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Old 05-16-2018, 06:50 PM
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Curious to why the new Cape Horn's don't get the hype that (in my opinion) they should. They ride strong and fish heavy in my experience. I've never fished a Yellowfin or a Contender which I hear is as wet as they get but comparing to a Regulator with the massive price reduction I don't see why these boats don't get more attention with the exception of being slow for the most part. I personally have a Cape Horn 21 and I could not be more pleased with it. It handles like a much bigger boat. I will be up-sizing within a year to a 27-31ft class ride and looking for unbiased opinions
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Since when is regulator not a top tier boat? and when I have heard from multiple people that contender is a wet ride, from a current contender owner at that, i think i can write a post asking for opinions from people less smartass than you. By no means was I writing a post for validation at all.. I wanted opinions for my next purchase... unbiased opinons at that, so I dont know where your thinking I'm looking for any kind of "validation". if you have a contender and its not wet, tell me about it and help me make my next decision. Judging from your 4,329 posts maybe you should stay off your keyboard a bit?
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I have a 24os and have enjoyed it. They have a reputation of not having very much storage space.....I get that, but it works for me with the space it does have. I like to have low clutter anyway so I’m not one to take every piece of tackle/gear that I have.

It rides very well, in my opinion, in the rough and I’ve not been soaked by crosswinds yet bc so far I’ve been able to run at speed and avoid the spray.

Ive only owned the boat since October ‘17, so bear that in mind while considering my opinions above. I’ve put maybe a hundred hours on it so far.
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Because CH owners create posts every couple of months seeking validation.

You admit to not having ridden on top tier boats- although your happy to state you “hear” about a wet issue ?!

CH are fine if not solid fishing machines. Be happy and use your boat more than the keyboard.
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Too many haters that's why. And I have ridden in the top tier boats.i will keep what I have
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Since when is regulator not a top tier boat? and when I have heard from multiple people that contender is a wet ride, from a current contender owner at that, i think i can write a post asking for opinions from people less smartass than you. By no means was I writing a post for validation at all.. I wanted opinions for my next purchase... unbiased opinons at that, so I dont know where your thinking I'm looking for any kind of "validation". if you have a contender and its not wet, tell me about it and help me make my next decision. Judging from your 4,329 posts maybe you should stay off your keyboard a bit?
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Had a 35 contender for several years. It was a lot of things. NOT a wet boat

If you like your CH so much- and there is no reason you shouldn’t’. Buy another. You don’t need us to validate your purchase.
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same reason why Americats aren't moving more units.
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First thing is many boats have more floor storage where CH has floatation.
Second is CH glasses the floor to the hull and that makes them solid in rough water. A lot of other boats have drop in liners that may have some additional storage. I like the CH way because the hull does not flex as much. That may be why they don’t get stress cracks.
They probably sell all the boats they can make so I would think they are very popular.
I think the 31T is a incredible buy and a awesome boat.
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Is a CH a 3 piece boat?
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When you have pretty much the same amount of storage as all the mid tier high production boats then that’s a problem for most people.

Never can can have enough storage on boats that are taken that far offshore.

Not fond of cramming everything into the console.
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Originally Posted by Offshore_addiction View Post
Curious to why the new Cape Horn's don't get the hype that (in my opinion) they should. They ride strong and fish heavy in my experience. I've never fished a Yellowfin or a Contender which I hear is as wet as they get but comparing to a Regulator with the massive price reduction I don't see why these boats don't get more attention with the exception of being slow for the most part. I personally have a Cape Horn 21 and I could not be more pleased with it. It handles like a much bigger boat. I will be up-sizing within a year to a 27-31ft class ride and looking for unbiased opinions
Capes get plenty of love on here, do a search. One of the best built CC hulls on the water imo. I've had two and can attest to how solid they are built. Extremely dry riding too.
Ran my 23T offshore 60 plus miles and never had an issue with not having enough storage space. Being that far offshore I'd rather have the flotation than the additional storage compartments.
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THe last CH I was on was a hallow POS. I've been on top tier boats and there is no comparison. Wet ride??? What the hell does that even mean. In a 20 mph wind every boat is a xxxxxx wet ride. Bare bones is what I think of when someone says cape horn..
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Originally Posted by Offshore_addiction View Post
Since when is regulator not a top tier boat? and when I have heard from multiple people that contender is a wet ride, from a current contender owner at that, i think i can write a post asking for opinions from people less smartass than you. By no means was I writing a post for validation at all.. I wanted opinions for my next purchase... unbiased opinons at that, so I dont know where your thinking I'm looking for any kind of "validation". if you have a contender and its not wet, tell me about it and help me make my next decision. Judging from your 4,329 posts maybe you should stay off your keyboard a bit?
You are fairly new here so I'll give you the lay of the land as far as THT goes. There's no such thing as unbiased here. We all have our opinions about what makes a good boat, a not-so-good boat, and a crap boat. Some people want the highest fit and finish. Others value ride, or storage, or equipment, etc, etc, etc. And there are quite a few who just blow with the wind, liking whatever the hot boat du jour is.

Rather than post questions about why your choice ain't gettin' no love, you might want to post your own love letter about what you think makes Cape Horn so great. But be warned - you'll probably hear some things you don't want to hear. In those instances, I suggest rolling with the punches.

Good luck in your quest. I predict red skies this morning.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
Is a CH a 3 piece boat?
Yes, it is.
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#capehornboatownerfeelingsmatterdamnit
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I'll give you my opinion. I think very highly of the Cape Horns. I just sold a 2016 24XS, to move up in size. It did everything I asked it to. I was pleased and would recommend it in a second. The 31T was very much in play, when I started looking. I narrowed my list down to 5-7 boats and started looking at them. Some were easier to find than others. Ultimately, the Capes came off my list pretty early, and I don't think it was a conscious decision. As I looked at other boats in the class, the storage was vastly different. Now, I'm building a boat that may have no rival, as far as storage goes (in its class), but that alone isn't why I chose it. I can't imagine needing the storage that it has available. My point is, that there are lots of top tier boats, that will fit into someone's short list, and ride quality will be similar. Sooner or later, you have to start eliminating boats. I think the storage eliminates them for a lot of people. Not because they can't live without it, but because they have to eliminate someone. That being said, there is no reason (in my mind) why they don't have some additional storage. No way they need that much foam to float the boat. They are competitively priced, but my 32 Whitewater will be less expensive and totally custom; however they aren't for everyone and I had to wait 15 months and counting to get it.
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CH are great boats, would love to own a 31. I have a 28 Contender and it's not considered a wet boat. It can be wet in a cross wind of course but it loves to run fast which usually outruns any spray in normal sea conditions
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Originally Posted by rcoshane View Post
Yes, it is.
Not all, the 22os is a 2 piece.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
Is a CH a 3 piece boat?
I think the CH 24OS and above are three piece and the smaller sizes are two.

I have to admit I've often wondered the same thing OP. When we were shopping for a new offshore boat we chose ours for looks, ride, durability and price and don't regret our decision for one second. I'm not sure what all these people are bringing with them offshore as ours has plenty of storage(though I do wish I had a nice tackle center). We routinely go 40-65 miles out and always have what we need onboard so just don't get the "it doesn't have enough storage" thing. And to top it off we have E-tecs!! Oh the humanity. And they've been trouble free for 10 years. Of course there will always be Armchair Quarterbacks spewing their "opinions", like the guy above calling them a "POS", please....

We've had our 2008 Cape Horn 24OS for 10 years, rock solid boat, absolutely love it and if I were to upgrade it'd be to the CH 31T. There are tons of great boats out there to choose from now days, I say, do your research, go for some rides, choose your poison and go fishing.
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I had a Cape Horn. It was a good solid boat but it was like a Dusky, a blue collar fishing boat. I like some bells and whistles. The newer ones have stepped up their game but still a lot of stuff is plug and play from the shelves of West Marine. Storage was also a huge negative in my CH.

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