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#12618440 - 02/09/18 07:01 AM Boats
Monggo Offline

Registered: 12/29/17
Posts: 23
Looking to switch to a center console fishing boat. Can you post your pro’s and con’s with the boats y’all have. Also, the preference on the make and model. Best size motors. I live in West Texas and understand that I’m going to have to travel to get whatever I decide to buy. Would be nice to have insight on the different boats that are available. I have been looking and doing some research on different brands and sizes. Any information y’all can provide would be great!!

#12618594 - 02/09/18 08:36 AM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
Scotty P Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 850
Loc: Plano
Boat show in Dallas this weekend. You can see them all! I know several of the Hubbard gang will be out there. You could pick their brain.

#12618671 - 02/09/18 09:12 AM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
Blue Blazer 2400 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1404
Loc: Royse City, Tx
Yes I would recommend going to the Dallas Boat Expo this weekend if you can make it. It is not the best show for CC boats but there will be several brands there for you to look at. Houston is supposedly a great show for CC boats but it was in January. Where are you located?

I have a Blazer Bay 2400 and I love the boat. It is a great all around fishing boat (except for bass fishing). But with saying that, there is no such thing as the perfect boat. Yes there are things I would change about mine also. But mine is the best thing I could find for me.

There are lots of great boats out there. I would suggest figuring out what exactly you want in a boat first (big casting decks, lots of floor space, rod lockers, shallow draft or deeper, etc).

#12618732 - 02/09/18 09:54 AM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
Monggo Offline

Registered: 12/29/17
Posts: 23
I live in lubbock. I will not be able to make the boat show. My weekend to work. I would like some deck space. I do troll and use downriggers on occasion. I do some bass fishing but not way up in the shallows. Would like a boat that can fish 4 people comfortably.

#12618810 - 02/09/18 10:40 AM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
JWC Nauticstar Offline

Registered: 09/19/16
Posts: 153
Loc: N. Texas

I have a friends "Lund" that is a super fishing boat sitting at my house. He wants to sell it instead of moving it to Oklahoma City.
It has Tiller Steering and wide open layout since you are needing room for 4. Has the movable rod holders if you are trolling or bait fishing. 2 years old with 22 hours on the motor.
NauticStar CC2200 Bay

#12618820 - 02/09/18 10:46 AM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
Monggo Offline

Registered: 12/29/17
Posts: 23
I have an aluminum bass boat, not really wanting another one. You get blown all over the lake at times with very little wind due to them being so light in weight. Thanks for the info though.

#12619614 - 02/09/18 08:16 PM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
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I think there is usually another boat show in Arlington or Ft Worth after the Dallas boat show closes.

" Success is a ladder you can not climb with your hands in your pockets."

#12619749 - 02/09/18 09:31 PM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4608
Loc: Longview, Tx
A Lund is nothing like an aluminum bass boat. They ride like a Cadillac in rough water and it is a dry ride. That is why they are so popular up north. I was considering a Lund until I found a good deal on a CC.

#12619791 - 02/09/18 09:49 PM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
Kerry Dugan Offline
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Registered: 05/14/06
Posts: 6583
Loc: aledo, tx
I would find a used Falcon, Have it gone through. You would have basically a "new" boat for half the price. You would also have the best rough water boat bult. That's just my opinion though. smile
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Possum Kingdom Lake

#12627315 - 02/14/18 08:40 AM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
Drought_county Offline

Registered: 04/11/14
Posts: 156
Loc: wichita falls tx
The only input I really feel comfortable giving since I've only owned a boat for a few months now is that if you think you will have more than 2 people at a time trying to casr off it then i dont reccomend getting onewith a t-top.

#12628098 - 02/14/18 03:35 PM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
Holzer Offline
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Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 5203
Loc: Boerne, Texas
Might sound crazy but you may want to search for a buy in Florida.
I know several from Texas who bought their used boat in Florida.

I've been to the DFW boat shows. I can't recommend them. (I'll refrain from saying the same about DFW dealers because it's been a while since I've made those rounds)

When I got my boat I lived in Fort Worth and bought my boat in Beaumont. Even with the added travel, that's where I found the best deal and the most options.
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#12628217 - 02/14/18 04:53 PM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
Ynot Offline

Registered: 10/12/17
Posts: 69
Loc: East Texas
I have a 2015 Epic 22SC with a 200 Yamaha. it's a great center console. I'm about to list it probably tomorrow. I've had a stroke is the only reason I'm planing on selling. All the details will be in the boats for sale thread hopefully tomorrow.
"Fair Winds and Following Seas"

#12628353 - 02/14/18 06:32 PM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
Notaguide Offline
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Registered: 01/03/18
Posts: 1039
Loc: The colony
I have a 20 ft center console. Only thing I’d change is rod storage and a four stroke

#12652806 - 02/28/18 11:26 PM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
TexasTooner Offline

Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 78
Loc: Texas

Just a thought, but I have a fishing tri-toon pontoon and talk about room and speed. Don't laugh, fish all day in shade, gas grill and 40mph
Crest 25' Tri-Toon
Suzuki 175hp 4-Stroke
F250 4x4 Lariat Crew Cab
Boerne, Texas

#12652822 - 03/01/18 12:01 AM Re: Boats [Re: Monggo]
Bonehead1 Offline

Registered: 03/18/15
Posts: 130
If purchasing new a 22' CC with a 200 four stroke would be very good to keep costs down and provide a little easier towing.
Several brands to choose from. I have a Skeeter sx210 and have no complaints.

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