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Old 11-06-2005, 01:59 PM
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I climbed all over this boat yesterday at the show. Does anyone of our THT'ers out there have one of these rigs or ridden on one. I have sea trialed the Wellcraft 290 which I suspect is a similar hull since they're owned by Genmar.
I am leary (sp) of Well craft and Genmar in General. But shoot the prices and list of options in this boat was impressive. Baiscially had everything on the boat that I would want including AC/ Gene and good electronics....anyone care to share any expieriences with the Striper 2901 w/ 225 Yam. 4 strokes I would really like to hear about them.
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Be patient, you will start getting some responses pretty soon.
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I purchased a new striper in 2000. Will never make that mistake again. cheap wiring, pounding hull, loose stripped bowrail, waterlogged transom, cracked hull to deck joint in the splashwell, just to name a few.

A trophy is a MUCH better boat!
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If you are scared of a wellcraft I would be scared of the stripers too. They cost less than the wellcraft so what does that tell you. I'm not saying either is bad just that if you already have reservations about wellcraft then mabey the stripers aren't for you. Also the wellcraft and the striper are the exact same hull but are layed out differently.
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Ask that question here for some meaningful answers from actual owners.
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:31 AM
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r.wadill,

Seaswirls are excellent mid tier boats. Don't be turned off by Seaswirl Paul's remarks. First of all he never owned a 29 foot seaswirl. Second of all he purchased a mid tier boat thinking he was getting a Grady. Of course, he's going to be disappointed. If you do a search on Seaswirl you will find that an overwhelming amount of owners have no problems. The majority of Seaswirl owners are very satisfied.

Seaswirl Paul might have had some problems but these are thing the dealer would normally handle. Please and thank you get you a very long ways but demanding attitudes will yield little help. Based on his writing, How do you think Seaswirl Paul dealt with his dealer?

BTW he said pounding hull, why is is that I had my 2301 Seaswirl out at Montauk (2 Saturdays ago in small craft advisory conditions) in 4 - 5 footers and 20 - 25 mph winds and the hull didn't pound even once. I'll tell you why. It's called piloting skills and trim tabs. Of course a boat will pound even in 3 footers if you are doing 40 mph. Slow down to a reasonable speed and the Seaswirl will not pound at all.

I seatrialed the Trophy befor I bought my Seaswirl. I could go into a laundry list of things that were substandard on the Trophy. But overall, I would not say that Trophy is a POS. They are not that bad. The seaswirl just rides much better than the Trophy. That's what sold me on Seaswirl.

Now regarding the 2901. It is a beauty. I personally would opt to save up a couple dollars more and go with a Carolina Classic 28. AND that is coming from a Seaswirl owner.

I still LOVE my Seaswirl 2301 Walk Around

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My friend has owned a 23WA for many years and couldn't be happier with it.
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you sure geta lot of boat for the money I looked at one in Miami in Feb sticker was $109K loaded with generator and 2 new 4 strokes. that price was only if you financed with the dealer a little sleasy but still an inexpensive boat compared to nearly double for a Grady etc
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don't be hesitant about a wellcraft either - starting in 03 they went on a major quality imporovment program and IMO offer a very value orienter boat. My friend has a 252 Fisherman and I have a 32 CCF - both bought new - a tremendous amt of things standard like swimn ladders, pop up cleants, and sirius radio, all with above average build quality. I am a stickler for stuff and have 200 hours on mine an other than some cracked deck hatches caused by a freind jumping up and down on them,(which wellcraft replaced free of charge) I have not had one single probelm with the boat. Mt friend's 252 is the same...

and there are (4) 29 coastals within 2 miles of my house - they sell immediatley on the used market down here...
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Drove the Several Seaswirls among others this past fall while searching for good used boat - found them to well built for a mid-tier. Handle the off shore confused swell and chop nicely when driven at a reasonable speed. The used model I looked at were well appointed and electronic'd for the price range. Ended up finding a good deal on a Grady.
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I purchased a new striper in 2000. Will never make that mistake again. cheap wiring, pounding hull, loose stripped bowrail, waterlogged transom, cracked hull to deck joint in the splashwell, just to name a few.

A trophy is a MUCH better boat!
Paul,

I can't understand why you still keep that boat, 5 years later. Why not sell it and buy a Trophy ?? I guess, there's something about it you like.

For those new to THT, Paul has a 2100 hull that was totally redesigned the following year and is sold as the Striper 2101 hull. It's well known for rough water capabilities and is the most popular salt water fishing boat in my Northern Calif. area.
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