650f or seafarer 6.0

Having issues deciding between seafarer 6m and 650f Haines signature both around 15 years old.

Main use fishing 15 mile offshore  

All all other things being equal can anyone help me decide? Cheers 


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Tue, 2019-05-14 12:40

Ive had the 5.9 Seafarer Victory (same boat) and the 600 Haines Signature. Cant comment on the 650 but would think its similar. Between the 2 I've had I rate the Seafer higher.

They are both very stable boats but I felt the Seafarer had more weight down low and punched into seas far better. Both are a little wet, but nothing a good set of clears wont fix.

The layout of the seafarer was also a little less fancy which suits me. Not as many molded cockpit items to break/come loose. The cockpit also felt wider.

Good luck.

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Seafarer

Tue, 2019-05-14 13:54

 I cant comment on the Haines, but I currently have a 6m Seafarer Victory & love it. They are a great allrounder for family & fishing. They do have a reputation for berrying the nose but I haven't had a problem in four years of ownership.

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I have a bigger seafarer and

Tue, 2019-05-14 14:04

I have a bigger seafarer and it’s a fair weapon. Takes a bit of input from the driver to get the best out of it but it’s a solid rig that goes hard.  

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  I've Got a  5.9m Seafarer

Tue, 2019-05-14 15:51

  I've Got a  5.9m Seafarer Vermont , great boat rides awesome , very stable , and they seem to ride better in chop when you push them a little more.

In regards to burying their nose , it comes down to trimming the boat right. 

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 Looking at a boat thats 15

Tue, 2019-05-14 18:19

 Looking at a boat thats 15 years old i would be taking a fair consideration into the condition of each.

Both hulls will perform well but if ones been abused and the other babied its a no brainer.

Seafarer will probably ride a little better.The signature might be a little more stable.

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Look under the hull, the

Tue, 2019-05-14 19:49

Look under the hull, the seafarer has a V all the way  to the  transom so it cuts through the water all the time even " on the plane".

the haines has a running plank" small flat section " near the transom.once you off the plane you'll be pushing more water and fuel usage.

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Thanks for the input. I

Tue, 2019-05-14 20:58

Thanks for the input. I thought the 650f would be at least equivalent given that it’s a larger heavier hull? 

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Doubt it would be heavier. 15

Tue, 2019-05-14 21:35

Doubt it would be heavier. 15 years puts you in the late days of haines Snr built signatures. They were well built but had plenty of timber like all haines. 

It was also the best time for the Fry built Seafarers and they were built extremely solid, quite a bit heavier than any other equivalent. 

2007 Seafarer was bought out by Haines family. 

 

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