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I don't post on here much but I really enjoy reading what yall have to say about hunting. I'm sure this topic has been beat to death but please bear with me. I'm in the market for a new (to me) boat and need a little advice. I mostly hunt the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound for divers and the occasional puddle duck. I want a cc in the 19 foot range with enough of a v to break the chop but also with a somewhat shallow draft. I'll also be fishing out of it during the warmer months. I would like to stay away from the Carolina Skiff type boats because frankly I hate the way they ride (my dad has a 21 ft CS DLV and it pounds like no other boat I've been on). My budget is around 5k and I'm not against buying an old hull to fix it up and rig how I want it. Do you guys have any suggestions on boat manufacturers that fit what I'm looking for?
Thanks in advance!
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Maycraft, privateer...there's an older Downeaster in Garner I believe, that might fit what you're looking for. I saw it on Craigslist last week, maybe 18 or 19'?
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X2 Maycraft w/ 115 Yamaha
Most versatile combo you'll find. Comes in Green/Tan.
Plenty of "plain jane" used ones out there.
Put that duck call in your pocket, you're not that good, and you're flaring birdshttp://www.CaptGarysDowneast.comI support "Safe Hunter Law"Tip your guide! He can't control the ducks or how poorly you shoot!
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an old cape fisherman would work, if you could find one.
Springing Flying Fish are good practice in the off season
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All good suggestions above
Might want to also look at old sea ox and parker hulls
Your 5K budget is going to be hard to do with a realiable motor.
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There were a couple of 18 parkers in currituck and obx for sale. Not sure if they are still available but may want to look on CL or take a ride.
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Parker 18ft or 21ft se. They dont have deep v but still ride well.
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maycrafts are solid boats and ride great for there size
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I've been in the same boat for a while.. Haha no pun. Seriously though I've considered it all, I'd love a cc but concerned about space. Have you looked at the Tracker cc aluminum style, it has a small console and enough room to move around. Can keep you in budget too
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