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19ft vs 20ft in wind #10626016 02/17/15 09:17 PM
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I am deciding on a future boat to pursue. I am wondering about the difference between these 19-20 foot boats while fishing in the wind. The avg weight I've found for 19ft boats is 1600 while the 20ft boats are around 1900. Is it a noticable difference when the wind is up in the 20's or 30's? How much will the boats get shoved/swung around? What are your experiences in your boats and what wind will you/can you tolerate?

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Re: 19ft vs 20ft in wind [Re: Washington Bass] #10626084 02/17/15 09:44 PM
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20ft.; longer is better.

Re: 19ft vs 20ft in wind [Re: Washington Bass] #10628724 02/18/15 10:29 PM
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If you have room to store the boat, you might consider the 20' rig. The 19' boat will do just as well in the wind though. Either boat needs a strong trolling motor and good marine deep cycle batteries.

Re: 19ft vs 20ft in wind [Re: Washington Bass] #10628862 02/18/15 11:38 PM
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Honestly, I have owned a lot of boats from 14' to 21' and never gave how it would be blown around in the wind a consideration when buying it. Deck size, speed, fishability, quality, etc....trump getting blown around in the wind. Just get a bigger trolling motor or a PowerPole. Bigger will always be better, in my opinion.


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Re: 19ft vs 20ft in wind [Re: HasBen] #10639364 02/23/15 02:39 PM
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20 & 30 mph winds!!! Bigger is always better in that kind of wind. AND biggest trolling motor available.

Re: 19ft vs 20ft in wind [Re: HasBen] #10653023 02/27/15 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted By: HasBen
Honestly, I have owned a lot of boats from 14' to 21' and never gave how it would be blown around in the wind a consideration when buying it. Deck size, speed, fishability, quality, etc....trump getting blown around in the wind. Just get a bigger trolling motor or a PowerPole. Bigger will always be better, in my opinion.


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