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Old 08-15-2016, 05:32 PM
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So I've decided not to transport my boat south this year and buy a small CC to leave there. Seems every weekend I was down, the seas were too rough to fish outside the inlet. I cruised the IWC a bit but don't need my boat to do that. I didn't even burn a tank of gas last winter. So I want the smallest , least maintenance , center console I can comfortably fish when the seas allow. There are quite a few 17' mako, scout, ect.. CC that fit the bill. I have no experience on a boat that small and hoping others with a similar boat feel about this . Is this just too small or what size would be the minimum? Thanks !
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A twin vee 19 is a very capable boat for your needs....
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There are some 17-18 foot boats that have good freeboard and can handle decent water. The old Proline 17 was a big 17. Lots of them still around. The Robalo R180 is a very big and deep 18'.
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Parker 18?

Not flashy, but you would have to go way out of your way to hurt one. Jones bros?

Classic boston whaler outrage?

There are tons of robust boats in this size range.
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Classic boston whaler outrage?
Good suggestion. He'd want the Outrage 18. In it's final years of production (1990-95), this model was re-named the Outrage 19 and had less wood to trim (easier maintenance).
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Edgewater 17CC
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Maycraft 1900
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:48 AM
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Boats in this range are way more capable than most people appreciate. I have regularly fished a 17' CC with a modest 14 deg deadrise (rigged with twin 60's) over 20 miles off the South African coastline. Even when the weather picks up unexpectedly, I got home just fine, if a little wet. They fish 3-4 guys just fine.
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Used HydraSports 180CC. 18 degree deadrise and decent riding for its size.
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Old early 80's Proline 17. I had one a while ago and it was a very stout little boat that handled the seas better than any other same sized boat. I seem to remember that it did not have any wood in it either.
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Cape Horn 17 with a 115 on it.
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Cape Horn 17 with a 115 on it.
I was going to say Cape Horn 17, awesome boat.
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I would look at long waterline boats over 21'. They handle sea quite a bit better than smaller boats. Also, leave before 9AM.
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bump this thread I am looking as well, the robalo, pioneer, scouts, dusky, henry O, hydra all look good!

I cringe when someone starts one of these threads and all the boats recomended are over the inquired length (19').

Anyone have any additional feedback?
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My 2002 Sea Hunt Navigator 19 has held up well over the years. Still looks good and the fit and finish have withstood the elements. Can probably find something in this class with a newer outboard for under $12K.

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Wellcraft 182 fisherman looks like a nice option cc in that size range. Min hp is 90 but that hull is pretty heavy. I'd probably go for the 115 or 150.

https://www.boatingmag.com/wellcraft-182-fisherman-0
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Old 03-16-2018, 05:59 AM
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I see it as safety being the main concern.

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Its hard to tell what your intended function is going to be. Would you be happier and get more use with a bay boat? That would change the suggestions of course.
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Originally Posted by 052520 View Post
So I've decided not to transport my boat south this year and buy a small CC to leave there. Seems every weekend I was down, the seas were too rough to fish outside the inlet. I cruised the IWC a bit but don't need my boat to do that. I didn't even burn a tank of gas last winter. So I want the smallest , least maintenance , center console I can comfortably fish when the seas allow. There are quite a few 17' mako, scout, ect.. CC that fit the bill. I have no experience on a boat that small and hoping others with a similar boat feel about this . Is this just too small or what size would be the minimum? Thanks !
At the past shows I've been to recently, it seems like every brand had something in that size, so it probably comes down to layout. Sea Hunt Triton series, Scout as you mentioned, Key West? Those three come to mind that would not be 'skiff-like' and could be quite capable.
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look into a re-done seacraft 18/20
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