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20 or 22 foot Revenge
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posted 04-29-2002 12:18 AM ET (US)
I'm moving to Nanaimo and intend to fish in the sea around the Georgia Strait between Vancouver island and the coast of British Columbia.
When looking for a good boat for this I keep coming back to the Revenge Cuddy cabin. Does anyone have experience with these models of BW on the ocean?
That part of the world can have many cool days and mornings and a place to get out of the wet and the cold for a few minutes sounds good to me.
posted 04-29-2002 01:23 AM ET (US)
posted 04-29-2002 01:39 AM ET (US)
posted 04-29-2002 03:01 AM ET (US)
Have you looked at a C-Dory (www.c-dory.com) yet? They have a 22' cabin cruiser and a 25' cabin catamaran. I don't know much about the 25', but the 22' comes has a V-berth for someone 6'2", (sleeps 2), room for a chemical toilet, a table with two facing seats, a fridge, sink and a diesel stove/heater. It's hull is a slight V at the front, but works to a flat plane at the back. It is contructed of balsa, so it's extremely light, and planes at something like 8MPH. Thus, they often equip them with twin 50HP 4-stroke Hondas. With all these options, you're spending around the low $40's, with trailer. I've been in a few on land, and from what I hear, they're a pleasure to ride. They hold their value well, and you likey won't find any on a lot. They're sold before they arrive.
I've heard of alot folks making the trip from Seattle up through the Inner Passage to Alaska, and back.
posted 04-29-2002 11:08 AM ET (US)
I've got a Revenge 22 in Juneau, Alaska (Cetacea page 44). What a great boat for up here, and likely for Nanaimo (I've been thru that area a number of times on the water). I've got a full canvas enclosure, which isn't as good as a solid cabin... but when the sun is out, who wants a solid cabin? We run 75% of the time with the enclosure and bimini down. The cuddy cabin is not really a place where you'd go to get out of the wet and cold (you have to sit, can't stand). But with the enclosure up, I use a portable propane heater (supposed to OK for inside use) that works fine.
The 22' C-Dory is OK if you want a flat bottom that pounds (a friend has a nice one with twim 40 hp 4-strokes). I'd take the Revenge deep-V hull over the C-Dory.
There are a number of other good NW boats: Sea Sports, Skagits, and Olympics to name a few. All have full cabins. But when the sun is out, why stay in a cramped cabin? Yes, it rains a lot in Juneau and Nanaimo, but not that much (only 90" in Juneau).
As always, any boat you get will do some things well, and other things not so well. When the weather is OK, NO boat is as good as the Revenge. But it is just OK for camping, the family would like a 45' houseboat for that (stove, microwave for popcorn, TV, VCR, hot tub, full size beds, unlimited hot water and water supply, hot shower, etc). But I can't trailer or afford a 45' houseboat. The Revenge works best for us.
posted 04-29-2002 12:44 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the info. I'm from the east so I'm used to being outdoors when the temp drops below freezing. The canvas around the wheel sounds like a good solution. I've been a BW guy for so long, it would take a free Bertram 31 to make me change brands. I'm usually on the water alone ( my Labrador can't read or he'd take offence to that characterization of his companionship) or with one other guy so I don't need a lot of cabin. Just a head and a place to siesta on the way home for my crew.
posted 04-29-2002 02:01 PM ET (US)
I just ordered the Mills canvas for my Revenge 22. $700, and that's just for the bimini. But I figure it'll be worth it in the long run. The full set would probably run about $1500, but I can't see getting much use out of it on the Gulf coast.
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