Hello all. I am a new member to the forum but have been running in a Sailfish for a bit. I recently upgraded from a 2006 218cc with a 200HP OX66 to a new 242CC with twin Yami 150s. Loved the old boat but decided to upgrade for a little more room and some offshore fishing. Just completed my 10 hr break-in and am really impressed with the boats performance. Looks like I am going to have about the same fuel efficiency as my old rig.
Thanks, looking forward to getting out on the water and keeping up with the Sailfish community. I have another thread going on thru-hull transducers if you know anyone with experience with the Garmin GT51M-TH. Picked up the 242 last Oct and have been busy tweaking it for my preferences. I added a 24" Radar, TACO Outriggers, two bow flush mount rod holders, upgraded to the 8' dual band VHF/FM antenna and clamp on rod holders attached to the leaning post backrest so I still have 4 rod holders with the backrest installed. Next is to get the side scan transducer since I have the 7612svx and my old boat had it.
Hello, we just purchased a new 242 CC too and are in Maine. Great to hear you are really impressed with its performance! We love the boat too but have had some initial issues that our dealer was fortunately able to resolve (under warranty).
Sounds like you've made a few improvement. I assume the VHF dual band includes AIS. I used the NMEA 0183 on my Standard Horizon to feed AIS to the Garmin. So glad I did. Now I can track AIS boats by their name and location.
mdebonis11: specifically in 241cc model
Jan 15, 2021 8:57:40 GMT -5
edkath: What is the common width used for boat lift bunks for a 2019 Sailfish 245 DC?
Feb 1, 2021 16:56:31 GMT -5
fishnfool: ed you might try posting this up top for better visibility.
Feb 5, 2021 13:11:04 GMT -5
gig3: Hello, Seaman Rich, in central Florida just purchase a 1996 17'-6" CC Sailfish and looking for advise and knowledge from all.
Feb 8, 2021 16:51:48 GMT -5
fishnfool: Welcome Rich. Congrats!
Feb 9, 2021 21:08:45 GMT -5
finatic: Closing in on 700 nice, minus one we lost one.
Mar 1, 2021 12:08:52 GMT -5
rjkuenning: Hello, My name is Bob and I am purchasing a new 2021 245DC. I boat in the Cleawater Florida area.
Mar 2, 2021 16:10:46 GMT -5
fishnfool: Hi Bob, welcome and congrats. Posting up top in the forums will get more visibility. I lived in Seminole as a kid when my dad was stationed at MacDill. Good memories of pier and beach fishing.
Mar 2, 2021 17:32:44 GMT -5
finatic: One more to hit 700, who we could of thought.
Mar 6, 2021 15:33:50 GMT -5
finatic: One more to go to hit 700 members who would have thought
Mar 6, 2021 15:34:23 GMT -5