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hi guys
maybe i'm just dreaming but i'm thinking
about buying a new boat.this aquasport
appeals to me because it has a cuddy that seems to be foward which allows
for more fishing room along the gunnels
of the boat.does any reader run this boat ? does it pound when wide open?
how fast is it wide open with a 225 hp
or twin 150's.i'll be in the sound so some times you can really open them up
and run from one harbor to the next.also does anybody know of any used aquasports
in this size that are available?
thanks
vinny f
 

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25' Aquasport

Vinny,
I have an '88 25 foot Aquasport Sportfisherman with a '99 200 hp Merc. It has a cuddy cabin. It is a really good bay boat and sometimes ocean boat for most conditions. It is hard on the 3-4' ocean chop. You can't pound through them. You need to power down and take them easy. I never really open it wide but I usually cruise at around 22-23 knots which is around 4200 rpms. Most times I have either my family (summer only), fish by myself or have 1 or 2 people. There is ample fishing room for 4 comfortably. Anything more can get crowded no matter what type of fishing. All in it is a good boat with moderate storage. The upfront cabin is nice but I hardly use it (only to store more stuff). The cabin ****pit is a little tight. I wouldn't mind a 10' beam instead of 8' but what the heck. I like it and I do a lot of fishing by myself. Including a lot of wreck fishing. The boat is good in a following sea and a slight chop. A beautiful ride on a slow roll or slow following sea. Wish I had a hardtop though! Any other questions, you can e-mail me at [email protected]

good luck
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Vinny,

What's your budget, Surfside Three -South Shore Boats has a 275 Explorer fully loaded electronics maybe a year or two old. sweet boat, if I hadn't ordered a new boat I'd probably make an offer. call Tom 631-288-2400 tell him David Levine recommened you
 

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thanks david but my heart is set on the
25 explorer only because of the lenght of the gunnels from the back of the cabin to the stern.mk5381 i will probably never take the boat out of the long island sound .during the summer months on li the prevailing wind is from the south which usually only gives the
sound ripples to a slight chop.on the days when the wind is northerly i'll throttle back.i have 3 grown sons and when we bottom fish for taugot or drift for fluke those long gunnels look very attractive.i expect to add a 250
yamaha to the stern and in a calm sea i would expect a top speed of 40-50mph.
right now i have a chris craft lancer it's a great fishing boat just a little slow,maybe a top speed 28-32 mph,i like to travel around when the weather is good and i hope ths aquasport is the boat that i can do it in

vinny f
 
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