Just started looking 20' DE need advice on manufacturers

Discussion in '"Pocket" Downeast Boats (14-24ft)' started by Justin Caldwell, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. slowzuki

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    Lot of the old 246's have i/o diesels, some very very old ones are inboards.
     
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    I had an 03 Seaway that was 21' and had a single 150 outboard on a bracket and it was feather light. Went like a demon at WOT but porpoises like crazy without trim in anything but flat water. So light that I think it was too light and would have preferred it to be heavier if I was going anywhere on it. Good boat that might fit the bill for your vehicle if you are set on keeping it.
     
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    20' and under is a fairly small boat, with anything larger having seemingly exponentially more space. In my opinion, I would stick with a center console and make benefit of all the space the boat has to offer. A <20' boat in an open center console design should weigh around or under 3500lbs with the trailer and fuel.

    I saw this boat for sale on Facebook a few days ago and liked the look, just an idea.

    good luck
     

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    1997 shamrock pilothouse might be what your looking for, they pop up every few months
     

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