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Old 02-12-2019, 08:25 PM
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:51 PM
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Add Onslow Bay 41 to that list as well as Native 40. Front Runner Boatworks 39 looks interesting as well.
Old 02-12-2019, 11:13 PM
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I know it’s a new hull, but based on the 27 and 33, the 41 OB should definitely be on the list
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All great boats. Schedule you some rides and see what you like.

mono guys love monos and cat guys swear by their rides and room.

seasyour comfortable fishing in and fuel range, bathroom needs of admiral definitely favor big monos, all have pros and cons.
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Just be aware, OP, 36 months wait on a freeman

which come to think about it makes makes little sense. The obvious thing to do us expand and bring that wait down to 12 months.



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Damn, that’s a nice problem you’ve got there�� Honestly I’d be happy with any of them, I’d probably go for a cat because f the conditions around here, but by all accounts they’re all fantastic boats.
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Go to MIBS and take a ride on a 42 Prowler.
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Because you play in the same area as me it’s nice to have 800 under deck. I got offered a very nice price a few days ago. Enough to put a new gt3rs in my garage and look for something else. Problem is I could not see living with something else after owning the 42lr... last trip 575 miles , couldn’t close the coffin box and got home with 150 gallons still left. If your looking for the boat that keeps you from looking no further I say Freeman 42lr.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:05 AM
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Freeman or Prowler if you want a cat. 41 Onslow Bay if you want a mono. Ride them at the boat show this weekend. I guarantee you the OB41 is built to the highest standard of any mono hull, it will ride amazing and you get quad 400's. Crawl/ ride on all of them and talk to the builders. Your problem is going to be the wait time. I know Freeman is backed up and OB took somewhere around 15 deposits on the 41 before it was ever built.
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There’s only one company in your list who will be able to produce a boat in a timely manner. Since your looking at other cats, you should look at theirs too.
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I'll take a look at the Onslow Bay & Prowler if I can make it to the show. Def do not want to wait more than 2 yrs. Im sure most builders could accommodate that time frame.
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Originally Posted by Sarasota Line X View Post
Because you play in the same area as me it’s nice to have 800 under deck. I got offered a very nice price a few days ago. Enough to put a new gt3rs in my garage and look for something else. Problem is I could not see living with something else after owning the 42lr... last trip 575 miles , couldn’t close the coffin box and got home with 150 gallons still left. If your looking for the boat that keeps you from looking no further I say Freeman 42lr.
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Whats your real world mpg? Whats the fuel burn compared to the 37H? Does it ride any different Full/Heavy vs. 1/2 fuel?

Some boats I've been on, have a sweet spot for load/weight. Ride terrible when heavy or once in 2-3's fuel economy suffers.
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no wait on a Freeman...used...

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I have no idea how any of these boats may ride but I am willing to be your new fishing buddy which ever one you choose!

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Originally Posted by Rod27 View Post
Not interested in buying used or paying a premium for no wait. Im surprised how much wear and tear it has for only a couple years of use.
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My wife talks about going bigger, but I would hesitate to give up the utility of the 36- trailerable, runs shallow, and burns a lot less fuel than a 39.
I've fished the YF39, and it is a whole different animal-WAY bigger, faster, less utilitarian, and rides better-but a lot more cost and no trailer on weekends or without CDL.
I've fished the SV37, very nice boat, nice layout (Cockpit room A+, rear deck box A+, front fishbox if you have forward seating-F, guillotine door-D, corner livewells-depends on taste, high gunnels-depends on taste), good ride-but holy crap does it burn gas (hippies cry when you start it-similar to the YF39 with quads).
I have not been on the INV39.
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Originally Posted by TeamBalla View Post
I'll take a look at the Onslow Bay & Prowler if I can make it to the show. Def do not want to wait more than 2 yrs. Im sure most builders could accommodate that time frame.
You'd probably be looking at a year there abouts on the Prowler.
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Originally Posted by scooperfl View Post
My wife talks about going bigger, but I would hesitate to give up the utility of the 36- trailerable, runs shallow, and burns a lot less fuel than a 39.
I've fished the YF39, and it is a whole different animal-WAY bigger, faster, less utilitarian, and rides better-but a lot more cost and no trailer on weekends or without CDL.
I've fished the SV37, very nice boat, nice layout (Cockpit room A+, rear deck box A+, front fishbox if you have forward seating-F, guillotine door-D, corner livewells-depends on taste, high gunnels-depends on taste), good ride-but holy crap does it burn gas (hippies cry when you start it-similar to the YF39 with quads).
I have not been on the INV39.
What I like about the YF39: Helm seats 3, Full Glass Windshield, and more seating than the 36. With a wife & 4 kids, plenty of deck space is a must. I know the best boat for me is a YF36, but it will be tight on family days and not much seating. I like to have everyone concentrated around the helm when running/cruising. Not all the way up at the bow.

What hasn't sold me yet on Freeman, is no full glass windshield. Is that in the works? Or will e-glass be it?

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I am sure you are aware....but there is a nice INV 40 Cat in P Harbor at Norris....Short drive to look at a nasty rig
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Take a good hard look at the 42 or 39 Invincible. Impressive ride. IMO Invincible has a better fit and finish than the YF, while still being a true battle wagon. Has everything you like about about YF39. Take a look at Invincible's 40/37 cats as well if you're interested in cat boats as opposed to mono hulls. 39 Inv has a 500 or 550 gallon fuel capacity and gets 1.1 mpg at cruise (40-45 mph).

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