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Old 07-02-2008, 03:41 PM
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Default SeaStrike Boats...Any good??

I am looking at 24' CC's. Does anyone out there have any experience with Seastrike? They look pretty nice, but I have not sea trialed yet. Any insight would be helpful.
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here are some internet facts... Sea Strike Boats was originally started in 1973, operating under the name VIP Marine. The company's foundation was based on boating, more importantly the growing sport of fishing. Under the Seasquirt name, the company introduced 14,16 and 18 foot center consoles. A 24 center console was introduced in the late 80’s with a 22 following in 2000. Well designed and well built, the boats quickly acquired a rock solid reputation with owners that still gets passed around the docks today.

In terms of construction, the hull and inner liner are hand-laid with the finest biaxial fiberglass, and overlapped at the keel and other major stress points. The fiberglass and foam stringer system is built in the same manner and they are permanently built into the boat prior to hull and deck assembly, creating an extremely strong boat free of any distortion on the running surface. The hull and liner are permanently bonded together in molds and cured for 24 hours to create a single unit - this is the unique "knuckle" construction of the boat which is both chemically and mechanically bonded with through-hull bolts that hold the hull and deck together.
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I have done some internet research, I am more interested in ride and how they stand the test of time. Thanks Though.
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no good
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new ownership is very weak an not from the boating industry. very bad mistakes have been made and the boats have a very bad reputation and poor resale.
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Wrong.
They are VERY nice boats with extremely good fit and finish for the price. The 24' has a 17 degree hull. It won't ride as nice as many other boats with a deeper deadrise.

You will have to ignore rollo (alias - seaurchin, deadwood, fat al, dirty dan, gradyrot, fat bastaqrd or whatever) he is our "village idiot".
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You should know.

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I had a 2003 240. Well built boat, good fit and finish. When I sold it, the buyer's surveyor had very good things to say about it. If you boat in choppy waters (like I do, the Chesapeake), make sure it has trim tabs, because that 17* deadrise will pound some in the right conditions if you can't control the trim. The plus side of a medium-V bottom was that it was very economical to run - mine had twin F115's, WOT was 47mph, and I could cruise at better than 3mpg. I did have a hull problem that the factory made good under warranty.
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Oh one other thing - the eurotransom is nice, good live-well, etc., but there's not much space between the leaning post and the transom.
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new ownership is very weak an not from the boating industry. very bad mistakes have been made and the boats have a very bad reputation and poor resale.
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Typical repower will be with labor and accesries aprx 48 K. Gee I think I have that much in my shirt pocket. And what do you get for 48 K? A weak dealer system with weak support and poor resale. Oh well its only money. No wonder there is a panic.

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I never once said they would be a bomb. What I did say is there is some panic amoung Suzuki they they may be, and if they are it will be very very bad for Suzuki. Thus the nail biting and the panic.
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At this point all I can say is he is south of lake Okecobee and east of Tampa.
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Default Re: SeaStrike Boats...Any good??

My cousin has a 17ft CC and it is a nice sturdy little boat. It is a late 80's hull and he has re-powered it once with plans to keep it for a long time. He is very happy with it.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:42 AM
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Thanks for the insight. I am going to look at a 2000 model 24 tonight. Anyone own one of that vintage?
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:58 AM
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Default RE: SeaStrike Boats...Any good??

was the company owned by a woman? yes
did she sell the company to a beer distributor? yes
do the new people know anything about building boats? no
do they have a weak dealer network? absolutely
do they have a weak reputation? yes
do they build a quality product? no
do they have a terrible resale? yes


ask yourself these questions and find the answers for yourself before you believe the lies being posted here by those that want me gone because i know the truth about so many things they don't want the unsuspecting buyer to know. WHEN YOU ARE GOING INTO BUSINESS AND WANT TO BECOME A BOAT DEALER AND CAN'T FIND ANY QUALITY BOAT LINES SEA STRIKE IS ONE OF THE LAST RESORTS ALONG WITH OTHERS, LIKE VIP,RHINO,CARAVELLE,SUNDOWNER, NAUTICA,AND OTHER NO NAME POOR REPUTATION HARD SALE BOAT LINES. I DO KNOW OF WHAT I SPEAK. JUST LOOK ON THE WEB AT THE DEALERS CARRYING THIS LINE. FEW AND FAR BETWEEN AND ALL WEAK DEALERS THAT CAN AND PROBABLY WILL BE GONE TOMORROW.
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:55 AM
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Default Re: SeaStrike Boats...Any good??

Seastrike have some good ideas for there price point but the execution has some flaws. I have looked over three new boats and the fit and finish was lacking. One was mainly do to the rigging ie holes cut in wrong places no attempted to fix any mistakes. The second had better rigging but there were some spots that were lacking glass and gel coat you could practically see through some places. The third one seemed to be put together ok. Can't speak for the older hulls but surveying would be good idea.
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Rollo you have been spamming differnt makes all over this board latley. I know that your dealership is in the toilet but that doesnt give you the right to spam all these threads up with your BS.
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Seastrike makes a good boat with a good (not great) fit and finish. They are a good boat for the money.
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Rollo you have been spamming differnt makes all over this board latley. I know that your dealership is in the toilet but that doesnt give you the right to spam all these threads up with your BS.
I HAVE STATED MY OPINION AND IF YOU WANT TO ASSUME I AM A DEALER BE MY GUEST. THIS BOARD IS FULL OF ASSUMPTIONS SO I GUESS I WILL BE A DEALER IF THATS WHAT YOU WANT ME TO BE. I AM ALSO OTHER THINGS ACCORDING TO OTHER SHALLOW MINDS.
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Seastrike makes a good boat with a good (not great) fit and finish. They are a good boat for the money.
NOT IF YOU FACTOR IN RESALE WHICH A SHARP BUYER WILL DO. CHEAP IS JUST THAT !! CHEAP!!!IF YOU BUY THAT BASED ON CHEAP THEN DON'T EVER TRY TO SELL IT OR YOU WILL TAKE A BATH AND THATS WHERE THE REAL COST COMES IN.
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Dude, you are so full of shit your eyes are brown. I had two of them - a 20' and a 24'. Both were nice boats - did they have some shortcomings? Of course, any boat does Wanna list? It's pretty short. None on the 20' in the year I had it before getting 4-foot-itis. The 24' - the console is screwed and glued to the deck, and some of the screws came lose. The transom had a crack in the top gelcoat that the factory made good. The 17* deadrise would pound some in short chop (of which we get a lot in the Chesapeake) - tabs cure that, as it has a very sharp entry. I sold both of them no problem...



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Seastrike makes a good boat with a good (not great) fit and finish. They are a good boat for the money.
NOT IF YOU FACTOR IN RESALE WHICH A SHARP BUYER WILL DO. CHEAP IS JUST THAT !! CHEAP!!!IF YOU BUY THAT BASED ON CHEAP THEN DON'T EVER TRY TO SELL IT OR YOU WILL TAKE A BATH AND THATS WHERE THE REAL COST COMES IN.
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