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02OSPREY225 10-13-2018 06:46 AM

Sportsman Boat OFFICIAL Owners Thread!
 
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The purpose of this thread is to get all the Sportsman Boats owners in one place. Feel free to post a picture of your boat, details, and where youíre from. After MANY hours of research I pulled the trigger on a new 252 (Blue hull, white powder coat T Top). Went with twin 200 and custom white paint. Should look like this when done:

ESHokie 02-13-2019 05:37 PM

Just put in an order for a 232 Open. I got it with ice blue sides, gray interior, white powder coat hard top, and the Yamaha 250 vmax. I'll be using it mostly around Chincoteague, VA and the Chesapeake Bay. Will post pics once I take delivery. How do you like yours so far?

cgm387 04-09-2019 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by ESHokie (Post 12242128)
Just put in an order for a 232 Open. I got it with ice blue sides, gray interior, white powder coat hard top, and the Yamaha 250 vmax. I'll be using it mostly around Chincoteague, VA and the Chesapeake Bay. Will post pics once I take delivery. How do you like yours so far?

Did you ever pick up your 232 Open? I ordered one last week - delivery is mid-to-late May for me.

ESHokie 04-09-2019 06:06 PM

Yep I picked it up a couple weeks ago. So far I've only put a few hours on it but everything has run great. I've been very happy with it.


cgm387 04-09-2019 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by ESHokie (Post 12419248)
Yep I picked it up a couple weeks ago. So far I've only put a few hours on it but everything has run great. I've been very happy with it.


good to hear! Post pics if you have any

JaxBch 04-09-2019 07:02 PM

I have a 2013 229. Great boat.

I have fished a 252 many times. You're gonna love it.

Etrade92 04-12-2019 09:26 AM

I will contribute. The wife and I picked up our new 247 at the end of March and have loved it ever since.

112lb Minn Kota
Two 10' Blades
Two 12" Garmins at the console
One 9" Garmin in the tower
Hydraulic Jack Plate
Seastar Electronic Power Steering (very cool!!)
Yamaha 300XCA

Currently don't have enough hours on it to get good performance numbers.


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RivaByrd 09-30-2019 01:25 PM

Just ordered my 2020 Sportsman Heritage 211, Island Blue with the Yamaha 150XA, two 9'' Garmin MFD's and the Platinum package with an onboard charger.

Fatherof4 09-30-2019 01:37 PM

I own a 2018 Sportsman 232 Open. Yam 250. Had a little over a yr. Have about 75 hours on her. Took a while to figure out running it and the trim tabs. She likes lots of tabs in the chop, but, it helps dramatically. Good little battlewagon. Pulled it all the way to Marathon this past June. Really shined. Ran 25 miles out every day and caught our share of Mahi. Would love a 282, just not in the cards.

cobiasco 09-30-2019 01:47 PM

2013 247. with F300. Best riding bay boat I have owned yet.

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cgm387 09-30-2019 03:17 PM


natem 09-30-2019 04:54 PM


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Our 2019 232. Bought it in June and absolutely love it

11GMC2500LINY 09-30-2019 08:56 PM

My 242. Full hull color island blue with white 300 and Grey interior. Have about 75hrs since taking delivery on April 16th. No complaints love the boat. Hopefully adding a 2nd screen and radar soon.
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Cpfitness 10-01-2019 04:44 AM

My 2019 231 HERITAGE, loving it so farhttps://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...799b80452a.jpg

rootspook 10-01-2019 05:42 PM

Picked up the 2019 252, twin 200s this spring w autopilot, optimus 360. Went with the tackle station seating option. Have been really pleased with it. Added an extra rod holder, Taco 380 bases. Wish I would have added radar but will do later.

Where is everyone storing their lifejackets? Historically have used a Tbag setup but not compatible w hardtop. Trying to keep the three floor fish boxes open for other storage / fish.

Any accessories that you love?

Cpfitness 10-01-2019 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by rootspook (Post 12981551)
Picked up the 2019 252, twin 200s this spring w autopilot, optimus 360. Went with the tackle station seating option. Have been really pleased with it. Added an extra rod holder, Taco 380 bases. Wish I would have added radar but will do later.

Where is everyone storing their lifejackets? Historically have used a Tbag setup but not compatible w hardtop. Trying to keep the three floor fish boxes open for other storage / fish.

Any accessories that you love?

231 heritage. Have my life jackets in the console. I know your console is bigger so maybe more useful to get in and use the head but I know I'll probably never use it.

I also have a ton of storage in the bilge where the transom seat flips up, I may put them down there.

11GMC2500LINY 10-02-2019 02:34 AM


Originally Posted by rootspook (Post 12981551)
Picked up the 2019 252, twin 200s this spring w autopilot, optimus 360. Went with the tackle station seating option. Have been really pleased with it. Added an extra rod holder, Taco 380 bases. Wish I would have added radar but will do later.

Where is everyone storing their lifejackets? Historically have used a Tbag setup but not compatible w hardtop. Trying to keep the three floor fish boxes open for other storage / fish.

Any accessories that you love?

I have mine in one of the forward seating. They really do take a ton of room. I got a bag for them and tried the bilge area but they wouldnít fit(6 jackets). Plus they arenít easily accessible even though I Hope never to use them. You have more room then I do since you have the in floor fish boxes on each side of the leaning post. Another reason why I wish I went with the 252 but just donít need or want twins and was talked out of doing a single on it.

rootspook 10-02-2019 05:47 PM

Thank you for the replies.

Next question when you are trailering your boat (highway speeds) do you take your bow cushions off or run with them on? My dealer recommended I take them off while towing which I'm doing, but this takes up a large amount of console space.

Cpfitness 10-02-2019 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by rootspook (Post 12984833)
Thank you for the replies.

Next question when you are trailering your boat (highway speeds) do you take your bow cushions off or run with them on? My dealer recommended I take them off while towing which I'm doing, but this takes up a large amount of console space.

My dealer said the same thing. They are just covering their ass. They don't go flying off when you are on the water so why would they on the highway? Just double check all the snaps are buttoned.

WaterEnjoyer 10-02-2019 06:02 PM

252. Grey cushions and storm cloud hull. I like it a lot


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