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Old 05-15-2019, 07:06 AM
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Biminitwist is right about riding down below in an express at cruising speed, especially in choppy seas. It's tough often to go below and take a leak. But my aft berth below is a remarkably stable place to chill or even sleep underway at speed. It's far enough aft so you don't get knocked around and people just love it. As for the forward berth -- hang on!
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:08 AM
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"Kinda like a down eastern with planing hull, and a bad ass cabin"

This is as close as I have found so far to that description;



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Old 05-15-2019, 08:43 AM
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I prefer the fly bridge. I've had two express boats with towers, and now have a convertible. On the express boats, I always felt like I had to be in the tower so I could maximize my chances of finding fish. Also, I did not have very good visibility from the lower helm to see a fish in the water close to the boat during the fight. This once again put me up in the tower. Unless it was a dead flat day, no one else ever joined me up there. For someone who loves fishing with my long time buddies, I found the tower to be a lonely place. I almost always have someone hanging out with me on the bridge of the convertible. They keep an eye on the baits while I focus on finding the next fish.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
I don't take rest forward on the Bayliss I showed.
Bayliss has been the answer before when I see a really good looking boat and can't quite put my finger on why it looks so much better than everything else around - they just nail those proportions .
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
Bayliss has been the answer before when I see a really good looking boat and can't quite put my finger on why it looks so much better than everything else around - they just nail those proportions .

There is no doubt they carry a pedigree and a look that is unique. The more you look the better they get.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:06 PM
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If I had a bunch of money and I could by one "Day Boat" it would be an updated version of the Gamefisherman. A boat with a salon, the distance from the bridge to the cockpit is very small you can easily talk to each other on both levels, I'd spend allot of extra coin on mufflers and sound proofing to make it quite, perfect vision to fish and fight a fish from, has a tower and no outboards to tangle on. When I hit the lottery I would have one of these on top of my "Ocearch" like vessel along with a 26 Regluator and a flats boat.

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