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Old 04-11-2005, 01:35 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of buying a new 18'6 cc cape craft, Does anyone have an opinion good/bad on this boat???? Dosn't seem to be much information out there about this line, or maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place!!! So I'm here to ask the experts, that means you guys.

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Old 04-11-2005, 09:23 AM   #2
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I looked at them while I was boat shopping about 2 years ago. I was impressed. They are a very well built lower middle tier boat. Heavy construction, well fit but sparse on finish. My opinion is they are very good boats at their price point. If I am remembering correctly, they use a laminated wood stringer system that is guaranteed for life. I am a big fan of wood stringers but be sure to open up all the holes you can and look in the bilge for signs of sloppy work on the boat you are planning to take delivery on. If the wood isn't encapsulated it will rot. You don't want to be forced to take advantage of the lifetime guarantee.
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Good solid boats, they are built tough and take a beating. You'll like it
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:24 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info!!

The thing is I'm stuck between the sea hunt and the cape craft. The cape craft sets up better for fishing, but the sea hunt seems to get better reviews. Not that I'm planning on selling it anytime soon, but since there is little information out there about the cape craft, the sea hunt seems to be more main stream and could possibly be easier to sell when the time comes. Are there any links out there for cape craft owners?

Ok lets take a poll!!!!

Cape Craft

Hydraulic steering (does this make that much of a difference?)
Four Stroke 115 Yamaha
cushion package
5 year warranty on the hull, no transferable
lifetime warranty on the stringer, transom and floor
12 rod holders, 4 on each side of the console and four in front of the engine
smaller console, gives it more room to fish
raw water wash down
b. top
Hardly any reviews
40 gallon fuel tank
Good dealer

Sea Hunt

Regular Steering
Four Stroke 115 Yamaha
no cushion package
More storage
10 year warranty on the hull, Not sure if it is or if it isn't transferable
b. top
Good Reviews
58 gallon full tank
questionable dealer

Which one do you go with, I really needs some experienced opinions out there, so let me have them

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Old 06-02-2014, 07:13 AM   #6
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I just bought a 19' cape craft and am curious also, where you can find the stats on them. I have no idea how large the tank is, etc. it seems like a decent boat but the lack of info online is a little concerning.

*********. Update
It appears I have a 40 gallon tank in my 19'

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