Originally Posted by DesertFishing
MP- (I know this is old thread but..)
How are you feeling about the Luxor OS after several years? I'm comparing to a 21 Seahawk. I won't be in the ocean, but big lakes and CR (3-4' chop).
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I love the boat. 80% of my use is in the ocean for Tuna, salmon and bottom fish. No issues with the kicker or main. The trailer axles are shot and need replacing this spring. Nice galvanized trailer but the axles were not made for the salt. Seats need to be recovered as the tops are sun bleached even though I keep it covered when not in use. I have to replace snaps on the top on a regular basis but top is still in good shape.
I have used the boat on the CR, willy and many lakes in Oregon. I have been out 60 miles for tuna (that my max range without bigger saddle tanks). I pull the kids around on a wakeboard and tube also. For me and my uses its all the boat I need. If I had the funds for a 24-26ft glass boat would be nice but then the gas bill goes way up also and not ideal for some lakes.
I love the Thunderjet hull. Its a little underpowered with a 140 main but I load it up with Ice, 4 guys and tuna gear and 72 gal of gas and its slow out of the hole but no issues getting up on plane and it will do 35mph in the bay or a glass ocean loaded down and the top up.
I have no experience with Northriver but I am sure they would work as well. I made an offer on one but it fell through before I bought this TJ.
Whatever aluminum boat you get consider suspension seats if your fishing the B10 area. While these aluminum boats aren't too bad in rough seas they are much bumpier than a saltwater glass boat of similar size.