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Vinny lVinny l Posts: 389 Deckhand
edited June 3 in Boating #1
I'll be in the market soon for one, which do you guys recommend for inshore/flats and near shore subject to conditions?


  • Egrets LandingEgrets Landing Posts: 953 Officer
    Vinny l wrote: »
    I'll be in the market soon for one, which do you guys recommend for inshore/flats and near shore subject to conditions?

    They draft about the same. The larger rig is quite a bit faster with the larger engine but they both get into the same water. Really just a matter of personal preference. The ride on the 2011 feels bigger than it is in my experience and is really great, particularly in rough conditions. I like the larger boat ride better but stick with the older 189 version because I prefer the hatch design/layout over the newer models.
  • Saltwater JunkieSaltwater Junkie Posts: 1,086 Officer
    If you don't plan on poling the boat, which IMO you can't pole the 2011, get the 2011. I rode the 2011 and was very impressed. The differenece for me is that if it's to ruff to fish out of the 189 then it will be to ruff when I get where ever I end up with a 2011. I pick my days but can tell you that I've fished mt 18 Egret over 30 mile offshore in the gulf and atlantic.

    These boats were not designed to be technical poling skiffs. They handle ruff water better than similar size flats boats, have more storage space than you'll ever need, are true self bailing, have very dry ride and are built to last a lifetime.

    The other boat to look at is a Mocassin 20. Also built by Egret. Good Luck.
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