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Old 01-28-2015, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Sneaky Snook View Post
Colahoo,

Awesome info and feedback.

I am probably going to be buying a 2200 Carolina Bay in the coming week or so. I am very glad you mentioned your dislike for the 200.... was there anything else besides the noise you didn't like, such as performance, or was it just a general feeling of dislike you got? Did you test the inline four 200 or the V6 200? the 4.2 liter 225 is actually lighter than the legacy V6 200.

Regarding the trim tabs, I noticed that none of the Tidewaters I looked at today had trim tabs. I also noted that the unique transom design would make for a unique tab install... do the pistons of your tabs mount to the sponsons on the transom? What size tabs did you go with?

I'm pretty excited and can't wait to pull the trigger on my new ride. I'll post photos when I got the deal sealed. It's a beautiful boat. thanks again for posting.
Snook - I tested the inline because I asked if the the 200 was a V6 and the dealer said no. Then he mentioned the new Yamaha 4.2L XCA is what I wanted for the type of fishing I wanted to do. I really like the command link too! I would suggest adding it for an extra $300. As far as your question around where the pistons of the trim tabs are mounted on the sponsons I want to say yes. Forgive my ignorance but never heard of a sponson. Here is a pic that should help. FYI, I went back home to Naples last week to visit the parents. My pops and I did real well with the Snook, Reds and Trout.

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Old 01-28-2015, 05:37 PM
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Perfect that's the photo I needed. What i meant by sponson is the part that juts out from the flat part of the transom. Looks like that's what they did.

Wow. You must have watched that thing get built from the ground up. Awesome photos Cola.

South Florida is always good winter fishing. We are killing the reds right now in the big bend. The spring mullet run north is right around the corner. Be here before you know it.
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Old 01-28-2015, 06:15 PM
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Yea man! Top water in the am and gulp shrimp on a chartreuse or red head 1/8oz jig.

I was there at the factory every week. They are very open and receptive to have owners come in and check out the production of the boat. I meet with the owner Jimmy Metts a couple of times to discuss the position of the back rests on the bow and I added two rod holders to the right and left of the console. It took away a little bit off the top rod holder on the side gunnels because of the base of the holders blocks the full length of a 7' rod. So at least I can fit my cleaning pole brush. I suggest if you troll or like to have rod holders next to console it's a must because there is no rod holders other than on the right and left on transom, leaning post and tower.
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Just Purchased this new Rig!
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by saltwatertexas View Post
Nice......more pics.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by saltwatertexas View Post
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:46 AM
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Default 2200 tidewater Carolina bay

I have been looking at the tidewater 2200 Carolina bay. I was looking for a boat that can go in skinny water and be able to take iff shore on nice days. Does any one have experience with these off shore? And how did it do.
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Old 02-10-2017, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Gray faulk View Post
I have been looking at the tidewater 2200 Carolina bay. I was looking for a boat that can go in skinny water and be able to take iff shore on nice days. Does any one have experience with these off shore? And how did it do.
I fish indian river lagoon and can fish the flats in about 14" of water on electric and not hit the bottom or stir up mud. I have also run 20 miles offshore out of port canaveral. Its not a flats boat and not a offshore boat but does both well enough for me. Its great at running the beaches chasing tarpon and such.
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:34 AM
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Thanks for the info that's what I needed to know
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ColaHoo View Post
10-4 will do. Here is some additional pics of the custom work that Tidewater did. A better look at the bow back rests that can be taken in and out. Also, they color matched the bottom of the fiberglass hard top to match my cushions.



ColaHoo,

That might be just the perfect setup for us. I like the added backrests up front and cushions for when the family is out cruising around. I live nearby Columbia also, so I really like the idea of buying a Tidewater since they're local.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ColaHoo View Post
Yea man! Top water in the am and gulp shrimp on a chartreuse or red head 1/8oz jig.

I was there at the factory every week. They are very open and receptive to have owners come in and check out the production of the boat. I meet with the owner Jimmy Metts a couple of times to discuss the position of the back rests on the bow and I added two rod holders to the right and left of the console. It took away a little bit off the top rod holder on the side gunnels because of the base of the holders blocks the full length of a 7' rod. So at least I can fit my cleaning pole brush. I suggest if you troll or like to have rod holders next to console it's a must because there is no rod holders other than on the right and left on transom, leaning post and tower.


Were the front backrests optional through tidewater or were they custom? Great looking boat BTW.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by 1Cajun1974 View Post
Were the front backrests optional through tidewater or were they custom? Great looking boat BTW.
I'm wondering the same, love the look of Tidewater plus they appear to be significantly cheaper money-wise (hope that's not an indication of their value construction-wise) compared to similar bay boats of this size and style. The wife is pretty firm however on the bow seating w/ backrests so I too am wondering if that something that the dealership can easily handle or is it a more extensive project??
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