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Old 08-22-2014, 05:47 PM
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by tailin strange View Post
Not only is the cockpit area tiny in any yellowfin but below deck storage is downright pathetic for a boat that size. It may ride "good" and all and look "good" but you never want to marry a 10. The contender, seavee, freeman, nortech, seahunter, invincible all blow the doors off of the yellowfin for storage and function. Pretty sad when my 23 seacraft has as much storage as a 36 yf minus the coffin box. My order would be Freeman, Contender 39st, seaveeZ 39, Nortech 392, Invincible, sea hunter. Yellowfin wouldn't make the list because of how many negatives it has, gunnel height being one of them. If you have a gel coat repair shop down your street then your good. You'll be wishing you did cause your buddies will try to fish from the bow with a spinning reel and the bail arm and rotor assembly will constantly smash into the gunnel when they reel. Awesome stuff, seen it happen. I've been in all the boats mentioned except a nortech and my money is on Freeman, hence why I'm having one built.
Just curious but your signature says you graduated from the Marine Military Academy in 2012 and you are already buying a new Freeman?
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:36 AM
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I have no cash for these kinda boats, but just learning online and have a friend that does..

Freeman, and Calcutta - both have monster interior space.

I personally have been at Calcutta's shop. Small group that takes pride in what they make.

BUT I think its not an argument that cat's are larger in interior space.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by bigtuna View Post
From your post, I can tell you have no clue on yf storage. We regularly go to the canyon with 7 people and diving with 8 people with zero storage issue. We bring more stuff, gear, food, fuel, and ice than you could shake a stick at for 400 mile, 35 hr trips. We always have EVERYTHING under the floor. It has just as much storage if not more than my contender. Livewells, contender and yf are no different. I own both and honestly can't say one is better than the other. I could get anyone of the ones you listed sept 1, but after owning 2 yellowfins, I will be going with another yellowfin. They make a hell of a boat and the ride/fish ability is amazing. As for being pathetic with no functionality, well we are doing just fine . This was the past wkend 200 miles straight south into the gulf in shitty weather
Maybe the yellowfins Ive been on and seen are different from yours and others but they didnt have any storage in deck in the stern of the boat, just a bilge access. Maybe they've changed this with newer models? . Up front they had two side lockers that were decent sized but not super big. Under the coffin box had the main storage and then forward of that there's another small storage area. Excluding my comment about my 23 ft seacraft, we are comparing boats in the 36-42 ft range not a 31. You said it has just as much if not more that your 31 ft contender which does have a ton of storage for a boat it's size and a good ride on top of that.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by GR1FFIN View Post
Just curious but your signature says you graduated from the Marine Military Academy in 2012 and you are already buying a new Freeman?
Cue the silver spoon jokes. Alot of it has to do with being single and not having any kids and setting a goal and achieving it. Ive done this all my life and its paid off immensely. I'm not saying I'm paying for the boat %100 myself but pretty close to it. My dads getting older and I'm not sure how much longer he will be here so I'd rather enjoy my money and time with him on a boat that rides like a dream. I didn't say it was a 37 freeman though, getting a 33.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by tailin strange View Post
Maybe the yellowfins Ive been on and seen are different from yours and others but they didnt have any storage in deck in the stern of the boat, just a bilge access. Maybe they've changed this with newer models? . Up front they had two side lockers that were decent sized but not super big. Under the coffin box had the main storage and then forward of that there's another small storage area. Excluding my comment about my 23 ft seacraft, we are comparing boats in the 36-42 ft range not a 31. You said it has just as much if not more that your 31 ft contender which does have a ton of storage for a boat it's size and a good ride on top of that.
I believe the some older model 36s and 34 didn't have any fish boxes in the cockpit. I know newer 36s do now. When we fish a tournament we pretty much bring everything including the kitchen sink and all of it is stored out of sight.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by tailin strange View Post
Maybe the yellowfins Ive been on and seen are different from yours and others but they didnt have any storage in deck in the stern of the boat, just a bilge access. Maybe they've changed this with newer models? . Up front they had two side lockers that were decent sized but not super big. Under the coffin box had the main storage and then forward of that there's another small storage area. Excluding my comment about my 23 ft seacraft, we are comparing boats in the 36-42 ft range not a 31. You said it has just as much if not more that your 31 ft contender which does have a ton of storage for a boat it's size and a good ride on top of that.
yes you were on an older model that didn't have cockpit storage or anything else. i have a 2012 36' and it as as much or more storage than many others when you consider the boxes in the gunnels, cockpit, forward seating and tackle storage on the rear and sides of the leaning post. I have a step down head too with over 6' of headroom and another storage area in the step down that has room for spare props, tools etc. One thing I do wish I had was an integrated cooler - I like how SV and INV had the cockpit with a rear well, a floor well and a cooler/seat. Granted my leaning post live well is insulated and does get use as a cooler sometimes but it doesn't hold ice that well and it's giant. If you head out with a lot of bait, it will keep a school of mullet alive. And despite what other's have said I haven't ever had a pump issue - and I don't have a sea chest (do think they should be standard).
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by tailin strange View Post
Maybe the yellowfins Ive been on and seen are different from yours and others but they didnt have any storage in deck in the stern of the boat, just a bilge access. Maybe they've changed this with newer models? . Up front they had two side lockers that were decent sized but not super big. Under the coffin box had the main storage and then forward of that there's another small storage area. Excluding my comment about my 23 ft seacraft, we are comparing boats in the 36-42 ft range not a 31. You said it has just as much if not more that your 31 ft contender which does have a ton of storage for a boat it's size and a good ride on top of that.
Yes mine has the stern storage. Also a big ole console we put all our overnight bags in. The storage in front of the coffin box in decievingly big. we can fit 5 or 6 tackle bags up there, lure bags etc. Basically all of our tackle can fit in there. Mine also has the side boxes mid ship that pull out and we put all the food, cups, etc in there. It really has a lot of storage
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This had some good information being exchanged for a while there. So with that,

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