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I was wondering how it is in rough water, my friend just got one and his is atrocious, we had a slight chop today and it beat the heck out of us.

Its fast and fish's nice but man what a horrible ride.

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I would say your experience today has answered your question.

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Well for my buddys sake I was hoping maybe someone knew a trick, or he had it rigged wrong. But I'm afraid you are right.

Example " Their good but you cant run a jacking plate on one"  etc..

Hes one of these speed nuts, he has a beautiful Storm that's fast and probably one of the best rough water boats I have been in, but he had to get this because he heard they were faster.

Anyone here ever catch a fish going 90 mph, I know I haven't.

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Most bass boats known for speed are not known for a smooth ride  :(

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Yes I have one. Yes, a faster boat will catch more fish all other things being equal. A slight chop should not have even been felt if running on pad. If anything it should have run better. The boats are trim sensitve and tend to porpoise at lower speeds. To stop this the motor has to be trimmed almost all the way down which could lead to a rough ride. Not a problem if you don't try to cruise around at low speed. The only problems I've had were in large cruiser wakes. While slowing down the boat begins to porpoise and then hit the wake making it much worse. As for going fast, Strokers do not drive themselves like a Skeeter or a Triton. They require alot of input from the driver. I've had mine less than a year and am only starting to scratch the surface as far as top speed goes. Yes, it's a thrill airing one of these out. Feels kind of like it's flying about 4' above the water.

By the way, what color is your friends?

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Proper hull design has as much to do with speed and ride than anything....there's plenty of "slow" bassboats that will bust your butt a lot worse than the fast ones.    

EX...the Bullet 21XD is one of the best rough water bassboats in life....and rippin' fast for a nearly 22' boat.  

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Yes I have one. Yes, a faster boat will catch more fish all other things being equal. A slight chop should not have even been felt if running on pad. If anything it should have run better. The boats are trim sensitve and tend to porpoise at lower speeds. To stop this the motor has to be trimmed almost all the way down which could lead to a rough ride. Not a problem if you don't try to cruise around at low speed. The only problems I've had were in large cruiser wakes. While slowing down the boat begins to porpoise and then hit the wake making it much worse. As for going fast, Strokers do not drive themselves like a Skeeter or a Triton. They require alot of input from the driver. I've had mine less than a year and am only starting to scratch the surface as far as top speed goes. Yes, it's a thrill airing one of these out. Feels kind of like it's flying about 4' above the water.

By the way, what color is your friends?

Purple, says he got a great deal on it. We bust his chops about that on a daily basis. I asked him if his sponser was Welchs Grape Juice.

I have been in pretty much every Bass boat made, my home lake is Okeechobee known for its rough water, I have yet to find a better ride then a Storm. A close second would be a Bass Cat.

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Storms are good looking boats but I've never seen one other than in pictures.  Here in TX it's the land of the Skeeter.   Locally made and locally very popular.  Not many Strokers at all around here but quite a few Bullets and Blazers.

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That sounds like the boat I sold a few weeks ago. Didn't know it was running already.

Was the guy that bought it named Scott? Dual console.

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Storms are good looking boats but I've never seen one other than in pictures. Here in TX it's the land of the Skeeter. Locally made and locally very popular. Not many Strokers at all around here but quite a few Bullets and Blazers.

My Storm was built in 92, I have had it in every situation you could imagine, it has never let me down, the new ones are made of composite, I have an older wood hull, guys that have owned both like the older wood hulls better in the rougher water. But the new ones have more bells and whistles. Its pictured in the show us your boat post, I have to re power it It only has an old 200 on it and its a dog, i originally had a fingerported 225 Evinrude. It hauled azz back then but that blew ands I got a good deal on this 200 I couldnt refuse.

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That sounds like the boat I sold a few weeks ago. Didn't know it was running already.

Was the guy that bought it named Scott? Dual console.

Nope, must be a different purple Stroker.  

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