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Forum: Northeast
03-27-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,794
Posted By rwmct

When you are in he rip and pulling up for another...

When you are in he rip and pulling up for another drift, you will climb the standing waves, and it will take some power to get up on them. When you get to the top you will feel your boat get ready...
Forum: Northeast
03-27-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,794
Posted By rwmct

This is going to sound dumb and obvious, but when...

This is going to sound dumb and obvious, but when you are drifting near the Valiant Rock buoy, keep an eye on it. You drifting track is not always what you think it is, and it is amazing how many...
Forum: Northeast
03-03-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,929
Posted By rwmct

Definitely Cod. I agree that Black Sea...

Definitely Cod.

I agree that Black Sea Bass are very good, though.
02-28-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,103
Posted By rwmct

Not if your inshore fishing involves runs in the...

Not if your inshore fishing involves runs in the slop. There are plenty of days in the LI Sound in the fall, when the fishing is best, that it is blowing and pretty nasty. You are making ten,...
02-16-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,506
Posted By rwmct

Man, what a tank! Tremendous hull.

Man, what a tank! Tremendous hull.
Forum: Northeast
02-15-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,734
Posted By rwmct

I have not checked out the bigger boats, but to...

I have not checked out the bigger boats, but to me, the ones in the 20 foot range feature deep, heavy hulls with a fair amount of deadrise. Robalo's have similar hulls.

Good designs for our...
02-13-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,915
Posted By rwmct

One person's "dog" is another's "tank." That 20'...

One person's "dog" is another's "tank." That 20' Hydrasport Vector is a classic hull. As mentioned above, a lot of deadrise for a 20' boat. And heavy. Great for the chop. I wish there was...
02-13-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By rwmct

To me, for a large body of water, you want a salt...

To me, for a large body of water, you want a salt water style bow rider, i.e. a "dual console." Most saltwater makers, from Sea Hunt to Robalo to Sailfish to the Grady Whites, Boston Whalers and...
02-13-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By rwmct

Your basic modified V center console is a "do...

Your basic modified V center console is a "do almost all" boat. It is true they draw a little more water than a bay boat, and bay boat casting decks are nice when fishing in calm water. But you can...
Forum: Northeast
02-08-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By rwmct

Very sorry to hear that. No way I am driving to...

Very sorry to hear that. No way I am driving to the Mohegan Sun for the boat show. I suppose they will draw more people from other parts of the state, but they will lose a lot of attendees from the...
02-05-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,729
Posted By rwmct

The Kevlar was the thing people tend to remember,...

The Kevlar was the thing people tend to remember, but the key thing was that the hulls were tanks, heavily built with deeper vees. The Vector 20' may have been the best 20' center console ever, if...
02-05-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 21,921
Posted By rwmct

I know the OP already got a boat, but I want to...

I know the OP already got a boat, but I want to second the RIBs. For pure seaworthiness, the ridged bottom inflatables are in a class by themselves. Take a wave over the bow and keep going. ...
01-30-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,202
Posted By rwmct

The Grady 18' is nice boat, but it, and the...

The Grady 18' is nice boat, but it, and the Whaler, are a lot of money for the LOA.
Forum: Northeast
01-29-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,103
Posted By rwmct

Saybrook to Watch Hill is the Eastern Sound, IMO....

Saybrook to Watch Hill is the Eastern Sound, IMO.

And Orient Point to the East End of Fishers.
Forum: Northeast
01-29-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By rwmct

The Glenwood in Hamden, CT. Great fried clams. ...

The Glenwood in Hamden, CT. Great fried clams.

If you are more inland in CT, Mickeys in East Hartford. Great clams and fish and chips.

When done at Mickeys, go about five minutes up the road...
01-23-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 19,764
Posted By rwmct

Man. The OP is truly wired. I am reading his...

Man. The OP is truly wired. I am reading his post and picturing his voice being something like that lead singer of the Talking Heads, wound up tight and on the verge of a total breakdown.
01-23-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 22,735
Posted By rwmct

I would love to see one of these running out in...

I would love to see one of these running out in the slop alongside a modern hull of about the same length. Guys can talk all they want about how you don't need weight to have a smooth ride, I really...
Forum: Northeast
01-21-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,609
Posted By rwmct

I guess. However, he could easily have run them...

I guess. However, he could easily have run them over in the water, especially if he saw what was happening at the last minute and moved that way. The life jacket will keep you from diving down. It...
01-21-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By rwmct

I also use 6500s. I have mono on them. Mine...

I also use 6500s. I have mono on them. Mine have not lasted ten years, but they last several years, and they cast well.

I also have a 700 I use on a St. Croix Muskie rod, but it is an older...
01-21-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,896
Posted By rwmct

No, I mentioned the inlet thing because of my...

No, I mentioned the inlet thing because of my experiences climbing standing waves in tide rips (the Race in LIS). Those standing waves can be 3' high. You drift through, then you push the throttle...
01-20-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,896
Posted By rwmct

I am not Fishy Pete, but have the 115 on my R180....

I am not Fishy Pete, but have the 115 on my R180. Have several posts on it on THT about it. Definitely search for R180 comments. It is mentioned in several threads.

As to the motor, the 115 is...
01-12-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,564
Posted By rwmct

North Coast 24.

North Coast 24.
01-12-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,057
Posted By rwmct

The R200 is a tank. Very heavy. Solidly built. ...

The R200 is a tank. Very heavy. Solidly built. My guess is that the "hollow sound" you hear is because of the console design. There is no deck under it, it goes right down to the hull. That...
11-12-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,380
Posted By rwmct

I got the Colorado because my garage won't fit a...

I got the Colorado because my garage won't fit a full size. With the Colorado with the four door and the 6' bed (the longer of the two beds that are offered) I have about four inches to spare when I...
11-12-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,617
Posted By rwmct

That's funny. I thought we got rid of the "King"...

That's funny. I thought we got rid of the "King" in 1776. I live in a republic. I don't need any kings, thank you very much.
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