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Good old proven hull that handles chop well and is beamy?

Old 11-14-2019, 10:04 AM
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Considering buying older boat and slowly restoring it. I’ve looked at the older bonito 24 and rampage 24 center consoles. Any inputs ?
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:12 AM
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Do you want walkaround or center console, outboards or inboards?

Some of the classic makos could be a good choice. Deep v hulls that will handle chop well. They are always good candidates for refurb.
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:33 AM
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Bimini 24. Albemarle 24 (bit narrower though but beasts). Shamrock 26. Regulator 23 and 26. Old Hydrasports are absolute tanks as well.
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:51 AM
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25 Carolina Classic?
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:16 PM
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The Bonito's are stable as hell on the troll or drifting but they will pound your fillings out in a head sea. Older Mako, SeaCraft, Hydrasport would be a better choice and I would second the previous mention on a Carolina Classic.
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Albyrow1117 View Post
Considering buying older boat and slowly restoring it. I’ve looked at the older bonito 24 and rampage 24 center consoles. Any inputs ?
What's your definition of beamy? Beamy and good ride in chop don't usually go together. Downeast style with sharp entry/forefoot will do the trick but won't have the speed of the 2 above.
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Lema boats or the newer version North Coast are tanks if you can find only hulls of these.
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Originally Posted by GrayBeard Pirate View Post
25 Carolina Classic?
This and the Albemarle 24 are great hulls. I would probably look for a straight inboard model over the jackshaft/outdrive. I think it would be cheaper to maintain.
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Beamy and stable on drift, proven, Oceanmaster 31, I really like mine. The newer outboards push the hull well and are making fuel econ better.
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24' Blackfin!!!!!!
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Blackfin, SeaCraft, Albi
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Albyrow1117 View Post
Considering buying older boat and slowly restoring it. I’ve looked at the older bonito 24 and rampage 24 center consoles. Any inputs ?
I have a 24 rampage, would t say it “handles chop” but you can fish in more than anything I’m willing to steam into in her...and I’d take it over any deep V still. I want to be comfortable fishing not steaming. Real deep vs will roll the hotdogs out of your bun

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25 or 26 Bertram Hull and build it the way you want. 10' beam and a great ride. You can get a hull almost for free and they are a blank canvas.

This one came out nice.
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25 carolina classic
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:33 PM
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I second the post from above about a 25-26 Bertram. Had a 1962 25 Bert with a half tower on it years ago and that boat went through anything. It only scared me once in 5-7 years that I ran her and that day was late fall or early winter 25 mph winds against the tide in FI inlet and they were stacked up. Currently running my second Hydra Sports CC and she's a tank also but nothing even close to the old Bertram.
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See sig...9’2” beam

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24 northcoast is a beast of a boat. built extremely well handles better than most bigger boats and is pretty stable
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