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Sailfish 21ft

Old 09-09-2019, 09:25 PM
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Looking at downsizing to a 21ft sailfish from a 23 ft seacraft. Anyone running this boat near houston. Would like to check it out
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by wkwarrior View Post
Hello
Looking at downsizing to a 21ft sailfish from a 23 ft seacraft. Anyone running this boat near houston. Would like to check it out
i know of a very well taken care of one for sale in Corpus Christi . My old boat that has only been upgraded and made even nicer by a friend of mine.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:02 AM
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I own one and kept at Surfside. What are you interested in knowing?
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:54 PM
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Hello Luckymonkey

1st question is you know how we have the typical rough 2-3 for gulf. How fast can you go on this boat without pounding? How much overspray when you quater seas? Is it possible to see your boat? better still if you are willing to take someone for a ride, will pay for your gas, etc. Basically i am downsizing and making sure i like this boat. They look good on paper and pic so far.........
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:38 AM
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FWIW I loved my 21' sailfish. Rode 100 times better than my 22' Pioneer. That thing rode damn good in 2-3' chop. If you find one for a good deal, I think they're great.
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hello gapier, great to hear that. how much overspray when you quarter seas head on? do you recall your best cruising MPG?
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Coming from a dad of two boys age (13) and (9), I don’t typically go out in 2-3s because I try to bring the kids any chance I get. That being said, 2-3s chop is manageable around 20knots while working the throttle. The boat eats up a quartering sea though. She was made for that. I would say I probably err to the side of caution when it comes to trying to push the boat through rougher seas. I’m 45 and I find no joy in slamming around until my kidneys shake free just to go fishing or dealing with seasick kids. The overspray has never been an issue. The only time I or my friends have noticed it was when we were running parallel to shore and the wind had picked up blowing the spray back across the boat. Yeah, we can make arrangements so you can see it. We’ll go for a ride. I love the boat and it works great for family. I'll PM you.
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I agree with lucky, no issues with the spray that I can recall. The boat was awesome. We moved up only bc we wanted a bathroom and more seating and cushions for the wifes toushy.
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