Mid 20' True DE vs Parker/Steiger etc Pilot House

sportfisher1

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I have 0 experience with either of these style of boats, but have lots of interest in a boat of this general style. Seems like maybe a Seaway or Eastern may require less power (limiting this thread to outboards). What about ride, cost (figure new since there is so much variation in used), quality etc. Thanks for any help.
 

MouseTrap

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My little Downeast is not new, but I have owned it since new. A DE will require less HP (I have a 70) to a comparable Steiger Craft / Parker, etc. It will also be much slower, and burn much less fuel.

I realistically cruise at 15 kts, burning 3.5 gal/hr. I can get into very skinny water (8") versus a deep or modified V. I have trim tabs and can push the bow down and plow through a moderate chop.

I have been on a 21' Parker Pilot house in similar conditions to what my little DE can handle, and I thought my kidneys were going to bleed, and fillings fall out.

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El Mar

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Pale Ale

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I have owned a 21se Parker and a 23se Parker. The 23 rode significantly better than the 21, but both were 14 degree deadrise. Both were very good on fuel as well as allowing access to shallow water. The bow flair kept things dry 90% of the time. For boat number 3, I may do another Parker, but I am looking hard at Steiger and various DE builders. Having one built up the coast would be pretty cool :cool:
 

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I have a 22 Webco CC , I went from a 24 pursuit CC. The Webco is great in a head sea, on the drift, around the dock,. It's a handful at speed 25+ knots. It may be due to the full keel . But I love the look and can run 20 kts no problem . Never pounds!
 
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