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Old 10-12-2017, 08:16 PM   #1
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Found a 19 cape horn ! But needs a fuel tank 😢 . It's a 1996 with a 150hp Mercury offshore motor new power head,carbs and impeller. Comes with a new Bimini top. He put a 50 gallon fuel tank where the seat was . Still wants 5000. Any idea what a new tank would cost ? If I got him to drop price.. also found a 2002 ,17 offshore extremely well kept. 2014 Suzuki 140 , nice t top . But not sure how it would 10 or 15 miles out ? Wants 12,000$
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The 19 will have a lot bigger feel than the 17.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:44 PM   #3
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I would go for the 02 17 just because it is the newer hull design and is a much dryer ride and the 4 stroke . I've had a 98 21 and a 03 16 bay. Its hard to believe, but I think the 16 bay is dryer than my old 21 offshore. To say my 98 was a wet boat is such an understatement. I loved it because it would go through bad weather like a champ, but we would literally take a 5 gallons of water to the face on almost every wave. That was adjusting motor trim and trim tabs. It made no difference.

I was 25 miles offshore in my 16 bay (almost 17 foot) two weeks ago and when the weather kicked up we ran in. Your going to have to pick your days in the 19 or 17.

Or hold out for a 01 or newer 19.
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I don't one but have been on a few. Good boats. I personally would save my money and get a 21 or 22. Huge difference in the ride between them and the 19. And if you can save more, go for the 24 or 27. Length matters!
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I don't one but have been on a few. Good boats. I personally would save my money and get a 21 or 22. Huge difference in the ride between them and the 19. And if you can save more, go for the 24 or 27. Length matters!
Unfortunately, I'll never be able to afford a 24 or 27 . And if I ever did I'd be to old to use it by then . I do want something I can still fish in the bay with . Here in Pensacola certain times of the year I go for reds specks sheephead . Most I'd ever go out is 10 miles. We do get legal red snapper and grouper in the bay. If uou knoe where to go lol
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i had that same 19 and it was an extremely wet boat.
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I’d have the 17 surveyed and buy it over the 19.
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My 24 wasn't much more than the 17 you looked at, and that was 3 years ago. The bigger boats are out there it just takes time to find them.

I would hold out for a 21 or 24.
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My 24 wasn't much more than the 17 you looked at, and that was 3 years ago. The bigger boats are out there it just takes time to find them.

I would hold out for a 21 or 24.
I found a 21 , but it was the same case needed a tank . Asking 10,000. Every cape horn I find seems to need a tank or in rough shape and thay think it's worth a million dollars
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i had that same 19 and it was an extremely wet boat.
The wet part don't really bother me .
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The wet part don't really bother me .
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It might in the winter time lol
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I have owned both 17 and 19. Fished both in the gulf. We felt rather limited with the 17. Beat the crap out us in short interval slop. Could run a lot faster with the 19 in same conditions. 19 has way more room and storage. Fished the 19 all the time out 30 miles offshore. Boats are built like tanks!
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I have owned both 17 and 19. Fished both in the gulf. We felt rather limited with the 17. Beat the crap out us in short interval slop. Could run a lot faster with the 19 in same conditions. 19 has way more room and storage. Fished the 19 all the time out 30 miles offshore. Boats are built like tanks!
I had the 19, and thought it was very over rated. Very thin glass on top of the rails and plastic hatches don't come on tanks.

Both the 17 and 19 will beat the crap out of you, and I am talking mask and snorkel wet. The overhanging transom on the 19 makes her bow happy too.

I would take a 21 seacat, 20 Prokat or a 19 Twin vee cat over either of these hulls in a heartbeat.
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https://okaloosa.craigslist.org/boa/d/222-palm-beach-center-console/6290268669.html
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The hull themselves are tanks. Hit your hand against one and you will understand. Twin engine cats no question better ride, but not what he is looking at.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:41 AM   #17
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https://pensacola.craigslist.org/boa/d/2000-palm-beach-whitecap/6317080968.html
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It has a ploy tank. could smell gas when sticking my head down there ?
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https://mobile.craigslist.org/boa/d/dl-center-console-palm-beach/6313984236.html
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:07 PM   #20
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Since your looking at this style of boat. Keep your eye open for a 20 or 22 ft key largo. We had a 20 ft model and it actually had a better ride than our 19 and 21 capehorn.
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