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De25 for offshore?

Post by lpwebb » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:23 am

How would the de25 long cockpit work for offshore fishing?

Safety wise how would it compare to a 23 foot contender or similar boat?

I have the plans for the cs23 and was going to build the jump cabin version but I think I am getting old because The bigger cabin and the smaller engine requirements are really starting to appeal to me.



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Re: De25 for offshore?

Post by jacquesmm » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:42 am

Look for posts by Matt Ghent. He did build a DE25 and uses it offshore.

What does offshore mean for you? Where and what conditions?
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Re: De25 for offshore?

Post by lpwebb » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:49 am

I want to fish the snapper banks off the Georgia coast.

Would like to be able to go out and fish when the weather forecast says 3 to 4 seas with a decent period.

I have a 20 foot boat but the 1 to 2 days never line up with my days off work.

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Re: De25 for offshore?

Post by jacquesmm » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:36 pm

That sounds reasonable and the DE25 should not have problems there.
Compared to the CS23/25, the DE25 will slam more. The CS23/25 will perform better in a formed sea because of their deeper vee but the price too pay is bigger engines and more fuel.
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Re: De25 for offshore?

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:53 pm

You don't want the slamming.

What about the Novi 23.

That might perform better in the rough stuff?
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Re: De25 for offshore?

Post by OneWayTraffic » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:12 am

As I understand it the NV23 and the DE23 are basically the same boat with different superstructure. If you want a smooth ride with less cost the Panga is a good option. Or you could slow down...

Anyway this is all theory boating. I am confident that my D5 would not be the best option, and that is the boat I currently have the most time on.

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Re: De25 for offshore?

Post by topwater » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:17 am

Panga 25 would be the one for me and i have a NV 23 .
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Re: De25 for offshore?

Post by BB Sig » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:52 am

lpwebb wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:23 am
How would the de25 long cockpit work for offshore fishing?

Safety wise how would it compare to a 23 foot contender or similar boat?

I have the plans for the cs23 and was going to build the jump cabin version but I think I am getting old because The bigger cabin and the smaller engine requirements are really starting to appeal to me.
:doh: Are there other reasons you are thinking the DE25 besides fishing? Doesn't scream fishing boat to me. Are you planning on the Great Loop as well? Coastal cruising up and down the eastern coast?

If you are looking at doing more than fishing as your primary activity and fishing as an occasional activity, build it! If fishing is your primary plan, listen to the others with experience. :lol:

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Re: De25 for offshore?

Post by fallguy1000 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:00 am

topwater wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:17 am
Panga 25 would be the one for me and i have a NV 23 .
This is a great bit of advice.

But I think a lot of people are not into getting soaked in the rough stuff.

And I am just guessing the DE looks attractive as a stay dry ride. (Cuz it does to me).

When we get into real garbage here, the sea (Superior) has a chop and fast swells and it is real easy to get soaked because you tend to plow into the bottom of the next swell and chop and the bows pierce the swell and water goes all over. It takes some really good timing to avoid the shower and then the ride can get sort of wonky.
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Re: De25 for offshore?

Post by lpwebb » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:25 am

Fishing is the main goal but I want a fishing boat I can stay a few nights on.

I have a 20’ center console and it is good for fishing but lousy for camping on. I tried hanging a hammock from my t top and bow rail and using a backpacking stove but that didn’t really cut it.

I am concerned about Loosing some speed but would hope the pilot house and an autopilot would make up for it. I cannot go very fast offshore with my current boat when the waves pick up.

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