Grady-White vs. Skipjack

Discussion in 'Boating Discussion' started by rob96976, Sep 30, 2011.

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Better Boat?

  1. Grady-White

    103 vote(s)
    29.6%
  2. Skipjack

    122 vote(s)
    35.1%
  3. Your buddys boat that you dont pay for!

    31 vote(s)
    8.9%
  4. One with hot women and cold beer with no working phone!

    92 vote(s)
    26.4%
  1. rob96976

    rob96976 Hey, you scratched my anchor!

    Location:
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    Big Rob
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    Ok, sound off!

    Which is better , the Grady-White's or the Skipjack's?

    Be sure to include your reasons for picking one or the other...


    P.S. this is a non scientific survey and no animals were harmed!
     
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  2. downtime

    downtime Member

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    Ronson
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    26 Skipjack "Reel Hard"
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    Both are awesome boats. I have owned both. I currently have a skipjack "ultimate fishing machine"! Both are very solid boats. Main difference to look at is if u want an inboard (skipjack) or outboards (grady). My 2 cents!
     
  3. Fishbones

    Fishbones Your wife thinks about ME

    Location:
    Chula Vista
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    Rich
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    One Off 28' Custom Built Skipjack (SOUTHWESTERN) & 18' Sylvan (Short Runs)
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    Becareful with some of the Grady's that had a Euro style transom because they had issues with water intrusion which lead to rotting.
     
  4. dragonballs

    dragonballs Skipper

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    Vance
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    40' ocean sport fisher
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    hot women and cold beer always win:finger:
     
  5. mallard

    mallard Newbie

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    BILL
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    TUNA TIME II
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    24 open . Wide open deck , good range , great flaired bow , and Jack was the man!!!!!!!
     
  6. MATTANZA

    MATTANZA Well-Known "Member"

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    RICK
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    Boston Whaler 25' Outrage "MATTANZA II"
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    sj 25 fisherman pilothouse & diesel / duoprops.
     
  7. 4v1df12h1ng

    4v1df12h1ng Sensei

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    Who
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    yes pls
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    Osprey 24 Fisherman with D4-260..
     
  8. frijolitos

    frijolitos cause I eat alot of beans

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    left coasting and on the slide
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    Kurt
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    23 grady, 16 Lund
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    I've owned 4 gradys....been on a few skipjacks way offshore....I'd go for the skipjack

    probably more sunk gradys per capita than skipjacks I would bet, and even more with rotted out transoms and bad fuel tanks....but I still think overall GW are a great boat. then again my first 17ft boston whaler did it all but I was much younger then and took crazy chances with it.

    my dad has a 1987 GW 23ft gulfstream and never had any problems with it and it is like new, so alot if it depends on pior maintenance also
     
  9. 4v1df12h1ng

    4v1df12h1ng Sensei

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    except were ran over with boat and chop up with props..
     
  10. Lucky Dog

    Lucky Dog Lovin life

    Location:
    Oceanside
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    Bart
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    24' Skipjack "Lucky Dog"
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    absofuckinglutly, I've got to go with the Shipjack.
     

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  11. mallard

    mallard Newbie

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    BILL
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    nice crew
     
  12. 2 fish

    2 fish gilligan

    Location:
    edmonds washington
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    jim
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    i would say either one with hot women cold beer and no phone
     
  13. 805gregg

    805gregg Newbie

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    Ojai, Ca
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    Gregg
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    1991 Skipjak 262 "Mischief"
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    My brother in law bought a very expensive 29'? Greedy from a reputable dealer in Newport beach, he ended up with a boat that all the wood was rotted and wound up chain sawing the POS and putting it in a dumpster along with the POS Yamaha OB's. My Skippy is 20 years old and all the wood is great and the boat is solid.
     
  14. Craven Morehead

    Craven Morehead Skipper

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    OC
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    Rob
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    SS Minnow
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    A Skipjack of course, with hot women :boobies: serving me cold beer...:Pelvic_Thrust:


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  15. aguachico

    aguachico Well-Known "Member"

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    Mariano Matamoros Tijuana
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    Art
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    Trident Yak- Grady White Seafarer
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    I own a 22 ft grady, but my bud's 24 open with diesel was a great f'n boat. Skippy with a gas engine. no f'n way.

    Just drilled holes in my transom of my grady to install trim tabs. Coring is fucking perfect, dry and woody.
     
  16. Trayscool

    Trayscool Captain

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    Ive only been on one Grady and it was a very nice new boat but Skipjack wins by default. There is no better boat for socal fishing, especially in the 1970's and 1980's when they first became really popular

    Whats wrong with a gas engine? gas engines are cheap to replace and anyone can work on it. not the same for a diesel or outboard
     
  17. Fishbones

    Fishbones Your wife thinks about ME

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    Rich
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    You have the full transom Art, it's the Euro type (Built in swimstep style) that had problems.

    BTW: Tell Tony he he owes me a new lure,he cut mine off when you guys pulled along side a few weeks ago.[​IMG]
     
  18. Staged

    Staged Newbie

    Location:
    OC
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    Tom
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    It seems like you Skipjack groupies :worship:

    have been drinking a lot of Jack Coles kool-aid mix, hmmm?........that reminds me I better stock up, don't want to run out!
     
  19. aguachico

    aguachico Well-Known "Member"

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    Art
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    Maybe, but they only have a 100gal tank standard. Diesel get 3-4. Gas?
     
  20. Trayscool

    Trayscool Captain

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    Travis
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    2.5 with a 60 gallon tank :shithappens:

    but how much is a repower to diesel? thats a lot of gas
     

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