20' Hourston VS 206 Double Eagle

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by Robert Snyder, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Robert Snyder

    Robert Snyder Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, does anyone have any experiences with both of these boats?

    I have narrowed my selection/search down to these two boats for towing friendliness with my 1/2 tonne eco-diesel pickup.

    I believe either would be a great choice, just digging into the nuts and bolts now as to which is better built, always resale consideration and sea-worthyness/safety.

    I am looking to do a total gut out and redo which will be pod'ed.

    Double Eagle 206 IO Model
    LOA - 20'2"
    BEAM - 8'2"
    Dry Weight - 3800lbs/IO included
    Max HP - 250hp/IO
    Dead Rise - 20 degrees

    Hourston 20
    LOA - ?
    Beam - 8'2"
    Dry Weight - ?
    Max HP - ?
    Dead Rise - 23 degrees
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2019
  2. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    Purely from a styling point of view the Hourston is a better looking boat in that size IMO. I wouldn't do a bulkhead/door in that size. I would do 2 swivel seats and storage under them. I would also remove the top and level the floor and go with a soft top and drop curtain. Both are great boat builders
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2019
  3. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    This is the specs that I have on a newer 20Ft Double Eagle. I would think a older one would be a bit heavier.

    LOA 20'2"/6.15M
    Beam 8'2"/2.5M
    Fuel Capacity 60 U.S. gal/240L
    Weight 2650lbs/1200kg
    Max. H.P. 225 O/B
    Deadrise 20 deg. (at transom)
    Transom Height 25”
     
  4. Robert Snyder

    Robert Snyder Well-Known Member

     

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  5. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    1100lb+ difference between the new one and a older one. the one I was showing is a I/O though.
     

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