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Old 08-09-2016, 07:47 AM   #1
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City: Huntington NY
Vessel Model: 2003 30' Pilot II 6LPA
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 74
Mainship 30 Pilot

Good Morning. My wife and I are life long boaters. We currently run a 26 Shamrock Mackinaw out of Huntington NY. I like to fish and she likes to cruise and relax. Having reached semi retirement we are looking for a boat in the 28 to 30' range that will give us the needed space to spend more time on the water. We are very intrigued with the 30 pilot with a rag top. We are concerned about the wet ride and noisy cockpit. How bad is it? Our Shamrock is also a keeled semi displacement hull that can be very wet in certain conditions. The 350 Chevy engine noise is tempered with sound down insulation and acceptable. Can we assume the pilot will be no worse in the wet and noise factor? We are looking at 2000 to 2004 models with the 315 Yanmar. Are you fisherman comfortable with the small rear cockpit area? Thanks for any comments.

regards Holty
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