In my opinion and experience this boat is phenomenal in layout, ride, efficiency and function. It has really been a great time owning this boat.
Here are the details:
2005 Yamaha F150 4 Stroke 256hrs currently, if the weather gets good there’ll be a few more
Lowrance HDS10 with Structure Scan and Sonic Hub
Sonic Hub has iPod dock, 6 speakers and 10” sub under console
8’ Power Pole II installed July, 2013
Sunbrella Big Bimini 2012
Sunbrella Console Cover 2012
Bobs Jack Plate
It’s 23’7” according to Action Craft, 8’4” beam, and 10-12” draft
Aluminum trailer with alloy wheels, newer tires, LED lights and is in great shape
A 200hr service with impeller was just completed a month ago. She starts every time you hit the switch, everything on it works perfect. Cruises at about 28mph and tops out light (me and my 4yr old) in the low 40’s. Jumps on plane with a good load no problem, see the picture of two full families’ and gear cruising around the west coast for a week, the boat was loaded and still performs perfect.
I know you all are going to ask... I am not sure of the fuel economy but I know it’s great, I don’t run WOT really ever, it burns very little at cruise, I only went through 150 or so gallons of fuel all last summer. That’s just cruising down to the Yacht Club or our little party island here in town. The F150 Yamaha has lived up to its expectations of being a bullet proof motor!
I’m not too fishy but I’ll do my best to describe all the attributes of this fish raising machine! Forward casting platform is huge, we have a big cushion on it for the kids, but you can unsnap it and fish away or leave the cushion on and put a hot chick up there to look out while floating in less than a foot of water. There’s a rod locker on the port side, insulated box on the starboard both with cushions. The console is the smaller one without the head, so there’s a ton of cockpit room, and it has an insulated box under the front seat. Leaning post has a storage bin and cooler under it and it’s big enough to sleep one 4 year old comfortably. The rear casting deck of this boat is not the standard layout with the two little crappy jump seats that you have to hear the motor in your ear and get sprayed with water while seated. That two feet or so is extra cockpit space and the rear deck has a hatch on the starboard side that will swallow all your gear and a couple five gallon buckets. On the port side there is a big livewell with light that can entertain a two year old for a whole afternoon. I think it is 32 gallons.
I always try to keep all my stuff in perfect condition, I have a service that cleans it once a month in the winter, twice a month in season and details it twice a year (they even way inside all the boxes). All mechanical service was done by Marine Specialties in NSB, I have a guy go through all electrical connections periodically to clean and spray them with connection protectant. I never want to have any problems with two little kids on the boat! So this rig is turnkey, fun and easy to handle and really a great boat. Let me know if you have any questions