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What is the drawback to owning a BassCat? Seems to me they may be #1 in the bass boat space. But there has to be a drawback. Smaller decks? I know that forward pedal takes getting used to but that’s minor. WAWI’s boat, which I think may be the best looking boat I’ve ever seen, got me to thinking. What’s the drawback? All boats have them. I’m struggling to find a huge drawback.


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Unless you allow all gods children’s opinions in this thread, you’re not gonna get the whole scoop. roflmao


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You have to be able to drive them. It is a performance hull. It can be hard to get the full potential out of the hull unless you learn to drive them. Other boats you can just stomp them and go. I run a Caracal so not the fastest cat.

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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Unless you allow all gods children’s opinions in this thread, you’re not gonna get the whole scoop. roflmao


I already know you think they're ugly. The BC's looks are always debatable for many.


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Honestly, the only drawback I can see is if someone disliked the styling. I run a BassCat Eyra and my only dislike is the forward trolling motor pedal.I switched to a wireless trolling motor and use a fob, so that's no longer an issue for me. There's very little to dislike about a Cat. A properly set up Eyra with a 250 will run down pretty much anything other than a Bullet or Allison or maybe Blazer. Their construction is second to none as is their QC. Lifetime transferable hull warranty. Great rough water ride for those that can drive them. Pricing is a bitter pill to swallow but that's endemic to pretty much all the top line boats. Learning to drive one to it's potential is a steep learning curve for someone coming from a Skeeter or Ranger. That's my view on it, YMMV.

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Apples to Apples, oranges to oranges, everyone will find something they don't like. I thoroughly appreciate that the fine folks at BassCat are constantly striving to make a better boat.....but I'm not biased....at all.
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get the hybrid hull and thank me later.

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We have a guy in our club that gets a new one every year, a deal he has with BC. I'm not a fan of the layout of the interior. That's all.


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The narrow deck on some models and the trolling pedal on the tip of the nose are the main two things some folks aren't going to like. Compartment layout gets a bit wacky on some models too.

The ice chest on the Pantera II isn't very good. Large, but not insulated and it has a divider in the middle that prevents draining from one side. That's literally the only real design issue I have with mine. Like it so much that I'll be repowering rather than buying another boat.


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Well they aren't the cheapest bass boat out there but you probably get what you pay for. I still say the hand rail deal is out dated. I can't speak to all models but the 18 and 19 foot basscats I've looked at in the past seemed to have less storage space than other models the same size.

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I just bought an Eyra about 3 weeks ago. Biggest draw back for me so far is learning to drive it. Trying to run wiring for my livescope has also been a challenge. If you forget to buckle down the livewell the lids will fly open while running. The wells are pretty deep and the fish are very capable of jumping out when the lids fly open because your son forgot to latch it..

I actually love the side rails. Helps us older folks get up and down from the seat and climb in on the fender.


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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Unless you allow all gods children’s opinions in this thread, you’re not gonna get the whole scoop. roflmao


I already know you think they're ugly. The BC's looks are always debatable for many.

I have personal experiences as well.


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Please share them. I just can’t really figure out a major flaw in them like you can in other brands like ranger or nitro.

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I had several, loved all of em.

Just not into glass boats anymore

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I have a Cougar and love it. The only issue with it is the narrow front deck but that is also because I have 10 rods on deck at all times. LOL

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