The 28 Apache cabin is about the same size as a 28 Pantera, but about 6-8" taller.
Lakes have rough water too. In some cases (3-5ft) they can be more brutal than the ocean due to less space between the waves . I've been beat up on the lake for 18 years, now I'm the one beating up the lake.
Any 28ft boat with a "bigger cabin" will have a smaller cockpit, and vice versa. It comes down to preference.
I appreicate the offer on the seeing the Sunny in person. I may just take you up on that. How is the cabin on the 288's? My wife's only requests were a nice cabin. We will probably overnight, or weekend on it, quite a bit
Anytime, just holler if you want to get a GOOD look at one. It's sitting on boat dollies in the garage for the winter so no issue in seeing it if you both choose to. P.M me for my phone # to see it sometime if you'd like. Home pretty much every weekend thru winter and I'm doing a deck off restoration on a little Checkmate so I'm always messing in there anyway.
My wife and I overnight every weekend on ours. Room enough, but it's no condo by any means. No 28' will be though so IMO the little difference in cabin room you'll see, should be a very low priority when shopping . You can sit in the lounge seats without hitting your head if your not over I'd say 6' tall. V-berth has room for two as long as you love your wife.
Nordic was in my top 3 to see when we shopped as well. Liked the lines and it was the first 28' we looked at, but too many downsides in regards to what was important to me when compared to the Sunny.
Last edited by ZP'd; 11-18-2009 at 11:04 AM.
Cristian is right about the 26 with OB/s very good boat and it does think its bigger, Unfortunaly it doesnt think its a 39 and thats what I really want. maybe a 34 but definately a SUTPHEN!
My family has owned a 20 26 and a 30 sutphen I need to try out the rest too.
You absolutly cant beat the OB/s though. larger cockpit for entertaining on the water, good balance, Looks and feels like a longer boat with a nice stand off box easy to work on while standing up rather than being a contortionist, and best of all NO ANTIFREEZE for winterization. sure dpnt miss that crap.
I was die hard I/O guy until I owned this boat and Now I Look exclusively at O/B boats.
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