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Old 04-22-2017, 04:57 AM
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Looking at 22-23 feet.
Able to use bow mounted TM.
A large round baitwell either in leaning post or stern.
Storage compartments.
Bow casting platform doesn't have to be on boat just enough to provide storage.
Little to no rear deck to facilitate trolling.
Higher gunnels and a nice steep deadrise up front.
Would prefer no T-top or needs to fold for low bridge.
I don't need to get into super skinny water 15 or so inches of draft is fine.

The Gause built 23 looks like it fits but I cannot afford that boat. Is there anything not so custom out there I can find second hand early 2000s maybe 4s power? Thanks guys.
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Old 04-22-2017, 05:01 AM
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Look see at this...Speak to the builder direct he customizes as you wish

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...c-hybrids.html

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See if you can find a QUINTREX TOP ENDER, there are some in the States, but someone will normally need to die for it to become available. The CC even folds down... GREAT Boats!
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Originally Posted by Stripernut1 View Post
See if you can find a QUINTREX TOP ENDER, there are some in the States, but someone will normally need to die for it to become available. The CC even folds down... GREAT Boats!
The aluminum part scares me. Currently running a 1800 Lund Fisherman. Looks almost exactly the same in the hull. My boat pounds you bad in boat chop. You just can't do with aluminum what you canwith glass to smooth out re-entry. Well tracker tried with the tundra but that failed.
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:23 AM
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Hanson boats or a rebuilt Aquasport 222 are similar designs but affordable.
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QUINTREX's are made for big water and have much better hull than Lund for big water, having been in both... Will it cut like a heavy Grady, no, but it sure will trailer easier and take a lot less gas... Every boat is a trade off.
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I may have the wrong boat builder but I want to say Canyon Bay used to have a similar boat. At least the lack of a deck on the back. Not sure on the draft numbers but might fit the rest of your needs. Some guys near me fish freshwater stripers out of them because of the lack of back deck.
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Tideline 19 or 23
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Customize an aqua sport flat back.
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Thanks for the replies! This site is great. I'm literally on here every day. I need something used around 25k is my top end. I wish I could build a brand new boat to my specs!
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23 maycraft, chawk, maybe Parker
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Find a kenner 23v cut the rear deck out and your set. That's essicinally what I'm doing however I didn't remove the rear deck completely. I just made it about 16" shorter.

You can do all that for less than 50k AND have a brand new engine, steering and electronics.
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Parker 23 big bay
230 Whaler Dauntless
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Parker 23 big bay
230 Whaler Dauntless
The Dauntless is far from affordable. Ive checked out some parkers they could be an option if I find the right one since there are quite a few out there.
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Originally Posted by File1 View Post
Looking at 22-23 feet.
Able to use bow mounted TM.
A large round baitwell either in leaning post or stern.
Storage compartments.
Bow casting platform doesn't have to be on boat just enough to provide storage.
Little to no rear deck to facilitate trolling.
Higher gunnels and a nice steep deadrise up front.
Would prefer no T-top or needs to fold for low bridge.
I don't need to get into super skinny water 15 or so inches of draft is fine.

The Gause built 23 looks like it fits but I cannot afford that boat. Is there anything not so custom out there I can find second hand early 2000s maybe 4s power? Thanks guys.
You just described our boat perfectly! Check it out at www.eastwardboats.com
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You just described our boat perfectly! Check it out at www.eastwardboats.com

Yes I did! Wow whats the capacities on the bait wells? Do they use a standpipe design or something better? I striper fish with Bluebacks and keeping them alive is a chore. A good bait well makes all the difference. I have a feeling your boat is the one for me. Unfortunately a new boat is not an option for me! Edit I watched your video no standpipes very nice. Man! this is my perfect boat to the damn T! I can freshwater bass fish with the trolling motor, setup and kicker for trolling stripers, or run down to the CT river for blues and fluking! Awesome design! More people need to see this boat.
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Check out some of the Panga's.
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Yes I did! Wow whats the capacities on the bait wells? Do they use a standpipe design or something better? I striper fish with Bluebacks and keeping them alive is a chore. A good bait well makes all the difference. I have a feeling your boat is the one for me. Unfortunately a new boat is not an option for me! Edit I watched your video no standpipes very nice. Man! this is my perfect boat to the damn T! I can freshwater bass fish with the trolling motor, setup and kicker for trolling stripers, or run down to the CT river for blues and fluking! Awesome design! More people need to see this boat.
The livewells are 18-gallons each. What's your budget? You may be surprised, our prices are factory direct. A Coastal 2200 with a 150 is around 39K.
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The Dauntless is far from affordable. Ive checked out some parkers they could be an option if I find the right one since there are quite a few out there.
I know where there is an 08 with a 250 v-Rod 89 hrs decked out for 40k.

Can buy a rolled edge bay boat for much less than that.

New the are stupid.
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Originally Posted by H2OBUG View Post
I know where there is an 08 with a 250 v-Rod 89 hrs decked out for 40k.

Can buy a rolled edge bay boat for much less than that.

New the are stupid.
I appreciate your input man but that is just too much for me. Thanks!
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