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Old 07-26-2010, 02:37 PM
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Hello all,

I have been offered a 1996 Sea Pro 210CC w/ 150 Merc. at a very affordable price (too cheep if you ask me) . I have not owned a boat in 5 years and the last boat I owned was purchased brand new. I'm not affraid of getting into a project boat, as I have had several projects in the past. Anyone have a Sea Pro 210cc? How's the construction any wood? I think 1996 is about the time manufacturers started eliminating wood from boats. Are they dry boats, How do they fare offshore? What kind of performance can I expect out of the 150 merc. I have only seen the boat in pics ( and it looks pretty decent in the pics.... I'll be making the long drive to see the boat tomorrow. I'm assuming the motor is trash as the owner told me the motor has been giving him problems (he claims there is a timing issue) , but I'll try to get it going anyways as those old Mercs seem to go forever.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:42 PM
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Mine is a 99 and it is wood free but not sure when they started being wood free.

No real problems with my boat, I actually repowered it 3 years ago so that tells me I will have it a while longer.

Basically the wiring IS SHIT, looks like something I did after 12 beers but I think that is/was common with boats of the price range back then.

Everything works fine, fit and finish is decent and has held up well. Not real keen on some of the plastic through hulls but they are above water line which would be no problem I just like the stainless better.

Boat has a good ride but mine does have trim tabs and I would not want ANY boat without them.

You mentioned it has a 150, that is adequate. My original motor was a 225 and one day I was at the ramp and a guy next to me had the same boat but a 150. He and I talked and he was happy but did say he wish he had spent the extra $$ for at least a 200 when he purchased but he was happy.

The one thing that really pisses me off about my boat is the factory drink holders, you put a bottle beer in there and the the compartment on the dash will not open it will hit the. Also it is sunken in a little and water stands there and when cleaning you have to take a dry towel and dry up the excess water.

Let me know if you need any more questions answered, mine has worked great for me for what I do.

90% of my fishing/boating is on freshwater lakes here in the Upstate of SC and GA. I do hit the saltwater several times a year and have been 15 miles offshore when conditions are right and have no worries at all.
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for the reply, I too am familiar with inexpensive boats and cheap wiring. I bought a 2000 Sea Fox 257 Open brand new and within 4 years re-did the wiring because of all the problems I kept having.

I'll be driving to see the boat tomorrow and will definitely make a decision.. I want another boat...

Thanks Again!
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:35 PM
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I went to see the Sea Pro yesterday and ended up giving the owner a deposit on the boat. I'll be picking it up on Saturday. Here's what I'm buying...

1996 Sea Pro 210 CC - Hull is in fair to good shape with minor spider cracks and lightly oxidized finish that can be polished out fairly easily. The boat does not have any accessories permanently attached to it other than a bimini top that's in excellent condition. No bottom paint either. Motor 1996 Mercury 175 Carb. - Motor did not start ( I did not try to start it as the owner told me there was a timing problem ) I Checked compression though and had a consistant 90 psi across all cylinders with no noticable spread. All plugs had spark, lower unit oil was dark and water free. Motor had the oil injection system removed, so you have to mix oil with the gas manually. II hope to try to get it started as soon as it get's home...Electronics Included - ICOM VHF radio, Old Lowrance FF, Garmin GPS Map 76CX and a removable CD stereo with 6 1/2" Speakers mounted in the console. All the factory owner's manuals for the boat and motor are included. Trailer was also included and it's a dual axel trailer with PVC Guides and is in fair shape. All for the low low price of $2,000.00.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:06 PM
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Congrats. I have an 04 Sea Pro 220 CC, and have been very pleased. I can't really compare your boat to mine, or the motor (I have a Honda 225), but you will gather from others that Sea Pro was a respectable mid tier boat. When you consider you got a decent dual axle trailer, your basically getting the boat for free. Anything that gets you out on the water is really cool. Enjoy!
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:15 AM
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Hey Velo, I am new to this forum, I just purchased a 1996 Seapro 210 CC, I've had the boat for about 8 weeks and have been out on the water about six times so far, the boat rides great and requires very little trimming. Mine came equiped with a Merc. Mariner 200X, plenty of power, on flat water I get on plane at about 3800 RPM and hit about 42-45 mph. So far have not had any trouble with wiring so we will see in the future, from all the information I have been able to acquire there is ZERO wood on this boat, as previously said some of the plastic leaves something to be desired but it is minimal and can be changed in the future.

My hull is in Great condition, the floor has one small soft spot with a few spider cracks. Please stay in touch so we can share war stories since there is not too many of us that have this boat.

BTW you got an awesome deal, mine was not as good, but I paid 6500.00 for mine including a dual axle 2005 Continental trailer.

Good luck,

hit me up by email if you would like....peter@floridaelitetitle.com
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:11 PM
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I picked up the Sea Pro last Friday. I was really exited as I have not had a boat in a few years and was missing the water. It cleaned up very well... I was surprised to see how good the hull actually was. After the cleaning, I tried to start the motor ( the previous owner said it had a timing problem ) considering the popping, I confirmed it in fact did have a timing problem. Long story short, it needed a new flywheel. After replacing the flywheel ( a friend had used one he let me have ) the boat started on the first try. I was lucky in how fast I was able to get this boat running. The boat topped out at 44 mph with the 175 Merc at 5200 with a 19P Stainless prop. I think I can do better as the motor is sitting really low. I'll play around with the motor height and advise. All in all it's a great boat for the 2000.00. I've allready gotten an offer from a fiend for 5,000.00 on the boat after it was cleaned... I think I'll hold on to it for a while.....
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:00 PM
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Good luck with the boat, sounds like you got a good deal.
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:23 AM
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Wow great deal. Enjoy it.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:02 PM
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Awesome buy! I am buying a 1996 Sea Pro 210 CC wit T-Top on Saturday. Would you be able to share your manuals?
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:21 PM
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My dad owned I’m almost positive what was a 1995 210cc, could have been a 96. There was wood in that transom, I almost ripped the 150 merc off running through a storm one day because it had rotted. It was a very capable boat though, we caught a lot of fish out of it. Enjoy!
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8 Year old thread boys...
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