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Old 04-06-2005, 07:10 PM
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:32 PM
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Been done to death. Steer clear. Can you say Renken?
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:32 PM
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Link to search results:

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Old 04-06-2005, 08:01 PM
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Don't start this one again.....it was beat to death about a month ago. If you do a search you will find everything you want to know. And some things you didn't.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:03 PM
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Stay out of the "Fox Den".
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:28 PM
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Today I read through many of the post on Sea Fox. So it certainly seems negative. I didnt see anything on their flats boats. I would have to assume that if there are problems with the big boats, the same might be true of the smaller.

I am interested in a flats boat to keep in a standard garage (20' deep). Price is an option because I already have a 23'WA. I saw 16' 2002 online for about $10k. That would fit the budget. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:48 PM
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Did you buy it yet?
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:50 PM
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send reelwork a pm, he owns one and seems to be a pretty good guy
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:20 AM
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Recent Power Boats article was done on Seafox 257. Conclusion: its alot of boat for the money IF buyer is willing compromise fit, finish, craftmanship, seating comfort and ride quality. Hmmm...anything positive?
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:48 AM
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Reelwork has used the heck out of his and it seems to be holding up fine. It may have even been used for some Air Force covert ops missions.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:51 AM
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You'll never get a decent size boat into a 20' garage. Do not forget that you'll have 6-8 ft for a trailor tongue and 18 -20" for an outboard hanging off the back.

I'm not impressed with Sea Fox.

Take at look at Intruder boats at http://www.intruderboats.com/

You'll probably like what you see. I just wish they made one in a 23 ft model. They have a very good reputation in NC.

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Old 04-07-2005, 09:38 AM
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Recent powerboat report? That report is 3 years old.

Mine (257 CC) was one of the first to come out of their new plant after the move. I have no issues with fit and finish on it, they did a nice job. The wiring inside of the console was a rats nest, but I've seen just as bad and worse on other brands too. It took a days time to zip tie the wires together into a harness and secure it so it looks pretty. It made no difference functionally but it looked nicer.

I got mine with the tournement package which upgrades the thru hull fittings and other things. I also got it with a larger T-Top and full canvas with gull wings. It weighs a tad more than 6000 pounds fully loaded. Nothing has failed on the boat since buying it, and we have slayed lots and lots of dolphin on it.

Here's a pic of it in bimini last year.


I am especially glad they didnt do sloppy work on my boat as was done on this keywest. Notice the reinforcements in the hatches. They are different sizes and lack latches too.
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:52 AM
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swashbuckler - 4/7/2005 9:51 AM

You'll never get a decent size boat into a 20' garage. Do not forget that you'll have 6-8 ft for a trailor tongue and 18 -20" for an outboard hanging off the back.

I'm not impressed with Sea Fox.

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My Hydra-Sports 1600 CC with 70 hp 2-stroke Yamaha on an EZ Loader trailer just barely fits in my 19'3" deep garage so it is possible to fit a 16' flats/bay boat with the door closed.

Like many others on this forum, I'm not impressed with Sea Fox boats.
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:57 AM
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Sea_Dad - 4/7/2005 9:38 AM

Recent powerboat report? That report is 3 years old.

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SORRY! That is the CURRENT April 2005 issue. Obviuosly still clankin' 'em out skimpwise.

If I remember you use yours about a half dozen times a year, correct?
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Old 04-07-2005, 11:29 AM
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current issue? huh I wonder if it's just a repeat then.

I use the boat about 8 - 10 times a season but still not too much. It does get some miles put on it when we go though, it's not uncommon to do a 180 to 200 mile trip with 70% of that at 4000 rpms. We splash a lot of water going out and running back in.

I am curious about what you mean skimp wise though. What did they say in it?
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Old 04-07-2005, 12:15 PM
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Sea Fox? GREAT boats. They make'em in on the hiway in beautiful Moncks Corner, SC, and we all know thats the home of 6 sigma, quality, the worker who is looking out for the customer.

I say go buy one, or two. It'll make Carl Renken happy!
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:06 PM
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Joe - 4/7/2005 12:15 PM

Sea Fox? GREAT boats. They make'em in on the hiway in beautiful Moncks Corner, SC, and we all know thats the home of 6 sigma, quality, the worker who is looking out for the customer.

I say go buy one, or two. It'll make Carl Renken happy!
It could be the state and it's people too though. I believe keywest builds their boats there too. You can see just how far their QC program goes towards making sure the boat even gets built right much less fit and finish concerns. It really makes me wonder how you even figured out how to get online knowing you come from there too.
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:28 PM
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I first saw sea fox at a boat show... obviously was drawn in by the price... there is a reason why it is so cheap... just poke around the center console... check the fittings... the ones that I saw... the center console looked like it could come loose pretty easily... when you are pounding in 2 foot seas it really puts a number on all the joints...
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:38 PM
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All the ones I have seen have the console screwed into the deck and glued with 5200. Mine hasnt come loose, but I also have the T-top bolted to it and the deck as well so that probably adds more strength to it.
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:52 PM
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I'm sure many people are very happy with the sea fox line... I just knew that I would beat the snot out of my boat... here on the chesapeake, we have very few days with less than a good solid 1 foot chop... if I was fishing back bays and more protected areas, I would have been more apt to look harder at sea fox
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