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Old 01-10-2019, 05:09 PM
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Hey guys long time reader new poster just upgraded from a skiff to a 20 foot seacraft. Looking for any history on the boat. Itís spent itís while life around the Chesapeake bay va/md area. Iím super pumped it was redone back in 2011. I canít post any pictures until 10posts??
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:12 PM
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I have a 2001 seacraft 20 and absolutely love it. Iím about to move up to a bigger boat and nervous I will regret selling it. Handles chop so well and the ride is unreal for a small boat. Iíve had mine 70+ miles offshore 4-5 times last year tuna fishing. I mounted a trolling motor, power pole and a jack plate and use it inshore and offshore.

With my 135 optimax I get 4 mpg cruising 30 mph.

You will enjoy the boat.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:09 PM
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Hey thanks for the response! Iím super excited as Iím moving up from a 198 dlx Carolina skiff to the 72 20 seacraft. It has been reworked back in 2011 and is an I/o with a 3.0 mercruiser/alpha one hopefully Iíll be able to post some pics soon! My dad has the same exact boat so Iím super familiar with it
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:26 PM
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I/O pretty rare. Post pics when you can. Congrats. You'll love it except at some point a 23 will be in your sights.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:34 PM
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thats a Potter hull SeaCraft, not many around with the IO in use. a friend of mine has one now with a bracket , cool thing though he took out the motor and left the engine hatch and deck under it open , stores stuff under it...most SeaCraft IO boats have been converted to OB with brackets,I had a 20 Potter built 1970 hull for 31 years, sold it 2 years ago..BUT still a SeaCraft fan and now have a 21 1998 ...not to take you off THT but for info go to classicseacraft.com or if you are on fb Classic SeaCraft facebook page ,I am a mod there I can ad you....PS we are going to have a SeaCraft get together in Atlantic City this summer, they have gatherings in other areas also..Welcome to the SeaCraft family

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Old 01-10-2019, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by cp5899 View Post
I have a 2001 seacraft 20 and absolutely love it. Iím about to move up to a bigger boat and nervous I will regret selling it. Handles chop so well and the ride is unreal for a small boat. Iíve had mine 70+ miles offshore 4-5 times last year tuna fishing. I mounted a trolling motor, power pole and a jack plate and use it inshore and offshore.

With my 135 optimax I get 4 mpg cruising 30 mph.

You will enjoy the boat.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:03 AM
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Thanks for all the replies so far Iím hoping that when I can post pics somebody will be able to give me some info on this specific boat. Maybe somebody will have previously owned it knows someone seen it something along those lines .Iím familiar with classic seacrafts I do know that the I/O is rare which is exactly what Iíve been looking for
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:23 AM
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VBstin, what area are you in?(Just trying to get your post count up so you can post pics). Sounds like a really cool rig.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:28 AM
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Hey thanks a lot right down at the oceanfront here in Virginia Beach
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:35 PM
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What original year is your 20? classicseacraft may have a catalogue or brochure and specifications list for it.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:36 AM
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Looking forward to pics. I never even new they made a 20í SeaCraft inboard. I had a Ď72 but sold it to move up to a 25í WhiteWater. I miss that boat dearly.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:47 AM
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67 Carl Moseley custom
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:53 AM
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Looking for history on a 20' seacraft? Well that shouldn't be hard.

to put that statement in perspective, I remember sportfish magazine listed the top fifty boats ever made. Biased of course, but still an interesting premise. 20' potter seacraft was listed as number two. Only behind the original Boston whaler.

Great boats. You will enjoy it.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:45 AM
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Had one years ago. Bought it in early 80s and sold it early 90s. Used it more than any boat I've ever had. Mine was an OB and road as well as or better than any 20 ft I've been in and would think an IO would ride even better. The picture above shows a spray rail - great addition. The deck in mine was a little low and would get water in it when standing in the back. Also on some models the deck drains were connected through the hull with a hose. If it broke you would sink. Even heard them referred to as sinkcraft back in the day. Otherwise you won't find a better ride.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:04 AM
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Hey guys boat is a 1972. No I am not looking for history in seacraft boats. Iím pretty knowledgeable on them. I was hoping one of the members in this site would have had some info on this specific boat. I heard it came from Maryland, the previous owner had it over on the eastern shore for the past 15 years.
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But as soon as I get past 10 posts Iíll put up some pictures to help. Plus I always enjoy seeing some classic boat pictures so thanks for showing of your rigs too.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:10 AM
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Thatís a nice looking 67í I have never seen one older than 70í in person. Iím hoping maybe someone else on here has a 20í I/o seacraft but I know most of the are bracketed and redone already
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:26 AM
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the thru Hull drains on this boat have been glassed over and filled and the deck has a pretty poor drainage design, basically the previous person that redid the deck did a mediocre job at best so they now drain to the bilge. Thatís one thing Iím a little worried about is shedding green water quickly, but Iím gonna fish it this summer and gear up for a rebuild next winter!
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Does that screw on reverse chine thing work? Got any before and after performance data? Video in action?
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Doh! That's as sexy as a 67 F&S!
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