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Hi,

I'm new to not only this forum, but forms in general.

I am reaching out for some help. I am in the market for a boat that would do well in shallow water. I need something with a beam under 9' and after looking around came up with a few options. The 270 Signature seems to be the favorite with my family. I would be interested in hearing the opinions of current owners. things they like, dis-like, must have options, etc.

thanks in advance for your time

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What he said... The Sig 270 isn't really a shallow water boat, although it's draft isn't outrageous either. We occasionally run (very carefully and slowly) in 3ft. of water in ours in order to navigate some backwaters. Not ideal, but with a larger, heavier cruiser we would not be able to get in to some of those tighter locations.

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Define "shallow water"

I have around 4' in the center of the canal behind my house.(SW Florida). sometimes in the winter it goes down to 3'. I was hoping it would be ok to get in and out. Once I get out into the river and Gulf it should be fine. The river is always more than 6' deep.

I have also noticed that the beam on this boat is 8'-6", but I have seen some older adds on boats from 2005 and 2008 that have a beam spec'd at 9'-6". Does anyone know if the 270 has changed over the years? I have a lift that can accommodate a beam of up to 9'.

Thanks for your help.

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What he said... The Sig 270 isn't really a shallow water boat, although it's draft isn't outrageous either. We occasionally run (very carefully and slowly) in 3ft. of water in ours in order to navigate some backwaters. Not ideal, but with a larger, heavier cruiser we would not be able to get in to some of those tighter locations.

Nice photo. Most of the "shallow water" would be navigating in and out of the canal where we live. it would be idle speed. 3'-4' in the center of the canal. Just curious, is the beam on your boat 9'-6" or 8'-6"?

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The 3 feet is asking for trouble, 4 feet depth much better if you know the passage well. The drive down for Sig270 is 33 inches.

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