New 34 ft SeaVee
Report Date: January 24, 2005
Like a proud father, I got delivery of my new 34 ft SeaVee this past Thursday. My last SeaVee had tremendous luck and we caught a lot of fish on that boat, including some monster size swordfish. The new boat was delivered on Thursday, and on Friday we had our first charter on it. After catching bait, we headed to the edge, and set out the kites. Not 5 minutes went by, when we got a vicious strike on one of the kite baits. After a sizzling run and some good angling near the boat, we got a nice 40 pound wahoo. Now that is the way to break in a new boat. The rest of the day was awesome as we went 5 for 5 on the sails. It is obvious that this boat has luck as well. The rest of the weekend we caught more sailfish and some nice size kings. Our best day this past weekend was 7 for 7 on the sails.
The new boat is similar to the last one, but SeaVee has made some changes to both the hull bottom and to the liner. Well whatever changes they did has made the incredible ride of a 34 ft SeaVee even better. The boat is so TIGHT! You hit a wave and there is no flex, not movement of any kind and the entry is as smooth as silk. The boat is even faster that the older boat and we clocked out at 52mph with the new 275 twin Verados. Yesterday after a great day of sailfishing, we ran back from Fowey Light in a 3 ft chop at close to 50 mph. The new TR-1 autopilot brought us home while I was sitting on the rocket launcher. The ride was so incredible I didn?t even have to hold on to any grab rails, steering wheel, etc. I just sat there and enjoyed the ride. There is not much (actually nothing) on the new ride that I don?t like. One of the highlights though is the new 90 gallon front livewell and the new custom wetbox for the livewell pumps. Electronics are all Furuno including a 10 inch NavNet with radar and an FCV 1100 depth recorder with two separate 2000 watt transducers. Although I am not that much into stereo systems on boats, Ariel Pared from SeaVee installed a JL audio speaker and amp package that is completely out of this world.
Now for fishing, the sailfishing is still very good and we have consistently caught 5 to 7 sailfish a day this past week. Besides the sailfish, there were some wahoo caught and some kingfish. The kings have been small, but there have been some nicer one mixed in. Our best kingfish was yesterday which weighed in at 32 pounds. I haven?t swordfished on my boat yet, and our first sword trip is scheduled for two nights from now. From what I hear, the swordfishing has been very good, and there have been quite a few 200 plus pound fish caught last week.
For those of you who have fished with me in the past, you need to get back out and feel the ride of the new boat. For those that haven?t, booked a trip now and enjoy the new boat and get in on the good fishing we have had.
Tight Lines and Good Fishing,
Capt. Dean Panos