Boat for fishing the sound and lakes

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  1. Javabean

    Javabean Silverlining

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    Livingston.
    Super stable, two guys casting - piece of cake - no wobble. Up on a plane lickity-split. High freeboard.
    Very popular with commercial fishermen on their big rigs.
     
  2. LCnSac

    LCnSac John or "LC"

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    Never have been in a Livingston, but as I see it, pros and cons:

    Pros: Cheap up to 14', light, very stable, work well with low HP motors
    Cons: Not comfortable with the raised middle interior, thus not a good FF boat, thin hull and generally cheap build, they have not upgraded the stern to handle a 4 stroke so the current HP ratings are very low. High profile boat that can pick up the wind. Not the best resale which is a plus if you're buying used.

    Not a bad choice for conventional trolling or moving around the Sound or local lakes. You can customize them pretty easily.
     
  3. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

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    Sounds like the Coho is a great boat. I'm glad to see that you're using the he'll out of it. September is the best month to play with power boats on the sound. Almost no wind and all the vacationing families are off the water. The north sound and San Junas can be deserted this time of year. I've crossed the straits several times in September when the water was like a pond.
     

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