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Old 07-26-2003, 02:19 PM
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Had a chance to look at this neat little boat today. Single console mounted on side, really opens up the cockpit to a lot of fishing room.

Any thoughts on it with a 50hp Yamaha 2-stroke? Enough power for river fishing? Decent ride in 1-2' chop, or too small?

And finally, with EZ Loader Trailer, good price at $ 14-16K (depending on accessories) including tax and registration fees?

Just thought it was a neat looking boat, and surprised that it seemed fairly reasonably priced (still $ 2-4K more than a similar Key West, but quality and fishing room seemed better).
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I used to own the center console version of this boat with a 60hp Yamaha. It was a 2000 model. The boat is fine for one to two people fishing. For recreational use, it is too small. I sold it for a 17 foot center console. I sold the boat in May 2002 for just over $10 thousand. The boat was in exceptional shape. Depending on your use, it is a good boat. It does though have a limited range owing to the small fuel tank. I would not use it in rough water.
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Old 07-27-2003, 11:48 AM
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Thanks Falcon. My Dad is looking for a nice, decent quality boat that he can run by himsolf, mainly for places you would use a bass boat, but fiberglass and able to run a nice day inshore or bay. I've got an Arima 17 (W/A), which I like and handles fairly well in chop, but would be too tall for most of his use.

Mainly something easy to get loaded on and off trailer, simple to run, safe and reliable. The little Scout is one of the few boats my Mom liked that he has looked at.
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Excellent for your purpose. Your dad will have a great time. We had a bimini top and my wife and I would ride around on summer evenings. It seemed like the only quality time we spent. As luck would have it, I sold it to a family in my neighborhood. It passed my house today on the way to the lake. Still looks good.
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I owned a Key West 1720 with Honda 90 and currently own a Scout 175 Sprt Fish with a 4stroke Yamaha 90. In between I owned a 16' Seastrike with a Yamaha 60 2 cycle. I think the Scout will be a great boat, the 50 will push it modestly. If I had my choice I would go for a 60 or 70 2stroke, but we are really splitting hairs now. Your dad will love the Scout. They are high quality boats that have great rides. I liked the Key West and think their quality is just below the Scout. I would not put a 4 stroke on a KW as they are older designs and mine had the scuppers under water most of the time with the Honda. Both excellent quality. Neither will "run" in 1-2ft seas. You will get where you are going, but not in a hurry or comfortably. Lastly, make sure your dad is up to sitting low all the time he is sitting in the boat. Most 15-16' boats you are pretty much squatting when you are sitting in them. My legs and knees bother me after a while in such a position. The 175 SF had a flip/flop type seat where it is like I am sitting in a chair. Check and see if he can run the boat standing up, can he reach down and steer. If he has to sit, the squat is a consideration. Enjoy. Will he be fishing the Potomic, Port Tobacco, Wicomico, Cobb Island areas?

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Hi Jim C, thanks for the feedback, never thought of the sitting position, will have to have him try it before buying. We were also interested in the KW 1720. For some reason, my Mom didn't like the way the 17' Scout looked. Good guess, he will probably run it in the Mattawoman, Nanjemoy, Port Tobacco, and possibly, on a nice day, the Potomac. My boat is the Potomac boat, and I think I need a bigger one.
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shemstreet,

Have you seen the Scout 170 Costa? If not, check this out:

http://thehulltruth.com/6/ubb.x?a=tp...1&m=9136051623

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Old 07-27-2003, 07:26 PM
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Or a 162 Scout.

http:www.classicmako.com
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Shemstreet,

You say your Mom didn't like the way the 17ft. Scout looked? WHICH 17ft. was she looking at??? There are TWO - the "172" (17'2"), and the "175" (17'5"). The 2 hulls are DIFFERENT looking! The "175" is more of a "V" hull than the "172".

I have a "175 Sportfish Center Console" FOR SALE in the "TRADING DOCK" section of the Forum - take a look at it (PICTURES there!) and have your Dad (and MOM!) look at it to see if it's more of what he's looking for.

I think they'll like the "look" and it would be a great boat for what/how/where he's planning to use it! I (56 years old) fish by myself most of the time and the boat is VERY easy for one person to handle - loading and unloading!!!

Let me know if I can help! I want to sell the rig ASAP and I'm not that far away (Richmond area)!

Thanks & good luck with whatever you buy!
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Old 07-28-2003, 05:17 AM
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If you get that 155 Scout better hope you
never have to work on anything inside the
center console or have to work on the fuel
sending unit on top of the gas tank.

I know I have one
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Ruben, haven’t had enough hugh?
Ding ding ... round 2

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shemstreet,

I have a Scout 162 for sale on the trading dock right now...if it is not still listed there check boattraderonline.com and search for Scout Boats as the manuf in zip code 29210.

It is a very easy boat to use by myself. The boat is in super condition, has a 90 which pushes it along nicely and a 24 gallon tank to give you plenty of range.

I fixed the hard to work on electronics problem on mine by adding another access hatch behind the cushion on front of the console.

Also, the Scout 162 has a cooler seat in front of the console instead of the molded livewell/seat. This gives you an access port to the fuel tank sending unit in case of a problem.

I looked seriously at the 155 before I bought mine. Set up like I wanted it the price was about 12 or 13k. Went ahead for the 162 for a couple of reasons. 1. The cables on the 155 come up through the floor instead of the side. If you get water over the transom it is going to dump into the bilge. 2. The molded livewell takes up a ton of space and cannot be removed.

Anyhow, take a look at the pictures I have online at boattraderonline and let me know if you would be interested. Asking price is 10499 and this is a boat in excellent shape, has been maintained meticulously and has all the bells and whistles already installed.

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Old 07-29-2003, 01:33 PM
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Bruce,

Thanks for the info, I've seen your boat in the trading dock, beautiful, but a bit out of our price range (not sure the new 155 is in there either) for a second boat.

Fish On, yours is nice as well, but trying to get something I can see and touch without having to drive forever.

Everyone else - Thanks for your input. The little Scout is really neat, any other recommended boats (not Carolina or Sundance skiff) that are good quality, safe, small to medium water boats that one man (73 years old) wouldn't have too much trouble loading and unloading himself? With a livewell preferably and raw water wash down. We liked the Scout as much for it's weight (650 plus engine and trailer) as its other features.

Got a Bass Pro Shops close by, I know they aren't Scouts, but are Nitro or Prosports bass boats any good in brackish/salt water, or just their Kenner manufactured bay boats? Have looked at Trackers, do not want a carpeted boat, and really prefer glass hull & deck.
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Old 07-29-2003, 03:06 PM
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After all of this discussion, I would't shy away from the Scout 155. personally. having owned the boat, I think it is what you are looking for. Remember, there are not many jon boats you can stand up in either. I had the center console version of the 155 and stood as well as sat. We needed a bigger boat for the family so we go a bigger boat. If you want to look at something else, look at the two smaller McKee Craft boats on their web page. Both of those boats have been in production since the dawn of time with many over 20 years still going strong. This too would be a good rig for your dad. Look at the Waypoint 16.
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According to the dealer in my area Scout is going to come out with a new model that is supposed to take the place of both the 155 and the 162. He said it will be about 16'. If your not in a big hurry you might want to wait and check it out. I am also looking at Scout as my next boat, but am leaning toward the 177.
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A neighbor had a 155 and if I could only use one word to describe it, it would be: tiny.

This little boat had a 60 yam that I thought would give it sprightly performance, but it was just adequate.

Nonetheless, it is a good little boat for protected water, and it is more or less laid out for getting the fishing done.

As far as access to the console, yeah, it's about the size of a bushel basket.

Good luck!

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PS,

If you do pick one up used, be sure to inquire about the boat cover that Scout shipped as an incentive on just about every 155 sold in the last few years...

Scout also shipped many or most of them with a neat bimini...

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Shemstreet,

Understand what you mean. Thanks for the response.

I think my Scout dealer in Richmond has a BRAND NEW 2002 "155" "leftover" for around $13,900 or so!!!

Boat has a 60hp Yamaha 2-stroke (plenty of motor for that boat!), Load-Rite trailer, and maybe a few other options - not sure? It was in their showroom Sunday!

If you're interested in NEW (with ALL warranties!) for a "used" price, call Carol Tuck (female) or Buzz Brown (owner) at Southeastern Marine in Richmond (804)226-1111. I know Buzz is anxious to get this one out the door!

It's worth a trip down with your Dad to see it - they are open weekdays 'til 5:30P.M. and 9A.M.-12:30P.M. on Saturday's. GREAT folks to deal with, too!

He can "touch it", then drive it home!

Good luck with the search!
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Another nice little boat worth looking at is the Key West 15. I think the new(er) models have a side console, which really opens it up. Some friends of ours recently bought one (mainly for their teenage daughters to use), and it's a real nice little boat. I prefer Scouts overall, but it's def. worth a look.

Also take a look at the Cape Horn 14. They're big for a 14, built solid as a rock, and can be had for under $10K with 40-50 horses. If I could have two boats, this would very likely be one of them.

By the way, Bruce W is right about the 17' Scouts -- there are two of them. The 172 being the better looking one .

Good luck,

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quote:Originally posted by Ed P:
By the way, Bruce W is right about the 17' Scouts -- there are two of them. The 172 being the better looking one .

Good luck,

Ed P., St. Pete., FL

Ohhhhhhh - that HURT!!!

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