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WillHWalker
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Hells Bay Guide
May 14th, 2013 at 7:36pm
 
I'm looking at an HB Guide but wanted to see if there were any years to stay away from.. Thanks for any help
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Reply #1 - May 14th, 2013 at 8:12pm
 
I wouldn't think so.  According to a salesman at HB there have been no changes to the Guide from the original.
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Reply #2 - May 14th, 2013 at 8:41pm
 
Nice boat. I have fished mine from Louisiana to the Marquesas. Not a perfect boat by any means but can get a wide variety of things done.  Mine is an 2001 and I am please with the construction. Like most things it depends on how its been treated. I bought mine in 2009 with 98 hours on it.  Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.
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Reply #3 - May 14th, 2013 at 9:43pm
 
blackmantis wrote on May 14th, 2013 at 8:12pm:
I wouldn't think so.  According to a salesman at HB there have been no changes to the Guide from the original.


Then it must be true. Cheesy  But have him explain the weight difference for the new models. Wink

I would buy anything 2005 or older Wink

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Reply #4 - May 14th, 2013 at 9:53pm
 
drove/fished one that i wanna say was a 2001 or so quite a bit... i liked it (and i don't love all hb's)... i do know things changed after that... just not sure of what/when. but i think early 2000s were still "good". (i drive a maverick).
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Reply #5 - May 15th, 2013 at 6:40pm
 
Hey Will. I saw on boattrader where there is another Guide for sale in Charleston. It's a 2002, but looks like its in pretty good condition from the pics online.

The new Guides HB is building has changed very little from the original. The only changes I know of in the hull design are that the O'Bannnon edition is know the standard configuration, and they did away with the small front anchor locker.

I think really any year hull is pretty similar to each other.  I would recommend the spray rails, they look kind of ugly but work great. Let me know if you have any questions about the Guide. Mine was a great boat, I'm going to miss it. But I should be getting my new Professional at the end of June, so I'm just counting down the days!
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Reply #6 - May 15th, 2013 at 11:14pm
 
I have a 2000 Obannon Guide.  had it for 12 years and will probably keep it for another 12.  Great hull!  Can pound it bad seas, but will get you home just fine.  Extremely shallow for its size.  Make sure your fuel tank has been replaced or plan on having to do that immediately.
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Reply #7 - May 16th, 2013 at 9:05am
 
What was the issue with the tank? And can it be pulled without taking the deck off?
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Re: Hells Bay Guide
Reply #8 - May 16th, 2013 at 7:43pm
 
PalmettoMoon wrote on May 15th, 2013 at 6:40pm:
Hey Will. I saw on boattrader where there is another Guide for sale in Charleston. It's a 2002, but looks like its in pretty good condition from the pics online.

The new Guides HB is building has changed very little from the original. The only changes I know of in the hull design are that the O'Bannnon edition is know the standard configuration, and they did away with the small front anchor locker.

I think really any year hull is pretty similar to each other.  I would recommend the spray rails, they look kind of ugly but work great. Let me know if you have any questions about the Guide. Mine was a great boat, I'm going to miss it. But I should be getting my new Professional at the end of June, so I'm just counting down the days!


haha yea I was just looking around and saw that one. looks clean!! Still not time to buy yet, just trying to see what my option are. Oh and whats the deal with the tank???
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