first impressions of the new vantage

Discussion in 'Big Boat Bragging Spot' started by nate., Aug 24, 2010.

  1. nate.

    nate. I Love BEER!

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    57.9 first try at goin fast. Had me, my wife, 3 batteries, 15 gallons of gas, troller on the bow, all gear and a full cooler. Cruised at 44 @ 4300 rpm quartering 15 mph whitecap nastys. Not a drop of water over the side. Ran from AMI half way to Egmont at 35-40 or so in nasty chop with good rollers thrown in. The boat never got us wet and never pounded. I'm impressed.

    Money well spent.
     
  2. fourby4chevy@yahoo

    fourby4chevy@yahoo Well-Known Member

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    sounds like she's a keeper!! ;) lol
     

  3. gheenoeguy

    gheenoeguy Well-Known Member

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    So So SWEET,Congrats!
     
  4. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    Cruise at 44! WOT...? Now I know what those notches in the seats are for! ;D

    Nice boat!
     
  5. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    I figure they're either for mounting seat pedestals or there's a composting toilet beneath the deck.

    -T
     
  6. skinny_water

    skinny_water Well-Known Member

    Latches, lol
     
  7. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    57.9 mph  :eek:??? is that all she's got ?  ::) ;D just messin' with ya  :D thats definitely a respectable speed on anything . congrats and enjoy your new ride  :cool:
     
  8. Gramps

    Gramps Living & Dying in 3/4 Time

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    That is one hell of a rig Nate! Congratulations!


    Oh and Capt. Jan; that is just wrong. ;D
     
  9. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

    I like how somebody tied it off to the marker pole, like it's going somewhere!
     
  10. FSUfisher

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    I would think 44 was fast. 57.9, that's just crazy. Thought it was a typo until I saw the motor. Makes me wonder how fast it'll go lightened up and in optimal conditions. [smiley=1-biggrin.gif]

    Best thing about those E-tecs is no break in I bet...
     
  11. nate.

    nate. I Love BEER!

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    I'm runnin a used stock 22 raker now. I'm sure I could get close to 65 empty with one person and a heavily worked prop but who drives like that? I will do some playin with props. My goal is to be able to run 55 with 2 people loaded to fish. Also cant run the jackplate all the way up now. She slips too much.
     
  12. HialeahAngler

    HialeahAngler Well-Known Member

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    yeah but can it run WOT over 7 footers and pole in 3" like an Egret??? lmao!

    that sure is a pretty boat man. I'm a little jealous but happy for you.
     
  13. nate.

    nate. I Love BEER!

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    egret = bay boat
     
  14. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    seriously Nate, this isn't FS... don't bring that rubbish here.
     
  15. nate.

    nate. I Love BEER!

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    ok. sorry.

    egret = flats boat bay boat hybrid imho.
    vantage = flats boat poling skiff hybrid imho.

    the egret is a time tested well made boat that is highly regarded. it has higher freeboard and a 23" transom.
     
  16. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    "opinion" noted. The Vantage is not a micro but I let it fly. Please respect this forum and it's members. We do not wish this place to degrade to "my ... is bigger/better/better than your ..." like on FS.