Looking for DE Center Console

ST1959

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I would like to purchase a CC that will stand up to offshore fishing. I love the Sisu 22 hull BUT would be open to your opinions on others. Eastern's are nice but I am not a fan of the low gunnels. I will be going through pretty challenging inlet situation in Chatham, MA. At the end of the day, I want a great sea boat.
I am ready to buy. Thanks for your assistance.
ST
 

ST1959

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Thanks

That is perfect! I should have mentioned my price range. With my first going off to college next year, I will not be spending more than 20K.

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ST,

To be completely honest with you, if you're crossing Chatham inlet with the goal of going east to the tuna grounds, a DE center console wouldn't be my first choice. Others here may disagree with me, but if I'm going it's not an Eastern 22 or a Sisu 22. Both a fairly flat bottom boats. On FAC days it's fine, but with any chop I wouldn't want to be in that style of boat. For the same money you can find a Seacraft 23 or a Mako 25 which will be a much nicer ride. Just my 2 cents.
 

ST1959

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Thanks for the feedback. Truthfully, most of my fishing will be bass and blues inside the three. I hear you. I have been fishing off Chatham for the past 11 years. I know the water well. I have been on a progressive downsize. I was fortunate enough to have a GW 283 with twin 250's for five years. Two years ago I had to downsize to a Aquasport 225 Osprey with a single ETEC 250. I just sold it as I NEVER liked the way it handled. The power was great. Perhaps too much as the bow was jumpy and it dug a hole severely. That was with trim tabs too.
I have been in a number of 20-23 CC's that handled Chatham waters better.
So with that said, I should state that a CC would not be my only choice.
I do like the downeast style very much. I am now less interested in "bells and whistles" that I have had in the past. I want a safe and economical boat.
When it comes to Tuna, I have friends who owe me some trips.

I am open to continued suggestions. Ready to buy....

THT has a 23 Seacraft Scepter(sp) with newer ETECH 200. Any feedback?
 

tunaorlater

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Hooper....
Maybe you should take a look at the bottom of a sisu 22 sometime :)

Can't agree more. That boat rides like a dream, a wet slow dream but none the less I don't think you will find a better riding boat in its class. I have owned and rebuilt 6 23 seacrafts and currently own one, if the 22 Sisu I had would do the 27 knots the Seacraft does i would have sold the Seacraft. I own the Seacraft (also a great riding boat) so i can blast out and back so the Sisu just wasn't gonna work for me.
 

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I have a 19' eastern listed on here, great boat been kept in Nauset harbor fished off chatham orleans no problem. Burns very little fuel DF90 suzuki
 

ST1959

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Thanks

I will tale a look. Thanks to all. Please keep them coming. ST
 

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Or, how about this one!

22' Tripp Angler with a 240 Yanmar diesel with 153 hours for $23,900, sweet boat! Bet the engine cost that much alone. Throw a soft-top over her and fish all day for pennies, no affiliation, just saw it today!

1978 22' diesel Tripp Angler
 

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Cookie,
I keep my 13 ft whaler at snow shore. Where are you in nauset harbor?
 

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ST1959

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Nice

Looks good. please give me more details. Power?
more pics please.
 

ST1959

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Anyone?

Does anyone know anything about Holby Marine hulls? Thanks to all..:eek:
 

ST1959

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Expanded DE search

After checking out and researching some of the boats suggested in this thread and some others, I have expanded my search to include DE cabin boats as well with diesel power or other.
My two desires remain sea worthiness and economy.
Based on the hull design of my first desire, perhaps outboards on the lower side of power range will have to work too hard to reach a moderate cruising speed (14-20 knots). I am not looking for a fast boat. I understand the limitations of the hull as far as speed.
So with that learned and said, what would be better choice to reach my desired attributes? What are thoughts on I/O's, duo props, IB's ?

My target range for fuel would be would be no more than 8-10 GPH at cruise without pushing the motor. I put in a lot of hours each year and cover a lot of water.

You all have been great with your suggestions and knowledge so far.

Please keep them coming. Price max is still 16-20K.
:smile:

ST
 
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