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Old 13-10-2012, 17:12   #16
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I wouldn't go out in 40 knot winds in a small power boat of any sort.
I have been in those conditions with a 18' RIB, and it was no trouble. As long as you are careful and know what you are doing!
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What is better, a 22' double eagle cabin cruiser or a 28' bayliner, for offshore rough seas?
I don't think you're going to find the answer you're looking for. There's no such thing as better, its subjective. Coke vs Pepsi, Ford vs Dodge etc. I would suggest trying to find owners groups for the specific models you're considering and ask them if they're happy with their boat and what application its best suited for. Barring a design flaw with the hull on one or the other I would say they could both be well suited to whatever it is you plan on doing with the boat, but thats still a mystery isn't it?
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I have been in those conditions with a 18' RIB, and it was no trouble. As long as you are careful and know what you are doing!
Then you should stick with the RIB
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Then you should stick with the RIB
But my wife and kids do not think I should!
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But my wife and kids do not think I should!
Your wife and kids would be more comfortable in the RIB in 40 knot winds. When a Bayliner or Double Eagle gets into trouble the Coastguard shows up in a RIB to rescue them.
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I don't think you're going to find the answer you're looking for. There's no such thing as better, its subjective. Coke vs Pepsi, Ford vs Dodge etc. I would suggest trying to find owners groups for the specific models you're considering and ask them if they're happy with their boat and what application its best suited for. Barring a design flaw with the hull on one or the other I would say they could both be well suited to whatever it is you plan on doing with the boat, but thats still a mystery isn't it?
I agree, it is rather willy-nilly, yet I have the intuition that a 22' Double Eagle is safer than any 26' Bayliner, maybe I am wrong, but but that is my viewpoint.
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Your wife and kids would be more comfortable in the RIB in 40 knot winds. When a Bayliner or Double Eagle gets into trouble the Coastguard shows up in a RIB to rescue them.
Your right, I was crew with the RNLI in the UK, but they, my family, would be more comfortable in moderate days with something other than a RIB!
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How about this question, what is the safest 21-28 foot boat? How would you answer this question?
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I agree, it is rather willy-nilly, yet I have the intuition that a 22' Double Eagle is safer than any 26' Bayliner, maybe I am wrong, but but that is my viewpoint.
I still think the reliability of the motor is more important than the design of the hull. If its used boats you're looking at, pick the one thats well maintained, low hours etc. If you plan on going 50 miles off shore in crappy weather then neither one is suitable. If you plan on fishing in puget sound then they're both suitable.
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I still think the reliability of the motor is more important than the design of the hull. If its used boats you're looking at, pick the one thats well maintained, low hours etc. If you plan on going 50 miles off shore in crappy weather then neither one is suitable. If you plan on fishing in puget sound then they're both suitable.
What would you consider suitable for 50 miles off shore?
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What would you consider suitable for 50 miles off shore?
On a benign summer day these boats will be fine offshore. When conditions turn bad the only boats out there are the ones who are too slow to race into port.
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What would you consider suitable for 50 miles off shore?
What do YOU consider suitable for 50nm offshore and why?
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I'm going to the bar now, when I get there I'll ponder these questions, then when I'm good and s**t faced I'll return with a definitive answer.
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Well down here in the gulf, ya sure don't want to be any distance off shore in either of those boats ! not in 25 or above winds !! you would be better off in a RIB ! Up in the PNW both those boats would be good for normal fishing out 20 30 miles if you watch your fuel, and have enough to get back at high speed ! Before the BIG ones get to ya !!! Just my 2 cents
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As to 50 miles offshore ? neither of those boats! nothing less then a 28ft Bertram for me with diesels for that far offshore ! But then Im Old and being very careful is what got me to 74
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