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Old 04-21-2012, 03:10 PM
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I really need some help, I have always liked the lines and deck of the Sea Hunt. I have owned them all, Pathfinder, Scout, Grady, and Ranger.
Just when I thought my next boat would be a SH22BX a Sea Fox 22xt catches my eye. the line are just as nice as the layout is really nice big dry storage in the console easy to get too, 2 nice size rod lockers, the biggest anchor locker I have ever seen, 2 more storage compartments up front, large cast net locker in the deck, 2 more dry compartments in the back. You can never have too much storage. This is a good looking boat!
31K is a great price, the Sea Fox name is not so good. I could say bad things about all my other boats in some way.
It looks like Sea Fox has their quality under control, I sure cant find any of their 22XT bay boats used for sale? Sea Hunt too?
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I don't know about the Sea Fox but I just bought a BX22. I love the ride of the boat and it is a very stable platform. Many will disagree with this but if you go with the Seahunt do not let them talk you in to putting a 150 on it. I tried it and there was just now way I was going to be satisfied. By the time you put trolling motor and batteries, gear, people, fill a baitwell and other gear the 150 simply will struggle. I have an F250 and could not imagine having anything less.
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I don't know about the Sea Fox but I just bought a BX22. I love the ride of the boat and it is a very stable platform. Many will disagree with this but if you go with the Seahunt do not let them talk you in to putting a 150 on it. I tried it and there was just now way I was going to be satisfied. By the time you put trolling motor and batteries, gear, people, fill a baitwell and other gear the 150 simply will struggle. I have an F250 and could not imagine having anything less.
Other direction with us. Just purchased the BX22BR with the F-150. We were not looking for high end speed but 45 mph with a aluminium prop and 42 with a m18 stainless. This is with 3 adults, full tank and gear. Ride was great today on Lake Norman even with the wakes and wind.

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I have a 2012 SH BX22 Pro with a Yamaha F150. Just took it in for it's 20 hr check so I haven't had a tremendous of experience with it yet but we're getting a speed of low 40s at WOT. Cruise easily in mid to upper 30s. I've had alot of boats and as I've gotten older, speed isn't that important to me. If you're looking for bass boat type response, then any 22' boat is gonna need bigger than a 150. If you like speed do the 250hp.
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Me too SH BX22 Pro with a Yamaha F150 Very happy with it
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I was hoping to get some positive feedback on the Sea Fox? They are selling a bunch of them and not any used ones for sale, 2011 or 2012?
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Two pretty different boats quality wise. I looked both over HARD and the Sea Hunt's a much better boat down the road. Sea fox has made strides (some of their earlier stuff was PURE junk, Sea Hunt's never had that problem) but try to look where most people don't. By that I mean get on your hands and knees, feel up inside hatches/openings, etc. Look inside with a flashlight at wiring, etc. Yyou will begin to see the quality difference.
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Word is Seafox has really come around on QT, but I looked hard at SH, and am looking again as am thinking of upsizing next year. While I love my NS, I am pretty sure it will again be between NS and SH if I move up next year. Summarizing my $.02, there's too much good stuff out there for SH when comparing to Seafox. Again, just my humble opinion.
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I'm about four weeks into my new sea fox 220xt and I love it! I looked at Sea Hunt hard but their layout for what I use my boat far was not as efficient as the sea fox. The price tag didn't help either. I'm in Charleston where the old Renken name is bad but you won't hear anyone say a bad thing about sea fox after they ride in one. People in outside of SC think they are comparable to the other brand names.
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WOT is not everything. During the sea trial it seemed to take forever to get on plane. That boat needs at least a V6. I only hit about 50mph WOT w/ a 21p prop. I guess I have my boat loaded heavier or something but it would be a total dog w/ an F150.
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just looked up the Yamaha performance data, with a 150, SF planes in 3.3 seconds and top ends at 44
SH panes in 4.4 seconds and tops ends 46?
sounds like a 150 is enough for either boat?
does anyone have the new SH 22 BR model, makes for great storage.
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I am new to the forum and was wondering if anyone can give me some advise (pros and cons) on a sea hunt 172 vs a sea fox 187 both are years 2005-2007?
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I am new to the forum and was wondering if anyone can give me some advise (pros and cons) on a sea hunt 172 vs a sea fox 187 both are years 2005-2007?
Bad years for SeaFox quality control.....not so with Sea Hunt
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I really need some help, I have always liked the lines and deck of the Sea Hunt. I have owned them all, Pathfinder, Scout, Grady, and Ranger.
Just when I thought my next boat would be a SH22BX a Sea Fox 22xt catches my eye. the line are just as nice as the layout is really nice big dry storage in the console easy to get too, 2 nice size rod lockers, the biggest anchor locker I have ever seen, 2 more storage compartments up front, large cast net locker in the deck, 2 more dry compartments in the back. You can never have too much storage. This is a good looking boat!
31K is a great price, the Sea Fox name is not so good. I could say bad things about all my other boats in some way.
It looks like Sea Fox has their quality under control, I sure cant find any of their 22XT bay boats used for sale? Sea Hunt too?
Going on almost a year, and 136 hours on my SF 220 XT. Looked at a lot brands. I have the F250, and it hauls. Catches fish, super dry. Best boat I have ever owned. No cracks. Awesome storage, two big livewells. Best cost to value on the market. Free rides anytime. Feel free to PM with any questions.

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Two pretty different boats quality wise. I looked both over HARD and the Sea Hunt's a much better boat down the road. Sea fox has made strides (some of their earlier stuff was PURE junk, Sea Hunt's never had that problem) but try to look where most people don't. By that I mean get on your hands and knees, feel up inside hatches/openings, etc. Look inside with a flashlight at wiring, etc. Yyou will begin to see the quality difference.
Yeah, I have compared the two many times and there is virtually no difference quality wise. Wiring, glass, hardware and layout is almost identical. Perhaps you should look again.
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just looked up the Yamaha performance data, with a 150, SF planes in 3.3 seconds and top ends at 44
SH panes in 4.4 seconds and tops ends 46?
sounds like a 150 is enough for either boat?
does anyone have the new SH 22 BR model, makes for great storage.

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edited to say you need to sea trial them with the 150. I did and was not happy at all (on the BX 22 of course).
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Sea Hunt better known quality,better known customer service and imho still a better boat.
Sea Fox- much better than they used to be and they are getting there... I just do not think they are there just yet imho. Sea Fox does have a stigma attached to them but they are usually cheaper than a comparable boat.

Make sure the dealer handling either has good people and good connections in the industry in case work is needed . Sea Fox build quality and customer service are getting much better than they were but Sea Hunt is a known quantity in both areas.
Sea Hunt builds a good boat and has excellent customer service.
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just looked up the Yamaha performance data, with a 150, SF planes in 3.3 seconds and top ends at 44
SH panes in 4.4 seconds and tops ends 46?
sounds like a 150 is enough for either boat?
does anyone have the new SH 22 BR model, makes for great storage.
Bought ours April 14th. Have the Yamaha F150 and so far we love the boat. A F250 would be a rocket ship if your looking for high end speed. We elected for the 150 due to fuel cost and where we fish. Just need more time to get on the water.........
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I don't know about the Sea Fox but I just bought a BX22. I love the ride of the boat and it is a very stable platform. Many will disagree with this but if you go with the Seahunt do not let them talk you in to putting a 150 on it. I tried it and there was just now way I was going to be satisfied. By the time you put trolling motor and batteries, gear, people, fill a baitwell and other gear the 150 simply will struggle. I have an F250 and could not imagine having anything less.
The F250 requires hi grade gas. Get the F225, F225 runs on regular fuel, has a top speed 1mph below the F250 and gets better fuel economy. I got the F250 and it was a mistake on a boat under 24'.

You have to feed the beast and you will rarely be running flat-out unless you live in a landlocked lake where it's flat all the time. Mileage drops fast once you go over 30 mph.. From 4 mpg to 2 mpg at 40. at 50 it sucks 1.8 mpg critically degrading your range.
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