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Old 01-22-2008, 08:53 PM   #61
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Re: In Search Of The Perfect Boat.....

tell me what you guys think of sea fox 257 CC. Thanks

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Old 01-22-2008, 10:22 PM   #62
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checkout craigslist.com
Last week Craigslist(Brooksville, I think) had a 2003 Twin Vee 22' on a tandem trailer with a pair of 135 Honda's for $24000.
I personally would prefer that to a 26' mono hull as a dive boat.
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:45 AM   #63
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Re: In Search Of The Perfect Boat.....

good luck w/ the sea fox! the boat will get you by but from maintenance ive done on them they fall apart quickly and have weak gunnels which could cause a prob in rough seas w/ tanks. they also dont ride as well as a cat and the suck fuel unless your gettin twins. jus my opinion and observations
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:23 AM   #64
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Here a few pics from a Twin Vee 22 Hawaiian Fisherman. Rides very smooth and excellent fuel mileage. Very light to tow around. This boat was for sale here in CA for over a year, owner took care of it and had only 200 hr on the motors, most fisherman are not familiar with Cats here in Southern California.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:24 AM   #65
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Few More.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:43 PM   #66
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Re: In Search Of The Perfect Boat.....

Only problem I have had with cats are that they are very limited in speed when chop is over 4 feet. Nice boat.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:24 PM   #67
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That is the same model as my 26' Twin Vee, which has the 140DF Suzuki's.
If 30mph cruise at 2.5 mpg in a Gulf chop isn't a problem for you there isn't much to dislike about owning one of these.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:28 PM   #68
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Cat or pilot house for sure. If you have your heart set on a center console the cats have the console further forward and provide more cockpit room. I have a 26' glacier bay. You can't find a roomier center console. And the storage is outragous!
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:57 AM   #69
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it is def worth looking at the angler panga 26 with the bracket you get a 31 foot boat for 43,000 that does 50 mph and gets great gas milage i have been looking at boats for a few months now and am taking a ride in a panga tomarrow i will let you know but i know you cant even touch any other 26 ft boat for under 50,000 for the price its the best deal i can find new with warrenty is imporant to me
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:34 AM   #70
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Nice rigs! Thanks for the posts and the great comments. Seems like cats are making more and more of an impact in SoCal. I see that TwinVee has a couple new pilothouse models. Look like very nice rigs. Definitely worth a closer look.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:31 AM   #71
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Re: In Search Of The Perfect Boat.....

Take a look at the 32' Whitewater center console
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:32 PM   #72
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Re: In Search Of The Perfect Boat.....

Squiggy, instead of looking at particular boats, 1st you need to determine exactly what you need the boat to do. If you wanna do near-shore local stuff, your selection will be much broader... but as you start adding needs to the list, the boat options will drop quickly. For example, you have young'uns in your avatar... assuming that at some they will join you on the water, do you need shade/cabin/dodger for protection from the sun/rain/squalls? I had a small bowrider back in the day, got caught in a squall, and my then-3-yr-old ended up with bronchitis. Never again will I have a boat with no cabin. Also, if theres a possibility you may someday go to, say, the Bahamas, or keys, with it, then you need enough room/power/stability for longer trips. I had a 25' w/a for about 10 yrs, with a big enough cabin to hold 6 people if the weather turned nasty. Dove 4-5 diver regularly, occasionally 6, but NOT recommended! A center console will giove you more deck space, but no protection just in case. I would highly recommend a closed transom (as opposed to open, in case of rough or following seas). Another factor is, will you trailer or keep it on/near the water. A boat with a bracket equals a much longer boat when pricing dockage, plus the stern will sit lower in the water if you're in an area where tide/depth is an issue. Just some info to keep in mind... IMHO you will not be happy with any boat in the long run, if you dont 1st figure out what you need it to provide you... hope this helps...
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:50 PM   #73
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Re: In Search Of The Perfect Boat.....

24' Radon will blow doors on anything previously mentioned.
gone through gales in a 24 radon in the santa barbara channel no prob. No that you will be doin that all the time but it shows the capability.
Parker's arent as seaworthy IMO, they pound and dont ride downswell the way a radon does
24' radon aslo has plenty of overnight space. You can get an enclosed cabin or open.

find one that was a comemrcial dive boat and maybe it will still have the high press compressor to fill tanks on the spot
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:07 PM   #74
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Re: In Search Of The Perfect Boat.....

Squiggy hasn't posted since last January....did he buy a boat?
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:37 PM   #75
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I have a 1985 24' Privateer open hull getting ready to refurbish it completely can be layed out for your needs if you like. ncstriper@yahoo.com
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Centerline - 24'5"
Beam - 9'1"
Cockpit depth
aft - 24"
Freeboard aft - 27"
Draft - 11"
Maximum h.p. - 305
Minimum h.p. to plane - 50
Hand laid construction
Foam flotation opt.
Transom height - 25" .
Fuel capacity - 95 gal. std.
External keel - 2"
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