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Thread: Carolina Skiff.....238 V-Series or 258 DLV?

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    Carolina Skiff.....238 V-Series or 258 DLV?

    OK, I'll get the discussion started with this topic. Been bouncing around the idea of getting a skiff, at least for now.

    Here's the 258 DLV....

    http://www.marina42.net/cgi-bin/p/m4...marine&id=1420







    Here's the 238 V-Series....

    http://www.marina42.net/cgi-bin/p/m4...-marine&id=838

    Note I only pulled these up at this dealer by doing a search, and it provides details/pics on both hulls. I have no idea who this dealer even is LOL.

    OPINIONS?? :lol:
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    The DLV looks to be a new line for Carolina Skiff (since it wasn't in the last catalog I got from them in '05), with a more "traditional" V hull design. The Semi-V design (238V) is great, no doubt, however, I would personally go for the "deeper" V hull design on the 258DLV.

    There's 4 DLV models:
    • 258DLV : 25' LOA / 96" beam / 200 HP Max
    • 238DLV : 22' 10" LOA / 96" beam / 175 HP Max
    • 218DLV : 20' 10" LOA / 96" beam / 140 HP Max
    • 198DLV : 18' 10" LOA / 96" beam / 115 HP Max


    Check out Carolina Skiff for the details and general build pricing (make sure you use Microsoft Internet Explorer for that site).

    There GREAT boats, so whatever you choose, you really can't go wrong.
    "NO CACHE" 2002 Carolina Skiff 238 Semi-V w/Mercury 125 HP


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    Yeh there's no pictures of the other DLV's yet, but I've seen some advertise don dealer sites (also no pics yet).

    The 258 can be had rigged with a 150 Yammy and a trailer for just over $20k. Not bad at all!

    Then I'd have to pay the whackjob that owns this site to build a T-Top and Leaning Post :P And maybe about 80 Rod Holders :shock:
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    Only 80? For shame. You must not be a true fisherman. Any respectable yo-yo should be dead sticking at least 100-120 rods from his/her boat (all rod holders must be gold, of course, regardless of the boat).

    Those DLV models do look nice. I can't believe they didn't markey it more. It looks like a transitional model from the Carolina Skiff to the Sea Chaser.
    "NO CACHE" 2002 Carolina Skiff 238 Semi-V w/Mercury 125 HP


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    Carolina Skiff 258dlv

    I GOT TO RUN A 258DLV WITH A SUZUKI 150 4 STROKE AND I LOVED IT. IT WAS FAST OUT OF THE HOLE AND RAN 48MPH. I TRIED TO GET IT TO BOUNCE AROUND, EVEN TURNING IN CIRCLES TO TRY TO GET THE WAVES TO BOUNCE IT BUT IT WAS SMOOTH. I WAS SO IMPRESSED THAT I JUST PURCHASED THE SAME BOAT BUT WITH TWIN SUZUKI 90 4 STROKES. IF IT DOES WHAT IT SHOULD IT WILL GET AAROUND 4 MPG. I GOT IT WITH T TOP, 78 GAL FUEL TANK, LEANING POST, DIVE LADDER, AND EXTRA LARGE CONSOLE AND 6 YEAR MOTOR WARRENTY FOR AN UNBELEIVABLE PRICE OF $26,650.00 . I CANN'T WAIT UNTIL IT COME IN BECAUSE THIS IS MY NEW OFFSHORE RIDE. I SOLD THE MAKO WITH 1 MOTOR THAT ONLY GOT 1 MPG. WHAT I SAVE IN GAS WILL PAY FOR THE SKIFF.
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    We ran a 20 foot Carolina skiff I believe for a sumer program I worked for, good stable platfoam but flat as a board, would pound in the lightest of conditions. The vee model seems interesting. For 20K seems you could get a good used hull and repower.
    How about a nice Whitewater? LOL


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