Monomoy 19 Skiff -- Any Thoughts / Advice???

Cichlidgeek

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Hey guys,
I am thinking about a small skiff-type vessel for inshore bottom fishing and recreational lobstering in the Central Jersey area. A search online brought me to the 19-foot Monomoy Skiff from Roger Carroll Boats. It's a little smaller than what I'd like, but the company seems open to minor custom work and appears to be flexible. I also like that they're in Chatham....only five hours drive for me.

I can't really find too much information on them. I like the boat's lines, but I don't want anything too fancy. The boat needs to raise fish and lobsters, not look so fancy that I don't want to get it filthy.

Ideally, the perfect boat for my uses would be in the 22-24 foot range with a 8-9 foot beam---looking for a lot of open deck space to transport lobster gear. I looked at Eastern, but my goodness they are pricy. Those Eastern 248 CC are nice, though!!

Can anyone offer me some advice, or point my in the right direction???
 

Eastporter

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The Surfside Boat Co. out of NH has a 21' center console and a new pilothouse model that might be of interest. I heard it is the old 20' Pointer that he added built in spray rails to. The owner was the original founder of Eastern Boats I guess.

http://www.surfsideboat.com/
 

duxbait

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The 19 monomoy is a nice boat. I have never ridden on one myself, but I have seen many and stood on them at the dock. They are are a solid built boat that is made for the local commercial guys. You will pound in a chop with this hull, but it is a low hp, stable boat. In my opinion it is a great small cc but you will not be happy if you are already thinking bigger might be better. Hope this helps.
 
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