- Sep 13, 2011
- Freeport NY
- Boat Make
- KristenFormer Charter Captain
I've fished on the Aphis and another with 370B's. Lets not get carried away here, there good boats, but great.....no. With the 370's, if you run them around 26 knots or higher, they start to keel walk. A little slower than that, in a good following sea, same thing. They have a lot of great features, not the least of which is the best engine room you will ever find on a boat this size. Visabilty from the helm is great as well. The cockpit is long but VERY narrow at the stern, two to three guys across is a crowd, and she doesn't carry weight well all the way back. It is built like a tank, if you punch a hole in her you hit something solid. Cabin layout is pretty much an after thought. It's not a big 36 footer, I put my 37 next to her and she looks small. It's a good boat with power in the 315 HP range, she should give you good speed and fuel burn without keel walking. But like every boat ever built, it has it's shortcomings.
I had the good fortune of being on the same dock as Gary and Bob Pisano on the Tuna Hunter. I was not ever able to figure out if Bob liked wearing the high healed plateform shoes because he liked them or to compensate for the running angle of the runaway. ; )