|If youve seen these boats at a show, youd know that they are based on a classic Downeast hull. They boast a beam of 8 4 to 8 10, making them incredibly stable platforms for any type of water activity, including fishing and hauling loads of lobster pots. Indeed, the boats are proving popular among working watermen from Maine to North Carolina. That said, some of Allieds recreational customers also use the boats to pull waterskiers and tubers, so versatility is a key benefit. Lake fishermen have expressed interest too, especially those rigged with hydrofoils. The shallow 9 draft and wide-open cockpit makes this a great skiff for people who want to ferry the familyplus a ton of stuffto the beach for the day.
Rigged with a 60-hp Evinrude E-Tec, the RB-19 tops out at 30 mph.
Both the RB-19 and WB-20 feature a sharp entry for parting headseas, transitioning quickly to a flat bottom, with a shallow keel running two-thirds of the length to aid in tracking and drifting beam-to the seas. Bolted-on spray rails fore and aft help keep thing dry.
The boats really shine when running downsea, as we learned during our test. The trim tabs help keep the bow up and the flat bottom surfing nicely along the waves, while the shallow keel helps it track straight. Running up-sea requires some tweaking of the throttle and trim tabs to achieve the best ride, but the hull feels rock-solid when running through heavy chop, with no flexing or shuddering. All hardware is bedded with marine adhesive, through-bolted.
Contact Crossroads Bait and Tackle at 978.499.8999. Located in Massachusetts.|
Contact Number: 9784998999
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