Hi all! New to this forum. Just joined yesterday. I'm seriously considering the NC 695. It seems like the perfect combination of everything that my family and I are looking for (trailerable, great cabin, head, sleeps 4). Was wondering how it handles in rougher waters (I'm up here in the PNW). I like to go out fishing off-shore in my 19 foot trophy walkaround (when the waters allow). In the rare circumstance I find myself in rough waters, I'd like to know how it performs. I realize that's a bit vague but presuming my smaller Trophy can handle it, is there any reason why the 695 couldn't? Feel free to let me know any other pro/cons as well. Thanks so much, everyone!
I had an 895 NC and i would not classify as a true rough water boat but will handle a stiff chop fine. you can not drive thru a sea more than 1-1.5feet directly on plane and have to take them on angle. it takes a while but taking the waves at an angle results in an good ride.
The deadrise of the boat is 18 or degrees so you can not plow throw rough water on plane. it does great at 8/9 knots then.
I traded the boat in for a 9.0 WA because if found the cabin limiting. i realized if i am boating i want to be outside.