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TAHITI posted 01-24-2001 01:09 AM ET (US)   Profile for TAHITI   Send Email to TAHITI  
What is a good open ocean designed hull for a boston whaler with an cuddy-overnight cabin? (22-30 ft) I am researching boats for weekend-fish-surf-dive trips to the channel islands, CA. Thanks!
mikey morra posted 01-26-2001 12:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for mikey morra  Send Email to mikey morra     
hey tahiti, now your talking.Ive spent lots of time at the islands and the ranch.you cant beat a whaler.the one thing you got to consider-do you want to use the hoist at gaviota?these boats get real heavy to tow and launch in the bigger sizes.i go with a 20 outrage and i have it rigged with a forward shelter for overnights-not great for a ladyfriend in winter but fine for some surf dogs.theres tons of great surf where you are and offshore baja as well.hope youre happy with your choice.
TAHITI posted 01-31-2001 12:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for TAHITI  Send Email to TAHITI     
Mikey, thanks for the info. The hoist at Gaviota is constantly blown up by the friendly ranch locals so, it is a long haul from Santa Barbra launch ramp to Cojo! What size engine do you have on your 20 Outrage? I am looking forward to some surfing and freediving! You still head out to CI frequently?
mikey morra posted 02-01-2001 06:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for mikey morra  Send Email to mikey morra     
hey tahiti,istill go alot.i have several good friends in the s.b. area and i go as much as work and bossy wife allow!!i recently have been spending alot of time in central baja area so ive been down there three trips this winter so far(unreal surf-no crowds) i run two 90 johnsons on my boat.its plenty fast,i can scare my friends no problem they do guzzel fuel when you run them all out.feel free to call if youd like.im usually at home early evenings(858)481-6453.id be happy to offer any input.mikey
TAHITI posted 02-01-2001 11:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for TAHITI  Send Email to TAHITI     
Thanks, I'll give you a call.

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