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Harbercraft - Kingfisher

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Hi Folks,


http://www.kingfisherboats.net/


does anyone have any feedback on these boats? How are they built? how do they ride? how do they hold up?

Thanks in advance

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We see a lot of them up here in AK. They are pretty nice for an assembly line boat. The interiors are a bit cheap and they lack the fuel capacity to do the things that I do up here. I see a lot of the 28 footers with 200-300 hours for sale around a $100k. If you are looking at new, I think you could have a custom boat built for about the same. Run away very fast from the 33 footer. Which model are you looking at?
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What Pete said. Depending on size and price range you can get a custom boat for the price of there 2825/3050.

Pete, what's wrong with there 33's? Purely out of curiosity.

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ken210 wrote:
Pete, what's wrong with there 33's? Purely out of curiosity.

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It was designed poorly from what I have heard. There is way too much weight up in the bow. Perhaps one or two of our members that boat out of Seward could chime in. I heard it third hand and don't want to post incorrect information. They sure look nice, though.
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Thanks for the info! I totally agree that they do look nice. Looks like the hull was copied from major offshore boat companies. I walked around one at the boat show a few years ago the interior was really nice, way to nice for me ( I usually can't have nice things)
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I am pretty certain that they were modeled of the ocean sport roamers. Those are a sweet boat! Too rich for my blood! :beer:
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Pretty much! I seen one in Seward, great looking boat but for the price for a used one or even new, I bet the sky would be the limit from another alloy builder. I tossed another boat into the mix, I'm starting to really dig the Armstrong cats :thumbsup:
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Hey guys thanks for all the responses, there is a 30' boat down in FLA that I would guess could be bought right!... I can't imagine too many go fast plastic guys interested in it. I haven't seen it but it sounds like a similar story... couple years old few hours....

I will post when I hear more.

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http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/ ... id=2407345

Said boat in question? I like the power that it's rigged with. if you crap on of the motors the other 300 will get you on plane with ease. It depends on what you want to do with it, it seems to me that boat is designed for 4 in the cabin day tripper. I can't be sure what else the boat has in it but I'm assuming the head is under one of the bench seats. One other thing, an old co-worker of mine had a 2725 and he had some issues with the welds up towards the bow. After every trip he had at least a 5 gallon bucket of water in hull. There has been a few of those like that here in AK
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Yes that is the boat... Are they all self bailing? I don't see it on their webpage.

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Challenge wrote:Yes that is the boat... Are they all self bailing? I don't see it on their webpage.
Yes they are self bailing. Go to their website and download the spec sheet. It talks about it there.

http://www.kingfisherboats.net/

It also mentions that the max HP is 500. Four engines hanging off the back might make for a wet deck. I have a friend with the 28 footer with twin F225s. His performs very well and will easily plane out on one motor. His big complaint is fuel capacity.
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I wonder why the owner decided to put two 25hp kickers on the boat, in addition to the twin 300s?

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Napa Mike wrote:I wonder why the owner decided to put two 25hp kickers on the boat, in addition to the twin 300s?
I believe that it gives you better control while trolling. Perhaps he wanted quads and couldn't afford another pair of 300s? :rotfl:
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If you had a tiller on each unit, you and your buddy could fight over steering the boat!

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Napa Mike wrote:If you had a tiller on each unit, you and your buddy could fight over steering the boat!
Sounds like the makings of an Ole and Sven joke. :thumbsup:
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The big king fisher pete was talking about in Seward has some serious issues. I know the owner of the boat personally and King Fisher didn't give him very good service at all. First they lied to him telling him it was hull #12 (or something along those lines) but it was really #2 (hull number one was for sale on Anchorage craigslist for a while and had issues with broken stringers) The boat at anchor (or in the harbor) was sitting so bow heavy that there was standing water about 4" deep against the door. King fisher's idea to fix was add a couple hundred pounds of concrete in the outboard pod. The owner said no to that one so the next idea was to add a bilge up by the door where the water was sitting, nope. Not sure what they agreed on, but the owner no longer has 300 E-techs hanging off the back, he has twin 350 yamaha's.

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