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20-23
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28-32
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33+
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:45 PM
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Still depends on what the intended purpose is. An aircraft carrier is a realistic size for its intended purpose. Using such a boat for two guys who go fishing on the weekends, not so much. And vice versa.
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
I don't understand what the purpose of this poll is, there are so many variables based on what and where the boat is used for. You need to define that for it to be meaningful at all. SNIP
I'll go out on a limb and guess that EF is trying to get an idea on what size boat Reef Runner may target to add to the line up. I've seen him/her post enough on the RR threads to "assume" that they are affiliated in some way to the brand. If I'm right, I hope they take this poll to heart as see that the 24-27 is leading the way - at least for the moment. For me, that's the sweet spot. I like the RR 23 but a bit to small in pics - I haven't actually seen it live yet.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:53 PM
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I like having one boat for me to get out on that is hassle free and takes $20 of gas all day. 17-18’ with a new four stroke, good electronics, radio, cooler and live well. Holds three rods. That’s the me and a fishing buddy boat. The other boat is 32’ and is for days with wife and friends. Bathroom, kitchenette and shade. Great for deal making and social booze cruising. It’s a beast to take care off and clean. Better have 500 for gas. There you go. Two boats different roles. They suit my attention span for now.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:10 PM
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The boat I owned the longest (ten years) was 27'.
My favorite boat - a 32'.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:47 AM
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While I am still young enough and able to tow, my rig pulls behind my Tundra just fine, and we can make our pilgrimage to the panhandle, east coast or the keys and enjoy it in water other than our back yard....

For us, there is always something special about fishing and catching fish somewhere else.

I could not imagine owning a bigger diesel truck just to tow a bigger boat....
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:54 AM
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Not enough categories in the 33+ range for the poll to be meaningful.

I'm at 40' but would prefer something larger, say in the mid-50s. That 55' cruiser is nowhere near the same boat as a 33' express. Just not a meaningful comparison at all.
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:11 AM
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Your size needs are just MUCH bigger than data set I was looking at. I am sure we could do a whole other poll based on breaking down sizes from 30-60 ft
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:22 AM
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For a trailerable, inshore/nearshore boat, 26' is good for me. Offshore, 35'+.
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jheiii View Post
Docked or on a lift I'll take a beamy 28-32.
For going offshore 27 foot or larger.
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ssobol2533@aol.com View Post
Still depends on what the intended purpose is. An aircraft carrier is a realistic size for its intended purpose. Using such a boat for two guys who go fishing on the weekends, not so much. And vice versa.
I would like to own something the size of an aircraft carrier but I sure as hell can't afford the fuel. Anybody want to go fishing and help with the costs? I think it will be around $1MM a day for diesel. Also, we'll need a captain - anybody available for day trips?
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