Notices

Sailfish

Old 02-19-2008, 02:36 AM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 3,914
Default Sailfish

Sailfish

Attached Images           
Ludicrous is offline  
Old 02-19-2008, 05:14 AM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 705
Default Re: Sailfish

Know I'm gonna get reemed for this...but for some reason I really like that orange.
leetke is offline  
Old 02-19-2008, 01:08 PM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 372
Default Re: Sailfish

I'm curious about the 218cc. I've seen it and think I know the positive points, but before I spend any money, I like to know the flaws, and I'm sure there are some. What negative comments can one make about this boat?
(and definitely not trying to bash - just to be an educated consumer!)

Thanks -




Biff123 is offline  
Old 02-19-2008, 01:23 PM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,392
Default Re: Sailfish

I like the orange too Leet!

You would not believe the compliments that we get at the ramp, restaurants, etc.
I believe it's a hate it or or love it color.
For the most part, people seem to like it after seeing it in person.
Unless they are lying to us.
haha
RightRigger is offline  
Old 02-20-2008, 03:45 PM
  #5  
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location:
Posts: 99
Default Re: Sailfish

The 23 fter is the wetest boat I have ever been on. 2ft chop we were getting wet. Water comes up in front of the t-top and any cross winds it blows on you.Need to have something to deflect it back of the boat. If boat is going offshore alot go ahead threw bolt and put nuts on back of them on the lids hinges. Buddy has one and every hinge have came off now there hatches.
galebert is offline  
Old 02-20-2008, 08:25 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Winter Haven, FL
Posts: 2,000
Default Re: Sailfish

They are wet boats for sure... Great set up tho, awesome dealer down here (marine connection).. But, we have already had one 2660 hull replaced under warranty. They are about to replace hull #2 under warranty for a similar problem as the first. No we dont pound the boat or run it hard. Very disappointing, we love the lay out. Time for a new boat tho, thanks to the boat show, new options have now been presented....
Troutman561 is offline  
Old 02-21-2008, 04:21 AM
  #7  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location:
Posts: 12
Default Re: Sailfish

Hey trout, just wondering what kind of hull problem you are having?
thrasher1472 is offline  
Old 04-13-2008, 04:43 AM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: St. Marys, GA
Posts: 628
Default Re: Sailfish

galebert, Troutman561,
You know guys, I'd sure love to hear your experience with Sailfish since you sound like such experts on the hull. What are you comparing the Sail to? How many hulls have you ridden? and did the guy driving the boat have a clue as to how to drive it? Cause I own a 23' and find your comments completely without merit. I have ridden donzis, recently a glass stream, twin vee, contender (23 and a 31), pathfinder, Hydrasports, seaboss, key west, and some that don't have names or ones I don't remember. Everything (Probably 95% or better) on my boat is thru bolted. I think galebert is confused, unless sailfish has changed their product very recently. By the way, no other manufacturer has ever replaced a single hull. I think that Sailfish is about to replace Hull Number 2 after how many years? You guys, if you are going to state some crap like this, at least give us some facts that make it viable.

SeaBoss Kid is offline  
Old 04-13-2008, 05:07 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Winter Haven, FL
Posts: 2,000
Default Re: Sailfish

Your ill informed post really merits no response, but I will anyways because I am bored... #1, the Sailfish line is a wetter than average line of boats. No one will deny this, go look on the sailfish forum, every owner shares the same opinion on this subject... #2, There are many manufacturers that have replaced hulls, so do not make a sweeping generalization based on your ignorance. And on top of my situation, I know 2 others who had sailfish hulls replaced. Why would I make something like this up? I have no reason too, that would be stupid and pointless. So before you go on saying stuff you have no idea about, do some research so you do not look so foolish...
Troutman561 is offline  
Old 04-14-2008, 10:14 AM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,057
Default Re: Sailfish

SeaBoss Kid - 4/13/2008 5:43 AM

galebert, Troutman561,
You know guys, I'd sure love to hear your experience with Sailfish since you sound like such experts on the hull. What are you comparing the Sail to? How many hulls have you ridden? and did the guy driving the boat have a clue as to how to drive it? Cause I own a 23' and find your comments completely without merit. I have ridden donzis, recently a glass stream, twin vee, contender (23 and a 31), pathfinder, Hydrasports, seaboss, key west, and some that don't have names or ones I don't remember. Everything (Probably 95% or better) on my boat is thru bolted. I think galebert is confused, unless sailfish has changed their product very recently. By the way, no other manufacturer has ever replaced a single hull. I think that Sailfish is about to replace Hull Number 2 after how many years? You guys, if you are going to state some crap like this, at least give us some facts that make it viable.
Go to the sailfish forum and thehulltruth.com, several owners and even some pictures, of cracked up hulls, transoms, and decks. Several other serious electrical issus also. These are owners with first hand accounts and in some cases even pictures to back up their story.
fishcop is offline  
Old 04-14-2008, 10:46 AM
  #11  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Posts: 21,829
Default Re: Sailfish

fishcop - 4/14/2008 1:14 PM

SeaBoss Kid - 4/13/2008 5:43 AM

galebert, Troutman561,
You know guys, I'd sure love to hear your experience with Sailfish since you sound like such experts on the hull. What are you comparing the Sail to? How many hulls have you ridden? and did the guy driving the boat have a clue as to how to drive it? Cause I own a 23' and find your comments completely without merit. I have ridden donzis, recently a glass stream, twin vee, contender (23 and a 31), pathfinder, Hydrasports, seaboss, key west, and some that don't have names or ones I don't remember. Everything (Probably 95% or better) on my boat is thru bolted. I think galebert is confused, unless sailfish has changed their product very recently. By the way, no other manufacturer has ever replaced a single hull. I think that Sailfish is about to replace Hull Number 2 after how many years? You guys, if you are going to state some crap like this, at least give us some facts that make it viable.
Go to the sailfish forum and thehulltruth.com, several owners and even some pictures, of cracked up hulls, transoms, and decks. Several other serious electrical issus also. These are owners with first hand accounts and in some cases even pictures to back up their story.
Absolutely,
there has just been a ton of issues Like any production boat there can be isolated cases. Go start another thread about the value of Etec engines Fishcop that was sure a winner!!
Cracker is offline  
Old 04-14-2008, 11:24 AM
  #12  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,057
Default Re: Sailfish

Cracker - 4/14/2008 11:46 AM

fishcop - 4/14/2008 1:14 PM

SeaBoss Kid - 4/13/2008 5:43 AM

galebert, Troutman561,
You know guys, I'd sure love to hear your experience with Sailfish since you sound like such experts on the hull. What are you comparing the Sail to? How many hulls have you ridden? and did the guy driving the boat have a clue as to how to drive it? Cause I own a 23' and find your comments completely without merit. I have ridden donzis, recently a glass stream, twin vee, contender (23 and a 31), pathfinder, Hydrasports, seaboss, key west, and some that don't have names or ones I don't remember. Everything (Probably 95% or better) on my boat is thru bolted. I think galebert is confused, unless sailfish has changed their product very recently. By the way, no other manufacturer has ever replaced a single hull. I think that Sailfish is about to replace Hull Number 2 after how many years? You guys, if you are going to state some crap like this, at least give us some facts that make it viable.
Go to the sailfish forum and thehulltruth.com, several owners and even some pictures, of cracked up hulls, transoms, and decks. Several other serious electrical issus also. These are owners with first hand accounts and in some cases even pictures to back up their story.
Absolutely,
there has just been a ton of issues Like any production boat there can be isolated cases. Go start another thread about the value of Etec engines Fishcop that was sure a winner!!

Here we go! Like I said before, look it up on this site, sport fishermen dot com, and do a google. Like any production boat there can be isolated cases. Thats funny!!!
fishcop is offline  
Old 04-14-2008, 11:29 AM
  #13  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Posts: 21,829
Default Re: Sailfish

As we all know for some reason you have a hard on for Sailfish and Etec's....and we all know thats the truth but go on boy, have at it. I dont think you have never owned either but think you are an expert on both...

Nows here some funny reading

http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...189618&start=1
Cracker is offline  
Old 04-16-2008, 02:44 AM
  #14  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: St. Marys, GA
Posts: 628
Default Re: Sailfish

Cracker - 4/14/2008 11:29 AM

As we all know for some reason you have a hard on for Sailfish and Etec's....and we all know thats the truth but go on boy, have at it. I dont think you have never owned either but think you are an expert on both...

Nows here some funny reading

http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...189618&start=1



Its almost as if a Sailfish equipped with an Etec attacked Fishcop in the water in his past life or something. If you post anything remotely resembling the word "Sailfish", Fishcop shows up with his bashing stick. I have learned to ignore him, he owns a Seaboss now I think.....
SeaBoss Kid is offline  
Old 04-16-2008, 05:47 PM
  #15  
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location:
Posts: 99
Default Re: Sailfish

Boy I sure don't want to be thought of as fishcop. I've just rode on one. It was a wet ride . Every deck led cover hinges had came out of the boat. Since I wrote the first tread the guy has had the marina to fix every thing and he loves it now. But he does have a full set of curtains to keep from getting wet.
galebert is offline  
Old 04-17-2008, 04:33 AM
  #16  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Minnesott Beach, NC
Posts: 556
Default Re: Sailfish

Having had the 2360 for a couple of years before moving to the Southport, I will give a balanced opinion from an previous owner. The boat rode great, as good as any true 23 foot class boat I have ever been in. I got caught a day or two offshore and the weather changed, and we honestly had no problems or worries getting back it rode great.

I had to replace the switch panel as it went bad. I do not like the new panel they are using, it does not seemed to be sealed up well, and I had a corrosion issue with it.

The fit and finish was good, but not great. It had a few areas that I did not think were finished well. One specific problem I had was one of the fish boxes was not finished to the top and I had to 5200 it. I had no rust issues, but I am extremely meticulous on clean up after fishing, and constantly am woody waxing and cleaning. I did have a few issues with one hinge, but that was it.

I do not like, at all the pvc fitting for the livewell drain. Mine were a royal pain in the tail to turn, and really were aggravating. I would have to lay on the floor, and use all my power to turn them, and that is tough when you weight 230+. I really thing a small skinny person would not have been able to open and close mine.

The storage was nice for that class of boat, and I never had an issue with not having enough room.

I had three places that had spider cracks in the gel coat. Two were at both back areas were they put that cap on it that is 5200 in. The other was one of the front rod holders, but to be honest that was because I left an 8 foot gaff in there one day, and hit a tree with the gaff, it snatched the gaff out, and caused it too crack. Come to think of it, I never did find that darn gaff.

Overall, I was pleased with the boat. It was my second sailfish, and any issues I had, I had a great response from Sailfish getting them taken care of. I would not deter folks from buying one, as I think it would be a good boat.
killintimeinnc is offline  
Old 04-17-2008, 08:47 AM
  #17  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,057
Default Re: Sailfish

galebert - 4/16/2008 6:47 PM

Boy I sure don't want to be thought of as fishcop. I've just rode on one. It was a wet ride . Every deck led cover hinges had came out of the boat. Since I wrote the first tread the guy has had the marina to fix every thing and he loves it now. But he does have a full set of curtains to keep from getting wet.
Dont worry about it, I actually love messing with these guys's. I just couldn't resist when several of them would always write about their boats being the best boats made. Funny thing is everytime someone points out an issue with wiring, ie. people getting shocked, or construction...cracked transoms, decks, and hulls, they always claim its an isolated incident.........I love it!!!!
fishcop is offline  
Old 04-17-2008, 08:53 AM
  #18  
MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ft. Lauderdale
Posts: 57
Default Re: Sailfish

killintimeinnc - 4/17/2008 7:33 AM

Having had the 2360 for a couple of years before moving to the Southport, I will give a balanced opinion from an previous owner. The boat rode great, as good as any true 23 foot class boat I have ever been in. I got caught a day or two offshore and the weather changed, and we honestly had no problems or worries getting back it rode great.

I had to replace the switch panel as it went bad. I do not like the new panel they are using, it does not seemed to be sealed up well, and I had a corrosion issue with it.

The fit and finish was good, but not great. It had a few areas that I did not think were finished well. One specific problem I had was one of the fish boxes was not finished to the top and I had to 5200 it. I had no rust issues, but I am extremely meticulous on clean up after fishing, and constantly am woody waxing and cleaning. I did have a few issues with one hinge, but that was it.

I do not like, at all the pvc fitting for the livewell drain. Mine were a royal pain in the tail to turn, and really were aggravating. I would have to lay on the floor, and use all my power to turn them, and that is tough when you weight 230+. I really thing a small skinny person would not have been able to open and close mine.

The storage was nice for that class of boat, and I never had an issue with not having enough room.

I had three places that had spider cracks in the gel coat. Two were at both back areas were they put that cap on it that is 5200 in. The other was one of the front rod holders, but to be honest that was because I left an 8 foot gaff in there one day, and hit a tree with the gaff, it snatched the gaff out, and caused it too crack. Come to think of it, I never did find that darn gaff.

Overall, I was pleased with the boat. It was my second sailfish, and any issues I had, I had a great response from Sailfish getting them taken care of. I would not deter folks from buying one, as I think it would be a good boat.
I used to own a 2360 and I agree with the drain for the leaning post livewell. It was a pain the ass to turn, especially when the boat is rocking. I also had spidercracks in the same rear area, but only port side. Marine Connection fixed it no questions asked. I can't say enough about their service. If I could change anything on the boat, it would leave out the leaning post livewell and go with a standard leaning post. It took up way too much room in the back. Also, the console on the 2360 is huge, taking more space away. I also do not like the 2 peice construction, its nice to have the extra foot space on the sides by the console. Overall a nice boat though, but if I could do it all over again, I would probably purchase a used 25 or 27 Contender since I do mostly fishing. If I wanted a brand new boat that does everything well I would recommend it. They are reasonably priced IMHO.
HKUSP40C is offline  
Old 04-17-2008, 07:44 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Winter Haven, FL
Posts: 2,000
Default Re: Sailfish

Why is everyone so defensive? Oh well..
Troutman561 is offline  
Old 04-20-2008, 08:15 AM
  #20  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Minnesott Beach, NC
Posts: 556
Default Re: Sailfish

I was stating the facts of my experience in owning one. Not being defensive here, I have no reason to either praise nor scold them, don't own one anymore.
killintimeinnc is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread