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irob2

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My new budget for a bigger boat jumped to 80 to 90k looking in the 26 28 foot range defiantly pilot house or fly bridge what would go after
 
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    Some nice blackmans out there for 50k or so,save the rest to throw in the hole in the water.
     
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    jim isbell

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    Even with that much, you run into the old question, do you spend that much on an awesome new boat, or that same amount for a slightly used, but even more awesome boat? The only advise I have is so simple: look at both, look at damn near everything you can and don't be rushed by anyone. That much cash talks, who knows what you will come up with. Unless your wife talks some sense into you, and you buy a nice, 30K boat (and God knows you can) and bank the rest. But let's not go there
     
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    irob2

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    Well I already have a 30k boat sitting in the driveway but I am sick of getting the shit kicked out of me on a cc. Just want bigger and there is no talking any sense into my dumb ass
     
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    Tuna Vic

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    Wow,there are so many nice rigs in that price range,my head would be spinning,can't wait to see what you end up getting!
     
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    MoMo Fish

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    Dam that's a great attitude! Should be an awesome boat whatever you buy for that kind of cash

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    Well I already have a 30k boat sitting in the driveway but I am sick of getting the shit kicked out of me on a cc. Just want bigger and there is no talking any sense into my dumb ass
     
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    jim isbell

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    Well I already have a 30k boat sitting in the driveway but I am sick of getting the shit kicked out of me on a cc. Just want bigger and there is no talking any sense into my dumb ass
    NOT that you don't know this--just saying, there are 30K skiffs that ride rough and 30K, Deep V's that slice. Same with your budget now--and that's the fun part, all the choices you have to look at in both size and design. Is this going to be a big trailer, or slip boat? You want aluminum or fiberglass, outboard/inboard, or no preference? New, used or either depending on what you come across? Shit would I like to be in your shoes--to me, a big part of the fun is sorting it out on paper before ever going to see any one boat. Please keep us posted as you get in deeper, I'll bet you get a cool boat.
     
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    middleofnowhere

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    I have never been a fan of the smaller fly bridge boats, sitting down in a narrow beam fly bridge is just no fun IMO. I would be leaning towards PH. I have a 26' express style Cat and love it, having good wind and spray protection is a plus. Cats ride great, as do some of the better PH monohulls. Because I live so far from the coast, most of my fishing trips are overnighters, may not be the same for you because you are in SD.

    My son-in-law picked up a 29' Everglades PH in/near your budget. It has a lot more fishability than my express without the overnight capability. Very fast I'm sure and it has the pilot house protection you're looking for.
     
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    irob2

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    Want it on a trailer not sure if I want diesel or outboards I know diesel parts are a shit load but it sure would be nice to run tractor fuel. I just don't know. I was looking at the 31 farllon with diesel ar a 25 farllon with a 350 yami. Wouldn't mind a 2820 parker just not alot for sale
     
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    You can get a better bang for the buck than that Radon. If I had to spend the money, it would be a Davis, Parker, or a pilot house cat. The farallons are awesome too.
     
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    You can get a better bang for the buck than that Radon. If I had to spend the money, it would be a Davis, Parker, or a pilot house cat. The farallons are awesome too.

    I'm sure he can but again you have no first hand experience riding on one of these boats so how can you comment like that? This is from another post where you talked about your "experience" with Radon's and Anderson's...stick to the Proline's man. Go ride on a real Radon, your attitude towards them will be changed instantly...especially if its really rough out. There's a reason these boats are super popular in Hi which makes our Ca waters look like a lake.

    I was running in next to a 24ft Radon the other day and they were taking a beating. It was surely rough out but with the deadrise on our Proline, we can hold 25kts in pretty much any conditions. Plus, the cost is super low and you get plenty of amenities. To each his own, I'll take the cheaper boat that catches just as many fish and goes faster more comfortably.

    To the OP...if you're looking to spend that kinda dough and your biggest complaint is "getting the shit kicked out of you", then you should definitely be looking to a higher end used West Coast boat like Radon, Anderson, Davis, Farallon, etc.
     
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    Don't forget to look at the Albin 28TE. The nice ones are right in your price and size range. It's a single diesel inboard and quite a few have bow thrusters. The inboard is especially nice (versus out drive) if you plan on keeping it in the water and real quality build.
    Radons are bad ass for sure, especially in a steep following sea, but most lack a lot of creature comforts, so it comes down to what you are willing to do with and without.
    Osprey is another nice pilot house that wasn't mentioned, but uses an out drive as well.
    Or use that money on a down payment for the new Ocean Sport 26'
     
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    I'm sure he can but again you have no first hand experience riding on one of these boats so how can you comment like that? This is from another post where you talked about your "experience" with Radon's and Anderson's...stick to the Proline's man. Go ride on a real Radon, your attitude towards them will be changed instantly...especially if its really rough out. There's a reason these boats are super popular in Hi which makes our Ca waters look like a lake.



    To the OP...if you're looking to spend that kinda dough and your biggest complaint is "getting the shit kicked out of you", then you should definitely be looking to a higher end used West Coast boat like Radon, Anderson, Davis, Farallon, etc.
    Yeah, I'm sure he won't get the shit kicked out of him when running into a good head sea at speed in a Radon. All about what characteristics you are looking for. If you like to leave early and come back late, Radon/Anderson/etc. will be a great choice on the West coast. However, they lack the cabin space and high speed, smooth ride of other boats, which is what the OP is looking for. These Westcoast boats are great, in the right conditions and hands. From what he describes, he is not looking for a boat of that style specifically.

    As I said before, nothing against these boats. But they are not for everyone and from what the OP describes, not necessarily for him either. Who knows, maybe they are just what he is looking for.
     
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    FishinArmo

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    Radon or Davis !!!!! i have been getting intrigued with the boston whaler 280 outrage but don't know how they ride. Also i dont think you can beat the resale value of a radon or davis.
     
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    jim isbell

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    Want it on a trailer not sure if I want diesel or outboards I know diesel parts are a shit load but it sure would be nice to run tractor fuel. I just don't know. I was looking at the 31 farllon with diesel ar a 25 farllon with a 350 yami. Wouldn't mind a 2820 parker just not alot for sale
    Great boats--it really all depends on your needs--and what you are willing to pay upfront and ongoing. Heavy towing takes it's toll--I see a lot of guys with big boats who just don't tend to go much---yet I know one guy with a 35 cat--and he goes all the time (his is slipped). One thing for SURE: if you have four guys total who can go regularly with you and split costs, that goes a long way. My two cents: for MOST guys "less is more", up front and ongoing expenses--and needs. If it were me (I know it's not) I would get a cuddy, 23' range Parker, Grady or other top quality hull, outboard (don't like holes in the boat for the inboard), that gives to me, the best combo of ease of tow, good range, in deck fish hold, bait tank, and all that. Size is OK--for me, cause I usually have one- three on the boat, and that 23 could take that and one or two more if needed. And I would not spend it all in one lump--you know the drill, after you buy you add this and that, fix this or that.
     
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    How about this one. You'd need to come up with a really good excuse for me to sell it and another 10K but its 30' of turnkey bliss. Get there quick, no weather issues and sleep/fish 5-6 guys no problem. Set up for west coast fishing. Simrad A/P, Furuno systems and icom radios. Its all there! You will need a big truck though.

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    riverplayer

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    How about this one. You'd need to come up with a really good excuse for me to sell it and another 10K but its 30' of turnkey bliss. Get there quick, no weather issues and sleep/fish 5-6 guys no problem. Set up for west coast fishing. Simrad A/P, Furuno systems and icom radios. Its all there! You will need a big truck though.

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    Have a look at Skagit Orca and Sea Sport 27. My little 24 SS rides almost as nice as my old Bertam 31 and way better than my long gone Grady 27! Both are top quality builds up here in the PNW
     
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    Don't forget to look at the Albin 28TE. The nice ones are right in your price and size range. It's a single diesel inboard and quite a few have bow thrusters. The inboard is especially nice (versus out drive) if you plan on keeping it in the water and real quality build.
    Radons are bad ass for sure, especially in a steep following sea, but most lack a lot of creature comforts, so it comes down to what you are willing to do with and without.
    Osprey is another nice pilot house that wasn't mentioned, but uses an out drive as well.
    Or use that money on a down payment for the new Ocean Sport 26'

    There are alot of things i like about the Albin 28TE. According to many marine engineers, a boat less than 30', especially a diesel, is best powered with a single engine. Less running gear, less weight, less maintenance.

    The Albin meets many of my requirements, but the thing just isn't pulchritudinous enough for me. definition: Pulchritude - possessing physical beauty.

    I fell in love with the Albemarle 28 Express. It is trailerable with permit.

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    Only one choice. Boston Whaler Conquest 315 with twin F300's
     
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    Where are you getting this from? Why do you think those boats hold their value so well, because they suck? Do you have any first hand experience to comment about ride quality?
    I've spoken with a bunch of owners, rode on one. Everyone concludes that they are a low-amenity boat that generally pounds when going into a head sea of any considerable size. You can find this statement across the Internet and plenty of owners will claim the same. That's not to say that they aren't great boats, just might not be exactly what this specific human is looking for! Hell, I love the smaller Radons and Greenoughs, I think they are some of the most practical boats in their class. But as they get bigger, I see the value less and less unless you are a commercial guy or don't mind bumping the speed down in a head sea. I'm sure they are more seaworthy than many deep v boats, but out here in the West, that rarely matters in vessels of the 24ft+ size range.

    For the last time, they are awesome boats! For some people.
     
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