1801 to 23SE

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CrabbCake

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After running my 1801 for 6 seasons and 704 hours I have decided to sell it and upgrade to a 23SE. Does anyone have experience running both boats and what I can expect from the 23SE?
 

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i did this - 10 years ago. i have since added a 2501 for more offshore reach. i love the 23 se cc. its a much bigger boat than the 1801. at first you’ll feel like you have more boat than you know what to do with. you’ll go back to spots you know and love and even worry its too big - and then realize you’re drifting in 6” of water.

what power ?
 

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I'm in the process of this very same move. Have a 2017 1801, just ordered a new 23 SE. The 18 is a really fun boat, but the 23 SE is a whole lot more of the same thing. Should be a bit quicker too, we ordered a 250XCA.......:D
 

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I bought a 2015 dark blue hull with a 200 Yamaha with 132 hours.

I’m really excited to get it in the water Patriots Day.
 

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23 se cc goes well with the 200. great gas mileage too. we have a f200 on ours (2006 hull on purpose for the older smaller console)
 

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I seatrialed a new one with the 200. Frankly, was impressed with the power. But, Parker won't put the 200 XCA on it, and loved the no clunk, no grind shifting on my last Grady, so ponied up for the 250 XCA. If it goes too fast, I could always pull the throttle back....
 

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Agree w everything Nick said. Made the same jump in 2012. Extremely happy, 23SE can go any where the 18 can, but much more comfortable. , Only negative with the bigger boat is launching at some shallow ramps is tougher. And of course more $$. Wish i kept the 18 for solo trips.
 

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I sold my 2013 1801 last november. Had 704 hours of fun on it in six seasons. Great boat.
 

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