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Old 01-31-2020, 04:59 PM   #1
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I am currently running my 22' Seasport. I love it for a fishing boat. It is a quality machine for the salt. However, I would like to step up to a boat that would also be big enough to do some cruising.

I am thinking of the Seaport 26 or 27 or the Albin 28. Trailerability is a must.

Any ideas? I am just beginning to do my homework.

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Old 01-31-2020, 07:23 PM   #2
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I think in that size I would look at some of the big aluminum boats. Sort of like the Boulton Explorer series. A lot less towing weight,
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Old 02-01-2020, 02:32 AM   #3
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I was just at the Seattle boat show...great place to look and shop. My wife liked the Ocean Sport Legacy best. Fish cruise and trailer. I think they just got one in used with 2 250s and a kicker. Islands Marine Center is the the dealer. I believe it was traded in on a 33 Roamer model of theirs at the show.
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Old 02-01-2020, 06:10 AM   #4
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What’s your budget?
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Old 02-01-2020, 06:38 AM   #5
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Typically you would want to match the boat for the zone/climate. You are in Idaho? Where do you plan to 'cruise'? from Wa up into BC in the summer? If so aluminum boats are cold and typically pretty spartan inside compared to f/g builds. For cruising and fishing that area I would want something heavy with a nice deep keel, diesel main and genset. Albin comes to mind..so does a dually.
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After spending 2 months cruising SE Alaska in our C-Dory 22 Cruiser, we upgraded to this Bounty 257 - fairly similar to Sea Sport 26 or 27. Over 18 years we traveled some 40,000 nm, mostly on the Inside Passage.

Towable with a big pickup. Large enough and well equipped enough to make 2-4-month cruises far more pleasant and comfortable (we even had a watermaker). Diesel powered for fuel economy and range. I'd go fiberglass, probably a Sea Sport. If you do go with one of those, take very good care of the sterndrive, and don't be over-propped. Albin 28 could be good too. Sea Sport Commander 28 also.


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My budget is roughly $100,000.

My cruising and fishing will be done mostly Puget Sound and the mouth if the Columbia.....with crazy ideas about the Bahamas and Mexico.
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After spending 2 months cruising SE Alaska in our C-Dory 22 Cruiser, we upgraded to this Bounty 257 - fairly similar to Sea Sport 26 or 27. Over 18 years we traveled some 40,000 nm, mostly on the Inside Passage.

Towable with a big pickup. Large enough and well equipped enough to make 2-4-month cruises far more pleasant and comfortable (we even had a watermaker). Diesel powered for fuel economy and range. I'd go fiberglass, probably a Sea Sport. If you do go with one of those, take very good care of the sterndrive, and don't be over-propped. Albin 28 could be good too. Sea Sport Commander 28 also.


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How big is your tow truck?
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Howdy, Neighbor. Haven't seen you on here in a while. I thought you upsized from the Bounty?

Hi! Yes, we did, four years ago, to a lovely 2002 Nordic Tug 37. Still doing the Inside Passage, 4-5 months every summer.
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Hi! Yes, we did, four years ago, to a lovely 2002 Nordic Tug 37. Still doing the Inside Passage, 4-5 months every summer.
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I have a 1 ton crew cab Chevy. Duramax.
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