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Rough Water Bass Boats #12983112 12/03/18 04:10 AM
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I'm looking for the best boat for fishing in rough water. Meaning, I want to be able to drive down the lake on a windy day and not have my [censored] hurt with every wave I go over. Preferably looking for someone who has used different models of boats. I really don't want to hear why your boat is better unless you have had experiences on other boats. I currently own a 21 i-class Skeeter and it does not handle rough water well. I was sold on how well it handled in rough water. I can tell you that is a lie.

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Re: Rough Water Bass Boats [Re: Ty's Team] #12983120 12/03/18 04:22 AM
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deep V, center console, big motor.... fish

Re: Rough Water Bass Boats [Re: JIM SR.] #12983127 12/03/18 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
deep V, center console, big motor.... fish


I guess I should have clarified. I'm looking for a "bass boat" type model.

Re: Rough Water Bass Boats [Re: Ty's Team] #12983145 12/03/18 05:01 AM
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Clint Wade has a Basscat Lynx for sale here on tff. One of the best rough water boats out there,

Re: Rough Water Bass Boats [Re: Ty's Team] #12983151 12/03/18 05:22 AM
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I have a 819 Phoenix and the ride is much better than other 18 to 19 footers I've been in. I would imagine the 21 would be amazing.

Re: Rough Water Bass Boats [Re: Ty's Team] #12983154 12/03/18 05:26 AM
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Thats funny, I have always heard the I is a Cadillac. Check a champion, Allison, or 21x bullet out.


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Re: Rough Water Bass Boats [Re: Ty's Team] #12983235 12/03/18 12:24 PM
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If it's really rough any bass boat is going to be an arse whooping.....that being said I think some are better than others and length matters. I have a Skeeter FX 20 that does about as well as it can. Knowing how to drive in rough water also makes a difference.


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Re: Rough Water Bass Boats [Re: Ty's Team] #12983238 12/03/18 12:26 PM
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Champion Boats are the best I have been for rough water

Re: Rough Water Bass Boats [Re: Ty's Team] #12983241 12/03/18 12:28 PM
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>>> my 21 foot Triton is the best "rough" water boat I have ever been in <<<<
2nd would be Bass Cat ---- they are pretty darn good as well
Both are better rough water boats than my Skeeter was.

Re: Rough Water Bass Boats [Re: Ty's Team] #12983242 12/03/18 12:29 PM
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Re: Rough Water Bass Boats [Re: Ty's Team] #12983245 12/03/18 12:33 PM
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Phoenix, champion, charger all make good rough water boats but all will ride like junk with a bad driver. After hearing so many say the i-class is a great rough water ride you might have the wrong prop or just need some more seat time to get it to get better.

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Im going to go with the 223 Champion being the best.

Best current made: Allison, Phoenix, Bullet, Charger elite

Best no longer made: Skinny Champs and then wide body Champs

Re: Rough Water Bass Boats [Re: Ty's Team] #12983257 12/03/18 12:50 PM
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Ive had bass cat cougars they are good riding , currently in a skeeter fx21 its actually a softer ride in the big stuff.
Key is slowing down and driving them in the big water if you want good ride.
Any bass boat is going to beat you up in rough water if youre in a hurry.


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I did the Toyota Texas tournament as a judge for 10 years and rode in Skeeter, Ranger, Basscat, Triton, and Nitro. In rough water driven by pros who like to go fast. I run a TR21 Triton, my experience is the Nitro is the smoothest ride. Skeeter the worst. Ranger is rough & wet. Basscat and Triton do very well in big water.

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I think all 21 foot bass boats do a good job with rough water, some a little better than others, no way I would give up how a boat is laid out and fishes for a little smoother ride, I spend about 10 percent of my time running the boat, the other 90 the trolling motor is down. Right now I am in a Triton 21 TRX, it rides really well.


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