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« on: December 02, 2019, 04:16:57 PM »

Heard a rumor that CS is discontinuing the DLX line of skiffs, which is hard to believe as those boats made that company. Anyone hear anything about if true and what if anything they're going to replace them with?
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 07:27:27 PM »

Heard a rumor that CS is discontinuing the DLX line of skiffs, which is hard to believe as those boats made that company. Anyone hear anything about if true and what if anything they're going to replace them with?

Problem is they made the DLX to well.

I had one that survived a broadside hit by a drunk in a car. Totaled the trailer, totaled the outboard and knocked my crabline 250ft down the road. Knocked some gelcoat off the bottom sliding across the asphalt.

Bought a new trailer and outboard and crabbed 2 more years with the CS before going bigger.

 
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 08:22:28 AM »

They will still be making the DLX for 2020....

They are also introducing 2 new models also.

https://www.carolinaskiff.com/about/carolina-skiff-n/article/2019/07/03/carolina-skiff-unveils-new-product-lines

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2019, 10:14:54 PM »

IDK about being built to good. Bought a new 21dlx last year and their water in the hull problem must be bad enough that they have two
drain holes in each corner of the bottom. I mean wtf brand new boat with drain holes to drain the foam!                                                             
If they did a better job finishing the floor with something other than a chopper gun they would  have a great boat.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2019, 08:59:35 AM »

Yeah, I spoke to a few guys that were set to buy a 21 and they were claiming the new ones are not built as "good" as the older models, seemed CS took the typical "we can make it a little cheaper and no one will know" model.

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2019, 10:51:38 AM »

Carolina Skiff went cheaper almost 10 years ago. There were major issues with the 238 DLV skiffs. Hulls cracking just forward of the console. There were a ton of them that had to go back for repair. On the CS forums itís talked about all the time. There are vids on YouTube of people drilling into there hulls with 15ft drillbits to install garboard drains to drain the water. I havenít had any issues with mine as of yet... knock on wood
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2019, 11:46:18 PM »

I'm a happy owner of a cs center console.  It's an old dog - 1989.  Never once had an issue with the hull and I beat it up bad!  Keeps on ticking and I can have a dance party on it, lots of space to move and groove.  When it croaks I'll replace it with another cs.  I'm also a fan of SeaChaser which is cs.   
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2019, 11:27:17 AM »

Mines a 2013 238 DLV Nice big boat with plenty of room when crabbing. When I end up getting another boat Iíll probably go bigger with a workboat. Hopefully my ship comes in soon lol
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2019, 08:49:39 AM »

Mines a 2013 238 DLV Nice big boat with plenty of room when crabbing. When I end up getting another boat Iíll probably go bigger with a workboat. Hopefully my ship comes in soon lol

Problem solved, own a cs and a workboat.  Hoping your ship comes in!  Play MegaMillions and PowerBall.   laugh
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2019, 09:59:57 AM »

Let's say you'll are shopping for your first recreational boat and the budget for a used one is around 10K.  It must be a center console around 16'-20' and a good fit for the Bay and Rivers. 

You can also include new boats with say a max of 25K.  Go!   
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2020, 04:48:51 PM »

Let's say you'll are shopping for your first recreational boat and the budget for a used one is around 10K.  It must be a center console around 16'-20' and a good fit for the Bay and Rivers. 

You can also include new boats with say a max of 25K.  Go!   

Iíd go with a C hawk in both circumstances. Built way better then CS
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2020, 05:19:46 PM »

Those are nice and fairly reasonable in price.  After some research I really like the Scout 175 Sportfish.
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2020, 07:26:30 PM »

Iíd go with a C hawk in both circumstances. Built way better then CS

I've said it plenty of times on here...I used to have a C-Hawk 18....wish I never sold it.  It was a GREAT boat. 
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2020, 10:27:59 AM »

Know a guy in s. jersey that fishes a sea hawk 22, went on a brant trip with him once with a bunch of guys, and I was extremely impressed on the ride, carrying capacity and dryness in not that nice conditions.
This was some years ago...don't know how they are now.

Thing is, in our conditions "here", the CS skiffs are about perfect.
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2020, 08:17:56 AM »

I run a Maryland commercial crabbing business out of 2 boats, a Parker and a CS.  Talk about diversity.  I love it.  I do love the CS a lot.   laugh laugh
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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2020, 09:59:52 AM »

I run a Maryland commercial crabbing business out of 2 boats, a Parker and a CS.  Talk about diversity.  I love it.  I do love the CS a lot.   laugh laugh

What model Parker?

Can you show pics?  I am starting to think how to set up my c-hawk.  It will be done by April after a complete rehab from the stringers up.
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2020, 11:25:22 AM »

Always been a Parker fan... Never owned one...
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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2020, 06:57:18 AM »

What model Parker?

Can you show pics?  I am starting to think how to set up my c-hawk.  It will be done by April after a complete rehab from the stringers up.

Duane,

I have an eidetic memory, weird gift.  The first words from my mouth when I first met you and spotted your boat were, "Is that a Parker?"  I'll gather some pics. 

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