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Old 08-19-2020, 06:43 AM
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I test rode a 219 w/yamaha 150, there were 4 big guys in the boat and we topped out at 45 after playing with the jackplate a little. I would think the 200 on the 239 would give you something similar to that? Low-Mid 40's.
Old 08-19-2020, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by SweetNola View Post
Mine work pretty well. As long as you plug it, it will keep things cold all day. It's no yeti, but it works pretty well. We don't ever bring a cooler on the boat anymore.
Does your boat have trim tabs? Tested one and didnt really seem to need them but boat wasn't loaded for fishing either. What is your experience?
Old 08-19-2020, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by NvrNervous View Post
Does your boat have trim tabs? Tested one and didnt really seem to need them but boat wasn't loaded for fishing either. What is your experience?
Yes, I have trim tabs. I agree, they probably are a necessity, but when the wind is howling and the sound is choppy, I'm glad to have them.
Old 08-19-2020, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by NCfire View Post
To those of you that have one, how well are insulated are those seat/fish boxes at the front of the boat?
Good. I went to factory twice and got a good look at the 239. I tried to upload a pic of the underside of finished box but no go. The boxes are insulated all the way around. Very nice. The boxes hold ice for 6-8 hours or so.

The boxes are small and short, compared to Contender. Small kings ok but no big kings like will fit in a contender box. Bring a big cooler or fish bag if you catch a lot of fish. I release big kings anyway, too much Hg.

The boxes are easy to clean compared to say Contender; and much appreciated after a long day. Boxes drain out the side of the hull and works great. No macerator needed in this boat. Oh, they are dry too so you can keep jackets and things in them.

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Old 08-19-2020, 12:51 PM
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Trim tabs are standard. Not needed to plane with a F200. I only use them when heading into a sea or when have greenies aboard who like to all sit on one side. No porpoising. Get the bigger ones though.

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Old 08-19-2020, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by barhopping View Post
So get it with no top and have one custom built to your liking. Odds are you will be more likely to get what you want and for less cost than the factory. Not to mention the right builder might even be of better quality. I did my last three tops this way.
Barhopping, can you post a pic of your custom top? Would love to see how you set it up.
Old 08-19-2020, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by NvrNervous View Post
Barhopping, can you post a pic of your custom top? Would love to see how you set it up.
it is a standard t-top (Weblon) not a second station. No box with rocket launchers across the back. Front legs to the deck, rear legs to the console. I’m tall so a couple inches taller than factory also slightly tighter on the sides and front (casting room). No pipes in front of windshield like factory and not on a bayrider. Are you getting nasty PM’s from bayrider?

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Old 08-20-2020, 10:26 AM
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This boat seems like a good fit for me, obviously nothing is perfect. I would probably skip the optional livewell especially if that one isn't great for culling either. Maybe just do standard leaning post, I wonder if a frigid rigid tackle station would fit.. Its 25" tall and 33"wide. Would add some tackle storage and a 110 quart cooler. Also from what I would definitely go with the 250vmax. Having extra torque and get up can always be a benefit.
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Originally Posted by barhopping View Post
Are you getting nasty PMís from bayrider?
The owner of Kencraft did the same to me a few years ago after making a constructive comment about the 239. He basically called me a cheapskate since I ended up buying a used 235 Challenger instead of a new one from him after giving me a plant tour.

I havenít forgotten about it and itís the reason why I didnít consider the Bayrider
when going back to a bayboat.
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Originally Posted by patro View Post
The owner of Kencraft did the same to me a few years ago after making a constructive comment about the 239. He basically called me a cheapskate since I ended up buying a used 235 Challenger instead of a new one from him after giving me a plant tour.

I havenít forgotten about it and itís the reason why I didnít consider the Bayrider
when going back to a bayboat.
After what they sent me the other day I could never be supportive of them. At one time I owned a 2060 skiff but that will be it. I too will never own one of their products again.
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I wanted to comment on this thread as it appears to have gone sideways for some misunderstanding between some messages from one of my well intention-ed employees to address some questions about a Second Station on our boats. I believe he sent some PMs to a couple of people to try and explain why we cannot offer that option at this time.

I read his messages and they certainly could have been written better. What I will say is that I personally have never called anyone a cheapskate for not purchasing one of my boats. Not sure about that exchange that was mentioned and I will be glad to discuss that with the individual if he so chooses. I will tell you that we go above and beyond to answer every single phone call or question put to us about our boats both old and new. If someone feels that they were not treated properly, then pick up the phone and call me directly and it will be addressed. We strive to treat everyone with respect, whether you have an old boat of ours, or thinking about a new one.

To those that feel you received a less than respectful explanation of why we don't offer a Second Station at this time, I will apologize personally and spend some time making sure that future exchanges are better written from my employee.

As for the Second Station, no one wants it more than myself and my workers. We are doing our best to keep up with demand and still make sure we put out boats that exceed expectations on performance and support from the factory. We are constantly trying to do it better. For those that feel hard towards KenCraft and are looking elsewhere because of unacceptable interactions with my staff, I hope that sometime you will give us the second chance to make it right.

Thanks for reading and I won't come back on here and comment. I rarely ever comment on any thread about our boats or our company, but I felt compelled to let you know it is not ever acceptable to not be respectful, period.
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Originally Posted by NCfire View Post
To those of you that have one, how well are insulated are those seat/fish boxes at the front of the boat?
ICE update. Yesterday was hot, about 93 deg at midday. Put 10 lbs of ice in the box at 0700hrs. At 12:30 there was a lot of ice left, about 9lbs or so. This morning at 0700 there was about 1/2 left; air temp this morning was 74 deg.

Great boat!

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Old 09-01-2020, 04:04 PM
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thanks Blue Moon, it is definitely a hard decision making a purchase like this. While obviously isn't the most expensive boat on the market it is still a chunk a change for me so wanna get it right, or lol right enough I will live with it. Could also measure the cock pit depth or do you know off the top of your head how much is there? I have 3 little ones , and this is another area of a little bit of concern.
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I iced this down at 5pm Saturday and this picture was taken at 6pm Sunday. With only 30lbs of ice. I do plug the drain with a live well plug also.
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Originally Posted by NCfire View Post
thanks Blue Moon, it is definitely a hard decision making a purchase like this. While obviously isn't the most expensive boat on the market it is still a chunk a change for me so wanna get it right, or lol right enough I will live with it. Could also measure the cock pit depth or do you know off the top of your head how much is there? I have 3 little ones , and this is another area of a little bit of concern.

Distance from bait well to bilge hatch is 22”. The bait well is 13’ past leaning post legs. So, without a bait well, its say 3 ft. This doesn’t include the bilge hatch area between the stern boxes. Not sure you want 3 little ones in that area while running. I see a lot of stupid things everyday, like legs dangling off the bow or pulling kids on an inflatable down a crowded ICW. Kids in the stern while anchored fishing without the motor running would be something I’d do but they still gotta be watched while on a boat. The bow has a lot of room and fantastic seating, and easier to monitor.

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