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Old 11-02-2010, 06:04 PM
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Default 2007 Contender 23t

SOLD *10K PRICE REDUCTION $59,995 or best offer!!!!* SOLD

This is a 2007 Ice Blue Contender 23T powered by twin Yamaha F150 four strokes with only 435 hours and warranty until 2012! Excellent Condition! Will consider trade for late model 28 Carolina Classic. Asking Price $69,985

ENGINES:
-Twin Yamaha F150 Four Stroke Outboards
-Yamaha Reliance Stainless Props 13 ¾ X 19
-Factory Warranty until November 2012
-New Water Pumps for 2010
-Fuel: 175 Gallons

DETAILS:
-Furuno FCV 585 with Airmar 600 watt Tilted Element Thru-Hull Transducer
-Garmin GPS/Chartplotter 2206
-Icom 304 VHF Radio
-Deluxe T Top with Spreader Lights and LED Fixture
-LED Deck Lights
-50 Gallon Livewell
-3 Battery System (all replaced in 2009)
-Frigid Rigid Cooler Seat with Matching Cushions
-Detachable Rear Bench Seat
-Custom Strataglass Console Enclosure with Helm Cover
-Raw Water Washdown
-Recently Replaced Sentry Livewell Pump
-Recently Replaced Bilge Pump Float Switch
-13lb Danforth Anchor with approx 300 feet of Rode
-New Bottom paint for 2010 (Interlux Micron 66)

*** BOAT LOCATED IN: Staten Island, NY (10306) ***

Contact Brent @(908) 338-1809 or bpetersen3@si.rr.com or send PM
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:21 AM
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Awesome ride at a nice price! I love the ice blue. Good luck with the sale!
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Do you have any real world performance numbers ?
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Beauty.

This boat is in my upgrade consideration set. Can I ask what your experience has been regarding the stability of this hull at drift/anchor? I would be using it for light tackle fishing in Long Island Sound with occasional longer runs.

Also, are the 150's sufficient power in your opinion - or would you have preferred 175's or 200's?

Thank you.
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I am assuming from the ad that there is no trailer included in the sale price?
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Originally Posted by kelias3479 View Post
Beauty.

This boat is in my upgrade consideration set. Can I ask what your experience has been regarding the stability of this hull at drift/anchor? I would be using it for light tackle fishing in Long Island Sound with occasional longer runs.

Also, are the 150's sufficient power in your opinion - or would you have preferred 175's or 200's?

Thank you.
Not the seller but here is a performance bulletin from Yamaha with the same configuration:

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Thanks for the link - yeah, I saw the bulletin also. Similar to John's question above, I would like to hear the owner's real world experience with the setup. Thanks again for the link.

Very interested in hearing about stability/tenderness of this hull also.

Thank you.
Old 11-03-2010, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by kelias3479 View Post
Beauty.

This boat is in my upgrade consideration set. Can I ask what your experience has been regarding the stability of this hull at drift/anchor? I would be using it for light tackle fishing in Long Island Sound with occasional longer runs.

Also, are the 150's sufficient power in your opinion - or would you have preferred 175's or 200's?

Thank you.
I fished Long Island Sound my entire life and have spent a good deal of time doing so on a 25' Contender. This hull is great for the sound and cuts through the chop awesome. At drift it is more tender than a modified-v hull, but it is fine. We fish mostly drifting and all light tackle and never found the hull to be a problem when doing this. The 23-T is probably the best contender for the sound and the twin 150 hp setup is by no means underpowered and offers good fuel economy.
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Thanks Bluefin, appreciate your feeback!
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Thanks for the compliments. I put a lot of time into keeping it clean. Most of the questions have been correctly answered by previous posters.


Stability: Behaves like you would expect a hull with steep deadrise. It rocks a bit at anchor and on the drift but its not uncomfortable. I prefer to have the ability to slice through slop and chop over extremely stable behavior at rest.

Trailer: Sorry no trailer. I keep it in a slip near my house so I never had the need for one.

Performance and Power: The Yamaha Performance #s are very close to real world performance. The numbers in the cruise range 4000-4500 are spot on. I've seen 51 mph on the GPS at WOT, although I only take it there occassionally, to make sure everything's working properly. I'm not sure I could use additional horsepower. Most days conditions wouldn't allow running at 60+ mph and I don't know how the boat would behave with the add'l weight on the transom, especially with a full livewell.

Happy to answer additional questions.
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Thanks Brent. She's a beauty.
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Bump for a nice ride.
Did you close the deal on the CC?
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Sea trial and survey about 2 weeks ago. Closed last Wed. Will be a long winter.
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The 23T is a nice boat with a good layout.
I just didn't and still don't get the ice chest seat in front of the console blocking access to the floor fish box door. The boat I looked at had an ice chest big enough where even sliding the ice chest to the side, the corner of the fish box still was blocked by the ice chest.
You could always use a smaller ice chest but seemed kind of silly to even have to deal with this issue.

I guess if you practice catch and release you would not even notice this.
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Ellis,

Not sure which fish box you are referring to. There are 3 of them in the bow. The cooler on my boat in no way interferes with access to the large center fish box You can see in the attached pic that the hinge for the box's hatch is forward of the cooler. This allows the hatch to open fully without touching the cooler. Don't really use that box for fish. I use the 2 rear boxes for keeping fish. Plenty of room there. Store my cast net and reef anchor in forward box. Get to the spot open the hatch and toss the anchor or net without thinking twice about the cooler.

When it comes to the other two boxes in the bow, yes, the cooler must be moved to gain access but only by about an inch. Not really that big of a deal.
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Brent, I sent you an email. Congrats on the sale!
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Appreciate the kind words. But I haven't sold her yet!!!!
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Default John Ctd.

The "CC" referred to in Ltack's post is a 2007 28 Carolina Classic, I boat I purchased last week. That should clear up any confusion. 23T still for sale.
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This picture shows the ice chest clearer.
Must be a different year model than the one I looked at. This one has a different center bow floor hatch configuration.
Thanks for the pic!
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The boat I looked at was a 2008 23T
The bow floor hatches are different than yours or the ice chest is bigger.







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