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Old 01-14-2020, 02:03 PM
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Iím currently looking at a 2000 sea pro 21ft cc. The boat is priced at $7k and has some issues. Wiring is questionable and a lot of the switches are broken or missing. Gauges turn on but arenít working and the engine hours are unknown. Itís also leaking 2 stroke oil from a cracked hose or the small reservoir in the cowling, but havenít pin pointed that yet. No soft spots, the boat itself is super solid. It has the Yamaha 150 ocean runner 2. Dual axel aluminum trailer.

Whatís everyoneís experience with these boats? Is it worth the price to possibly need engine repairs? The wiring has me most worried as I know nothing.


any insight would be greatly appreciated!
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Originally Posted by Steveohhkur View Post
I’m currently looking at a 2000 sea pro 21ft cc. The boat is priced at $7k and has some issues. Wiring is questionable and a lot of the switches are broken or missing. Gauges turn on but aren’t working and the engine hours are unknown. It’s also leaking 2 stroke oil from a cracked hose or the small reservoir in the cowling, but haven’t pin pointed that yet. No soft spots, the boat itself is super solid. It has the Yamaha 150 ocean runner 2. Dual axel aluminum trailer.

What’s everyone’s experience with these boats? Is it worth the price to possibly need engine repairs? The wiring has me most worried as I know nothing.


any insight would be greatly appreciated!
have you had a surveyor/mechanic look it over? are you well experienced and certain you have identified the most glaring issues? title free and clear?

i'd say the boat is worth $8k with trailer if the boat, engine, trailer are in decent running condition

sounds like its not

you havent mentioned condition of the trailer

may be $3-4k is a better # but hard to say without any pics or more details
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have you had a surveyor/mechanic look it over? are you well experienced and certain you have identified the most glaring issues? title free and clear?

i'd say the boat is worth $8k with trailer if the boat, engine, trailer are in decent running condition

sounds like its not

you havent mentioned condition of the trailer

may be $3-4k is a better # but hard to say without any pics or more details

The boat runs just fine. Cranks right up. Guy had it out this past weekend. The wiring beneath the console is botched and it would take me a couple days to make it right so long as I can figure out what goes to what. Has lowrance gps. T-top with vhf radio.
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I used to own one about that year. It had a Yam 1504s, so it was flawless running. It was a very solid ride and very stable. Not sure if the Ocean Runner is worth anything unfortunately..
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Originally Posted by Steveohhkur View Post
The boat runs just fine. Cranks right up. Guy had it out this past weekend. The wiring beneath the console is botched and it would take me a couple days to make it right so long as I can figure out what goes to what. Has lowrance gps. T-top with vhf radio.
lowrance gps, t-top, vhf dont really add any value on an old boat

if you can do the repairs, then you need to decide what your time and aggravation is worth

if you want a pro to do the work, it can easily cost thousands

motor really isnt worth anything at 20 years old. it could last a day or years who knows
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
lowrance gps, t-top, vhf dont really add any value on an old boat

if you can do the repairs, then you need to decide what your time and aggravation is worth

if you want a pro to do the work, it can easily cost thousands

motor really isnt worth anything at 20 years old. it could last a day or years who knows

I appreciate the input. Just throwing what it has out there as itís all going to be a part of the repairs needed.

He was originally asking $10k

Now while I donít mind doing the repairs myself I just want to know if the boat itself is worth the trouble as this will be my first CC.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Steveohhkur View Post
I appreciate the input. Just throwing what it has out there as itís all going to be a part of the repairs needed.

He was originally asking $10k

Now while I donít mind doing the repairs myself I just want to know if the boat itself is worth the trouble as this will be my first CC.

Thanks!
asking price really doesnt matter much

whats it worth

what are you willing to pay

what is he willing to sell for

i think somewhere between $3-7k without knowing details
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I'd say it's worth the trouble (yeah I'm biased), don't worry too much about the wiring, it'll be good for you knowing what's what and I have a schematic that should help.
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I sea trialed a 2002 21ft Sea Pro last year but decided on my current boat. I really liked the Sea Pro though. Nice layout for fishing and handled well. The One I trialed had a 150 Yamaha 2 stroke on it and me and the owner agreed it would have been a great boat if powered with a 200 hp that's why he was selling it and why I did'nt want to buy it lol. Theres a Sea Pro Forum you can check out and the members are very informative and supportive. Reversed Chine and a solid riding hull. Heres a link to the forum. Home | Sea Pro Boat Owners Forum
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I'd reckon on tearing out all the wiring and starting again from scratch - probably quicker than tracing and eliminating someone else's bodges and also a much more reliable end result. Just be prepared for other issues - they happen on a boat that looks perfect let alone one that you already know needs work - buying anything mechanical, even something much newer involves a bit of luck as to how much you're going to spend on it. If you like the boat, go for it.
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Heed what is above.
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I had a 2003 Sea Pro SV2100. I loved the boat itself but.... as you mentioned about the wiring, it was troublesome throughout my ownership. I ended up having my buddy who has a mobile marine business to completely rewire everything under the dash. Switches, Fuses, wiring etc.
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When I was looking for my current boat I checked out a lot of boats for sale. Many of them had wood construction. I saw a lot of soft floors, transoms, etc. One engine sounded great on the muffs sitting on the trailer. The trailer needed work. The boat had some issues but the price was in my range. A soft spot in the floor near the console. I could just imagine that nasty job removing the console. And what are the chances you rip out that floor and the stringers are all fresh and nice like the day the boat was built? Good luck on that. Standing behind the boat, I put my shoulder to the engine. It moved. I could see the transom flexing. Walked away from that one. I wanted a boat, not a project.

Then I found out Pro Line boats were all composite construction after year 1995. No wood anywhere in the boat. That spoke huge. As far as I am concerned there are only two types of wood boats. Those which have already rotted and those that are going to. Somebody drilled into it somewhere between the factory and when I got it and that lets the water into the wood. If it was even all covered with glass anyway in the first place.

I was concerned about an old motor but I didn't want to sink a ton of money into another boat. I wanted a 4 stroke but couldn't find one for a good price. I could find so much more for the money in a 2-smoke. So I gave up on 4 stroke and found a great deal. Patience paid off. Then, to gain security I added a kicker on a swing up bracket. A 'get-me-home' motor. Security. Safety.

Then I found out the little motor was quite useful as a tool. If I'm not going fast, I use the kicker. There is something to be said for boating all day on 2-3 gallons of gas. It's the best of both worlds. If I wanna go fast, fire up the beast. Just movin around easy? The kicker.

The kicker is a 4 stroke so it uses separate gas, a bit of a hassle with another little tank. But that means it is truly independent, so if fuel issues stop the big motor that doesn't affect the kicker. Also, the little 4-stroke is quiet and smooth compared to the big beast 2-smoke.

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