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Old 03-23-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Dusky or Hydrasports.

Mid '90's 25' center console. Assuming they are both in the same condition with the same power which boat would you get and why?
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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Hydra. Better ride, better finishing and better features. Not really a fair comparison.
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I like Duskys simply cause they are well made. Try one you'll be happy...!!

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Whichever one has Yamahas.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
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I think its a fair comparison. I have a 256 Dusky and my buddy had a Hydra. I've been on both plenty and each have there ups and downs.

My issue with the Dusky was that its actually too flared. Puts a lot of stress on the hull when your plowing.

The Dusky does not have as much gelcoat or glass as you may have heard either. I had to do lots of repairs and I was suprised how thin it all was.

Hydra was a little wetter although I had an annoying spray that came over the bow of my Dusky. Like water torture. I think it was b/c the boat pushed so much b/c of the flare. Its was really annoying.

I have a Competition now...no comparison. Granted mines a 31 but they make a 25. Without quesation I would go this route. Ask a guy named GT Fish on here about his 25. There's a few for sale online and mayube still on THT. Or call Manny in Hialeah and he'll build you one. There are same price or less than Hydra or Dusky's.
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hydra was a little wetter although i had an annoying spray that came over the bow of my dusky. Like water torture. I think it was b/c the boat pushed so much b/c of the flare. Its was really annoying.

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i hate the fn pattented bow spray. The bow entry on the duskys is a very low degree. The actual entry is more round than a v. So you get the most annoying fn spray even in calm seas. Fml ema emba----------------- at least someone knows my pain!
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i hate the fn pattented bow spray. The bow entry on the duskys is a very low degree. The actual entry is more round than a v. So you get the most annoying fn spray even in calm seas. Fml ema emba----------------- at least someone knows my pain!
And when you bring it up to Dusky they're like, reallly? First we've ever heard that one...

I thought it was the bow pulpit originally creating a sort of negative pressure area and pulling the spray up and over so I took mine off. It helped a little for sure, but the spray still continued. Too low a dgree for sure and it puts a TON of pressure on that hull. Overall its a decent boat but I'd go with a deeper V for sure.

I'm telling anyone, get a Competition and be done!
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