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Old 05-05-2018, 05:23 AM
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Have been doing some research on my next boat purchase and think the Rambo 27 would be a great option to fit my needs. I was wondering if anyone knows of one in the area? I am in OC, but wouldn't mind travelling to see one first hand. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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I looked for one for a while and only found them in Florida. What are you needs? I ended up with a Judge 265, I needed something with a shallow draft that could still wreck fish in the ocean.
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The shallow draft is my biggest need because there is an area by the entrance to my canal that gets down to about a foot of water when we get very low tides. This definitely creates a compromise as I also want the boat to be able to go out to the wrecks like you mentioned. When searching for something with this versatility, I kept seeing good reviews regarding the Rambo. A quick look around after your post and the Judge seems to be another great option for this, thank you! As far as other needs, I would ideally like the ability to add some enclosures for the fall striper run as well.
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I have the exact same problem with my canal. The Judge gets very skinny but on some days you would need a flats boat to get out. Here is my enclosure. It works pretty well. The boat is in Ocean City, send me a PM if you want to see it.



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Thank you, sent you a PM.
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Visit the Judge factory:
Judge Yachts 9531 Legion Road, Denton, MD 21629 - (410) 479-9770

Call or text me at 410-533-1435 and I will make sure Bill Judge is there to show your around
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I have seen a couple of Rambo's in Lynnhaven. Dont know the owners though. One is kept at the boatel at Lynnhaven Marine i think.
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Originally Posted by iFishMD View Post
Visit the Judge factory:
Judge Yachts 9531 Legion Road, Denton, MD 21629 - (410) 479-9770

Call or text me at 410-533-1435 and I will make sure Bill Judge is there to show your around
Thanks for the factory info. I was able to check out a 265 in person today (thanks again bigk23surf) and was definitely impressed.
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I have seen a couple of Rambo's in Lynnhaven. Dont know the owners though. One is kept at the boatel at Lynnhaven Marine i think.
Thanks for the heads up. That is the closest ones to me I have heard of so far. We have been talking about making a trip down that way, so will make sure to take a look when I am down there. If anyone happens to know anything about who owns any in that area, please pass along any info you can.
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JS, Lou Rambo is building them in GA. Not sure if you've looked at his site on Facebook?
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JS, Lou Rambo is building them in GA. Not sure if you've looked at his site on Facebook?
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Yes, I checked just about everywhere online. I did see on their facebook page that he has delivered some to New York. The majority though seem to be in or around Florida. If it is the boat I definitely want, then I would contact Lou about a new one or would be more confident about the long distance purchase process of a used one if a good one comes up (have seen two available in FL since I started looking for them). I can't say for certain without being able to see one in person if it definitely the boat I want, so hoping to find one somewhat close that I could see firsthand to know if it is the one so I could pursue those options.
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Whats a new Rambo going for these days?
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I'll give some input. I don't own one, and never have. However I was a marine mechanic at James River Marina on deep Creek in Newport News. There was a family there who owned one. Last name was Cale. They may still have it. It was a fighting lady yellow Rambo 27. Sharp looking boat. Was powered by a big Yamaha 2 stoke. It would fly. Seemed to have a narrow beam for a boat that size imho. Also when I would pick it up on the fork lift it seemed very light compared to other boats of similar size. Fit and finish looked great. It was a very down to essentials, hardcore style fishing boat. Honestly I always liked it. I believe they had brought it up from Florida. Wish i could be of more help.
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Originally Posted by buckshotgumbo View Post
Whats a new Rambo going for these days?
Here is the pricing that is listed on their facebook page:


Rambo 27 basic boat with

4 rod holders

Trim tabs

All composite

25 thousand


Leaning post 1K

Paint bottom 1K

TTop is 4K

Coffin box 2K

Powder coat L post and TTop 1K

Turn key 300 Suzuki 23K

Turn key 300 Yamaha 27K


They also have this "Optional Equipment" listed on their website:


Twin Fuel Tanks $995.00

Custom Colors Available

Two Console Styles Available

Custom Rigging Available
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I'll give some input. I don't own one, and never have. However I was a marine mechanic at James River Marina on deep Creek in Newport News. There was a family there who owned one. Last name was Cale. They may still have it. It was a fighting lady yellow Rambo 27. Sharp looking boat. Was powered by a big Yamaha 2 stoke. It would fly. Seemed to have a narrow beam for a boat that size imho. Also when I would pick it up on the fork lift it seemed very light compared to other boats of similar size. Fit and finish looked great. It was a very down to essentials, hardcore style fishing boat. Honestly I always liked it. I believe they had brought it up from Florida. Wish i could be of more help.
Thanks for the input! The beam is 8' and it is a lighter boat. From what I have read this allows it to perform well and be very efficient at the same time. I personally like the fact that those factors allow for a longer boat without twins. Glad to hear a good report about about the fit and finish, that is a big reason for wanting to see one in person.
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I'm flat dumbstruck by how cheap that is..
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That’s a great value. If anyone watches deer meat for dinner on YouTube he runs one and has taken it to the Bahamas . Looks like a great boat for a no frills fishing boat.
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That’s a great value. If anyone watches deer meat for dinner on YouTube he runs one and has taken it to the Bahamas . Looks like a great boat for a no frills fishing boat.
deermeatfordinner Has a video on the rebuild of his. Cool Stuff.

I still may get a Rambo 27 one day I considered it real hard two years ago.
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I’d like to see the vid, do you have a link ?
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