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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:30 am    Post subject: Anyone here run a Onslow Bay 20'? Reply with quote

Found a used 20' Onslow Bay I may go look at. Never been in one, I know they build a great boat though. Anyoe here have any experiences with the 20' positive or negative?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a friend that had one and he loved it. Built like and runs like a much bigger boat.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be sure it's an "orginal" Onslow Bay 20' boat built by Onslow Bay Boat Works. Brad knight builds nothing but the best.. power it with an E-Tec and you have got one heck of a boat.
As I understand Brad leased or sold the molds to another boat builder for a time and the quality just was not the same.
He now has the molds back and is producing the 20' along with the others.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah its an 07 Onslow Bay, not the other company. I loved my etec, but this has a 150 yamaha and I'm happy with that!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep telling you if you buy that boat you might actually get tempted to fish in water over your head!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahahaha! Well gotta admit Im pretty tempted to buy it...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He leased the molds to another boat company, and they were sold under that name. There's only one Onslow Bay. They are all excellent. By the way, Brad has his molds back now and is building them himself again.  

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ok, I thought it was skimmer boats that were using that mold. Saw where he had started building a few of them again over on THT. Haven't found anyone that has anything bad to say about the 20. Guess I'll have to drive down there and take a look at it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vaughnford wrote:
He leased the molds to Mckee craft, and they were sold under that name. There's only one Onslow Bay. They are all excellent. By the way, Brad has his molds back now and is building them himself again.


Are you certain about that? I know that McKeecraft manufactured the Marathon 196 which is similar to the Onslow 20', but not the same hull. The Marathon 196 molds are now owned by Aegis Boats. They are under limited order manufacture by MHM Inc. in Bladenboro, NC (MHM owns the Chaos and Savannah boat lines). There's a lawsuit pending against Aegis over the ownership of McKee's molds, but I don't think there is much chance of that suit being successful or of McKeecraft ever coming back. Regardless, the Onslow 20' is a heck of a fine boat.
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is a 20' onslow bay built by southern skimmer it was the same mold Onslow has now, i believe they sold it or leased it out for a while but like others have said Onslow has it back now.

There is one for sale on the hulltruth in the Onslow Bay Forum built by southern skimmer.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I saw the Skimmer for sale as well
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right Southern Skimmer is the company that leased the molds. But like I said, if it says Onslow Bay on the side, it was built by Brad.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I trialed the 20ft OB when I was looking in 2008, before I bought my Pioneer. The 20ft OB is built like a tank, rides high and dry for a 20ft boat, and has very good performance with the F150. I honestly loved the boat and would have bought one, but the price was more than TWICE what I paid for my Pioneer (nearly 2.5Xs). The livewell on the OB did not impress me and the sides were alittle lower than I like. I would buy one today for the right price and my next boat will be a OB 27xs. If you buy the 20ft OB and take care of it you will loose next to nothing in resale.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are interested in that class boat it is a great boat----who knows it may be the boat that I owned. I owned a 20 footer for 18 months and got 2-7 foot itis and bought a 23TE OB. If it has a blue hull it may be mine. Wish I had it back and not this piece of ----- skiff that I replaced it with.  
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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