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Old 01-10-2021, 11:39 AM   #1
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Help with west bay boat

Looking for advice...I’m looking to buy a shallow sport 24 mod V boat to fish out of west bay and tiki and out to jetties occasionally. My main concern is to not get stuck and hit submerged obstacles, since I don’t know the area well.

Is this a good boat for our area? Thanks
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Old 01-10-2021, 01:47 PM   #2
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IMO-yes, it's a good boat for most any area. Only comment is it is a heavy boat and if you bounce around West Bay you will occasionally get stuck and it is a Heavy boat to get unstuck
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Old 01-10-2021, 03:42 PM   #3
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any boat will strike an object or run aground....pick a boat that suits your purpose and gives you plenty of room with storage and stability...take plenty of test rides, not all boats are created equally...some give very wet rides
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Old 01-10-2021, 06:06 PM   #4
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I fish west bay (my hone ground) and It’s a great boat for it. It’s what I intended on upgrading to from my current Shallow Sport 21 Sport. I wouldn’t worry about getting it stuck unless you are deliberately trying to run in spit. It will run on plane in about 6” and float in around 10”. You probably need a foot or so to get up. If you want to get any shallower, get a poling skiff. My SS Sport only gets my a couple of inches shallower, but gives up a lot on hitting open water. It’s can be brutal!

I think it’s one of the best options for still being able to get fairly shallow and fish deep water without getting completely beat to death crossing the open bay. And if you get one and aren’t happy, hit me up. I want one bad!
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Old 01-10-2021, 06:51 PM   #5
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drum Shallow Sport for sale

I have an 18 ft Shallow Sport for sale. One of a kind.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:41 AM   #6
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Jkmoore03 thanks for advice. That’s exactly what I was thinking.
I have a 22 foot sea chaser hfc that works well in the bay, but not so much in west bay.

I moved to west Bay Area so am going to sell the sea chaser.
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Old 01-11-2021, 10:31 AM   #7
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You need Reef Recon
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Old 01-11-2021, 11:18 AM   #8
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Reef Recon for anyone in a boat near Galv and especially West Bay it's a no brainer. Get it. Its worth it.
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