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Yamaha 250 FSH

ptwb

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Boatsetter by Tampa.
Any feedback? Was it an I/O or the Outboard? I hope the outboard version? How many people did you have on it? Were you boating in upper tampa bay or out by clearwater or down by egmont key? Thanks!
 

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Any feedback? Was it an I/O or the Outboard? I hope the outboard version? How many people did you have on it? Were you boating in upper tampa bay or out by clearwater or down by egmont key? Thanks!
350 Outboard, only having 4 people, thinking of just staying on the intercostal, any advice would be greatly appreciated, renting in a few weeks. I’m not real familiar with the area St Petersburg, Maximo boat ramp.
 
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That is a nice area and boat ramp. Usually what we do there is head out to Egmont Key through either BuncesPass or all the way around the south side of FortDesoto park. We will anchor at Battery Burchsted (look on google maps, southwest corner of island), some ruins out in the water that can be good for snorkeling (what out for jellyfish and currents). Then we'll move to the north end of the island and anchor in front of Fort Dade. There are paths and ruins on the island to explore. We'll end the day anchored on the sandbar at outback key (northwest corner of fort desoto park) and watch the sunset.

Hopefully the boat has good maps or you have navionics on your phone or something. Be really careful on the intercoastal. There are a ton of shoals. It's been a long time since I've taken the entire intercoastal betweeb maximo and clearwater and can't remember how bad the no wakes zones are (or you could head north/south in the gulf). Up by clearwater you have caladesi beach by hurricane pass, 3 rooker island, and north anclote sandbar (rapp island on google maps).
 

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That is a nice area and boat ramp. Usually what we do there is head out to Egmont Key through either BuncesPass or all the way around the south side of FortDesoto park. We will anchor at Battery Burchsted (look on google maps, southwest corner of island), some ruins out in the water that can be good for snorkeling (what out for jellyfish and currents). Then we'll move to the north end of the island and anchor in front of Fort Dade. There are paths and ruins on the island to explore. We'll end the day anchored on the sandbar at outback key (northwest corner of fort desoto park) and watch the sunset.

Hopefully the boat has good maps or you have navionics on your phone or something. Be really careful on the intercoastal. There are a ton of shoals. It's been a long time since I've taken the entire intercoastal betweeb maximo and clearwater and can't remember how bad the no wakes zones are (or you could head north/south in the gulf). Up by clearwater you have caladesi beach by hurricane pass, 3 rooker island, and north anclote sandbar (rapp island on google maps).
Thanks, yeah he said he has chart plotter on the boat.
 
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My thoughts on the 270. Great boat but to be honest I missed my Yamaha. It felt under powered with a 350 on the back. It handled the wave’s well however by no means would I say it’s an off shore boat. The interior layout is huge compared to my AR195 however I felt like most of the space I personally would never use. Makes me appreciate how much room the AR195 has for the size.
 
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