Thinking about pulling the trigger on a Defiance 250

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by A-K, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Elkfins

    Elkfins Ungrateful Prick

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    Buy it. Then go take your family and friends fishing.
     
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  2. Ragin Cajun

    Ragin Cajun There's no better place than on the water!

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    I love my 22 ft defiance. Pm me if you have some specific questions. Cornfed would be the guy to talk too. He just sold his 25 to upgrade to the 29. I know he fished the crap out of that boat. Pete
     
  3. Gooch Larue

    Gooch Larue Well-Known "Member"

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    A-k
    Welcome to BD.. And good luck on your new boat.

    I spent lots of time last weekend looking at the Defiance Glass boats. I believe they are the best PNW glass boat on the market hands down. And there Tin is also really nice..
    Have you asked them to price the boat with Honda 150's. Not trying to start a Honda Yam or Zuk fight they are all great. Only that Honda has some very competitive financing and I think they have some rebates going on now.
     
  4. South Sounder

    South Sounder Skipper

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    Before you pull the trigger on a 25' Defiance, you might be able to swing Kerry's OffShore NW boat for under the new price and get way more boat. Its a 28' Parker and nice Trailer. Still trailerable, and if i heard correctly its pretty much coming rigged as if he would run a charter the day after he sold it. A little maintenance to it, and you might be set. Look under the classifieds if he hasn't sold it yet but rumor says it might not be on the market much longer.....
     
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  5. Swede

    Swede Yachtless

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    Pretty sure it's sold.
     
  6. 64 sleeper

    64 sleeper Father Fisherman Hunter

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    I think Parker 25s are wider than defiance 25s. That is good and bad. Good for space, bad if it is too wide to go down highway without permit. That is why I liked defiance. Because I tow my boat all over the place. Love the construction and look of defiance maybe I will get a nice used one someday. There are a couple of good YouTube videos on them.
     
  7. JTC

    JTC Too Sirius

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    I say go for it. Never look back!
     
  8. Chtucker

    Chtucker Lowe boat denter

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    I don't think that is a fair assessment of stock boat. The current owner admits poor weight distribution and the boat has been modified significantly. The pilot house has added weight up high.

    I have never ridden on a 25 stock or not Defiance, but I don't think it is fair to put the blame on this boat handling like crap.
     
  9. Chasin' Tail

    Chasin' Tail ~Jumpers!!~ <*)))><

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    When thinking about dropping $100k on a boat, I recommend taking a ride on your top 3 brands of boats..

    Load them Heavy, take 5-6 of your biggest friends with you. Fill bait tanks or fishboxes with water See how the boat performs and also how it sits in the water. Are your feet wet or dry? Does it feel heavy or unstable? Is there adequate freeboard? Are the motor(s) adequate?
    Lots of new and also lots of lightly used boats can be purchase for that kind of coin.
    Do your due diligence and you will come home with a sweet setup!
     
  10. cj6530

    cj6530 Member

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  11. fishchasr

    fishchasr Member

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    I'm pretty sure Todd has corrected the "modifications" that contributed to G-Spot's demise.
     
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  12. TwoTapPat

    TwoTapPat Oh ya that's jazzy

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    Might need another ride.
     
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  13. Clockwork

    Clockwork I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That extra foot and a half pays dividends in many ways. Way more stable which is o particular concern in this case and ads alot of square footage.

    A parker 25 is 9.5ft wide as is my 25 grady. Noone i know buys a permit for a 9.5 beam boat even though its technically required.
     
  14. Clockwork

    Clockwork I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Details?
     
  15. blackelk

    blackelk Wishing I was Tuna fishing

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    curious as to what modifications have been changed now. Seems the forward facing cabin is the same as the san Juan model Defiance produces.
     
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  16. Swede

    Swede Yachtless

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    He simply removed the hundreds of pounds of excessive cutting board railing material added to the boat from the previous owner.
     
  17. TwoTapPat

    TwoTapPat Oh ya that's jazzy

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    Those where great during the WTC great place to hold on to.
     
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  18. Swede

    Swede Yachtless

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    One man's great weekend idea. Wooooooooo Fireball bitches!!! I gots me an idear
     
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  19. Emzbuddy

    Emzbuddy Is a Yacht in my future? Why Knot!

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    A-K, your plan is solid. stick with it. Twin Yam 150's and bait tank (must haves)
    Defiance makes great boats! I'm loving my 250 Admiral, as are my family and friends. I've never felt more confident and safer on the water.

    With any large purchase only you can answer the important questions. 1) Is it what YOU WANT? Did you get a fair price YOU are willing to pay? After that, it's cake.
    There are a bunch of great boats out there. Enjoy the journey.
     
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  20. Barracuda1

    Barracuda1 Master of None

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    Like I said... But hey! I think the big D boats are awesome. You should get 2
     

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