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    ok i have my boat up for sale and am already thinking about my next . i am thinking my next boat will be an ocean boat and i am planning on letting some luxury go for performance. ok ALOT of luxury. heavy aluminum, open center console, deep vee, maxed out horsepower preferably twins. i am looking for a real pounder with lots of deckspace. 20 to 25 foot trailerable, and if i could keep it around ten to twelve gall and hour that would be great as long as i was cruising at 40 mph .

  • #2
    How about a Pacific skiff?

    http://www.pacificskiffs.com/
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    • #3
      Wow

      That V2325 Cabin version is a nice lookin boat. I wouldn't be ashamed to run that around PWS at all. Ballpark figure for how much one would cost?:rolleyes:

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tealer View Post
        That V2325 Cabin version is a nice lookin boat. I wouldn't be ashamed to run that around PWS at all. Ballpark figure for how much one would cost?:rolleyes:

        Check out the below forum:
        http://www.aluminumalloyboats.com/

        They are big fans of Pacific Skiffs, and the company's president participates in the forum. He might be able to give you an idea of what they cost. I hear they are pretty pricey.

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        • #5
          My thoughts exactly.

          Originally posted by spoiled one View Post
          How about a Pacific skiff?

          http://www.pacificskiffs.com/
          Not cheap though. I think the V20 with 150 honda starts at $39K. Then you have to go pick it up, or ship it ($6-8K). I supect you might find a used one for $25K, but you would still need to get it up here. Good luck.
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          • #6
            I'd guess

            Originally posted by Tealer View Post
            That V2325 Cabin version is a nice lookin boat. I wouldn't be ashamed to run that around PWS at all. Ballpark figure for how much one would cost?:rolleyes:
            $60-70K depending on power & options. Just a guess though.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Doug from Anchorage View Post
              $60-70K depending on power & options. Just a guess though.
              That is about right. They are not cheap, but nothing of quality is. Here is a link to a used 23 footer with twin F90's: http://medford.craigslist.org/boa/1006210027.html

              I would supect that a 40 mph cruise at 10-12 gallons per hour is not realistic. Mid 30's, perhaps.
              sigpicSpending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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              • #8
                akriverrat,

                I did go the route you are considering when I got my boat. You cannot beat the amount of fishable space on a bigger center console. I go out for halibut with my wife and our two kids (daughter 16 & son 19) and we all have room to drop a line without getting in each others way. Mine's a 22' Alumaweld Formula Vee (deep vee) with a 225hp Mercury, and in good water I don't waste any time getting to the fishing grounds In rough water it doesn't pound too bad at all, and I still make it home a lot faster than almost everybody else. I'm at 40mph @4200 rpm according to my gps, and at WOT I'm going faster than I really care to, or at least, faster than I should! For my preference, I'd rather drive from a standing position at the console than from a seat towards the bow any day.

                I'll offer up a couple of suggestions that will make a center console more comfortable:

                1- Make sure the windshield is tall enough to block the wind/rain/spray if you are standing to drive the boat.
                2- Consider getting a canvas dodger for the front so any passengers can duck out of the weather if it gets nasty out. If its nice, just fold it out of the way.
                3- Make sure the console is far enough forward so you have enough room for two prople to fish/troll off the stern and still get around one another.

                FWIW, a buddy of mine bought a Pacific V2325 a couple of years ago. It is absolutely bomb-proof and as top-of-the-line as any aluminum boat on the water. He and his wife had a lot of input on small design changes they wanted, making it essentially a custom boat. It's definitely my "dream boat." If I recall, $60,000 to $70,000 for the Pacific is pretty accurate for the V2325 with "average" options.

                Good luck shopping!

                Chris

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                • #9
                  I'm a Pacific owner and I am very happy with it. It is a bulletproof skiff that can take a beating. And I dish it out! I have the 1925v. I keep threatening to up grade to the 2325, but the 19' boat is so versatile and so easy to hunt out of.
                  Alaska Wide Open Charters
                  www.alaskawideopen.com
                  907-965-0130

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                  • #10
                    definately looks like a nice boat but 60 k would put me into a used seasport or similar. boats sure are getting spendy these days.

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