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alvispollard posted 08-11-2001 08:14 AM ET (US)   Profile for alvispollard   Send Email to alvispollard  
In another post it was stated that J.D. Powers rated Grady White #1 and BW and Scout tied for #2. Is there a website for this information? In the same post someone stated that two boats, wellcraft and aquasports, were of equal quality of new whalers and much less price. I would like to know what some of you think is a quality 20'-21' boat at much less price. Recently looked at a Whaler dealer in Georgetown, SC who sells Grady Whites and Scouts. The Scout 202 with T-top and Yamaha 200 was half the price of the BW 21 with T-top. Has anyone rode in one of these? What boat do you think is a great value right now on the market? Why do you think Grady Whites are #1 in customer satisfaction? I am a satisfied '90 montauk owner but would consider more boat of near equal quality for half the money. What other boats are you impressed with?
dscew posted 08-11-2001 10:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
I saw a Wellcraft 17 or 18 center console recently. Very thin skinned boat. I wouldn't have one. They only look like a Whaler. Grady, on the other hand, would equal Boston Whaler or Pursuit in quality and strength, IMO.
dgp posted 08-11-2001 10:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp
Bigshot posted 08-13-2001 11:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
that Scout is one nice boat! Whaler's blow away a Wellcraft & Aquasport. I also like the new McKee's
Angryeel posted 08-13-2001 12:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Angryeel  Send Email to Angryeel     
I have a 64 16'7 whaler and a fishing buddy has a 94 17' scout. On a flat calm day there is little difference, except that my boat has more room inside. When it gets nasty out, I would take my 35 year old whaler any day. It is much stiffer and solid feeling. The scout is a nice boat, but I would not want to be in any rough weather with it. I will take my whaler anywhere that I would take most 19'-20' boats. Both boats are wet and will pound you to a pulp, but the Whaler just feels much sturdier in the rough stuff. For what it is worth, I will run my boat to where he keeps his, he will not run his to where I keep mine. He is in Boston, I am about 18 miles north. Grady makes a nice boat, not sure they are much cheaper than a whaler though.
Angryeel posted 08-13-2001 12:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Angryeel  Send Email to Angryeel     
forgot part of your question. If I were in the market for a new boat I would give Dusky a serious look, along with sea-vee and bluewater. Of course I would be looking for a bare bones fish boat that can go fast and handle a good sea. If I were looking for creature comforts, I have no idea, never looked for them.

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