Re: Epic Boats
July 15 at 8:38pm
Buddy of mine has had a 22' Epic for two years now. It's a very nice boat. The hinges, storage areas, ice chest, etc inside the boat are very tight and solid. He has a adjustable jack plate on it which allows the vessel to traverse some very skinny water.
The only downside I have seen is that the boat is very light. It does handle a 'Chop' extremely well, and is dry as a desert; but in the often rough waters of Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne, the boat will beat you up. I run a 24' Seafox, which is significantly heavier than the Epic. In comparison both run similar in calm waters. However, you will notice a bit more chatter in the Epic even in choppy waters.
Quite frankly, I think the 300 is over kill on either length hull. The 22' we run has a 225 Etec and reaches speeds of 55-60 mph. On a 25', I'd run a 250, and I definitely think you can get the boat at a lower price. Would I buy one? Sure, but at that cost I'd probably look for something a bit heavier like a Seafox, Seapro, Blue Wave, etc.
These brands will be a bit slightly more to purchase ,however; the ride is much better. Now if Pr$$e is a factor, I definitely try to get the price lowered and go with the Epic. All in all it's a really nice boat.
I'll also add that he had to get some minor warranty issues fixed, and it was like pulling teeth to get his boat back from the manufacturer.
Good luck and Epic fishing!!!