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Old 10-23-2012, 03:33 PM
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Gday guys,

I know it has been done a few times on here already but I am in the market for a new Centre Console fibreglass boat. The boat will be shipped to Australia and used extensively for fishing and Spearfishing. We do long runs out to the continental shelf which is around 45nm out.
I have been looking at a few brands of boats in the Florida area. The basic specs on the boat I am chasing is:

24-26 feet
TTop with canvas
Twins 4 stroke engines- preferably 175hp or less
fuel >400l


Some of the brands I am looking at are Competition 25, Contender 23/25, Whitewater 25/28, Bluewater 2550 and regulator 24/26. If there are any I am missing please let me know. I am also fond of the panga style boats as I have owned a Angler panga 26 and was impressed with the ride and fuel economy, so I am looking at the Andros 26 and Pangamarine boats as well.
I would like to keep the boat to a budget of around or under 100k if possible, shipped to Australia( shipping around 15k). With the price of fuel over here bordering extortion I need to find a balance of Horsepower/speed and fuel consumption.
I am after people who know the above mentioned boats and perhaps have some fuel figures with similar engine comparisons. The boats will be used exclusively in the open ocean.

Any advice would be great as I really have had limitted exposure to those style boats and dont have the opportunity to just pop over and have a look.
Thanks
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here are some real world numbers from my boat. mine is powered by a single 300 but it'll give you a ballpark of what to expect.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...d-numbers.html
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thanks for that.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:12 PM
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too.late do you have a revised fuel usage at cruise?
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:28 PM
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Look no further than the 25 Competition.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:48 PM
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24' Albemarle will ride better and use less fuel than any 24 listed above.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:00 PM
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Add the Cape Horn 24os to your list. 25'1" overall length, 145 gal/548 l fuel, 1.07l/km (2.2 mpg) @ 28 kts, twin Yamaha F150 and can be had in the US for under US$80,000.
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too.late do you have a revised fuel usage at cruise?
i still see those number as of now. if its not sloppy i can pretty much expect right at 3 mpg in the ocean with a typical dive load. thats 8 tanks, 2-3 guys, 200 pounds of ice and 200-300 pounds of fish.
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i still see those number as of now. if its not sloppy i can pretty much expect right at 3 mpg in the ocean with a typical dive load. thats 8 tanks, 2-3 guys, 200 pounds of ice and 200-300 pounds of fish.
I don't think there's a boat around with the capabilities this one has that's gonna beat those #'s, and on a super-fishy deck layout to boot.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:51 AM
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cape_fisherman- I dismissed the Albemarle as they dont have the power options with outboards on the 242cc. I don't want a inboard motor as i require two outboards. The hull looked goodd though.

Cole caz- i have added it to my list and will look more closely at them.

too late- Those figures seem to be what I imagined. What RPM do you sit on? As I will be running with a similar load. 4/5 divers(free divers not scuba) with 200lb ice, 300lb of fish.
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I really liked my friends Cape Horn, lite, alot of space, Dry ride, didn't shake & rattle in rougher seas. Will look around for one and send you some info. I do TrueViewTours.com so will be able to show you a real presentation on one.
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My buddy has a 26' SeaHunt cc with twin F150's. It's decked out nicely with wings, outriggers, gear, ice, etc. and we see 2.5 miles per gallon at cruise (25mph-30mph depending on conditions). 45 miles, that's the shorter of our runs along southern NC. Some of our inlets require a 65-70 mile run to the break.
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Maybe something like this 26?

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/20...0-Cc-101842397
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Originally Posted by too.late View Post
2-3 guys, 200 pounds of ice and 200-300 pounds of fish.
Unless you guys are shooting a lot a AJ's I don't see how you can get 200-300lbs of fish and stay within the legal fish bag limits for 2-3 guys. Not to mention doing it while spearfishing. Don't get me wrong I've had my banner days spearfishing, but I've always loaded up more on a good day bottom fishing.
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Originally Posted by FLY6584 View Post
Unless you guys are shooting a lot a AJ's I don't see how you can get 200-300lbs of fish and stay within the legal fish bag limits for 2-3 guys. Not to mention doing it while spearfishing. Don't get me wrong I've had my banner days spearfishing, but I've always loaded up more on a good day bottom fishing.
maybe its because im not sport diving? i assure you thats an average day weight wise on fish. when i get on jacks i can easily be at 500 pounds of fish. if you still dont believe me lemme know and i'll post some pics for you.

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I don't think there's a boat around with the capabilities this one has that's gonna beat those #'s, and on a super-fishy deck layout to boot.
thanks man!

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too late- Those figures seem to be what I imagined. What RPM do you sit on? As I will be running with a similar load. 4/5 divers(free divers not scuba) with 200lb ice, 300lb of fish.
most of the time i sit right at 3650 revs. cause im a cheapskate. i really like seeing 9 gph on the fuel gauge. makes me feel good

3650 revs averages out to about 27 mph. any other questions feel free to ask. i think the boat would suit you perfectly.

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maybe its because im not sport diving? i assure you thats an average day weight wise on fish. when i get on jacks i can easily be at 500 pounds of fish. if you still dont believe me lemme know and i'll post some pics for you.
Hey I'm not questioning your ability especially if we're talking about tossing big AJ's in the fishboxes, but I was just wondering how you can legally get that kind of fish with only 2-3 guys on board.

Don't get me wrong I'm sure all of us have kept that fish that was "almost" there, but that's a lot different than dudes blatantly violating bag limits and violating them in a really big way.

Definitely not trying to call you out. I'm assuming you're from the east coast which is a whole other ball game than our west coast where we primarily shoot grouper/snapper/hogfish with the occasional AJ/Cobia, but even then I'd be hard pressed to bring 300lbs of fish aboard with 2-3 guys on the boat.
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Originally Posted by too.late View Post
maybe its because im not sport diving?
And last time I checked dudes that are not sport diving also don't have 8 tanks on board and using them to shoot their fish. It's all about that one breath of air and years of training that takes you to that next level in my opinion.

It's all in good fun though dude.
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Originally Posted by FLY6584 View Post
Hey I'm not questioning your ability especially if we're talking about tossing big AJ's in the fishboxes, but I was just wondering how you can legally get that kind of fish with only 2-3 guys on board.

Don't get me wrong I'm sure all of us have kept that fish that was "almost" there, but that's a lot different than dudes blatantly violating bag limits and violating them in a really big way.

Definitely not trying to call you out. I'm assuming you're from the east coast which is a whole other ball game than our west coast where we primarily shoot grouper/snapper/hogfish with the occasional AJ/Cobia, but even then I'd be hard pressed to bring 300lbs of fish aboard with 2-3 guys on the boat.
i have a commercial snapper grouper permit, thats how. i dont keep any fish that are "almost" there. im not violating any bag limits because i have the permit. i am from the east coast but i'll attach some pics from diving i do on the west coast. its completely possible for 2 guys to bring well over 300 pounds of fish on board in a single day. quite easy actually. its not my boat but it is just 2 guys diving.

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And last time I checked dudes that are not sport diving also don't have 8 tanks on board and using them to shoot their fish. It's all about that one breath of air and years of training that takes you to that next level in my opinion.

It's all in good fun though dude.
i guess you dont check too much because the majority of commercial spearfishing is done with tanks.

as to what takes people to the next level, you do what you do and i'll do what helps pay the bills......

now.... lets see some real fish from aussy... i know its gotta be crazy fishy over there. COME ON MAN!!! lemme see some fish!
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cape_fisherman- I dismissed the Albemarle as they dont have the power options with outboards on the 242cc. I don't want a inboard motor as i require two outboards. The hull looked goodd though.
Missed that part. Best of luck with your search.

Why do you require two outboards?
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i have a commercial snapper grouper permit, thats how.
That certainly helps! And nice fish dude.
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