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Kencraft Bayrider 2260 vs Riddick Bayrunner 2290?????
Kencraft Bayrider 2260 vs Riddick Bayrunner 2290?????
Kencraft Bayrider 2260 vs Riddick Bayrunner 2290?????
December 11, 2017 8:00 am EST
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Kencraft Bayrider 2260 vs Riddick Bayrunner 2290?????
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:17 am    Post subject: Kencraft Bayrider 2260 vs Riddick Bayrunner 2290????? Reply with quote

I'm looking at buying a new/slightly used NC made skiff within the next year. Does anyone have experience with either the bayrunner or bayrider? I've been on a bayrider and it is sweet. The riddick will be maybe $5-7k less, but I think that is due to the full liner. Any thoughts or experiences would be helpful, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Riddick 2290. Like all flat bottoms, it'll beat you when it's rough but if you take your time it's fine. The riddick is heavy so the weight helps with the ride. They are built very well and Woody will stand behind them if you have any issues, but he can be a tad slow on the repair. He has very little help and new boat orders take precedence. Feel free to shoot me a pm with your contact number if you'd like to discuss. I'll be happy to answer any questions I can.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the help. How often do you take it out into the ocean? I'd occasionally run out to a ledge or AR on good days. Right now with young kids its mostly inshore fishing, crabbing, and going to the beach, swimming, and cruising around. I think it would be a perfect fit for us. thanks for the info again.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never had it in the ocean, I also have a 23 Parker and if I'm going outside that's what I take. I have taken it across the Pamlico plenty of times which I would consider the equivalent of hitting the closer AR's. It will be fine for all of that. I've hunted and fished out of hobucken for years and regularly take it to brant island shoal and racoon island. With anything that size, pick your days. I will say the riddick is very dry riding. Only time I've ever taken any spray is picking up decoys or retrieving the anchor heading into a 20 mph plus wind. In those conditions you need to jump up quick with the throttle and you just can't do that picking up decoys. wall

Any reason you want a flat bottom? My Parker 23se doesn't draft much more than any flat bottom of similar size.... Unless you really use it in a lot of skinny water, a shallow drafting v hull will give a better ride. Just something to think about.

The riddick does offer one hell of a wide open and stable fishing platform though...especially beating the banks inshore.
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have run my bayrider through hell and back. It's 12 years old, and owes my nothing
The gentleman with the Riddick has an excellent point.
If you want to go offshore, a bit of V in the front makes a world of difference.
That aside, I regularly take mine grouper fishing, and it's been to the tower twice.
However, I pick my days and I'm not afraid to get wet.
I don't know if the Riddick has full-length strakes. If it doesn't then it may not dig in and turn like a bayrider.
You may want to check that on a test ride.
Also, Kencraft makes a very nice looking 23 foot bayboat with a wide bow flare and a sharp entry.
Might be a bit kinder. Might be my next boat.
All that being said, I do still love my skiff.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also check out the southern skimmers. Another well made boat that we have pushed off shore. Had it out 15 miles one day when it was glass out. But anything more than about a 1 foot wave, your gonna be going slow unless you wanna beat your knees and back to death. The only time we took spray was when we would push the water out in front, and then drive right through it.

Like others said though, if you can, definitely get something with a vee if you wanna head out. It will make your life a lot easier and comfortable. The skiff's can do it but bumpy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would ride on a 23 JB bateau as well.... yes, i am biased..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for all of the info. I plan on test driving the 2260 forward seating in a few weeks.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will like the 2260. I am on my 2nd one after making the mistake of selling the first one.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you feel like driving to New Port NC, go by and see Charles or Rick at Goose Creek Marine. Honest folks and will work with you anyway they can.  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ended up getting a 2017 Kencraft 2260FS in fighting lady yellow. 150hp yamaha, t-top, forward seating. Put 30 hours on it so far, i love it. Choppy conditions it will beat your teeth out. I trolled for spanish in 3-5' seas and was not too worried. Love it so far. Perfect for the beach too.
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