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Hooper

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26' Webbers cove or 26' Fortier?

Never been on a Webber's Cove, but plenty of 26 Fortier's and they are a tough little boat. Squirelly in a quartering sea, but more than able in anything else. Looking at one these when the JC sells?
 

landsea

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26'

They are on the list if I do not end up going back to a planing hull. I have draft issues at my dock that make short fishing trips almost impossible. Also looking at parkers and power cat hulls. I think the fortier will be to slow, here they get funny after 18 kts. Cant go smaller and slower.
 

captainlarry84

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Fortier

We have several 26 Fortiers in out fishing club. Two have 240 Yanmar and one with a 200 Volvo. The Yanmar 240 is the king for the Fortier. They run 1:5 gears with 17 X 19 wheels and 20 knots is not a push.
The key is the four cylinder motor which gives excellent weigh location in the Fortier. There are a few with the 260 Yanmars and they do not run as well as the 4 banger.
The boat is quiet, shift very smoothly and steers well with cable.
I fish one in Montauk a lot… In the rips they are excellent
 

landsea

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I have some friends that love those Fortier hulls, 200 Perkins 16 kt cruise. That 240 sounds nice. I would have to take a good ride, I here 18 and up they do not behave. Could be the engine weight. Also maybee a General marine, my uncle loved his.
 

jojobee

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Fortier for bass fishing and Webbers cove for lobstering. As for looks....you can't lose.
 

Sailorgp

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Sisu 26
I would also suggest you take a look at a Sisu 26...one helluva Caroll Lowell design
 

Crazy Ivan

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26'

Don't forget the 26 Duffy. Trust me the Fortiers have nothing over these boats!
 
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