Newbie Question - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Offshore Fishing > Offshore Fishing - General Q & A

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-09-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 35
Default Newbie Question

Hello and my name is Jeff and I am new here. I am getting ready to buy an off shore boat and I have my eyes on these two boat. Please let me know your thoughts. I don't fish when its rough seas. ! or 2 foot sea is all I will take. Which boat would handle it best. Andy let me know if they are over priced. Thanks in advanced.

Jeff

http://panamacity.craigslist.org/boa/3835361679.html

http://spacecoast.craigslist.org/boa/3851694082.html
Jeff Messer is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-09-2013, 05:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
Grouper
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Panama City
Posts: 954
Default

Either should handle 2 foot without any problems. I didn't look really hard at the two boats but I see that one of them had twin engines. Redundancy off shore is nice to have.

If you are in the Panama city area, are headed out on a Sunday, and have room for one shoot me an E-mail. I'm in for gas,bait,... I know a boat doesn't run on thank you.
RockB is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2013, 05:42 PM   #3
Senior Member
Trigger
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 347
Default

I have a 26' cc with twins and fish out of Port St Joe. Very comfortable boat. It may not seem like it now, but you will begin to fish in greater than 1-2's. go with the twins as well. Good luck!
Georgiaboy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-09-2013, 06:19 PM   #4
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 35
Default

Thanks for the reply. The Cape Horn I have test drove and its perfect in every detail. Never saw a boat this clean and you can tell it was his baby. Told me I could pull it with a half ton.

The Angler has an issue filing the plugs the owner stated as he never pushes the motors. Dont know much about the motors to know if this would be a correct statement. He did recommend a 3/4 ton truck to pull it.

BTW. I live around Pensacola.

Jeff
Jeff Messer is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #5
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,310
Default

Wirelessly posted

Can't go wrong with a Cape Horn!!! I guess I'm biased though....
__________________
<a href=http://www.hypoxiaoutfitters.com target=_blank>http://www.Destinspearfishing.com</a>
BlaineAtk is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2013, 07:05 PM   #6
Junior Member
Cigar Minnow
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 16
Default

hands down cape horn, love the Yamaha 4 stroke. the other appears to be 2 strokes not quite as good a name
diving catch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #7
OCD Reel Service/Repair
Grand Slam
 
Ocean Master's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Gulf Breeze Intercoastal
Posts: 6,007
Default

Just check the deadrise of each boat and get the one with the highest deadrise at the transom.
__________________
"How I Roll" On channel 68

"Wheelchair Accessible Fishing"
Ocean Master is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #8
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 35
Default

Ok . Hate to ask but I could google it. What is deadrise? I think its the height of the top before water comes in the boat at the rear. Note topic Newbie but been on boats all my life. LOL Are the prices about right for each of these boats?

Jeff
Jeff Messer is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2013, 08:07 PM   #9
Team Jack 'Em Up
Snapper
 
Mike W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 400
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Messer View Post
Ok . Hate to ask but I could google it. What is deadrise? I think its the height of the top before water comes in the boat at the rear. Note topic Newbie but been on boats all my life. LOL Are the prices about right for each of these boats?

Jeff
Just google image search it...it will be a "oh, that's what it is" moment when you see the diagrams. Both boats look good. I am partial to Cape Horns (love them), but you might get "2 foot-itis" in a few years and want a bigger boat, so the 26 might be nice. But if I had to pick, I'd get the Cape/Yamaha combo. Best of luck, and I look forward to seeing some fishing reports from you!

By the way, looks like the 2600 has a deadrise of 24.5 degrees, while the Cape Horn has 22 degrees.

Last edited by Mike W; 06-09-2013 at 08:10 PM.
Mike W is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2013, 08:21 PM   #10
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 32
Default

By no means an expert, and this info is kind of what I have icked up reading forums like this one. Deadrise is the angle of the "v" of the hull. Do a google search to read a bit about it. Many boats have a variable deadrise, where the entry point on the hull near the bow is sharper, and then changes as you go back toward the stern. Boats with sharper deadrise tend to ride better in rough seas. Variable hulls may pound a bit more but are more stable when drift fishing. Big difference in the 2 boat lengths you are looking at. The Cape Horn is a solid quality boat, probably better built, but 4.5 ft is a lot. The Angler is probably a more "comfortable" boat.

Last edited by Seaquility; 06-09-2013 at 08:25 PM.
Seaquility is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.