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Old 10-02-2017, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jdm61 View Post
I saw a big boat recently that had an offset stanchion fighting chair........and it was installed backwards, clearly on purpose. The mount was way too far back, probably even for a non-offset chair and the offset stanchion was pointed towards the bow to the point that you would likely bump your shins against the base when sitting in the chair.
The offset stanchions can have multiple pivot points and they all including the chair can swing independently 360 degrees. So crews will swing the offset toward the bow when not fighting a fish to allow extra room to get in front of the chair.
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:57 PM
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That new 34 Bert still has a pretty forward cabin. The one where they are copying the old 31. That's why the 31 berts were so awesome. It had a cabin, but they put it ALLLLL the way up front. This is how it should be done today with most people, even space for a pair of chairs! This boat is half cockpit:

The bridge looks forward of the pivot point and I'm positive that with wear your ass out in any kind of sea. The exaggerated up and down because of thatwon't let you fish 2 days in a row if your over 40
Lucky for me, I'm 37....better hurry up and finish my boat while I can enjoy it!!!
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Leeroyjenkins View Post
The 42....yes. I regularly fish on a 48 and a 62 Viking both 2017 models. Neither have small cockpits by any stretch of the imagination. Some boats might be slightly bigger but nothing I would call significant. The beam on the 62 is massive for its length....it makes finding a slip difficult at times.
Im still curious which 62 you fish on? I have been on a few different 62s and have not heard of anyone having trouble finding a slip.
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:44 PM
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I'm not hating on Sushi... I agree that for it's intended use it's a functional layout, and it would be a great running layout.

My point is that being up for sale, this layout severely limits the pool of interested buyers because it's a one trick pony. It's purpose built, so it's not a great entertaining space, not a great meal space, etc. Mass market appeal would dictate a more conventional layout. That's all.
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Leeroyjenkins View Post
The beam on the 62 is massive for its length....it makes finding a slip difficult at times.
We should all have such a problem!
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:30 PM
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We should all have such a problem!
seriously... first world problems
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:57 PM
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I’ll chime in on cockpit size. I have never felt the cockpit on my 45C is too small for anything I want to do. And the cockpit on my uncles 60 Viking is huge. I think sometimes on these big sportfish boats of today the cockpit looks small from afar because the rest of the boat is so big. But when you actually get in them they are huge.

Maybe if I tournament fished and had a mate on each rod and a photographer and a judge and God knows who else in the cockpit I’d feel different but I don’t have any of that. Instead I have my family eating, relaxing, and sleeping in the salon each evening while in the islands.
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:37 PM
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I agree that the cockpit in most Vikings are small for their size. Just walking down the docks at the show and seeing them all in a row you can really see how small they are. you add in a mezzanine and you really loose a lot of room. on the other hand, the mezzanine provides a lot of storage areas for ice drinks bait stations etc that I am a huge fan of. I would like to add a little bit of that to my boat if I start a project like that. Although I like my simple boat overall, I wish mine was a little wider but you cant have it all.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:33 PM
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The cockpit on our 82 viking is 108 sq ft. More than enough room for activities. Even our older 42 which had a "tiny" cockpit was more than enough for us(the boss and co).
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:52 AM
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That salon on the sushi is awesome! Cup holders, satellite TV and recliners for the ride out on a rocket ship? Yes please.

I'd knock out a few of the mezz steps in the cockpit personally, but for charter fishing the salon is perfect.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:59 AM
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The Sushi is set up for fishing and running fast to and from the dock. The layout is perfect for that and very functional. Definitely a purpose built layout but I am sure there is a market for the people who truly use their sporties for their intended purposes vs. weekend entertaining.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:35 AM
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this thread is terrific!
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Old 10-14-2017, 05:06 PM
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i would only buy that boat if it has more than 6 misters above the mezzanine, how can you fish when it is hot without those??
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:36 AM
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I'd prefer 6 miss's, but each to their own
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Old 10-15-2017, 01:46 PM
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Here's an interesting one.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2012...s#.WePIiWiPI2w
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Old 10-15-2017, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by sand key View Post
Yeah thats an ugly ass boat
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Iron View Post
Yeah thats an ugly ass boat
That one is brutal. That's an absolute abortion that Ritchie Howell had his name taken off of after it had its cockpit extended and some other tasteless additions done. 🤔
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:13 PM
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I like that it actually has a cockpit though! Like others, I am having trouble finding a boat that isn't all house and no cockpit. I'm starting to look at custom boats, but they're much harder to find.
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Old 10-21-2017, 01:05 PM
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we have a 54 Bertram, and the cockpit isnt overly massive but more than comfortable to us
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by guyfucci View Post
i would only buy that boat if it has more than 6 misters above the mezzanine, how can you fish when it is hot without those??
You just put a/ c ducts there. Nice cool air dropping down on the area as you watch the big blue take the shotgun.
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