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Seaworthiness of the Triton 240 LTS (Examples)



So, I am a big fan of this boat...probably about to purchase one. I have wondered about using it offshore on light days...

We are always discussing bay boats and running offshore - so I figured I'd share these videos.

Here are two shows that seem to illustrate the seaworthiness of this vessel...and it is impressive for a bay boat.

Bahamas Crossing

and

Sail Fishing Islamorada (Second half of show)

The Reel Time Florida Sportsman show is very well done by the way.







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bayoudude
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It is definitely doable but my biggest concern would be getting caught out there with a steep chop and stuffing the bow of the bay boat as they don't have enough freeboard in the bow to smash into big seas.

ETA: That and i am not a fan of offshore fishing with a single engine.



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CBDTigerFan
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Going offshore is doable in any bay boat but it's not getting out there when its calm its getting back if the seas get shitty know what I mean





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quote:

I have wondered about using it offshore on light days


as long as it stays light






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bayoudude
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I would have no problems hitting the fist set of rigs say 10 miles off the beach for some lemon fish and mangroves but going trolling for wahoo like the guys in the video would be a stretch IMO.





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There was an article on Louisiana Sportsman recently about a guy who took his wife out in their 24 bay boat to snapper fish with glass conditions. Storm kicked up and they barely made it in. I think the boat was shredded when they finally got back. shite can get bad very quickly. I'm not one to push the limits on something like that.





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There are videos all over youtube of people making the run to the bahamas using jetskies. So yeah most bay boats in decent weather could make that run.

Not saying Triton doesn't make a good bay boat, but I don't really think the video shows anything special when it comes to seaworthiness.






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DeltaDoc
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quote:

would have no problems hitting the fist set of rigs say 10 miles off the beach for some lemon fish and mangroves but going trolling for wahoo like the guys in the video would be a stretch IMO.


Remember too, they have a buddy boat with them as well.

Obviously, it is optimal to have more freeboard and it is also optimal to at least have twins. That said, if you are looking for a boat that will allow some offshore use, while allowing you to also fish shallow...this appears to a good choice.

I'd love to have a dedicated offshore rig and bay boat (but it seems financially unwise in today's world).

I can pay someone to take me offshore several times per year and still be better off than buying an offshore boat (which I have looked hard at doing - almost pulled the trigger a few times).







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bayoudude
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Yeah two dedicated boats would be ideal. I have the big boat fever bad right now Large bay boat probably does make the most sense for south LA.





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VanRIch
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I wouldn't do it, but I have neither the experience or comfort level to do so. I'd be nervous running my own giant sport fisher. So a big question is not only for the boat, but how 'seaworthy' are you?





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Drop4Loss
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Have fished a few Tritons.

Their LOW gunnells are knee brakers for me.

I like a much higher gunnell.............






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DeltaDoc
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Large bay boat probably does make the most sense for south LA.


I think you are right for virtually the entire gulf for your average guy.

The costs associated with owning and running even a 30 ft center console can be astounding relative to what you get in return.

I am thinking hard about getting a 24 ft bay boat (like the 240 LTS) and putting a little extra money into an upper station with controls for cobia fishing.

Since the Feds are taking away incentive to run offshore for snapper and since pelagics are generally too far for a bay boat in the gulf, this makes the most sense for me personally. I'll pay someone a few times per year to fish for tuna, wahoo and billfish and have a lot more money in the bank in the long run.






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BourgsTheWord
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re: Seaworthiness of the Triton 240 LTS (Examples)


We have a Nautic Star 2400TE and it could easily handle some offshore fishing on the right day.





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lsufan1971
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We have a Nautic Star 2400TE and it could easily handle some offshore fishing on the right day.


Been eyeing a new 244 XTS. Did you get yours new or used? If new what dealer did you use?






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Boats n Hose
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I intend to one day get a cat in the 24-27' range for closer offshore fishing, a little diving, late year tuna, etc. I'll have a smaller cheap aluminum for freshwater and marsh. I'll bank on my brothers or dad having the bay boat





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BourgsTheWord
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quote:

Nautic Star 2400TE


I checked those out in person a few days ago and they are awesome. A lot of improvements over our 2012. My dad bought ours new at Redmonds in Lafayette.



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sonoma8
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Look into Pathfinders new 26'.... I have a PF 2400TE and have ran out of GI 30mi several times... but like others have said... it gets pretty hairy out there when the winds kick up. Just have to pick your days wisely. That 26' could handle it better plus could do inshore. Good Luck
PF 2600




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DeltaDoc
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The PF26 is a beast. The Ships Chandler in Destin has three or four on the lot right now that already have upper stations.

However, when you throw in electronics, the tower, trolling motor, power pole, etc., they are selling for around $110,000.

That is a lot of scratch for a single engine bay boat.

I looked at a 2006 Sea Vee 340b that didn't cost much more than that a year or so ago.






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sonoma8
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they are selling for around $110,000.


No kidding.... I wish I was an OB Baller

Im happy with my 24', dont know how much inshore fishing the OP does compared to offshore tho. With all the BS restrictions on snapper and such... doesnt make much sense to buy a big boat right now. My dad picked up a brand new Seahunt 27' last year and has takin it out 4x i think. He highly regrets buying it.






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Boats n Hose
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My dad picked up a brand new Seahunt 27' last year and has takin it out 4x i think

shite dude why aren't you trying to get him to take it (and you) out more?






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