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Old 01-11-2014, 03:19 PM
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Does anyone have this boat? Or maybe experience with them?

I'm looking at them and would appreciate any feedback as they compare to the Sea hunt bx 22 or key west 210-230 bay reefs.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:41 AM
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96 views and no comments, now I know why there's not much info on this model through the search function

I thought they were more popular
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:17 AM
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We were hoping you bought one and had a bunch of pics for us to drool over.
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We were hoping you bought one and had a bunch of pics for us to drool over.
I'm close man, should make up my mind any day now, was hoping for some 1st hand experience on this one.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:24 PM
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There are pics on here of one. Fighting lady yellow if i remember correctly. Looks like a nice boat.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by pastaman1234 View Post
There are pics on here of one. Fighting lady yellow if i remember correctly. Looks like a nice boat.
I saw it on here, same color that I'm looking at.
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I dont know why its not more popular. Looks to be on par w/ sea hunt, nautic star etc.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by pastaman1234 View Post
I dont know why its not more popular. Looks to be on par w/ sea hunt, nautic star etc.
I crawled all over this and Sea Hunt & I agree.

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Old 01-12-2014, 07:11 PM
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I have fished the 22 that a friend owns. It has to be one of the most "bang for the buck" boats out there. It rode nicely in a small chop.
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The extra wide round deck is a unique look, I guess it's a love or hate it for most. Looks like it will be a dry ride and the Yamaha performance bulletin with the 250 is 60 mph!
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Originally Posted by Joe_Lee View Post
The extra wide round deck is a unique look, I guess it's a love or hate it for most. Looks like it will be a dry ride and the Yamaha performance bulletin with the 250 is 60 mph!
The 22 that I was on had a 200 E-Tec small block and it was not underpowered. I would think a 250 hp would be fun fast.
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Default Tidewater 2200 carolina bay is a STUD!

I recently had the pleasure of riding in a 2200. I think that may be the best riding bay boat I have ever been in. the 2200 I was on, was paired with the new Yamaha 200. Didn't lack for power and over all a pretty good match.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:42 AM
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Thanks guys. I'm looking at a nicely set up 2013 with the 250 yamaha fourstroke. It's a beautiful boat and each time I look at it I have a little different opinion of the wide round front.
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if you are shopping prices, the guys at marine 360(in Chapin SC, 10 miles from tidewater plant)seem to be willing to deal the most. That is where I rode on the 2200.
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if you are shopping prices, the guys at marine 360(in Chapin SC, 10 miles from tidewater plant)seem to be willing to deal the most. That is where I rode on the 2200.
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I have one of these that I have used for almost 2 years and am looking to sell it. The boat is rigged to the max with approximately $15,000 worth of electronics, chargers and down riggers as well as a custom Ameritrail trailer. http://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-sa...-2200-bay.html
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:30 PM
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They are extremely popular in the Carolina's. Just sold my 2012 with a 3.3 liter Yamaha F250XA on it.Time to plane about 3 seconds, top speed with a Yamaha Saltwater Series II SDS 21" 57 mph. Absolutely loved the boat, in fact just finished the 10 hour break in on one of the first 2015 2200 Carolina Bays with a Yamaha 250XCA. Put the factory hard top on it and the new (for 2015) fiberglass leaning post with built in 25 gal livewell (also available with sink and fresh water). Put a Seastar systems jackplate on it which sets the engine back about 6"......setback made a hugely dramatic difference in performance and handling. Boat runs 58mph at 6,000 rpm (Yamaha Saltwater Series II SDS 19" * lower pitch prop because of different gear ration in the XCA). Time to plane, just under 3 seconds. 4.2 mpg at 38mph. Extremely happy with the new boat. Glad I went back with the same hull. Tidewater is installing Fusion stereo at factory, they are fine but their speakers don't hold up and don't sound that great, so I install an Infiniti with Infiniti speakers and it sounds awesome. Put the Garmin 70s on it with a through hull transducer and am also extremely pleased with the Garmin. Adding a 12' Talon and she is done.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:32 PM
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Joy Lee, that wide round front is a "Carolina Flare" :-) and it makes her a very dry boat.
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There is a Tidewater owners forum, very nice guys, great boats. Chat it up.
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anything to add out there on this boat?
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