New Shoalwater 20' or 21' Advice - 2CoolFishing
Home  |  Contact Us  |  Advertise   |   Follow:
Go Back   2CoolFishing > General Interest Forums > Boating Forum
Register FAQ Social Groups Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-18-2019, 04:54 PM   #1
SLC
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: May 27 2006
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 0
SLC is a Landlubber (+10 to -10)
New Shoalwater 20' or 21' Advice

I will be purchasing a new boat and am trying to decide between the Shoalwater 20 or 21. I normally fish by myself or with one other person. I fish Tampa Bay in Florida and on a typical day only cover about ten miles. I do cross the bay so some one and two foot chop is typical. My boat will have a raised console, twin power poles and a trolling motor. Speed in not important, as long as I can cruise in the upper 20’s and come home in the 30’s I am happy.
Any suggestions or advice will be appreciated.
SLC is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-19-2019, 07:02 AM   #2
caddis
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Jan 22 2012
Location: San Antonio
Age: 50
Posts: 447
Rep Power: 67262
caddis has been promoted to the rank of QuarterMastercaddis has been promoted to the rank of QuarterMastercaddis has been promoted to the rank of QuarterMastercaddis has been promoted to the rank of QuarterMastercaddis has been promoted to the rank of QuarterMastercaddis has been promoted to the rank of QuarterMastercaddis has been promoted to the rank of QuarterMastercaddis has been promoted to the rank of QuarterMastercaddis has been promoted to the rank of QuarterMastercaddis has been promoted to the rank of QuarterMastercaddis has been promoted to the rank of QuarterMaster
Talk to Jared at Waypoint Marine in Corpus Christi.
caddis is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-19-2019, 04:25 PM   #3
SSST
Registered Users-pm+
 
SSST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 08 2011
Location: Shiner, Tx
Age: 48
Posts: 7,028
Rep Power: 21485288
SSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to Pirate
Sounds like a 20' with a 150 will be more than enough for you. It'll cruise in the upper 30's.
SSST is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-21-2019, 11:35 AM   #4
SLC
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: May 27 2006
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 0
SLC is a Landlubber (+10 to -10)
I would appreciate any additional input.
SLC is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2019, 12:58 PM   #5
SSST
Registered Users-pm+
 
SSST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 08 2011
Location: Shiner, Tx
Age: 48
Posts: 7,028
Rep Power: 21485288
SSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to PirateSSST has been promoted to Pirate
The perform very similar, the 21' is rated up to a 250, so you can have alot faster boat if you go up to it. The 20 is made with taller sides, and i guess it would be a little drier ride. As far as shallow, they will be very close. You can option them out the same, with raised consoles or low profile. The 20' will probably save you 3-5k to start with. Personally, I like the lower sides of the 21' because I wade, but that's just me.
SSST is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-22-2019, 05:55 PM   #6
rsuniga
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Jun 14 2011
Age: 51
Posts: 78
Rep Power: 1607107
rsuniga has been promoted to Piratersuniga has been promoted to Piratersuniga has been promoted to Piratersuniga has been promoted to Piratersuniga has been promoted to Piratersuniga has been promoted to Piratersuniga has been promoted to Piratersuniga has been promoted to Piratersuniga has been promoted to Piratersuniga has been promoted to Piratersuniga has been promoted to Pirate
21’ Shoalwater

Hi I bought a 21’ for myself and most of time fish alone and do fish up to four at times but had an Illusion before and that’s like night and day the ride is way smoother and way better in chop ribs threw it with ease I run it wide open with a 200 four stroke Suzuki and runs 44-46. Know you don’t care about speed but running it wide open in chip eats it up and handles it. Have raised console with 50 gallon and power pole 24 bolt troll motor and four batteries. They do run about the same but if your going to buy one I would go 21’ for the extra so you can run a bit more just in case you need to get back before storm hits or just to have that little extra.
Attached Images
 
rsuniga is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-30-2019, 07:34 AM   #7
Tt321
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Jun 18 2018
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 0
Tt321 is a Landlubber (+10 to -10)
The 20 and 21 cats are different designs seperated by more than just 1' lenth. The 21 is wider, requires more HP and larger tandem trailer. I have fished the 20 for over a year mostly solo or on guest and it does exaclty what you want. Cruise mid 30's and top speed at 42 with etec 150 and 4 blade hole shot prop. 1 to 2' chop is no problem. In 2' I trim bow down quite a bit and stay on throttle. Dry ride. Dont see many videos from FL fishing very shallow but if needed the 20' runs very shallow. I don't know how shallow as I don't dare stop and measure but inches for sure. Either boat is a solid choice. Get the electric trim tabs, they were an option on the 20cat at Waypoint.
Tt321 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-30-2019, 11:39 AM   #8
SLC
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: May 27 2006
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 0
SLC is a Landlubber (+10 to -10)
Do you have the riser or elevated console?
SLC is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the 2CoolFishing 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:

Log-in



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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2019
© 2013 Noreast Media, LLC | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertise