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Looking for comments from BayCraft owners...preferably the dual console 23 feet models. Anybody have any experience or issues with the heavier, V6 4 strokes?

Thinking about powering one with a Suzuki DF250AP V6 4 stroke that tips the scales at ~640 lbs. just worried if this is too heavy hanging off a 4 inch setback jackplate? Worried about water backing into the cockpit through the self bailing drain openings or past the scuppers becoming an issue with always having water in the cockpit while at rest.
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   BlueShamu
How about any BayCraft center console owners?? Again...particularly the 23 footers...How well did/do your self bailing drains work with the V6 four strokes?
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is this your baycraft?
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   BlueShamu
No. It’s not. Gave up trying to have the Brothers Starkey build me one. Got the “I’ll give you a call in three weeks” (without ever getting the call) one too many times....This was after over a year of being promised a build.

Ended up buying a used Gaudet Aluminum Boats dual console. If you’re looking for a used 23’ BayCraft dual console, I know somebody that I think still has it for sale.
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not looking for one any more got a smoking deal on one and did some glass work and repowered with a Sho was just looking to talk to someone with a similar set up to see some numbers they are getting
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   BlueShamu
Is that the 21’ hull you got?

In my opinion, the 23’ was by far, one of the best riding hulls out there. Friend has one that wife and I borrowed and we were sold. Even offered to buy it from him after we used it. But, he wasn’t ready to sell. Tried looking for used ones and ran into a guy that gave me the phone number to Amos Starkey. Called him up and he said he would build me one. Waited for about a year and a half and finally gave up on them.

Could have bought my friend’s boat...but, we were too far apart on where we thought the price should have been. So, ended up with a used 24’ Gaudet Aluminum dual console.
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It’s the 23’ model as you said it is a fantastic ride, construction is great for what it is and what they sold for new. Its a 2001 model and was the first one sold in houma at degates. Had a mint condition ox66 200 on it which i sold and recouped the price that i paid for boat motor trailer. the transom was completely rotted and i then got that fully replaced better than new at tri-parish fiberglass.
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