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Anyone own a Grady-White 265 Express or 282 Sailfish?

Old 07-21-2018, 10:45 AM
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Default Anyone own a Grady-White 265 Express or 282 Sailfish?

Howdy.

Considering moving up from my 248 Voyager to a 265 Express or 282 Sailfish in the offseason. I know the topic has been beat to death in other forums but I'm curious if anyone in the mid-atlantic has an opinion as far as canyon fishing, fuel capacity, range, seaworthiness, etc. Given the distances we travel, I think opinions will be more accurate here.

Also, if anyone has either model and would allow me to look at it or come aboard I'd greatly appreciate the opportunity.

Thanks so much! As always, tight lines!
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Old 07-21-2018, 11:15 AM
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Tom. Closing on an older 272 sailfish Monday. Your welcome to check it out. Hoping it will be a good compromise between hardcore offshore, inshore and future family boat. Hope to repower it in a year or so
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B, friend just priced for re-power of his 272.. 40k - 200's 55k for 225's.. Main reason I bought mine was after ride to triangles on his 272.
Tom, I run from 20 mile up the bay have never had to use aux tank.. (50gal) main tank is 150 been out to norfolk
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heycharlie,

Wow! that's some serious mileage. Which model? Motors?
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B, friend just priced for re-power of his 272.. 40k - 200's 55k for 225's.. Main reason I bought mine was after ride to triangles on his 272.
Tom, I run from 20 mile up the bay have never had to use aux tank.. (50gal) main tank is 150 been out to norfolk
15 grand for 50 horses. Thatís rediculous. I hope I can milk a few years out of mine and avoid that cost upfront. Even then 35k+40k puts you at half the cost of a new one.
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Mine is a 25 sailfish, (27' 10" not including pulpit) was first yr they made the 272.... 200 4cyl yammi (4 stroke)

IMO - with the 200's- (had 225 before) its a little under-powered when fully loaded, but getting that fuel burn is nice.. and does fine after it burns some of the fuel load

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Mine is a 25 sailfish, (27' 10" not including pulpit) was first yr they made the 272.... 200 4cyl yammi (4 stroke)

IMO - with the 200's- (had 225 before) its a little under-powered when fully loaded, but getting that fuel burn is nice.. and does fine after it burns some of the fuel load
Year? Does yours have the aft-cabin? how has she withstood test of time? sorry for all the ?s - just getting into the finer points now that i have a model in mind. Ideally I'd get an older 272 to save some $$ if repowered - don't know how far back they built em. Otherwise go with 282 newer with original motors.
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272 went 282 in 2001. I would get something with the SeaV2 hull design. Charlie, are your scuppers underwater? I know there was some concern with those years models and the weight of 4 strokes
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Get the 282 Sailfish, moving up 2' isn't going to really do much for you. Lots of other good hulls in that size range as well.
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Year? Does yours have the aft-cabin? how has she withstood test of time? sorry for all the ?s - just getting into the finer points now that i have a model in mind. Ideally I'd get an older 272 to save some $$ if repowered - don't know how far back they built em. Otherwise go with 282 newer with original motors.
Mine is 94 has held up well over time, but I have only had it 3 yrs.. Britt, the scuppers are not underwater (one side is @ 1/4 covered I think holes are drilled at differnt hieghts!)
the 200's were @ same weight when you add removal of 2 oil tanks. (&6 gal of oil) Yes , mine has forward and mid cabin.. I tested 30 marlins and 272's.. Decided 272 was best fit for me.. (it appears I have more fishing space than the 32 grady docked next to me)
I can still load on trailer alone... and take to house over winter or when storms approach.

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BTW, the f 200's are 4 banger's and can not "swing" as big of prop. as the 6 cyl one.. Used to run 15X18 4 blades , now run 14X 16's and 14X15 4blades ( switching them back and forth to see which I like best)

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I went from a 24.6 ' CC to the 272 grady. Deck and storage space was GREATLY increased.. The extra width alone makes a huge difference.
And from best I can tell , I have more deck (fishing space) that the 32 grady docked next to me.. (to me deck space is very important) His is much sweeter looking ride!
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Awesome. Thanks guys!

Any recommendations on models similar to the 282? I've seen the Whaler Conquest but was honestly unimpressed.

HeryCharlie - next time your up fishing near the products ill try and find ya i wanna see that thing fishing!
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I have a 2002 282 with the F225s. I fish out of Edgewater Md and since Iíve only had her a year all of it has been in the bay, in some pretty snotty conditions too. I like to light tackle fish and if itís calm enough Iíll go forward and cast topwater plugs from the bow. The WA also makes handling lines at the dock a breeze. I regularly have my wife and 2 kids with me and the cabin is used all the time. We do overnight on her which is snug but fine for one night. The aft berth on the 282 is a huge plus. We store stuff in there and my kids pass out in there all the time. Iíve never been on a 265 but I chose the Sailfish for the expanded accommodations, recessed walkaround, aft berth, and transom seating. If family is a factor get the 282 if itís hardcore fishing the 265 seems to hold the advantage.
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Originally Posted by Flounder13 View Post
Awesome. Thanks guys!

Any recommendations on models similar to the 282? I've seen the Whaler Conquest but was honestly unimpressed.

HeryCharlie - next time your up fishing near the products ill try and find ya i wanna see that thing fishing!
the products ? ocean products?
I was not impressed with whaler either.. I like my Grady but I am not a GRADY NUT.. It does the job I ask it to do at the price I am willing to pay.. Each boat buyer is very different and must decide what they want.. I even pulled toilet ,microwave and refrigerator out of my boat for more room of fishing gear.. ( I want a fishing boat)
To be honest offshore life vests and safety gear take up much of the mid cabin.. Rods take up v birth and tackle boxes the head. ( and space were refrigerator was)

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assuming you want to stay with outboards? if not, then albemarle and carolina classic should be on your list.

for outboard expresses...maybe check out hydrasport VX 29 or 33. also one of the pursuits has a mid-cabin as well, if that's what you're going for...maybe the offshore model...3070 or something like that?
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Pork products heycharlie, idk if you come that far north though.

thanks for the other recommendations. Yes want to stay with outboards. Pursuit is nice but too wide need 10í or less beam.

thanks!
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My GW 282 2006 is up for sale. 2007 250 Yamaha’s 7610 Garmin bottom painted new fresh and raw water pumps. Runs perfect. AP
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My dad has his for sale as well. 2000 272. Hpdiís one is brand new other has 600 on it.
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