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Old 12-05-2017, 09:40 AM
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Default New Tidewater Carolina Bay 27 with twin 300 Verados...

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Pretty boat. That big looks identical to a Blackwood.
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do you get one free for staying several hundred nights or so as a hilton honors club member?

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Sharp boat
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Hey I recognize that hotel! Right here in downtown Columbia. Maybe if you buy a Tidewater they'll take you to the Ruth's Chris that is in the Hilton.

Tidwater made locally in Lexington, about 30 mins from the hotel.
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That dolly jack is struggling.

Pretty boat but too much fluff.
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nice...how long before someone comes out with a 30 foot bayboat?
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Why would they display a nice boat like that on a ratted out trailer?
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Yeah that tiny jack isn't going to last long. One attempt to roll it on concrete and it's gone.

The black gelcoat looks awesome but no way in the world would I want to maintain it.
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Originally Posted by StarwindMango View Post
Yeah that tiny jack isn't going to last long. One attempt to roll it on concrete and it's gone.

The black gelcoat looks awesome but no way in the world would I want to maintain it.
I hear that alot about dark gel coats, but in all reality a dark gel is actually very easy to maintain.

It's easier to color match, unless the scratch or chip is serious you won't know because gel coat is thick unlike paint.

Also, you simply need to get it waxed once a year with the new ceramic stuff, which you can get off amazon and do your self with a buffer in 1-2 hours.
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They need to post some deck pictures and specs on Facebook or something
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TW makes a very nice boat. Probably 50 grand less than the Blackwood.

Boat should be pretty quick. Wonder if will run 70?
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Originally Posted by captain28570 View Post
TW makes a very nice boat. Probably 50 grand less than the Blackwood.

Boat should be pretty quick. Wonder if will run 70?
I can't tell if it has a stepped hull like the Tidewater Carolina Bay 25....
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Originally Posted by Onewolf View Post
I can't tell if it has a stepped hull like the Tidewater Carolina Bay 25....
That hull definitely has steps in it.
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Originally Posted by VaporTrail1 View Post
They need to post some deck pictures and specs on Facebook or something
Same. Waiting to see myself.
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That trailer must have some really ugly rims.
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Holy overkill!! 600hp on a 27 ft bay boat?
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Originally Posted by captain28570 View Post
TW makes a very nice boat. Probably 50 grand less than the Blackwood.

Boat should be pretty quick. Wonder if will run 70?
They are pretty to look at, I will say that. I am a previous Tidewater owner. Unless they have changed their level of quality, I would steer clear of these boats. Mine was a 2014 22ft Carolina Bay. The least of my problems was an unbelievable amount of spider cracks. Worst problem was the deck cracking (all the way through) at one of the corners where it meets the center console. Very thin lamination schedule it seemed. Everything on mine was "repaired" under warranty, but once that warranty runs out you will be left holding the keys to it. My Tidewater also had problems with all of the compartment deck lids cracking all the way through. Every time I got a replacement under warranty, the replacement would crack. Just definitely do your research before buying one.
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I really like the design of their boats and worry about the cracks as well. Every time I talk to a dealer or the manufacturer about this they always say it was a problem with one batch of gel coat that they received as well as other manufacturers but I find it hard to believe all the negative reviews from owners about their products are over with and were that limited.
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Originally Posted by VaporTrail1 View Post
I really like the design of their boats and worry about the cracks as well. Every time I talk to a dealer or the manufacturer about this they always say it was a problem with one batch of gel coat that they received as well as other manufacturers but I find it hard to believe all the negative reviews from owners about their products are over with and were that limited.
I loved the way it handled and my family was pretty disappointed when I got rid of it because it was a fun boat, but, I was very concerned about long term ownership after my 5th dealer visit for crack repairs. What sealed the decision to sell was the deck crack. They hinted to me that it wouldn't be covered under the hull warranty because the deck wasn't part of the "hull" itself. I then had a conversation with the dealership owner and got it "fixed" and was reassured no more cracks would form.

Just stating what happened. Loved fishing the boat, but would never buy another one and I lost my a$$ on the sale because it was obvious where all the fiberglass repairs were due to discoloration difference. Just be careful is all I'm saying.

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