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26' Glacier Bay vs 26' Twin Vee Ride and Handling

Old 11-09-2018, 05:53 AM
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The gb has a flat pad on the bottom of its sponson that makes it plane. It is a heavier better constructed hull that lasts, and that makes it ride better at the expense of more gas. The tv sponson has a rounder bottom, closer to a displacement design.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:20 AM
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I appreciate the recommendations of Prowler and Calcutta and if anybody can find a nice, sound used one on the market for about $40-$50 I'll fight ya for it.

Bull, what boat would you be looking for Under about $50k, fishing out of SWFL and looking for cat that can get around inshore and feel comfortable running out to our fishing grounds in the gulf (60+ miles) and running across to the islands off the East coast during the calmer months?
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by stumprunner View Post
Good idea. 270 WC is great boat. Kinda cross between the 2, but high quality of GB. Not going to trout fish out of that either very well. You are going to have to decide what you do most and make a choice. Or buy 3 boats
I'm really looking for a used cat under $50k that runs well on less than V6 engines.
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Originally Posted by Eric365 View Post
I appreciate the recommendations of Prowler and Calcutta and if anybody can find a nice, sound used one on the market for about $40-$50 I'll fight ya for it.

Bull, what boat would you be looking for Under about $50k, fishing out of SWFL and looking for cat that can get around inshore and feel comfortable running out to our fishing grounds in the gulf (60+ miles) and running across to the islands off the East coast during the calmer months?
I bought a 2009 Prokat with 2010 Suzies with less than 200 hrs for less than that 8 months ago. Its the 2360 which is around 29 long with motors. Same no wood all core planning hull bottom as their 2660

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Like I stated before I think the older Twin Vee hull will be the best all around hull for the price. Mine is the new hull and is a totally different beast. The new hull rides as good as the GB and world cat. But with the higher gunnels and lagger tunnel makes it a bit harder to fish inshore If you want a boat that you can fish most days 60 miles out and fish the bays. Their isn’t much Comparison out there for under 60,000 The prowler is a nice hull but has very little deck space on it. I have fished cats for almost 15 years now. I have never heard of a 26 Twin Vee sinking because of bad weather. The lower gunnels on the older 26 really lend them self to inshore fishing also. You fish a lot like I do. So speed is important also. You will be fine with any of the cats on this thread

There are a lot of Twin Vee haters. Most of them are the idiots that only wanna pull up to the sandbar and look cool Lol. That should start a northern vs southern fight All of these boats will get you home so have fun with the hunt and enjoy it when you buy it
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I'm really looking for a used cat under $50k that runs well on less than V6 engines.
Have you looked at a Freeman?
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishtaco707 View Post
Like I stated before I think the older Twin Vee hull will be the best all around hull for the price. Mine is the new hull and is a totally different beast. The new hull rides as good as the GB and world cat. But with the higher gunnels and lagger tunnel makes it a bit harder to fish inshore If you want a boat that you can fish most days 60 miles out and fish the bays. Their isn’t much Comparison out there for under 60,000 The prowler is a nice hull but has very little deck space on it. I have fished cats for almost 15 years now. I have never heard of a 26 Twin Vee sinking because of bad weather. The lower gunnels on the older 26 really lend them self to inshore fishing also. You fish a lot like I do. So speed is important also. You will be fine with any of the cats on this thread

There are a lot of Twin Vee haters. Most of them are the idiots that only wanna pull up to the sandbar and look cool Lol. That should start a northern vs southern fight All of these boats will get you home so have fun with the hunt and enjoy it when you buy it
I'm definitely leaning this same direction. I just find myself questioning the seaworthiness of the older 26' TV but I'm sure it's very capable in the hands of an experienced captain. I think, paired with a 36 volt trolling motor and a pair of 10' power poles it'd be a fishing machine inshore and off.

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Have you looked at a Freeman?
I have, just put an offer in on a 29'. $45,000. Fingers crossed!!
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:24 PM
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The first time I saw a 26 Twin Vee was back in 2004. I was in a 31 contender heading to the west end. Getting are but kicked. And a couple of fat dudes passed us holding beers and laughing. My next boat was a cat after that So I think they are plenty sea worthy. You will be fine. And very happy. With all the extra room also. Good luck and have fun
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:30 AM
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Have the same issue up here in Tampa Bay. We like to inshore fish but still want to dive and fish 30-50 miles offshore on decent days. Ended up going with a new World Cat 230cc. I pick it up next week. Drafts 8-10 inches and I test drove it in a good 2’ chop and it ate it up. Twin 115 Yamaha’s topped out at 44mph and cruised nicely at 33-35 getting 2.6 mpg. Im having a I-pilot added for bottom fishing. Just saw a used one pop up for sale for $59k on Boat Trader that is listed as a Carolina Cat which is what they were called before WC bought them out a couple of years ago.
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Originally Posted by FL-fisher View Post
Have the same issue up here in Tampa Bay. We like to inshore fish but still want to dive and fish 30-50 miles offshore on decent days. Ended up going with a new World Cat 230cc. I pick it up next week. Drafts 8-10 inches and I test drove it in a good 2’ chop and it ate it up. Twin 115 Yamaha’s topped out at 44mph and cruised nicely at 33-35 getting 2.6 mpg. Im having a I-pilot added for bottom fishing. Just saw a used one pop up for sale for $59k on Boat Trader that is listed as a Carolina Cat which is what they were called before WC bought them out a couple of years ago.
Congratulations on the new boat, I'm sure you'll enjoy it! I'd be awfully surprised if it only draws 8"-10" though. Maybe with no engines on the boat and no fuel. I'd guess that the actual static draft is closer to 15" with engines hanging off the back and loaded with fuel, passengers and gear.
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Congratulations on the new boat, I'm sure you'll enjoy it! I'd be awfully surprised if it only draws 8"-10" though. Maybe with no engines on the boat and no fuel. I'd guess that the actual static draft is closer to 15" with engines hanging off the back and loaded with fuel, passengers and gear.
Engines aren't included in the draft rating. You'd be surprised how shallow the boat is... my WC290 has a marketed 15" draft, not sure what the real life number is, but I can assure you it is materially more shallow than the GB2640 I had.
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Might find a gen 1 ameracat for around 50$k....we run one now far and wide . Fishes with the big boys, easy 30 mph cruise at 4000....solid 2+ mpg . Roomy, no wood, easy clean up, above deck tank, 300 total hp...
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I’ll post back what real world numbers are. I’m expecting 11-12” from everyone I’ve talked to. Still better than most of the bay boats I’ve been on.
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Originally Posted by time_to_relax View Post
Engines aren't included in the draft rating. You'd be surprised how shallow the boat is... my WC290 has a marketed 15" draft, not sure what the real life number is, but I can assure you it is materially more shallow than the GB2640 I had.
I know that the gear cases sticking below the hull aren't included in the draft, I was saying that it might draw 8 to 10 inches if there are no engines mounted on the boat and no passengers, fuel or batteries onboard. I don't doubt that it is shallow drafting for a cat hull, certainly less than the comparable GB. I'd be very interested in a WC 230 with a pair of Yamaha 150s on it if one came available.

How would you compare the ride of the GB 2640 vs the 230 WC?
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Might find a gen 1 ameracat for around 50$k....we run one now far and wide . Fishes with the big boys, easy 30 mph cruise at 4000....solid 2+ mpg . Roomy, no wood, easy clean up, above deck tank, 300 total hp...
I owned a Gen 1 Ameracat previously, it's the reason I'm considering a 26 Twin Vee now. Powered with twin Yamaha F150's, it was a good running boat. I'd definitely consider another one if I found the right deal.
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Any idea what a fair value range would be on this 2001 TwinVee 26?

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Engines 18
electronics. Depends on size. 3-5
hull and trailer 10-20
its still a 2001. Fair would be 35-45.
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Originally Posted by Fishtaco707 View Post
Engines 18
electronics. Depends on size. 3-5
hull and trailer 10-20
its still a 2001. Fair would be 35-45.
Thanks - no trailer so - perhaps an offer of 40 would be fair....guy wants twice that but I thought he was way off.
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Thanks - no trailer so - perhaps an offer of 40 would be fair....guy wants twice that but I thought he was way off.
that guy is smoking crack. There are two 2017 twin vees on this website for sale that you could get with 150s for the high 70s. They are almost 20 years newer You can offer but that guy is way out of the park. The other boats also include trailers wotrth 6000

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I actually have a 29 CC and 2670 sitting side by side currently. The 2670 is up for sale currently. Ive owned my GB for a few years now and zero complaints. But took this twin vee as trade for a car I had. By the looks of it, the GB looks like a lot more boat than the 26 Twin vee. But I know for sure the 29CC twin vee looks better for what I want out of her.

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