View Full Version : War eagle 860

04-10-2009, 08:46 PM
I have been looking at the 860 with a 25 " transom for crappie fishing and light saltwater fishing in back waters of the North Carolina coast.I had been looking at the g3's but the front decks are so much higher than the war eagles that I don't think I can take them high steps all day long.So for the extra money is the war eagles built that much better. Also with the 12 degree dead rise in the war eagle will I notice a much better ride than the g3 with a 6 degree dead rise? Thanks Camohull

04-10-2009, 09:30 PM
wont go wrong with a war eagle. built like a tank.

04-10-2009, 10:40 PM
More v = better ride. Nice boats. Good idea staying with the lower deck IMHO.

04-11-2009, 11:36 PM
The reason I have the G3 tunnel is the weight. I fish flats and sometimes end up with water that will be 2 feet or less for a mile or more. To get out of the neighborhood marina in march I have to cross some 1 foot humps. It will take off and plane out in 1.5 feet of water no problem. I know I could have gotten a jet unit but they are not efficient. There is always a trade off. If you are wanting ride you need a v with wieght up front.

The war eagle is a much heavier built boat but the weight was the problem I had. Whatever you do get a front gas tank if possible. If the G3 had one it would have a much better ride and would set deeper in the water while spider rigging. It really makes a difference on windy days. I would love to have the war eagle or even more a sea ark but it is a weight issue.

04-13-2009, 07:12 PM
Can anyone think of any disadvantages the 25" transome could cause me. thanks camohull

04-14-2009, 10:22 AM
i have a 1860 war eagle and love it. yes it is heavy but man it takes rough water very well. you won't have any problem with the 25" transome.

04-14-2009, 12:05 PM
Can anyone think of any disadvantages the 25" transom could cause me. thanks camohull
Some outboards are limited to which are available in a 25" length.

Advantage is that there will be no problem with water over the transom while in reverse if you plan on using one of the heavier outboards.

04-16-2009, 03:44 PM
With the 12 degree dead rise this boat will still be very stable want it. Thanks camohull

duc hntr
04-16-2009, 04:16 PM
Love mine, it is very stable in rough water, i run a 50 hp on mine and it handles every situation i have ran into the only regret i have is there is very little storage. (i have a 754)

04-17-2009, 10:33 PM
Have you considered the 754VS? Its also a 12 degree hull, but a tad shorter, and best of all, its a stick steer model:D

I'm just partial to stick steering. I don't much care for anything but center console or stick steer. There is something just not right about driving a boat from the back seat.