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    Default Looks like winter is the best time to buy a new boat

    http://www.alaskapowersports.com/sho...9549&Type=2717
    Looks like some really good deals here.

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    The 29 wolly is still overpriced IMHO. I stopped by and looked at it a few months ago. I was very surprised by their price for a very bare bones boat. They could at least throw some electronics in for that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronster View Post
    The 29 wolly is still overpriced IMHO. I stopped by and looked at it a few months ago. I was very surprised by their price for a very bare bones boat. They could at least throw some electronics in for that price.
    I have to respond to this. Yes there are no electronics on the Marita 29 Pilot. But I would not call it (Bare Bones). 9 1/2 Beam, Twin 150 Yamaha's with a counter rotator, Stainless Steel prop's, 2nd helm with remote controlled T9.9 yamaha power tilt kicker, Stand up head, Large uph cutty with Diamond Sea gull wing door access to the bow, Lewmar elec winch with anchor chain and rope, 4 person dinnett with flip flop front back rest that makes into a 7 ft bed, Elec frig, Wallas 2 burner diesel cook top that doubles as a heater plus a Wabasto AT200 forced air furnace- both run off a built in 5 gal diesel tank, Sink with elec tap and fresh water tank, Self bailing rear deck with 2 large under floor fish boxes plus a transom fish box, 2 large locking rod lockers, Supension seat for the captain, 6 diamond sea screened sliding windows plus 3 diamond sea front window's with panagraph wipers all on a Alum trailer with disc brake's. Thank's Glen

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    They were asking $165K at that time which was $70K more than the 26' PC which is one of the other boats I was looking at. I couldn't justify 70K for the added 3 feet.
    Not busting your balls or putting you down, I know it's got bigger motors and more interior and cockpit space bit it wasn't 70K more. That's just my opinion though.

    At the price that its at now it compares well with the 30' raider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronster View Post
    They were asking $165K at that time which was $70K more than the 26' PC which is one of the other boats I was looking at. I couldn't justify 70K for the added 3 feet.
    Not busting your balls or putting you down, I know it's got bigger motors and more interior and cockpit space bit it wasn't 70K more. That's just my opinion though.

    At the price that its at now it compares well with the 30' raider.
    If someones looking a boat in the 18 degree rise only category we will have a new 25'6" x 84" North River Seahawk Cuddy with 8' cabin in production that will be in AK this spring,

    It will feature standup flush head, dinette, v-berth w/ cushions, HD Mariner Helm seat.
    Bow Rails, 1 1/4" Schedule 40 pipe bow rails, full wrap around - INCLUDES ANCHOR PULPIT and Bow Roller
    Recessed EZ Anchor puller
    Self bailing rear deck
    100gal Fuel capacity
    Rocket launchers, (10) welded roof mounted (folding)
    Full lenth exterior / interior chine welds
    Alaskan bulkhead mounted electrodyne pot puller w/davit through cabin bill on STARBORD side
    Cabinet/counter top with sink and 10 gal fresh water tank.
    Windsheild washer system.
    Ez Loader 6800 DX2 W/ Slick bunks
    This boat will run for only $83K plus power choice of Mercs or Hondas. With twin 150s it will run for $109K and will include a free Garmin 740s or credit for an upgrade.

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    Figures the previous post would chine in with another boat that doesn't even have a fish hold, but a tool box strapped to the swim deck to put fish in. WTH?
    Glenn, I really wish we could have completed the deal with the pilothouse a year ago. I regret it every day. The boat at Marita is a good deal for what it has. Most people drive by and don't see all the included options it has nor have they ridden in one. It's one nice boat. I hope this thread doesn't turn into a My boat is better than your boat deal.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronster View Post
    They were asking $165K at that time which was $70K more than the 26' PC which is one of the other boats I was looking at. I couldn't justify 70K for the added 3 feet.
    Not busting your balls or putting you down, I know it's got bigger motors and more interior and cockpit space bit it wasn't 70K more. That's just my opinion though.

    At the price that its at now it compares well with the 30' raider.
    No office Ronster but you're comparing apples to oranges...or well maybe applies to candied apples. As you can see I own and enjoy a 26' Hewes Pacific Cruiser and they are very very similar to a Raider. I agree that both the Raider and Hewes are cheaper boats then a Wooly but you've totally complicated the matter buy increasing the length and beam of the boat and compared an entry level boat with a higher level boat. If you compare a 26' Wooly Pilot House with the 26' Hewes PC, while the Wooly is more money it's no where near $70K more. It's more like $10k-$15k more. You may argue that it's still too much more but many would disagree and that includes me. Wooly makes a very fine boat with attention to detail, a bunch of upgrades that Hewes doesn't have like suspension seat, true fridge, flip-flop dinette seat, self bailing deck, diamond sea glaze windows that don't leak and cause corrision, performance with 115hp motors that a hewes gets with 150hp motors and therefore Wooly gets better mileage, Wooly has better customer service, etc, etc, etc.

    I'm just trying to say, put a 30' Raider up against a 29' Wooly and I'll take the Wooly any day of the week, twice on Sunday, and I can guarantee I'm not in the minority. This is coming from someone who has barely talked to the Wooldridges, doesn't own one, isn't unhappy with their Hewes, and has just talked to a ton of owners and check them all out close up. My 2 cents so take it or leave it but at the least, compare apples to apples next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbentler View Post
    Figures the previous post would chine in with another boat that doesn't even have a fish hold, but a tool box strapped to the swim deck to put fish in. WTH?
    Glenn, I really wish we could have completed the deal with the pilothouse a year ago. I regret it every day. The boat at Marita is a good deal for what it has. Most people drive by and don't see all the included options it has nor have they ridden in one. It's one nice boat. I hope this thread doesn't turn into a My boat is better than your boat deal.......
    Rob, I'd be happy to discuss the merits on swim deck fish box if you'd like on another thread but this one doesn't have that option, that was on inboard diesel model sold last year. The thread wasn't titled to promote one particular brand. Attached are some draftsman drawing of boat and I can post some build pics for those who are interested in seeing some boat porn.
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    What no Kingfisher,,,Ronster I'd go with the 29' Wholly in the long run you won't regret it. There's a huge differance between 26' and 29' or 30' in boats. Well,,, in my opinion.

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    Here's some pics of the all new North River Seahawk Cuddy referred to earlier. With a base model and trailer price of only $58K, this will be great boat for fishing and shrimping in PWS. She's heading for paint now.








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    Very nice boat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halibutgrove View Post
    Here's some pics of the all new North River Seahawk Cuddy referred to earlier. With a base model and trailer price of only $58K, this will be great boat for fishing and shrimping in PWS. She's heading for paint now.










    That's sweet. What all comes with that "base price"? Did they move the cabin a bit further back? I'd put two Merc 150 4 Strokes on it. (no verado) Good price on those engines. I'd keep the bare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 270ti View Post
    That's sweet. What all comes with that "base price"? Did they move the cabin a bit further back? I'd put two Merc 150 4 Strokes on it. (no verado) Good price on those engines. I'd keep the bare.
    Hello 270ti,

    Merc 150 4 Strokes are what we suggest as a minimum unless someone request otherwise during the purchase. The base model has only a 6' cabin rather then the 8' length on this one. Attached is a spec sheet of standard equipment of the 25'6" model. This particular boat has about $25K in extras.
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    Thanks! That's a fishing machine. I'd go with the 6' cabin, no doubt. I really like the bow rails you put on, and the 2nd steering station. How does it do with a single 250? That's a very reasonable price, considering what used boats are hitting the market for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 270ti View Post
    Thanks! That's a fishing machine. I'd go with the 6' cabin, no doubt. I really like the bow rails you put on, and the 2nd steering station. How does it do with a single 250? That's a very reasonable price, considering what used boats are hitting the market for!
    The 6' cabin base model would look like this AK F&G boat. A single 250 would work well. This one used twin 115s and performed well. The railing is the standard rails offered and why I like the rails on the new model over the base. I would not want to be on the bow pulling in anchor in rough seas with the base rails. Using a system like the Ez Anchor you could get away with the base rails but otherwise your out there on the bow dealing with anchor rode.


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    We have a 24' and 26' North River Seahawk OS models available to move if anyone is interested shoot me a pm.

    Here's a few pics of the 24'er






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    Here's some pics of the the 26'er. Shoot me a pm if interested. I have a lead on a used 24'er that's available here in AK with less then 200hrs on twin 115 Mercs if someone is in the market for used as well.





    The ladies will like this! Comes with a D4 heater already install by the factory.

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    Very clean looking boat. That's a huge fishing deck too.
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    Thought I'd share some recent photos of the North River Seahawk Cuddy almost completed in the outfitting shop. This will be a great boat for PWS.







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    That's real nice looking boat! What's the length on the one pictures here? Do you have the cockpit dimensions?

    *edit*. Just saw 26' total length. Still looking for dimensions and maybe weight. Thanks.

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