Mako boats

Discussion in 'Boating' started by graftoncatfisher, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. graftoncatfisher

    graftoncatfisher New Member

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    Im looking for a new boat and I was seeing if anyone out there has a mako inshore boat and use it on a river for catfishing???
     
  2. Zing

    Zing Member

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    I have a sea hunt cc, that i use for catfishing, I bought it for that purpose. I works fine for me pleanty of room to walk around I wish I had more built in rod holders, I stayed with a low rail, so it would make it easer to reach the water. I would of liked a bigger boat, thought about a mako, also a key west bay boat. I really enjoyt mine and when the family wants to go out on the lake for a day it serves that purpose to.
     

  3. xringer3

    xringer3 New Member

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    I got a Boston Whaler and love it! I was looking at the Carolina Skiffs untill I ran upon an unbeatable deal on the Whaler. The Carolina Skiffs are built alot like the Mako and other bay boats, just lighter letting you use less horse power and gas, and they're quite affordable for what you get compared to the other brands. Might look them up too.
     
  4. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    The Mako has a deeper 'V' bottom than the skiff type boats, which means it will handle rough water much better, but needs a higher speed to get up on plane, requiring more horsepower and gas, as well as rolling more at rest. Back when I was looking for a boat to use in saltwater, I looked at Aquasport, Mako, and Robalo, all similar type boats. I ended up with a 20' Robalo CC, and found it to be an extremely good fishing platform. I mainly used it off the California coast, usually in 6'-8' seas; but once in 10'-12' seas; it handled them with no problem.
     
  5. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    I bought a NauticStar Bay 1910 3 weeks ago and have had it on the Mississippi 4 times now and it is "wonderful"! I shopped around for the last 6 months VERY hard! I looked at Every major boat out there...The "Mako" is a nice looking boat(Bass Pro in Pearl Ms carries them) If you are going to fish "rough" current and water I recommend a 15 degree deadrise. Handles rough stuff well!!!!! Kenner's are also nice boats, SeaArk in aluminum is nice (with the right bottom!) Hope this helps some!:big_smile:
     
  6. graftoncatfisher

    graftoncatfisher New Member

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    ya iv been lookin at the sea ark boat and mako boats. I think those are my 2 favorites im looking at now. im going to go with either the mako 1801 of the sea ark V-cat. I have never had a fiberglass boat is there any things I need to know about a fiberglass boat?
     
  7. xringer3

    xringer3 New Member

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    You might also look at the Boston Whalers. They too are made for rough water. I've had mine on the water with 5 foot swells, and it handled like a charm,not bad for a 15 foot boat. All the comercials and adds were not lying either. I once parked it under a dock roof awning, and it came a storm. The boat filled all the way to the top with water, and was actually over flowing with water running off the sides. The boat was still floating with the engine exhaust still out of the water. The motor still started and ran, but it wouldn't sink! As accident prone as I am, I really like that feature:smile2:
     
  8. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Scott, the main thing you want to know is that you don't jump stumps with a fiberglass boat like you can with an aluminum boat! :haha: