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Old 08-27-2005, 11:48 AM
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Default Sea Hunt 172 Triton help

Anyone have any experience with this specific model? I have read all about the bigger models and everyone seems to have good results with them. I am considering trading my current boat on a 2000 with a 90 hp Johnson. Any performance #'s?
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Old 08-27-2005, 01:33 PM
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I've had a 2004 172 with the 90 hp Johnson for 2 years. It's a fantastic little boat for the price and size. Lots of storage for a 17footer, the console is very roomy and with a side door instead of a small door on the back you would be suprized at the amount and size of gear you can put in it. The only "dumb" design feature is that you have to raise the fish box lid to get at the anchor, haven't got a clue why they did this, that lid is heavy when it clobbers you in the shoulder while your messing with the anchor. At acouple hundred rpms off of wot with 2 or 3 people and fully loaded for fishing I get 34 to 36 mph on dead flat water(the ICW). In mild seas 20 to 22 mph comfortably. I mostly king fish with mine and a little spanish fishing. I've got it rigged with a canon unitroll downrigger mounted just forward of the rear starboard storage compartment, then aditional rodholders to run 3 surface lines. It doesnt slow enough for live bait trolling(2 to2.5 mph) so I drag a 36 inch drift bag which slows me down to a perfect 1 to 1.5 mph. I regularly fish 5 to 10 miles out of Southport NC (Cape Fear) and am very comfortable that far out with it. I can run 8 to 10 miles out troll all day run back in and burn @20 gallons of fuel leaving a 10 to 12 gallon reserve. I put over 200 hours on it last summer and have got about 140 hours on it this summer. Didnt mean to get so long winded as this, any questions feel free to ask. Bottom line...I love my little Sea Hunt.
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I have a 2002 model with the Yamaha F115. I love the boat and have taken it 40miles out in the gulf. WOT is about 50mph and burns little gas. Now that I have trim tabs it rides like a much bigger boat. The bow has a sharp entry and good flair so it is smooth and dry. If you are looking for a 17-18 ft boat you can't go wrong. I hope this helps.
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Old 08-27-2005, 05:07 PM
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thanks for the info. guys. It is very helpful
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Old 08-27-2005, 05:17 PM
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I have a 2004 SeaHunt Triton 172 I use for inshore fishing. Powered with a 90 hp. Yamaha . Also have a 71lb. MotorGuide trolling motor on it. I have about 200 hours on it, and have not had any problems at all. Great boat for the money. The only thing I see wrong with it is the anchor locker under fish box lid (as mentioned in rhartjr's post) just a bad design by someone.
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I have the same set up in an 2006 and I am looking at adding a hydrofoil or trim tabs, which tabs did you buy?
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Mike: I have same boat bought used looking to locate owners manual

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I am currently buying a 2001 model w/ 90HP. The only thing that does not work is the gas gauge. Can anyone tell me if there is another way to tell how full it is or what might be the problem? The boat is im immaculate condition with that one flaw. Also, I will be pulling it with my GMC Canyon w/5cyl. Z71. I'm thinking it will pull it the 20 miles to the boat ramp easily, but will it be able to pull it up the ramp? Any help would be appreciated.
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Default sea hunt triton 172

Has anyone with this boat ever experienced a kinked gas hose going from the intake to the tank. The vent hose is fine, took it apart something is clogging at the turn in the gunnel.
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I also have a 2004, 172 Sea Hunt. I love it. However, can anyone tell what brand of anchor actually fits in the achor hole? I have tried both brands that Bass Pro Shops sells and they either are too wide for the hole or too high so that the lid does not shut properly. Any ideas?
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Has anyone had the fuel float stuck where the fuel guage reads full all of the time? I checked the DC current meter and the back of the guage is receiving electric and the top of the fuel tank is also receiving current. I think its the fuel float stuck. Any suggestions?

This is for my 2004, Sea Hunt 172. Thanks.
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