Anyone fishing an edgewater?

BNaks

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Dec 6, 2009
396
2
Mililani/HI/USA
Name
Brandon
Boat
Baby Hawk
Hello BDers,
I was wondering if anyone fishes on an edgewater cc out here. I'm doing a lot of research on these boats and wanted to hear some first hand local experience. I've seen posts from Jimmy where he fished on a friends' 188cc. I'm looking more toward a 170, 175, or 185. I think someone fishes a 170 out north. Anyway, any info appreciated. Local or not. Lol
 

Dropper Loop

Hana hou!
Mar 9, 2011
90
3
Oahu
Name
Uncle B
Boat
24 Funai
I think in that size range it is comparable to newer style Boston whaler. Not talking montauk whalers but more like outrage hull but smaller. Sorry no first hand experience but have done some research on it. Unsinkable hull and the edgewater guy used to work for whaler too. In that size range more of a hybrid boat then offshore, so gonna be more stable but not going cut the wave like your hawk. The 20+ footer EW boats more suitable for offshore with more of deep v hull design but still stable. Not a racing hull for sure.
 

keverly

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Oct 16, 2010
157
1
Hilo
Name
Ken
Boat
20 foot BW outrage
Hey Brandon are you considering selling your current boat?
 

JimmyK

Fisherman wannabe
Jun 1, 2009
1,348
153
Waipahu, Hawaii
Name
JimmyK
Boat
17' Seaswirl Striper CC, Krystana C.
Brandon,
I talked to my friend Les, he's more than willing to answer your questions....My daytime cel# 779-9801 6AM to 2:30PM
 

BNaks

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Dec 6, 2009
396
2
Mililani/HI/USA
Name
Brandon
Boat
Baby Hawk
I think in that size range it is comparable to newer style Boston whaler. Not talking montauk whalers but more like outrage hull but smaller. Sorry no first hand experience but have done some research on it. Unsinkable hull and the edgewater guy used to work for whaler too. In that size range more of a hybrid boat then offshore, so gonna be more stable but not going cut the wave like your hawk. The 20+ footer EW boats more suitable for offshore with more of deep v hull design but still stable. Not a racing hull for sure.
This is pretty much what I got from my research too. I just haven't fished a newer outrage. Just been on the older one and the older montauks. I think the ew has a sharper entry than the bw to cut waves a little better. I know the ride won't be anything like my boat.

Hey Brandon are you considering selling your current boat?
I am seriously considering it even though everyone I know thinks it's a BAD move...

Brandon,
I talked to my friend Les, he's more than willing to answer your questions....My daytime cel# 779-9801 6AM to 2:30PM
Hey Jimmy, had a busy weekend. I'll be in touch this week...
 

keverly

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Oct 16, 2010
157
1
Hilo
Name
Ken
Boat
20 foot BW outrage
I don't want to suggest you sell your boat but if you do decide to please let me know. My number is 808-854-4484 or pm me. Thanks
 

J_B

Captain
Feb 8, 2010
333
1
Kilauea, HI
Name
JB
Boat
21' Lightnin' Whaler "Moana B."
I have a Boston Whaler 190 Outrage, It rode alright with the center console. Was to a$$ heavy and a very wet boat! If you got the bow weighted down with +200lbs of ice/fish it rode a lot nicer. It's has since been heavily modified with a 2 foot extension, cab, twin motor (which are lighter then the previous single motor) and now is a fish killer. People asking me questions about the boat every time I take it out which is getting old but that's because for Kauai it's considered the perfect size and competing against a force, alii kai or glass pro of similar size you would be surprised by the ride. But how it came from the "factory" was by no mean's a competition.

Anyways I looked at Edgewater's before I bought my Whaler back in 2008. Very nice boats but not really set up for fishing in Hawaii. Could very easily be adapted with some simple bow weights and some rain gear or some kind of enclosure. Also keep in mind 8' beam's are really a lot more stable then 7'.

Bottom line is does it suit your needs in a boat? The hardest part is being brutally honest with yourself or you will most likely regret it in the long run.
 

munsen13

Well-Known "Member"
Sep 4, 2009
73
0
Molokai
Name
IA
Boat
17' Montauk
Agree with JB on "A$$ Heavy" part of the BW. Usually stock a fish bag with ice and a cooler with ice on the front on mine to spread the weight on it. I'm sure even moving the center console up would make a difference on my boat at least.
 

eyym

Newbie
Nov 11, 2010
2
0
Pearl City, HI
Name
E Matsunaga
Edgewaters are supposed to be self bailing, and we've not had problems.

It is a wet boat, which is why we stuck some strataglass on the bimini.

sorry can't help you with comparing to a BW, haven't been in one.