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#11144574 - 10/04/15 01:25 PM catfish boat
Andy73 Offline
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Registered: 01/29/14
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Loc: Lake Eufaula Oklahoma
thinking about buying a new catfish boat. Looked at sea ark pro cat 200 with a 115 merc yesterday it was a sweet boat but a bit pricey. Looking for a boat with a lot of room and a big livewell and capable of running in shallow water any opinions?

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#11144619 - 10/04/15 01:58 PM Re: catfish boat [Re: Andy73]
SALLYSUE Offline
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Blazor Bay

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#11144740 - 10/04/15 03:10 PM Re: catfish boat [Re: Andy73]
GetSlimed Offline
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IMO it's hard to find a new model with a lot of walk-around room because they make the decks so big.
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#11144855 - 10/04/15 04:13 PM Re: catfish boat [Re: Andy73]
SALLYSUE Offline
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Blazer Bay will build it the way you want it I have one and very happy with it There tough ole boats too

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#11144976 - 10/04/15 04:58 PM Re: catfish boat [Re: Andy73]
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So will Sea Ark and you can get a new 1872 pretty well tricked out for around $25K. I'm going to be posting some photos of mine in the catfish section now that I have all of my goodies installed. For an aluminum boat it's my first choice. All of the 72s are built using .125" aluminum.
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#11145405 - 10/04/15 08:19 PM Re: catfish boat [Re: Andy73]
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I sure do like my DuraCraft!!
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#11145637 - 10/04/15 09:35 PM Re: catfish boat [Re: Andy73]
Salsa® Offline
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Look at the Blazer Bay 2400...it's a non liner boat and has tons of floor space. thumb

The Sea Ark is a good boat but will rattle your teeth in rough open water and get you wet. At least the 24'er will.


Edited by Salsa® (10/04/15 09:38 PM)
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#11146023 - 10/05/15 05:32 AM Re: catfish boat [Re: Andy73]
Chemdawg Offline
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i know i have a not so popular boat buy both the Pro Masters i have had we're great boats my 2001 is pretty nice with tones of walk around space. I can take someone in a wheel chair and they have more then enough to move around in up front an it will sit about 6in it had s mercy 150 and regards i only paid 6k for a bike th hie ho


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#11146811 - 10/05/15 02:16 PM Re: catfish boat [Re: Andy73]
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#11146918 - 10/05/15 03:23 PM Re: catfish boat [Re: Andy73]
Andy73 Offline
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Registered: 01/29/14
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Loc: Lake Eufaula Oklahoma
Thanks for the feed back guys. Found a used g3 sportsman 200 less than a year old gonna go check out this weekend.

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#11147351 - 10/05/15 07:24 PM Re: catfish boat [Re: Andy73]
J Lowe Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 386
Loc: Merkel
I've been in this dilemma for a long time now. Ive been trying to stick around the 30k mark, but it seems everything I like is 40k+. I like the layout of the Blazer Bay but I really want a walk through windshield.. Another style Im drawn to is the Alumaweld Stryker, wide open floor all the way to the transom. But even though its a 14* deadrise, im afraid being aluminum its still gonna be a harsh ride in the chop.. Is there a boat out there that fits my needs/budget?? lol
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#11147416 - 10/05/15 08:01 PM Re: catfish boat [Re: Andy73]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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I can't decide what I want either. I'm torn between a 22' CC or a big Lund for my dream boat. I finally sold my boat and plan on buying one in the near future. I just need to make up my mind first is all. I don't want new and I don't want to spend 40K either.

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#11147452 - 10/05/15 08:22 PM Re: catfish boat [Re: Salsa®]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Salsa®
Look at the Blazer Bay 2400...it's a non liner boat and has tons of floor space. thumb

The Sea Ark is a good boat but will rattle your teeth in rough open water and get you wet. At least the 24'er will.


+1...especially on a big lake. I would stay away from all modified v aluminum boats.
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#11147775 - 10/06/15 06:50 AM Re: catfish boat [Re: Andy73]
GetSlimed Offline
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Loc: Bedford, TX
Wow, just checked out the Blazer website, the 2400 does have a lot of floor space. If they offer a taller console I would be sold. Being 6' 4" it's nice having the steering wheel up higher, which a great option I have on my Blue Wave.
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#11147817 - 10/06/15 07:27 AM Re: catfish boat [Re: BrianTx01]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
Originally Posted By: BrianTx01
I would stay away from all modified v aluminum boats.


Are you referring to deep V hulls as well and if so, why?

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