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#10943323 - 06/27/15 09:36 AM Boat Shopping for Center Consol
ChaserWF Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/08/11
Posts: 97
Loc: Wichita Falls Tx
I am in the market for another boat. Currently i own a small 16' center consol tunnel hull bay boat with a 50 horse motor on it. I am looking to move to much larger boat 20'-23'. I have a little one on the way and want to get larger boat to accommodate the family. I primarily fish deap water in the lakes ( crappie, Striper, white bass) using a trolling motor to hold on structure, but I do run down to the coast about 5-8 times a year. I am not concerned with getting back into the shallow flats of the bay I will be happy with a boat that drafts 12"-14". I really like the designs of Nauticabay Coastal and the Carolina Skiff Ultra Elite because they are a cross between a cruiser and fishing boat which will be great for the family, but I have heard mixed reviews on thes boats. I also really like the Blue Wave Purebay and the Sea Chasers made by Carolina Skiff, but these will not accomidate the family as well. I am asking for input and help so I can make a better decision. If anyone has one of these boats I would love your feedback.
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#10944707 - 06/28/15 09:37 AM Re: Boat Shopping for Center Consol [Re: ChaserWF]
militarybrat Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 2638
Loc: dalllas texas
Check out Edgewater boats. They make family friendly C.C. that has deck cushins that are removable really cool boat for fishing and playing.
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#10944767 - 06/28/15 10:26 AM Re: Boat Shopping for Center Consol [Re: ChaserWF]
skeeter22 Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/02/03
Posts: 7617
Loc: Lake Highlands, Brady
I know some guides that are running Nautic Stars and really like them. I have a Skeeter Bay Pro and love it.

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#10946401 - 06/29/15 10:07 AM Re: Boat Shopping for Center Consol [Re: ChaserWF]
sassyman (hubbard guide) Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 545
Loc: garland, tx
check out the 24'seahunt bay model.worth every cent.
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#10946900 - 06/29/15 01:31 PM Re: Boat Shopping for Center Consol [Re: ChaserWF]
JFGloor Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/29/15
Posts: 253
Loc: Seguin, TX
I just purchased the purebay 2000 this month. I'd be glad to answer any questions. I went with that boat partly for family reasons, it's just my wife and son though. Plenty big enough for us. Like you, I'm freshwater with occasional trips to the salt.

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#10947929 - 06/29/15 09:35 PM Re: Boat Shopping for Center Consol [Re: ChaserWF]
ChaserWF Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/08/11
Posts: 97
Loc: Wichita Falls Tx
Well I am glad I Asked for help on here. I really like the Sea hunt bx br. Love everything about that boat and the price is right. I had not looked at the Sea Hunts before.

Thanks for all the input. I am open to any more input or advice anyone has.
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#10955195 - 07/03/15 09:26 AM Re: Boat Shopping for Center Consol [Re: ChaserWF]
Reeladdict15 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/16/09
Posts: 106
Loc: Dallas
Sea hunts!!

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#10955964 - 07/03/15 06:45 PM Re: Boat Shopping for Center Consol [Re: ChaserWF]
Retired Fisherman Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 598
Loc: Hurst, Tx
I fish similiar to you. I ordered and am waiting delivery of a Bluewave Purebay 2200. I believe it will meet my expectations.
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#10958380 - 07/05/15 07:47 PM Re: Boat Shopping for Center Consol [Re: ChaserWF]
Capt Craig Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1251
Loc: Richland-Chambers
I have run just about every boat at one time or another. Nautic Star has really proven itself. I have owned the 2200 Tournament, a 1910 and currently running the 2110 Shallow Bay. Outstanding boats and much easier on the checkbook than the Ranger and the Skeeter. They are first rate!!
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