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Bay Boat Ideas

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by 4X4 aggie '13, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    4X4 aggie '13

    4X4 aggie '13 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My parents are looking at getting a new bay boat and we went shopping today. We looked at some Tritons and Makos, and they look really nice. So i was wondering if y'all know of any good bay boats that y'all have or have ridden on. (pics would be nice) Thanks :D
     
  2. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    look into maverick boats they cost a bit but are super nice
     
  3. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    4X4 aggie '13

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    Those are really nice but I think we are looking for something a little bigger we are actually just using it for freshwater lake fishing we just like the look of the center console and the clean fiberglass look.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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  5. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    mhm we actually looked at the 18 LTS its looks really nice have your heard anything about tritons? I think they are a litttle pricier than the makos
     
  6. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    nope never been in one i just know that mako has been around for ever and make a good boat boston whaler is a great boat too http://www.whaler.com/
     
  7. Jun 19, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    I would get a Triton. They have a deep V-hull and ride great in rough water. A good 175 or 200 hp Mercury or Yamaha outboard would make the boat even better. Plus, I think Triton offers a galvanized trailor which wont rust.

    Best of luck!
     
  10. Jun 20, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    Pioneer powered by a Suzuki 150/175! It's what I roll in off shore and it does just fine. Pioneer is exactly like Scouts. Were owned by two brothers, but I guess they had a fallin out and one left and started Pioneer.

    http://www.pioneerboats.com/html/sport_fish.html
     
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    I have an 18' Sea Pro center console and I love it. Granted if you're looking for new the parent company discontinued Sea Pro in 2009. They were nice featured boats for the money though. Maybe not high end like a Whaler but also didn't carry the price tag. I'd love a new 20' Hydra Sports or Grady White center console but the budget will never allow for that lol.
     
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    how about you tell us how big and how much they are looking to spend. You can go from a key west boat that is 17" and around 15k to a Gause boat that is 26" and 150K lol
     
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    not a great bay boat at all....
     
  16. Jan 20, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    Um am I missing something? Because thats the first negative thing I've ever heard about a grady. Why would it not be good? because the hull will last forever and can take any water? Or cause it can handle twin 250s. Yeah who wants to be stable, go fast, and have room for five to fish comfortably? Maybe not a good flats boat or row boat but other than that it'll handle any job on the water. Have you ever gone fishing when the wind is blowing, have fun on that 18' mako or better yet a whaler or carolina skiff. What are yall smokin down there in tehas :rasta:
    these are the best there are :jerkoff:

    http://www.gradywhite.com/230/ http://www.gradywhite.com/257/ http://www.gradywhite.com/273/
    http://www.gradywhite.com/306/
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O27wBskQ3So&feature=player_embedded
    those are pretty much light offshore boats a bay boat is light and shallow running maverick makes the BEST bay boat ever for people that can afford them
    http://www.maverickboats.com/boat-specs.php?ID=7&t=2557642613
     
  18. Jan 30, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    how much are they looking to spend? lower price best bay boat would be a Pathfinder $40Kish http://www.pathfinderboats.com/boat-specs.php?ID=79&t=1448874876 but if you want to go all out go with the Yellowfin 24 80Kish http://www.yellowfinyachts.com/24bay.htm or just go all out and buy a Gause 26 for $150k http://gausebuiltboats.com/

    I am saving for the Yellowfin 24 it is by far the best boat for the money you can buy it has a full fishing deck and being 24' you easily go out 30 miles without any worries. The Gause boat is the lambo of all boats but to me its way over kill
     
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