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Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by wolf, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. RogersonCrusoe

    RogersonCrusoe Crew Member

    She is super stable - I haven't had her out in rough seas yet, but the previous owner took it to Swiftsure a couple times, so that fills me with confidence.

    Boat, motor (1992 Evinrude 90), Trailer, elec. downriggers, elec. prawn puller and enough extras to fill the bow storage for $3200. Hard to pass up that deal!

    Oldie but goodie!
    Hagar likes this.
  2. walleyes

    walleyes Crew Member

    Congrats on the boat. Sounds like a solid buy. Enjoy yourself.
  3. ThreePer

    ThreePer Member

    Nice Glasply Coholips! I sure have enjoyed my 19' I bought this spring. Very solid for fishing and cruising. I like the house that one. Does it have a cuddy or just storage up front?
  4. Dirtguy

    Dirtguy Member

    This is mostly a test, hopefully I pass

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  5. Dirtguy

    Dirtguy Member

    O boy, I Learned how to post pics
  6. coholips

    coholips Member

    Hey ThreePer, yes these ol Glasply's sure are solid, very well made boats. My new pod setup really has made a dramatic difference in all around performance and the 175 Optimax gets her cruising nicely at 30 mph / 3800 rpm while getting great fuel economy. As for the interior it is a runabout style with lots of storage space up front.
  7. Pineapple Express

    Pineapple Express Well-Known Member

    Yup, I see one pic from inside your boat looking at a shoreline/cliff
  8. finaddict

    finaddict Well-Known Member

    Now show us your boat ......................;-)
  9. Rockfish

    Rockfish Well-Known Member

    They do not make them like the ol hand laid glass Glasply anymore. Way more hull and deck reinforcement that what you see in boats now and the way they are designed, the wood does not seem to rot out of them like a lot of other makes. I have a 1983 Model 2200 Hardtop Express Cruiser. Guys well over 6 feet can stand up in it easy without hitting their head, you can walk on the roof which is rock solid and one of my buddies accidently tested my back deck and substructure by dropping a 20lb ball on it from 3 feet up; all it did was bounce. I suspect on some boats it may have gone right through the hull. They are built like a tank but heavy for their size and it takes a 225 Opti with a 4 blade prop to power it, even so, it still gets great fuel economy.
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  10. coholips

    coholips Member

    One other thing is the stringers are fiberglass on all models starting in 1979 and some in 1978.
  11. Dark

    Dark Member

    Bought this 2525 Kingfisher last year. Spent 2 weeks living on the hook around Rupert/Dundas area this past June and loved it.


    baddogg and Phil my boat like this.
  12. Falcon

    Falcon Active Member

    Very very nice!!
  13. leftcoast

    leftcoast Well-Known Member

    Boat 1.JPG

    I always enjoyed this thread! I sold my 176 and picked up this 185. I hope my family enjoys it.
  14. JAC

    JAC Well-Known Member

    Nice boat leftcoast. Hard beat the look and ride of the double eagle a really bc boat!!!
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  15. Aridhol

    Aridhol Active Member

    Picked her up about a month ago.
    Electric riggers (first time)
    Bumpers (first time)
    Inboard fuel tank (first time)
    actual canvas top (first time)

    along with many other luxuries compared to what I was running before.
    I feel like the family now has a boat that is comfortable and safe and I couldn't be happier with the purchase!

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  16. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the purchase, Aridhol. Looks like a fishing machine!

    I'm glad this topic resurrected itself after the site reset. So many beautiful boats in here :)
  17. Aridhol

    Aridhol Active Member

    I agree, happy to see it.
    We all have some pride in our machines, big and small.
    I also used to watch this for ideas and inspiration.
  18. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

    I love my Hewescraft 180 that has provided faithful service for 10 years. Enjoy your modern version!
  19. hydroman

    hydroman New Member

    My retirement reward for 40 years of working!!! 002.JPG
  20. albernifisher

    albernifisher Well-Known Member

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