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Fun Side x Side Comparison of two great 27's. Southport and Onslow Bay 27

Old 01-12-2019, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
Integrating them into the mold would affect the running surface. Brad is big on keeping the running surface consistent all the way to the stern.
This is correct. He attributes a lot of the great ride characteristics to that extra bit of length if you talk to him about it. I guess if you don't know how to run a boat when you have a fish coming to the gaff that you could get a line caught on the tabs but I don't see it ever being a problem except for maybe a freak accident. I could possibly see it happen maybe bottom fishing once in a blue moon?
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by vrodtyson View Post
I have had my OB 27 for over two years now, it's an incredible boat. What OP said about going faster results in a better ride is spot on. It took me 3 or so fishing trips to realize that 36-40 was a sweet spot on this boat in a head sea, unless it was just to rough. At 38 or so the boat just frees up hard to explain but you can feel it when it happens.
That's exactly what I feel and told my buddy the same words. As you're trimming up and hit that sweet spot, the boat frees up. When you slow down or start trimming down you can feel it get heavy in the water. That's the best way I can describe it. It doesn't ride bad going slower it just really shines in the mid 30's and faster and gets about the same fuel mileage
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:00 PM
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Great thread. These were the two final boats in my recent search. I went to NC to see the OBs being built and then ended up buying a new Southport 272. I might have gone with the OB if I didn’t have a wife and kids who like to both cruise and fish offshore with me. Expecting delivery of the Southport to Edisto in the next couple of weeks and looking forward to it. Two great boats.
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:32 PM
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Hey Windham14 how does your jupiter 31 ride compared to the 27 OB? I know its a much larger boat but that's a famous offshore hull and similar brand qa\uality in terms of build, fit finish etc..
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