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Old 10-16-2015, 07:45 AM
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A used Haynie 24HO would be on my short list if I was looking. Goooh has a very nice Triton in the classifieds

Yep. It's Purdy. I'd check out that Triton.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:26 AM
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Brew How to CHoose a boat

IF you don't mind a little advise??


But use a scale from 1-10 in category scales to decide.


I use the following


Looks =
Storage=
Ride=
Layout=
Options=
Resale=


Give each category a number 1-10 and then take the average. You can also use consumer ratings to go with it.


Now using this scale, I have learned a few things. With all the boat manufacturers in the country and being that Louisiana waters are not just so simple as some other states, it does require a boat to fit several different conditions for South Louisiana fishing.


That being said,


SKEETER has a ranking of 8. Its average per every category was 8 and its resale values are the strongest. Their customer service is second to none compared to all the others.


Just an opinion, but if you follow it, you will be surprised as to what you find out.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:19 PM
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Curious how you graded out other boats?

That was good info on the Epic I went and looked at them but was concerned about the weight just seemed to lite?


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Old 10-19-2015, 08:35 AM
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Default MREX (Other Boats)

Simple answer is, some graded higher in certain categories, some didn't. My point is to say, when you choose a boat, choose what is most important to you. The list those categories and start looking at all brands.


The most important for me is


Storage, Ride, Layout (safety ), Cost, Resale.


Example,


Blazer Bay- Nice boat, runs fast.


Blazer score Skeeter


Ride= 9 10
Storage = 3 8
Layout =9 8




See the difference. Skeeter had the best average, Im not saying Skeeter is the best boat, but for my needs, kids, fishing habits, and price, it was the best boat for me at the time
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:39 AM
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2104 Frontier

looks =9
storage=9
ride=9
layout=9
options=9
resale=N/A still have the boat. 😆

its fast, it sips gas, handles the chop well.
Great boat for the family

only complaint I've heard was, getting up on the front deck from the floor. it's a big step up
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:42 AM
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2104 Frontier

looks =9
storage=9
ride=9
layout=9
options=9
resale=N/A still have the boat.

its fast, it sips gas, handles the chop well.
Great boat for the family

only complaint I've heard was, getting up on the front deck from the floor. it's a big step up

Looking to sell it Lawrence? I may just go get a brand new one in a few months.


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Old 10-19-2015, 09:44 AM
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na... not selling my baby!
if you need a wet test let me know. I help out LAM If needed on this end.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:45 AM
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Alpha man,


I agree with you on the Frontier on most of your points except for storage.


Frontier storage = 3




Compared to many many other brands the storage is on the frontier is less.


Not saying it doesn't have plenty of storage, but many other brands have more storage.
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:00 PM
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I'm on the plenty of storage side. but don't understand what you mean by more storage.

my front compartment alone has a shrimp basket, a bucket with a cast net inside, 4 life jackets and an small ice chest. and my cca red tackle box

back 2 compartment under the flip up seats ,

one has cranking battery under the seat 2 storage containers, orange water proof one
and another container the same size with miscellaneous items inside.

The other side has 2 soft plastic roll up bags and room for another 3 gallon bucket. with the water pump inside.

under the console has plenty of room too.
also the rod box's have storage too. both sides

Can you explain what you mean by more storage. and I'm not trying to prove anything just want to know 😆

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Old 10-19-2015, 12:14 PM
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I agree with alphaman, I have all kinda crap, that I don't need, in my 2104 and I still have compartments that are empty! wetfeathers00, you must have looked at the non-liner Frontier?

alphaman, the strut lengths are 15" center to center of ball joints. There's 5 on my boat: two on the big compartment in the front, one on each rod box and one on the rear live well.
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I agree with alphaman, I have all kinda crap, that I don't need, in my 2104 and I still have compartments that are empty! wetfeathers00, you must have looked at the non-liner Frontier?

alphaman, the strut lengths are 15" center to center of ball joints. There's 5 on my boat: two on the big compartment in the front, one on each rod box and one on the rear live well.
you lost me with the strut stuff?
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:18 PM
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Sorry, shocks.

Didn't you ask about them in baseballmans new boat thread?
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:20 PM
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O yes. I want to get some!
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Sorry, shocks.

Didn't you ask about them in baseballmans new boat thread?
Salyfz, I'm assuming your struts were added by either the dealer or K2? Either way, do you have a source for the struts? Naturally, I'm interested in SS cuz I would like to add them to my 19 ft. Frontier. Thanks.
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Salyfz, I'm assuming your struts were added by either the dealer or K2? Either way, do you have a source for the struts? Naturally, I'm interested in SS cuz I would like to add them to my 19 ft. Frontier. Thanks.
They were put in by K2. I have a 2016 model, so I'm not sure if they were standard or LAM had them added to my boat. They are SS. If it were me, I would call Bill Kenner and buy them directly from K2, that way you know they will fit.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:57 PM
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Micah is selling his 22 Triton for a good deal
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Old 10-20-2015, 02:35 AM
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I own a Blazer Bay. If I was to buy a new boat tomorrow it would between a 24' Bluewave Pure bay, a 22' Blackjack or another Blazer. (I think the Bluewave is the best value in a 24' boat.) My son own's a 22' Nauticstar and it's laid out well however I don't find it rides as well as my Blazer nor is it as solidly built. (My Blazer is a TANK but still rides very dry and fast) His boat beats the crap out of me in rough water and is a very wet ride. I also like the Frontier but want a bigger boat for my next one. If I was looking for a entry level bay boat it would high on my list but would loose out to a higher quality used boat like a Triton etc. Whatever you do stay away from Aluminum bay boats. Aluminum boats have their place and Bay boat's are not it.
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:24 PM
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Been looking pretty hard at all the different boats. Blue wave has been having some electrical and quality control issues. When I started out skeeter was not on my list but after riding and fishing out of one was pretty impressed. The frontier is nice but Alphaman is correct that step up on the front deck is pretty big if you have bad knees.


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