.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:56 AM
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23T Contender of course. Great boat and super combo with the t/150's. I had mine out 75 miles out last week trolling in the stream. You will not be sorry to get the best.....
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:04 AM
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For what you described, an Albury would be hard to beat.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:19 AM
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I have looked at all the boats mentioned. I finally settled on a SeaSwirl Striper 26 with twin 150's. I have been very pleased by its ameneties, performance and most of all its economy. I have run it to the abacos and offshore over 250 hours in less than one year. Hillsboro to west end bahama was 22 gals in gas in 5 foot sea's averaging around 27 MPH for the sake of comfort and a stiff se breeze which tended to soak you. In normal conditions this boat is dry and comfortable and with 150's jumps out of the hole straight to about 44 without trim. Trimmed out and 1/2 loaded I have toped 52 with Aftermarket Mercury props. With standard props she hits about 47-48 depending on load.
The main reason I bought this boat was bang for the buck. Go see Tom McCulluch in Pompano. He will hook you up at a great price and stand behind his product! I have ridden in Edgewaters, contenders, Seafox, etc. You get what you pay for. If you want to drop near 100K you are going to get one hell of a nice ride but on a budget the striper does a great job in my mind.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:39 AM
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:48 PM
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:26 PM
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:24 PM
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I looked at both the Seaswirl and Sailfish.. Both are a good bang for the buck but I preferred the 2660 Sail. Great boat for the mullah!http://www.thehulltruth.com/images/icons/icon14.gif
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:06 PM
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Take a look at the SailFish. Makes a HUGE 23 footer. Has rear seating that is very easily removable and small enough to store under the concole when fishing, and very comfortable seating upfront. At the same time has enough deadrise to be a very nice and dry offshore ride. Has over 20 rod holders, and more cup holders than you could use. Is extremely efficient and I dont have one complaint from my 21 footer in 3 years. I take it offshore without checking the weather without worries. its the biggest 21 on the market. The console on these boats is an oversized helm, and gives you a sense your on a bigger boat than it actually is. I searched for a long time before buying this boat, and found this was the most well rounded of the smaller center consoles out there. I fish alot, but i use it recreationally alot too (1,008 hours in 3 years) and would not change anything with the design. I cant tell you how many times people will be on the boat and after an hour or so they will ask, "so wait a second, how big is this boat?" It has extremely high gunnels and just gives the feeling you are on a bigger boat.

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Nordhvan 75 Expedition Yachtfisher.

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Originally Posted by CLK View Post
Nordhvan 75 Expedition Yachtfisher.


Now thats what I'm talking about.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:46 AM
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I have a 22' Prokat WA and a 30' Donzi ZF. Both fish equally well in similar water....The Prokat with 2 115 Yamahas runs 33mph on very little gas and the Donzi runs 65mph on a lot of gas. BUT....One of the 90gal Gas tanks in the Kat is leaking and a very expensive fix. Cut out the fish box and drop in a new tank in a hole cut in the top of the leaky 90gal tank? Why would prokat put 180 gal of gas in a 22' with 2 115s? No wonder they are out of business.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:01 PM
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Warped plane hull. (45 degree entry to 12 degree transom) 26'4" Hull length.


While they primarily are a Honda and zuke dealer., they will hang any brand motor you want.

With the cabin model of the hull I can cruise at 28mph burning 9gph with a full load and powered by a single 225. All composite 3 piece hull too.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:43 PM
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Take a look at the Jones Brothers 26 Cape Fisherman. Absolutely awesome fishing platform.
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