Mako 19 v.s. Seacraft 18

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Albert Jr., Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Albert Jr.

    Albert Jr. Previous Member

    Assuming this website focuses more on hull design and layout, I figured this will
    be the best place to ask.

    Which will ride better, the Mako 19 or the Seacraft 18 ?
    Which seems better laid out to fish in ? (the Mako is wider but I won't know)

    Also, does anyone have any more pics of the Seacraft 18 ?
    Last, it may be only me but has anyone else noticed that the Seacraft has an almost carolina like flair ?
    (I've never seen one for real so it may be just me)

    Ps: I'm asking only for hulls from the 70's. I love the Mako because of its open transom and I have no problem with making the transom length a 5'' higher.
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  3. keysdisease
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    Both South Florida Boats, both well built, both with excellent reputations for the vintage you are looking at. I think I would always give the ride to Seacraft. I have some hours running an 18 and a lot more on the 20, but the ride is why SeaCraft has a very devoted and loyal following.

    Fishability is in the eyes of the beholder. What kind of fishing, whats important to you, etc. I can't remember enough details from the two boats to have an opinion but my guess is that it would come down to a personal choice.

  4. Albert Jr.

    Albert Jr. Previous Member

    I like the Mako 19 because of its width.
    I also find that the ride in seas 3 to 4 is soft.

    I do mostly offshore fishing and only inshore when it's too rough offshore.
    The primary species that I fush for are Wahoo, Tuna and Dolphin
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    Is this a joke?!!
  6. Mr Efficiency
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    He is referring to what is now more commonly called mahi-mahi. I thought he was an NZ-er having a little joke about their peculiar way of saying "fish". :p Wahoo is better to eat, imo.
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    kerosene Senior Member

    Isn't dorado also the same fish? (As mahi mahi / dolphin fish)
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    Yes, many fish have wide geographical distribution, and consequently different names in different places, and times. Years ago, what is now generally known as Cobia, we knew as Black King(fish). Now, nobody would know what you were talking about, calling it that. Maybe the PC mania has something to do with that, it certainly does with a species known as Luderick, which were more commonly called Black Bream, or colloquially "*******", I can only imagine the hysteria that would greet such useage today.

  9. Albert Jr.

    Albert Jr. Previous Member

    I am talking about mahi-mahi, I just thought dolphin was the word more often
    used to refer to this species.

    The u was a typing error, I apologize for that.
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