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Tideline 235 hybrid, real reviews anyone???

Old 03-08-2018, 05:28 PM
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Default Tideline 235 hybrid, real reviews anyone???

Has anyone been on one of these offshore on a white cap 2-3 foot, 15kt type of day? I am trying to get an idea of how hybrid they really are? They hold more fuel than my 2018 robalo (twice over) but not sure how they ride... thanks!
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:11 PM
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Highly recommend you take a ride on one! It's ride is very impressive and can handle a good chop. We rode on one in a true Mississippi sound 1-2' chop with 20kt winds and were sold on it.

There's a few charter captains running a 235. Maybe they can jump on and have some good input.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:17 PM
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PM sent. Great boat would rather talk than type feel free to give me a ring
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:24 PM
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Great ride. Rode one at annapolis boat show last year. Was on the Friday. Was aweful weather day and boat did awesome. Higher price tag than i thought but build and finish was excellent. So seems worth it.
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I am pretty sure that there is a guy out of Destin that is running charters in one and has a deal that if you buy a boat after that the price of the charter is deducted from the price of the boat.
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:12 PM
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Most reviews you will hear will seem exaggerated until you take a ride in one. They absolutely eat the 1-3' washing machine nonsense we get in the northern gulf. The ride and fit and finish sold me. I will be taking delivery of mine early next week and can't wait.
Booking Preston's 235 out of Destin is a great way to get an extended sea trial, and Tideline does offer the reimbursement of the charter cost if you decide to buy one.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:47 AM
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I have been nothing short of impressed with mine! Just been riding around putting hours on the motors and getting familiar with the boat. Have been out in Lake Pontchartrain in windy conditions, it gets really choppy, and the boat handled it great. I moved up from a 24' bay boat, and they are worlds apart!
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:14 PM
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Pm sent...had a 246 Cayman for years and now have a 235 hybrid. Call me. Was out yesterday in 2-3 with S wind at 15.. averaged 34mph on way out and

28mph on way in...was 70 miles offshore. Super comfortable at 24mph...safe, but not as comfortable at 35mph..
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:30 PM
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Default Just ordered Tideline 235

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Just ordered my Tideline 235. Very excited. Here’s by build order. Wonder if any other owners can tell me if there’s something they think I should have other than what’s on here. Thanks!


Optional Equipment and Accessories
Digital Engine Upgrade
Hull Color
Half Tower with Controls
Upgrade to 160 Gallon Fuel Capacity
Minn Kota I-Pilot Terrova 36V Package
Taco Grand Slam 380 Outrigger Kit with 15’ Poles 4 Electrical Reel Outlets
2 Gunnel Mounted Mate Series Rod / Cup Holders Additional Row of Rod Holders on T-Top (4 Rod Holders) Freshwater Washdown – 9 Gallon Tank
Garelick Removable Dive Ladder and Bracket
Rear Seating with Back Rests
Engle Cooler Seat Forward of Console
Canvas Cover Over Gap Between Contol Box and Hard Top Bow Mounted Pedestal Seat on Bow - Removable
10’ Power Pole Blade
3 LED Spreader Lights, 2 Rear Facing, 1 Forward
6” Marine LED Light Bar
Lenco Trim Tabs
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Two Garmin 7610xsv 10” Units
Garmin Reactor 40 Corepack Autopilot
Airmar B60 Bronze Thru Hull Transducer
Fusion UD-650 Stereo with 4 Speakers
Garmin VHF 200 Marine Radio with Antenna and SS Mount
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:35 PM
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Looks good..

Have them pre-wire to the acc 3 switch, a backup livewell pump. I had them do that for me and it already saved one trip when I was 40 miles offshore and my live well pump went out.
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Looks like you have everything covered! What engines are you going with? I'm going put some trout slime in mine in the morning!
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Originally Posted by Captn Daddy View Post
Looks good..

Have them pre-wire to the acc 3 switch, a backup livewell pump. I had them do that for me and it already saved one trip when I was 40 miles offshore and my live well pump went out.
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Looks like you have everything covered! What engines are you going with? I'm going put some trout slime in mine in the morning!
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Captn Daddy View Post
Looks good..

Have them pre-wire to the acc 3 switch, a backup livewell pump. I had them do that for me and it already saved one trip when I was 40 miles offshore and my live well pump went out.
good plan! Thanks captain !
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I have one and we were in the Florida I keys 3 weeks ago in true 2-3 with an occasional 4. Wind driven so stacked close together. Timing was like 2-3 seconds. Handled it well. Slow ride into that head sea but was impressed. My take away was that the boat could handle more than I wan too. Feel free to pm with questions.
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I would add a few more gunnel mounted rod holders. They are easy to add now. A couple on the bow are nice. Allows a bow shade later if you want one. I don’t know where you are putting your Mate series but a couple between the transom mounted rod holders and another set on the gunnel would be nice. Put them where you need to put your drink quickly when a fish hits.

I would recommend considering the fold down ladder for safety and ease of use. Storing a removable ladder just eats up valuable real estate.

Have had less than stellar experience with 2 sets of Taco GS380 bases. Over time they loosen up and the poles start to flop around. They have a new model GS500 that is more stout but I like the Gemlux bases more.

Consider an amp with the Fusion. It will sound much better.

Underwater LEDs?

She looks like a nice set up.



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Old 05-28-2018, 06:38 AM
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They are great boats. I still involuntarily drool when I see one....
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I would add a few more gunnel mounted rod holders. They are easy to add now. A couple on the bow are nice. Allows a bow shade later if you want one.

Have had less than stellar experience with 2 sets of Taco GS380 bases. Over time they loosen up and the poles start to flop around. They have a new model GS500 that is more stout but I like the Gemlux bases more.

Consider an amp with the Fusion. It will sound much better.

Underwater LEDs?

She looks like a nice set up.
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:36 AM
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Does anyone own one of these near stuat florida.?
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:47 AM
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Add a second Power Pole.
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:04 AM
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all, i ended up putting a deposit down on one of the new Cayo Cats (look it up on THT). Going to be sick. almost 27', 9'10" beam, 14" draft, 200 gallons of fuel, hard top with tower, will run around 60mph! a little more money but much bigger boat! the tideline is sweet, this is just bigger and a hopefully a bit sweeter

thanks for the help!!
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