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Seabrook posted 04-02-2002 10:41 PM ET (US)   Profile for Seabrook   Send Email to Seabrook  
I currently own a 1983 Montauk, which I am completely in love with. However, my kids, ages 3 and 2, are getting old enough to ask to go boating with their dad and I am more than eager to take them. Only problem is that an open bay (Galveston Bay) is too big for kids that age with no protection. I am currently looking at a 1991 21ft Walkaround. I have read as much info on the site about this boat but all the comments seem to come from only one soarce, Backlash. While I thank you very much for your input, does anybody else have anything good or bad to say about this boat. I know it is Whaler quality, but the hull looks nothing like what I think of to be a true Whaler. Will I be dissapointed with the ride, performance or efficeincy? It is powered by a Merc 225.
myates posted 04-03-2002 10:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for myates  Send Email to myates     
I know the boat your looking at {Meeks Marine}. I considered buying it myself, but decided against it and just purchased a 21 outrage on Tuesday. I researched that boat myself and feel it is a very good package. If your interested I had only a couple of reasons not to buy it.
jimh posted 04-04-2002 12:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Another 21-Walkaround is owned by Jeff (ledfoot), who bought the boat at the beginning of the 2001-season. He lives just down the street from me.

His boat is powered by a 225 Evinrude. Late last season he corrected the engine mounting--which the installing dealer had managed to mount with the engine tilted (not level) on the transom! He has spoken highly of its performance.

The 20-21-22 cuddy cabin boats are really nice trailerable boats with decent sleeping accommodations. For many, having a real cabin space is a big plus--it seem especially popular with women.

I have cruised quite a bit with Steve and Caroline on BACKLASH, and they never have a problem keep up with the pace in their 21-Walkaround. In fact, they usually have to double back to see why we're so far behind!

The walk-around is ideal if you're into fishing; you can go right around the whole boat. The other side of that is the cockpit at the helm station is a bit narrower than with a walk-thru.

Seabrook posted 04-04-2002 10:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Seabrook  Send Email to Seabrook     
Thank you both for you comments. And yes, I am very interested in your comments/reasons that you did not buy the boat.

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