27' Nauset

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I'm Looking at a 83 27' Nauset, Its real clean needs a little tlc, Not worried about that, I have heard that they tend to roll and can be horrible in a following sea is this true, Any first hand experiances,, I will be taking the boat offshore and always have a long run back into cc bay. I would be repowering the boat so i dont want to waste my time and $ just to sell her off in a 1-2yrs. Any help is appreciated or if you see any other good buys out there in th 28-31' range for under 40k w/diesel let me know.
 

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I don't have first hand Nauset experience but most downeast boats don't handle following seas as well as a deep V boats do. So if you currently have a v hull then it might take a trip or two to get comfortable. Not all DE's are the same in a following sea so take the boat for a ride, I'm sure this time of year you can find some weather.

The benefits of a DE far outweigh the disadvantages if you use your boat a lot.
 

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Cookie, I fished on a 27' Nauset as a kid, I filled in for the mate a few times. We fished outta Harwich and ran to Nantucket so we had the SW winds to deal with coming home. The Nauset was a handful to be sure. BUt, to be honest, the skipper was kinda clueless too, so who knows. A combination of both maybe? All I know is the JC31 I fished on was a much better ride. Coming into the Bay you'd have the SW wind in your face, maybe you would be okay with it?

Sea trial, only way to be sure I guess.
 

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I have a 28' Command Bridge and have been very happy with the ride and performance. As FVSD says about a downeast the pros well out way the cons. Specially in a head sea.
 

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I currently own a 27. There's a huge difference in hull layout between a 27 and 28. There's a few 28s for sale for reasonable money.

Yes the following seas are rough but manageable. Into a head sea, it's a beast. The real issue is that you cannot drift fish the boat. It has a violent side to side roll.

The 27 Nauset is like the starter version of a downeast boat. Yeah it will do some things well, but it will have you constantly scouring the classifieds for 28-32 ft .

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I have a 31' Eastern and like Hoop said it is a beast in a head sea and a little kirky in a big following sea. The boat drifts nice and is set up for both fishing and cruising with a John Deere 300. I will be putting my spec sheet together soon and posting it up on here for sale soon with it being available at the end of the season. Hate to let it go with everything being new the last two years and many good memories.

There are lots of good boats out there and some real project boats. It all depends on what you want to do with the boat and your budget. I wish you the very best in your search.

Dave
 

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Taking A Pass

Amarshall,
I think you answered my questions, Shes a good looking boat but if I will be spending some time on the drift I dont want to want to be on roll, I will keep looking.
 

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Amarshall,
I think you answered my questions, Shes a good looking boat but if I will be spending some time on the drift I dont want to want to be on roll, I will keep looking.

Keep in mind, when I say drift fishing on my boat it's tuna fishing in 3-5s.

We don't usually live bait for bass as much anymore.
 
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