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Old 04-07-2006, 09:55 PM
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The good, the bad, the ugly ????

heading to the land of Mickey Mouse and coconuts tomorrow night to look at and sea trial a few boats...One of which is a 2004 Sea Pro 22cc Tournament edition...

Any input on this brand would be of great help...
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:01 PM
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I almost bought the exact boat. The thing I had a problem with was the cockpit space. That rear seat takes up a bunch of room. I really liked the boat other than that. I would really consider the 23!

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Old 04-07-2006, 10:09 PM
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I've got a 2005 SV2100 (Bay boat); bought in August 05. I've been very pleased with the boat. It rides well, in fact much drier than I expected for a bay boat. We use it for family outings/fishing on a local lake (2 kids, 10 & 7), and I have made several trips to Cape Lookout and Oregon Inlet fishing. I replaced the cooler seat with a good quality leaning post and that made a big difference. I need to put trim tabs on next, which will help the ocean ride. I bought the bay boat because I needed the versatility and I like fly fishing off the front platform. My wife would prefer a little more freeboard when we're in the ocean . I suspect that many will say "good boat for the price", and that probably sums it up for me. If I were fishing hard several times a week, I'd go higher end. But for my needs, it was a good choice.
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:12 PM
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SeaPro seems to be a good boat at "any price". Hardly ever a negative word about them. Very popular
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:04 PM
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Also look into the Sea Boss line.

Same company, just the old Sea Pro molds. Some folks like the old style better.

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Old 04-07-2006, 11:06 PM
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I have an '05 SV2100 Sea Pro with a Merc. 200. I don't like it- I love it. It's a great boat. No problems and no complaints. I use it once a week in the bay's and also offshore. Get the trim tabs, they make a huge difference.
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Old 04-08-2006, 01:57 AM
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Fishin Daze - 4/7/2006 11:01 PM I almost bought the exact boat. The thing I had a problem with was the cockpit space. That rear seat takes up a bunch of room. I really liked the boat other than that. I would really consider the 23! FD
That's due to the euro transom.A few years back Sea Pro changed it's molds as mentioned.Sea Boss is now making the old Sea Pro line with the notched transom....lots more room!
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Old 04-08-2006, 06:27 AM
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Mine is getting a little age on it(99) and the newer ones have a little different color and IMHO are built better. Nothing structurally but the little things like stainless thru hulls, better latches and etc.

Mine has a very good ride and will tun 45 gps loaded with 2 guys, gear, 90lb lab, and an after market 40 gallon bait tank. Very lite and perfect conditions it will hit upper 40's.

Mine does have trim tabs which I would suggest on any boat that size.

If I were in the market I would look at Sea Pro again.

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Old 04-08-2006, 07:14 AM
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I have an 04 SV2100 use it 11 months a year in FL and NJ. No complaints whatsoever.
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My next boat will probably be a Sea Pro!
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Old 04-08-2006, 08:26 AM
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I love mine. After reading here and looking at several boats, I felt it was the best bargan. I love mine. My next boat will be a sea pro.
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Old 04-08-2006, 10:23 AM
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I have the 22' model 2003 make. (Bear in mind it was made before Brunswick purchased SeaPro.) No regrets. It's nice to buy something made in America that is put together well. Not once feeling the need to mumble "I wonder what idiot decided to do it that way."

There are better boats on the market (if money is no object), but I could not find a better value than SeaPro.
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:56 AM
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I've had my '05 220cc Tournament for 2 months now. Overall I'm very happy with it. I've had it out I've had her out over 40 miles on a few 3-4 days and she's still in one peice. . I spent a few hours the other day going over the boat and tightening any fasteners I could get to after having the lid for the anchor locker come of but thats probrably par for the course. I get over 45 mph on the gps loaded with ice, bait and four guys with my OX66 Yammy 200 and she cruises at 30 pretty nice.

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Old 04-09-2006, 12:03 AM
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I have an older 99 Seapro 235CC with a dt-225 suzuki 2 stroke on an armstrong bracket that I bought used last year. It is exactly the same as the current sea boss 235cc that they make today, with some minor fit and finish details.

My impressions are these on the Sea Boss line (which I can only comment on because SeaPro, now owned by Brunswick is a totally redesigned hull) are these:

In the 235 size, I love the big boat feel, high gunwales for safety for the kids, enclosed transom, generous flare for knocking down spray, roomy deck, sheltered CC porta potti which the kids sit in and watch movies when it's really cold, fishability is average around the console, good fishboxes up front, livewell is rounded and decent size, bracket doubles as swim platform and safety ladder, anchor locker is roomy enough, good storage and thru-hull and bilge access, deck is high and dry with the scuppers being above the waterline, CC is big enough for a 6'0 man to get to the Potti, dry storage is good, SW washdown is good, freshwater tank is handy. Solid feel, but if you run in tight 3 foot chop at 25 knots, it will pound you good and the occupants will be unhappy. When launched off a wave, the boat will hit hard coming down (18 degree deadrise.) The hull has no problem with it, it can take more than you can, but my back has a problem with it.

Downsides are these:

Hardware is not top of the line, wiring could be better organized and thought out, T-Top is a little flimsy if you ask me, hatches don't line up straight after 5 years of use and rub on the sides, the plastic hatches are scuffed and flex when you step on them, the gelcoat has spider cracks in some areas.

Are there better boats on the market, ABSOLUTELY... Regulator, Contender, Glacier Bay, Pursuit, Albe, Carolina Classic, Hydra-sports, Whaler, Jupiter, Kencraft(now Seaking), Fountain, Mckee, I could go on and on.... Can't spend the money tho for those name brands.

Value wise, it's every bit as good as a Seahunt, Steiger, Parker, Maycraft, Striper, Key West or the likes, which are described here as solid Mid-tier boats (if you believe in the opinion tier thing)

I spend every other weekend fishing (during the summer) on average around Oregon Inlet NC, with my family. The boat gets my family there and back, safely. I have been through the inlet in nasty confused 5 footers, good 6 foot swells, have run the sound in tight 3 footers with a 25 knot wind in the middle of October, it has never felt unsafe. Tabs are a must on my model, as well as every boat over 20 foot in my opinion.

The only problem I have with Seapro/Seaboss now is your forced into a Brunswick motor, and I don't like any builder telling me what engine to buy. The Suzi has been fine with some minor issues, but personally I'd rather have a yammi f-250 or twin f-150's

There are plenty of choices out there, and choosing one is fun, and hard, but the Seapro line in the late 90's and to this day has had as good of reviews as any.


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Old 04-09-2006, 03:45 PM
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I have a 2004 sea pro SV2100CC with a 200 yamaha HPDI, trim tabs, hydraulic jack plate,etc. I have owned 15-20 boats from 14ft. to 41ft. Price was not the determining factor when I bought this boat. I have run this boat inshore in a foot of water under the boat and offshore in some pretty rough water. I would recommend this boat against any boat in this size range. It is fantastic!!!!! It also jumps up on plane at far less than full throttle. Hope this info helps.
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:05 PM
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thanx for the replys and thoughts guys.... when I seen the boat in person I couldn't let it go.... Purchased this 22 ft cc yesterday...
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:31 PM
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thats a lot of boat to put on a single axle trailer.
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Old 04-12-2006, 08:13 PM
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Excellent, love the color. May you have many good years out of her. Is that an ox66 200 on it??
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blueh20pc - 4/12/2006 8:13 PM

Is that an ox66 200 on it??
That it be..... is that good or bad ?
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Good, strong motor, buddy of mine has one and it is a solid runner, tho some on here will tell you it's a bit thirsty. Most DFi 2 strokes are, I have the suzuki 225 variant on my boat, an I still get close to 1.4 to 1.6 loaded at cruise.
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