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I am looking to upgrade from my 2007 Scout 187 Sportfish. I love my Scout but need something bigger for short range offshore fishing/diving. I am considering the SeaHunt 260 Gamefish but there seems to be unfavorable reviews concerning the 260 and Eds marine? Any good insight would be appreciated.:))
 

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For less money, I say go over and talk to Bill Judge and get a Judge 27CC. Why get a 2 piece production boat when you can get 3 piece all hand laid glass and composite boat? With the tapered deadrise hull I assure you that you wont get a more economical boat to run. They have a head in the console and a forward storage area. From my experience in dealing with them as well as my father's (who has a 2001 Judge) you wont find a place that treats you better. Nothing like dealing with the builder directly. You know he wont be losing the line in a year and not care about the warranty service like dealing with dealer. From talking to Bill, a dealer in NE lost their financing for their inventory and he was looking to move a couple of boats quickly so that they werent sitting around. You probably wouldnt even have to wait for one to be built. Why not get a locally made high quality boat? I am not a salesman... Just a happy customer! :thumbup:

He has one with a Honda listed on his specials page here: Judge Yachts Custom Boat Builders

 

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The Baltimore boat show starts January 21st. Great place to see alot of boats in a short time period.Makes it easy to compare brands - side to side.The 21st is a WAF preview night ($20.00) but gets you a ticket for another night.Weds and Thurs are best for looking at boats.Fri/Sat/Sun will be more crowded.

Most dealers will be willing to cut a deal with you.

Make up a list of the boat you are looking for.Twin or single/ OB or IO/center or walk around/ etc. This will help you narrow down the choices.Have a ball park price range in mind as well.

Be sure to figure in higher insurance that comes with an upgrade.

There are alot of 24-28 foot boats you can trailer - if you have a heavy duty truck.Saves on slip fees :yes:.
 

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I like the 19ft. looks like a seaway mold. I got one (seaway) from my dads estate I need to sell, but transom is rotted and needs new power.
 
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