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Old 02-19-2019, 07:17 PM
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I've appreciated all the input with regard to Pacific boats and aluminum boats in general on this forum. I'm curious though as I'm very close to committing to having one built on any downsides to these boats within the 'aluminum alloy' boat world. I'm not trying to re-open past threads with regards to aluminum vs glass boats, rather I'm curious to know how Pacific's rate within the aluminum boat sphere as I'm already committed to an aluminum boat. There is no dearth of praise for Pacifics here and elsewhere, but I have had some intimations of people who are skeptics of these particular boats, but do not have specifics as to why. There also seems to be some inherit bias on some other sites that have been founded by Pacific owners and sponsored by Pacific itself. I'd really value honest input on how these boats fare with respect to build quality, seaworthiness, durability, finish, etc compared to other aluminum boats, ie Crozier, Ironwood, Armstrong, Leeshore etc...Are they considered to be in the upper range for aluminum boats in the 19-26ft range?? If it helps I will be using this boat off and around Block Island. Many thanks for any and all feedback, this is a new arena for me (I'm in the NE and surrounded by fiberglass) and do not have many resources for answering these questions before I commit a great deal of money on one.
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:48 PM
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I would check some of the northwest forums, bloodydecks washington section, Ifish.net or aluminumalloyboats.com although they are kinda of biased (AAB). I would love a 26 pacific but its out of my price range. They are known for being a comercial grade boat and I dont think you would go wrong.
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Pacific, Crozier, Leeshore are all great boats. My opinion is of that of the three, whom ever will build the configuration you want at the cost you can agree with would be the go to builder. All three are great top quality builders. Personally I'd have to lean toward Crozier because I really like his designs!!
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pacific builds a stout boat

their work is quality work

no worries

too bad you weren't looking a couple months ago my buddy sold his 23 with yam f115 for a DEAL because he found another boat and needed to free up the cash
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Pacific rigs are proven with a long history. Lee Shore hasn’t built as many, nor has Crozier. But, all 3 build a strong boat. Armstrong is now part of the Rennaissance group (bought 2 years ago). They and ACI build bigger than 26’.
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Thanks all. I really appreciate the input. Given what I've read here and elsewhere I am going to proceed with a Pacific V2600 with an 8ft pilot house (a foot larger than the W7-this is a customization I've requested) and a single honda BF250 iST. Curious what others who have owned or operated the V2600 would suggest or change if they had to do it all over again?
I'm in the early stages of this order so there's plenty of time to make adjustments. It's a BIG nut for me, so I'm trying to get it right and tap into the knowledge and experience of others out there with more than me.
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Member "Welder" has a Pacific, and my impression is that he is very happy with it. Have not seen many recent posts, but he is a cousin of a close friend, and if necessary, I can get contact info.
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Originally Posted by thataway View Post
Member "Welder" has a Pacific, and my impression is that he is very happy with it. Have not seen many recent posts, but he is a cousin of a close friend, and if necessary, I can get contact info.
and has had that boat since 2005. Saw his boat shed about a week before he took delivery of it. Good people.

Actually ran across a White County TX DU coozie the other day he gave me.
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A used 26 was just posted up in the classifieds on AAB

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